Buenos Aires gay pride
It was supposed to start at 6 p.m. but in typical fashion Buenos Aires gay pride was delayed. In Argentina protesters have the legal right to stop traffic for hours for whatever cause they believe in. It’s frustrating if you’re a driver, but fantastic if you’re a participant. Many times while returning home from work I have found myself confronted by a spirited demonstration at Plaza de Mayo.
I had only learned last weekend that gay pride would be held in Buenos Aires on November 5th. Everyone I spoke to appeared ambivalent about the event, and I thought I would be the only person there to celebrate. I was pleasantly surprised when stepping off the subte to find a growing group of men and women of all colours, sizes and ages band together in solidarity to demand visibility.
Unlike Toronto, where the parade is more of a spectator sport, Buenos Aires pride is all inclusive, and everyone can participate. It really is a march.
My favourite highlight was public drinking; vendors were selling beer everywhere.
Below are some thumbnails of the photos that I took, in no particular chronological order.