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Sunday June 29, 2014

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride in Mexico City

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride in Mexico City

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Thousands of people took part this weekend in the 36th Gay-Lesbian Pride and Dignity March in Mexico City, where about four dozen floats accompanied by marchers wound their way through downtown avenues to the Zocalo, the capital’s largest plaza, for a concert, officials said.

Nearly 1,900 police officers provided security on Saturday for the event.

About 12,000 people participated in the march, which started at the Angel of Independence monument on Paseo de la Reforma, police said.

The marchers made a stop in front of the Senate to protest the creation of the Family and Human Development Committee.

Sen. Jose Maria Martinez, a member of the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, and the committee’s chairman, has criticized same-sex marriages.

The marchers called for equality in marriage rights, an end to homophobia and respect for sexual diversity.

Grassroots groups and some businesses set up booths for artistic and cultural events, and singer Gabriela Spanic performed for the crowd.

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