Guadalajara Has Vibrant Gay Scene


Guadalajara, the second-largest metropolis in Mexico, is a friendly, culturally rich city with a vibrant gay scene, says Gay Travel Writer Andrew Collins. He reports that Guadalajara has two-dozen gay bars and gay-friendly B&B inns, plus many gay welcoming restaurants and cafes, the majority of them within easy walking distance of the central Plaza Tapatia.

In the heart of the historic centre sits Casa Alebrijes a gay owned B&B that is a member of IGLTA and Rainbow Tourism accredited. It caters to gay men and friends and seems like a great place to relax by day and be active by night if you like the gay bar scene.

Locals think it is a must visit place for the posh scene, luxury dining and shopping, elegant architecture, and well-cultured people. With over 5 million residents, this big city has one of the best gay scenes in the country. It’s on the gay circuit along with Mexico City, and is in the same state as Puerto Vallarta, also a well-know gay destination.

This gay parade in Guadalajara, “March of Diversity” is one of the leading pride events in Latin America, celebrated the second week of June since 1996. The Guadalajara Pride celebrations include many cultural events focused on the LGBT community to promote human rights and practice the right of freedom of speech. It also is host to the famous MIX Festival which is the International LGBT Film Festival,several art expositions, conferences, AIDS marathons, and concerts.

Hasta pronto. Sounds like a rainbow of fun.

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