▲ Couples participate in the 2022 marriage equality day Marry with Pride in the esplanade of the Civil Registry of the Cuauhtémoc mayor’s office.Photo Maria Luisa Severiano
Carolina Gomez Mena
Newspaper La Jornada
Saturday June 25, 2022, p. 8
On the eve of the 44th LGBT+ Pride March, organizers assured that this first massive demonstration, after two years of the pandemic, will be
plural, non-partisan and non-profitIt will also be made up of activists and members of civil society. Among the confirmed participants to give the starting signal is Martha Delgado, Undersecretary for Human Rights and Multilateral Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Geraldina González de la Vega, President of the Council to Prevent and Eliminate Discrimination of the City of Mexico (Copred) and deputies Salma Luévano, president of the Diversity Commission, and Marisol García, secretary of the Human Rights Commission, as well as Natalia Lane, trans activist and member of the InclúyeT Committee, one of the organizers of the mobilization.
Claudia Sheinbaum, head of the Government of Mexico City, will also be present, to whom a petition will be delivered. She is not expected to march with the contingents. Also at the march will be a group of diverse women, government workers from Mexico City.
The opening ceremony will be at the Angel of Independence and the mobilization will advance to the capital’s Zócalo, where there will be a cultural and artistic event.
In this version, the march will be led by contingents of diverse, lesbian, trans, bisexual and intersex women. Emphasis will be placed on gender violence and the eradication of machismo. Before the start, a statement will be read with the main demands and pending for the LGBT + community, said Aurélien Guilabert, activist and member of the InclúyeT Committee.
highlighted to the day that the march is the most representative in the country, as it brings together people from many states.
There are those who travel to Mexico City to participate in the mobilization, which generates an economic tourist benefit for the city. He recalled that there will be 150 allegorical cars and various stands will be installed. He stressed that it will not only be a party, but above all the demand for respect for the exercise of the rights of the sector.
On the occasion of the mobilization, Amnesty International Mexico held a Twitter Space yesterday afternoon, with the participation of various sexual diversity activists.
Laurel Miranda, stated that:
people assume that with same-sex marriage, it is won, but recognition of non-binary people and access to justice are lackingamong others.
He pointed out the crisis of transfeminicides and the existence of
so many hate speeches from pulpits and seats which should be stopped.
Alex Orué explained that there have been changes in the last half century, but that police harassment persists and Edwin Reyes also spoke about the
violence who was told
Enough, the forerunners of the pride marches. He recalled that what happened in the New York bar, Stonewall, at the end of June 50 years ago was what caused the marches, after a police raid.