During the weekend of June 26th and 27th, within the framework of International Pride Day on June 28th, several demonstrations were held around the republic to highlight the demands and rights of the LGBTTTIQ + community and to demand a halt to discrimination, homophobia and abuses against them.
In Chiapas, marches were reported in at least ten municipalities of the state; in Tapachula, the first march in support of the LGBTTTIQ + community was held. In Tuxtla, dozens of activists and members of the same community demonstrated on foot, in cars, on bicycles and on motorcycles, asking the people who they greeted on their way to join the demand for equality, justice, inclusion and the well-being of all.
“There are pending issues in terms of legislation, education, health, the right to work, but above all, in terms of inclusion, and in the XXI century there can be no more exclusions, we already deserve to have participation in everything, they are not gifts, they are obligations of the Mexican State, the only thing that has been provided to us today is policing”, said Alejandra Lopez, a participant in the march in Tuxtla.
In San Cristobal de Las Casas, more than a hundred people marched from the Administrative Unit to the main square of the city with rainbow flags. The peaceful march ended with music and performance acts in the center while images were handed out with information about the violence that the LGBTTTIQ + community experiences.
There were also marches in Palenque, Comitan, Frontera Comalapa, Mapstepec, Tonala, Arriaga and Cintalapa.
For more information in Spanish:
Estados se pintan multicolor, así vivío la Marcha Orgullo LGBT+ en el país (El Universal, 26 de junio de 2021)
Marchan en 10 municipios de Chiapas por el orgullo gay (AlertaChiapas, 27 de junio de 2021)
Marcha caravana de la comunidad LGBT+ en Tuxtla Gutiérrez (El Heraldo de Chiapas, 26 de junio de 2021)
Tapachula vive su primera marcha LGBTI (El Heraldo de México, 28 de junio de 2021)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Chiapas: Organización defensora de la diversidad sexual recibe amenazas por su trabajo en el marco del Mes de Orgullo LGBTTTIQA+ (June 27, 2019)