November 7, 2020.
The most gay-friendly city in Latin America according to the British LGBT awards, Buenos Aires hosts its biggest celebration of diversity in November, with a week of LGBT festivities and the annual pride parade on Saturday November 17.
Events will take place at various venues, culminating in the parade that runs every year along one of the city's most important avenues, Avenida de Mayo, from the Casa Rosada, or "pink house" - the headquarters of the Argentine national government in Plaza de Mayo - to the National Congress building. The event continues outside the Congress with speeches, music and dancing, which lasts into the evening, and continues afterwards in buses, trains and bars and nightclubs.
Buenos Aires' first LGBT march took place in 1992, led by Carlos Jáuregui. It attracted just 300 people, many wearing masks to conceal their identity. More than twenty five years later, Buenos Aires has become the LGBT destination of choice in Latin America and the annual Orgullo (pride) parade attracts more than 100,000 people from all over the world. The parade is usually held at the start of November to commemorate the founding of Nuestro Mundo, Argentina's first gay association, which was founded in 1967.
The city's open-mindedness and cosmopolitan culture, together with Argentina's pioneering equal marriage and gender identity laws have established Buenos Aires as the top destination for LGBT tourism in Latin America, and November is a great month to visit with the Asterisco film festival and the Queer Tango Festival also taking place in the city.
For more information visit: www.marchadelorgullo.org.ar
Find out more about LGBT tourism in Buenos Aires.