(26 Jun 2022)
Santiago – 25 June 2022
1. Various of march
HEADLINE: Pride celebrations in Latin America
2.Various of march
ANNOTATION: Thousands joined the LGBT Pride parades in Latin America on Saturday, celebrating their rights or seeking recognition for their identities.
3.SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Paola Boca, Pride participant:
“It is a lot of pride (for us) because it’s her first march, and our first with a daughter that is legally recognized with all rights and obligations. She has great fortune to be absolutely protected and being taken care of by a family that loves her deeply.”
Mexico City – 25 June 2022
4.Various of parade
ANNOTATION: In Mexico City, authorities said nearly 250,000 joined the celebrations.
Lima – 25 June 2022
5. Various of trucks with rainbow flag leading parade near Lima main square
ANNOTATION: Crowds also partied across the streets of Lima, where parade buses led the march with performers on board.
6. Various of march
ANNOTATION: Thousands danced and played drums to celebrate diversity and to demand rights for their community.
Thousands joined the LGBT Pride celebrations across capitals in Latin America on Saturday, celebrating their rights or seeking recognition for their identity.
In the Chilean capital Santiago, parade participants marched with multicolored flags with the imposing Andean mountain range in the background.
Chile has recently approved equal marriage laws and a constitutional assembly is working towards a new law that explicitly recognizes the rights of sexual minorities.
Paola Boca, said she and her partner are now happy to be recognized as legal guardians of their daughter.
“She has great fortune to be absolutely protected and being taken care of by a family that loves her deeply,” Boca said.
In Mexico City, authorities said nearly 250,000 joined the celebrations, in one of the biggest events to be held in the city.
Crowds also partied across the streets of Lima, where parade buses leading the march with performers onboard.
Thousands danced and played drums to celebrate diversity and to demand rights for their community.
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