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Pride vs. prejudices: Buenos Aires takes to the streets to fight LGBTI cliches

Pride vs. prejudices: Buenos Aires takes to the streets to fight LGBTI cliches

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Buenos Aires will host the annual Pride parade on Saturday 17 November.

The Argentinian capital holds a march starting in the beautiful Plaza de Mayo. This is usually the largest LGBTI event in the country, attracting a crowd of more than 200,000 revelers.

The parade in Buenos Aires

The parade, called Marcha del Orgullo LGBTI in Spanish, will start at 4pm, then will head towards the Plaza de los Dos Congresos led by organizations advocating for LGBTI equality.

A music festival will precede the march. The diversity festival will offer live music from up-and-coming bands on the main stage in Plaza de Mayo from 2pm. The events are free to attend.

The organizers have released a series of posters to promote the march and respond to the prejudices on the LGBTI community.

‘Not confused nor in transition: proudly bisexual and pansexual,’ reads one.

‘Don’t equate BSDM and alternative sexual practices with violence. Enough with such prejudices,’ reads another.

LGBTI rights in Argentina

Argentina is very open to the LGBTI community. The country has been voted the most LGBTI-friendly in Latin America in 2013, according to a poll by Pew Research Center.

Same-sex marriage and adoption have been legal since 2010.

At present time, there isn’t a national law to expressly deal with hate crime. However, the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires and the city of Rosario include sexual orientation in their civil rights and anti-discrimination laws.

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