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Pride 2023

Gay History: Vallarta Pride Celebrates Ten Years After Business Owners Organized First Pride in 2013

The first pride celebration was held in Puerto Vallarta in 2013, with organizers - mainly local business leaders - determined to make it happen. 

Gay Bar Hopping Tour Celebrates 12 Years

Since 2011 the Gay Bar Tour has been helping tourists find their way around the local gay bar scene. With almost 30 gay bars in the area, it can be a bit daunting to sort it all out. The Gay Bar Tour does it all for you, from skipping lines to serving drinks.

Alberto Cuevas, Mexico’s El Diamante, Sings and Advances Culture as Gay Charro

Alberto Cuevas’s path to a musical career as Mexico’s El Diamante (The Diamond), a singing gay charro (cowboy), has been anything but straight and narrow.

Photos: Drag Derby

The annual Drag Derby, which took place again along Púlpito between Olas Altas and Amapas, took place on May 27, 2023.

Photos: Vallarta Pride Block Party

Vallarta Pride took the block party to a whole new level in 2023, expanding the party by a few blocks and expanding the performance stages

Photos: Gay Mixer at Corsica Gallery

The PV Gays Mixer was held at Galeria Corsica on Wednesday, May 24. It was sponsored by Galeria Corsia and Jet De La Isla. The event included a sash bar, and avenue to see some great art and music by DJ Trevor Merz.

Photos: Vallarta Pride Parade 2023

O&APV Photographer Oscar Almeida captured these moments in time during the gay pride parada held in Puerto Vallarta on May 25, 2023. The parade route covered more than a mile and had more than 50 entries. Thousands of people cheered on the parade as it wound down the streets near the Malecon.

Javier Jimenez Gives Back, Looks Forward

Javier Jimenez, President of ACT LGBT and owner of the Garbo Group, has been supporting Vallarta Pride since its inception and sat down with O&APV to talk more about why he got involved.

Chris Lopez: A Man Of The Glittery Cloth

Chris Lopez is a multi-talented artist who excels in various media. He is a singer, performer, vocal coach, artistic coach, producer, director, and creative designer, among other things. However, his journey to becoming a prominent figure in the live entertainment industry began in an unexpected place: the seminary.

Photos/Video: Vallarta Pride Fashion Show Transformed Los Muertos Pier

Featuring models that celebrate inclusion and individuality in the world of fashion, the iconic Los Muertos Pier became a pride fashion walkway on Saturday, May 20, 2023 with the looks of Mexican fashion designers like Benito Santos.