Diverse Bazar to be Held August 26 at Cuale Cultural Center

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Collective Vallarta Trans and Movii Team Up on Community Event

Two local nonprofit LGBTQ+ organizations are teaming up to present a community diverse bazar, to highlight talent, diversity and inclusion in Puerto Vallarta.

The event will be held on Saturday, August 26, at the Cuale Cultural Center starting at 3:30 p.m.

Colectivo Vallarta Trans and the Movement for Equality in Mexico (MOVii) are putting on the event to allow attendees to explore and discover brands and products of entrepreneurs from the LGBTIQ+ community and allies. From jewelry, accessories, clothing, food, desserts to candles, the bazaar is a showcase for the creativity and diversity that defines our community.

At 4:30 p.m. a talent show where three young people of diversity — Iván Di Sol (violinist), Shortboyhere and Rein (singers) — will share their art and passion with the public.

The event will also include a discussion at 5:30 pm, in which Evera Vica and Valeria Balcázar, two trans women, will share their experiences and trajectories of transition and activism throughout Mexico.

The evening will culminate at 6:30 pm with a stellar performance by the incomparable Holy D’Grail, promising a vibrant and diverse show.

“Bazar Diverso is not just a shopping and entertainment event,” organizers said. “It is a platform designed to encourage entrepreneurs from the LGBT+ community and allies in a safe, inclusive and familiar environment. It seeks to foster acceptance, respect and celebration of the diversity that enriches us all.”

With two years of hard work in favor of the trans, non-binary and intersex community, the mission of Colectivo Vallarta Trans is to “Strengthen trans people with timely, reliable and professional information to ensure a dignified life and the full exercise of their human rights .”

MOVii, it is an organization committed to promoting the human rights of the LGBTIQ+ population. Through human rights-sensitive communication, training, lobbying and counselling, MOVii works to ensure equality and non-discrimination.

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