An Introduction to Gay Mexico City
By Paul VanDeCarr
Isn?t it about time you went (or, as the case may be, went back) to Mexico City? After all, it?s a perfect place to spend a few days before or after going to one of the country?s beach resorts?or to check out on its own terms. Stuffed with 700 years of history and culture, it also happens to be something of a gay mecca. With over 20 million people in the metropolitan area, it has a sizable LGBT community, and hosts one of the biggest Pride parades in the Americas. The city also legalized same-sex marriage in 2010. Being so gigantic, the city can be overwhelming to visitors, especially those who speak little or no Spanish. But gay travelers can ease into it by focusing on the neighboring districts of Condesa (gorgeous and relaxed), Roma (trendy and artsy), and Zona Rosa (where there?s a gay strip), and taking jaunts into the Centro Histórico and other areas. You?ll find it an invigorating little adventure.