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Puerto Vallarta Celebrates International LGBTQ+ Pride Day with Flag Raising, Colorful Celebrations

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Puerto Vallarta vibrated with colorful celebrations on Friday, June 28th, 2024, in commemoration of International LGBTQ+ Pride Day. A series of events throughout the city emphasized inclusion, respect, and progress for the LGBTQ+ community.

Hospital Raises LGBTQ+ Flag, Marking a Step Towards Inclusive Healthcare

An emotional ceremony at the General Hospital of Zone 42 of the IMSS (Mexican Institute of Social Security) marked the day. The raising of the LGBTQ+ flag signified a significant step towards inclusivity and respect for the rights of LGBTQ+ patients within the healthcare system.

Víctor Espíndola, president of MOVii, Movement for Equality in Mexico, opened the event by highlighting the importance of LGBTQ+ visibility across all sectors, particularly healthcare, where inclusion and respect are vital.

Dr. Mario Jiménez, the hospital’s clinical coordinator of medicine, emphasized the need for safe medical spaces. “Raising this flag reaffirms our commitment to diversity and human rights,” he declared. “As health professionals, it’s our responsibility to ensure quality care for all patients, based on respect and equality.”

Exhibition “Pride Flags: A Journey through Diversity” Opens at Municipal Presidency

The courtyard of the Municipal Presidency hosted the inauguration of the exhibition "Pride Flags: A Journey through Diversity." The event brought together diverse personalities committed to promoting diversity and human rights.

Daniel Estrada, president of Conexión LGBT and representative of the Red Diversidad Vallarta, acknowledged the progress made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. "The journey continues," he said. "Today, we celebrate not only progress, but also the resilience and strength of our community."
The courtyard of the Municipal Presidency hosted the inauguration of the exhibition “Pride Flags: A Journey through Diversity.” The event brought together diverse personalities committed to promoting diversity and human rights. Daniel Estrada, president of Conexión LGBT and representative of the Red Diversidad Vallarta, acknowledged the progress made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. “The journey continues,” he said. “Today, we celebrate not only progress, but also the resilience and strength of our community.” Photo provided.

The courtyard of the Municipal Presidency hosted the inauguration of the exhibition “Pride Flags: A Journey through Diversity.” The event brought together diverse personalities committed to promoting diversity and human rights.

Daniel Estrada, president of Conexión LGBT and representative of the Red Diversidad Vallarta, acknowledged the progress made in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. “The journey continues,” he said. “Today, we celebrate not only progress, but also the resilience and strength of our community.”

Representatives from the Civil Registry, Vallartense Institute of Culture, and city council highlighted their individual commitments to gender affirmation, cultural diversity, and inclusive public policies.

University Pledges Support for Diversity Through Meeting and Training Initiatives

The UDG Vallarta Diverse Collective
The UDG Vallarta Diverse Collective. Photo provided.

The UDG Vallarta Diverse Collective met with Dr. Jorge Tellez, rector of the Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUCOSTA), on International LGBTQ+ Pride Day. The meeting reaffirmed the university’s dedication to promoting a diverse and inclusive environment.

Dr. Tellez pledged to accelerate training and dissemination programs with a focus on diversity. This includes implementing awareness programs for staff and creating safe spaces within the university. Additionally, the rector emphasized the importance of celebrating diversity through collaborative events to foster a more inclusive environment.

“The university should be a safe space for all,” Dr. Tellez stated. The UDG Vallarta Diverse Collective expressed gratitude for CUCOSTA’s support, highlighting the collaboration as a vital step towards building a more inclusive university.

Crosswalk Painting Postponed Due to Weather

A planned vibrant zebra trans colored crossing was to be painted at the corner of Lázaro Cárdenas and Vallarta but that was canceled due the weather.

The OPC (Organismo Público Ciudadano) hosted a conversation titled “We Exist Because We Resist” on Calle Juárez 598.

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