When is the LGBT Pride March in La Laguna de Durango

The LGBT Pride March in the Comarca Lagunera of Durango will take place on June 29. Abraham Zúñiga, a member of the organizing committee, confirmed this and encouraged citizens to participate in this significant movement, which is still finalizing its route. It’s worth noting that June is recognized globally as LGBT Pride Month, with various marches taking place throughout the month.

In La Laguna, there are additional activities related to the LGBT Pride March. On June 7, a themed Rainbow party will be held at a nightclub in Torreón (located on Donato Guerra Street), with cover charges contributing to the march’s development. Furthermore, on June 22, a pre-party for the march will feature a participant from the reality show “La Mas Draga” (Peke Balderas) at a nightclub in Gómez Palacio, situated in the industrial zone.

The history of LGBT Pride marches traces back to the pivotal Stonewall riots in 1969. Here’s a summary of their evolution:

  1. Stonewall Riots (1969): In the early hours of June 28, 1969, a police raid occurred at the Stonewall Inn, a Greenwich Village bar frequented by the LGBT community in New York City. Instead of complying, the community resisted, leading to several days of riots. This marked the beginning of a more organized and visible LGBT rights movement.
  2. First Pride March (1970): On June 28, 1970—exactly one year after the Stonewall riots—the first Pride March took place in New York City, known as the “Christopher Street Liberation Day.” Simultaneously, marches occurred in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago. These events served as both protests and celebrations of LGBT identity, with the slogan “Out of the closets and into the streets.”
  3. Global Expansion (1980s and 1990s): Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Pride marches spread worldwide. While facing opposition and violence in many countries, they also raised awareness and garnered support for LGBT rights. During the HIV/AIDS crisis, these marches became platforms for awareness and demands for government action.
  4. Rainbow Flag Adoption (Late 1970s and 1980s): The rainbow flag, designed by Gilbert Baker in 1978, became a unifying symbol for the LGBT movement. Its colors represent diversity within the community and have been integral to Pride marches.
  5. Normalization and Celebration (2000s and beyond): In the 21st century, many Pride marches have evolved from political protests to massive celebrations. However, in some places—especially outside the Western world—they remain highly political and risky events. Criticisms include commercialization and exclusion of certain groups within the LGBT community.

Notable Pride Marches:

  • New York: Continues to be one of the largest and most iconic, attracting millions of participants and spectators.
  • San Francisco: Known for its festive atmosphere and historical role in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • São Paulo: One of the world’s largest, reflecting the immense diversity and vitality of Brazil’s LGBT community.
  • Madrid: Gained international prominence, especially after hosting WorldPride in 2017.
  • London: Combines celebration and activism, reflecting the city’s rich LGBT history.

Source: Telediario