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Mexico City is famous for hosting one of the largest and most entertaining and fun filled Gay Pride celebration in the whole of Latin America. The usual timing for the event is sometime in mid to late June. The parade is attended by people in large number who are dressed in colourful costumes. Various theme based floats are part of the parade. The parade traditionally ends at Zocalo Main Square with and soon after the parade a large carnival is held. The Mexico city parade is basically a celebration of the pride and diversity of the large gay community. Mexico has a very popular bar culture. During this festival time, the bar scene becomes even more active. There are special gay friendly bars and restaurants which come out with special offer during the festival time. Special parties and programmes are held especially for the gay community. Mexico City has a large gay population. Among the LGBT community of Mexico, including its surrounding area, this gay pride event is quite famous and popular. The increasingly popular Mexico City Gay Pride is helping to heighten the LGBT community's visibility. The large numbers of gay bars, hotels, pubs, and restaurants in and around Mexico city will be organizing special events and promotions especially meant for Mexico City's Gay Pride event.
Mexico has a thriving LGBT movement with organizations in various large cities throughout the country and numerous LGBT publications. Traditionally LGBT marches and gay pride parades have been taking place in Mexico for many years now. In fact the first gay pride march took place in Mexico way back in 1979.
In 1991, Mexico hosted a The meeting of the International Gay and Lesbian Association (ILGA), was held for the first time outside Europe in the year 1991. The venue for this meeting was Mexico. Various LGBT activists in Mexico are actively involved in constructing a political platform for dealing with gay related issues.
In the year 2001, Article 1 from the Federal Constitution of Mexico was amended to prohibit any sort of discrimination based, on sexual orientation. In the year 2003, a new federal anti-discrimination law was passed. The law made provision for the creation of a national council to enforce the anti discriminations law.