One of the most anticipated events by the community every year is, undoubtedly, the LGBT+ Pride Day. An event that has evolved from being solely about reclaiming everyone's right to love, to also being celebrated by millions across the world. June 28th marks a special date for those of us who choose to love who our hearts decide to love and not society.
This year, we find ourselves in conditions unprecedented in the world; the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 outbreak changed the way we live and interact with our environment. For the sake of the most vulnerable, we have been forced to stay at home and assume a social distance, which has affected all areas of our lives: social, economic, emotional and others.
Due to this pandemic, many events have been cancelled to avoid crowds of people and thus prevent the spread of the disease. Among the events cancelled around the world are the LGBT+ pride marches, which for the good of all, have postponed their celebrations without this meaning that they no longer represent pride in belonging to this community.
The Pride Day March, which began humbly in New York in 1970, has found echoes in many cities around the world, each one with its own unique touch. Below, we'll tell you about how the celebration is experienced in Puerto Vallarta, the best beach destination for the gay community in all of Latin America.
Puerto Vallarta will receive you when this pass
Although the official LGBT+ Pride Day is June 28th, not all places hold celebrations on that exact day. This year 2020 is different, the committees of each city in different points of the earth will analyze and propose, when it will be possible for them to carry out their festivals once the pandemic has passed.
For example, because of the current circumstances, the committees in cities such as London, Paris, Rome and São Paulo have been postponed, while in San Francisco, Tokyo, Lisbon or Bogotá the Pride has been cancelled.
In the case of Puerto Vallarta, Vallarta Pride organizing committee, in accordance with the indications of maintaining social distance, has decided to cancel the event for this 2020. This breaks an 8-year consecutive streak of being one of the most important Prides in Mexico.
This is going to pass and Puerto Vallarta will continue to receive its visitors with open doors and the best disposition to ensure that those who visit us, will have an unforgettable experience.
To make these days a little more enjoyable, we'll tell you what a Vallarta Pride experience is like and encourage you to come along once the pandemic passes.