Pictures from Mexico City pride

In a country plagued by tragedy for the LGBTQ community, photographer Dorian López captures the bravery of those marching for liberation.

by Dorian Ulises López
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04 July 2022, 12:36pm

Last week, thousands descended upon Mexico City to march in the Pride parade. The photographer Dorian López was there, watching it unfold through the lens of his camera. Below are the photographs he took, alongside his thoughts on the day.

The second largest pride march in the world happens in the country with the second highest number of transfemmes murdered globally. That is how contradictory Mexico is.

Right now, the country is trendy — specifically Mexico City and some of its tourist spots — and one can come to believe that we live in a paradise of acceptance and well-being. But it is not like that: Mexico City is a bubble; here all of the power is concentrated, but that makes us blind to what happens outside of it. The problem is very serious and violent. It’s such a sad reality. In many places people are living badly, and at a time like this I can’t help but notice those contradictions: a gay pride co-signed by the state? The same state that does not protect the gay community? 

Celebrating, making ourselves visible, allows us to continue living with dignity while recognising those who are no longer with us. Rebuilding ourselves is a vital and urgent matter now: a way to rediscover ourselves while simultaneously denouncing the violence that we experience at the hands of the state.

We march for those who cannot march. We march for all those who gave their lives so that others could live peacefully.

person with a gay pride mask and waving a trans flag at Mexico Pride 2022
person smiling at Mexico Pride 2022
two people showing peace signs at Mexico Pride 2022
group hugging each other wearing rainbow garlands at Mexico Pride 2022
naked person with fairy wings at Mexico Pride 2022
person with a sign that says
person in all black and a rainbow garland waving a pride flag at Mexico Pride 2022
person in a pink print shirt and sunglasses that say
person wearing a black bra top and mesh at Mexico Pride 2022
two people in dresses and a rainbow garland at Mexico Pride 2022
shirtless person with paint on their chest and a rainbow garland necklace at Mexico Pride 2022
person with a trans pride flag tied around them at Mexico Pride 2022
girl with a rainbow garland and a Chucky doll at Mexico Pride 2022
person in all black sitting on the floor at Mexico Pride 2022
person in local clothing at Mexico Pride 2022
person in local clothing at Mexico Pride 2022
drag artist smoking at Mexico Pride 2022
person with rainbow makeup and a garland at Mexico Pride 2022
drag artist with a white colourful spotted dress and purple fringe hair at Mexico Pride 2022
person whearing a choker and bunny ear mask at Mexico Pride 2022
person in a silver dress at Mexico Pride 2022
person holding a trans pride sign at Mexico Pride 2022
person on rollerskates at Mexico Pride 2022

Credits


Photography Dorian López

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