Off in Chiapas, I missed the massive annual Pride Parade in downtown Mexico City, but Cesar Arellano has photos. Check them out here and here and here.

It was the 30th anniversary of the first gay march in Mexico City, which happened in 1978, at a time when gay activists were spied upon and even killed for their work, as La Jornada reminds us.

The city has come a long, long way since. The leftist municipal government is very gay-friendly, almost aggressively so. Public service ads in the metro — on certain lines, at least — show photo illustrations of people with Adolf Hitler-style mustaches, the message reading: “When you discriminate against a [gay/bisexual] person this is what you look like.”

LA Weekly