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Thursday June 28, 2012

First Gay Pride Parade Held in Matamoros, Hopes for Bi-National Gay Pride Celebrations

First Gay Pride Parade Held in Matamoros, Hopes for Bi-National Gay Pride Celebrations

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In the northern state of Tamaulipas, México, the town of Matamoros held its first ever Gay Pride Parade Sunday afternoon.  The parade, scheduled one day after a gay pride parade in Monterey and a week after one in Mexico City, brought 800-1,000 spectators to Matamoros

“This is the first parade in Matamoros…it’s the first in Tamaulipas,” said event organizer Dagoberto Robles.  He continued to report that all participants, coming from several cities in northeastern Mexico, were well treated. 

He hopes to expand next year’s event by including more participants from the Rio Grande Valley and Texas.