Polaroid of the week: Pride March in Buenos Aires

Posted on 15. Nov, 2012 by in Argentina, LGBT, Polaroid of the Week

polaroid of the week argentina buenos aires pride 2012We arrived in Argentina just in time for the biggest pride parade in the country – the 21st gay pride march in Buenos Aires. The parade starts on the Plaza de Mayo, in front of the Casa Rosada (the office of Argentina’s president) and follows the Avenida de Mayo up to Congress. Argentina is the gay-friendliest country in Latin America and has improved gay rights significantly over the last few years.

The first country to legalize gay marriage (including adoption rights) in 2010, Argentina is also the first South American country to approve a gender identity law, which grants people the right to change their physical gender identity without having to undergo a longsome psychiatric and judicial process beforehand.

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6 Responses to “Polaroid of the week: Pride March in Buenos Aires”

  1. Sam

    15. Nov, 2012

    That looks wonderful! I would’ve loved to have been there. I’m really looking forward to seeing how Buenos Aires compares with the big west European cities I know in terms of acceptance of homosexuality. I have high hopes!

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    • Dani

      16. Nov, 2012

      Sam – we have high hopes too! We were also surprised about the mix of the crowd at the parade – old people, teenagers, goths & punks, and all having a great time together…such a big acceptance! :)

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  2. Ayngelina

    19. Nov, 2012

    Really? I thought Canada was the first…

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    • Dani

      19. Nov, 2012

      The first country in South America – reading my sentence again, I guess that doesn’t come across 100 per cent clear :)

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  3. The Guy

    28. Nov, 2012

    It’s good to see the rain didn’t ruin the fun. That is also an interesting bit of history about Argentina being a leader of rights in the area.

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