Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe are a legendary couple in the history of Mexican culture and Mexican lesbianism. Rodríguez, a Mexican actress, playwright and social activist has a long career as an artist who experimented with opera, theater, cabaret, as well as other forms of popular theater such as a style of Mexican vaudeville called [...]
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Mexico City tourism minister Alejandro Rojas is planning for the increase in gay tourism that he says will result from the city’s recent decision to legalize same-sex marriage. Last Wednesday La Jornada reported that Rojas is looking forward to the influx of capital that will result from gay-marriage-related tourism and calls for greater tolerance from [...]
This just in from the Associated Press! The Mexico City local assembly voted today to allow same-sex marriage, 39 to 20. The city had already passed a domestic partnership (leyes de convivencia) bill in 2007, but that was considered a symbolic victory at best, since it provided no more rights to same-sex couples than those already [...]
At over two hundred meters long, the baroque facade of the Palacio Nacional stretches impressively along the entire eastern edge of the Zócalo. It is from the main balcony of this august building that the president shouts the “Grito de Dolores” on the eve of Mexican Independence to the tens of thousands of people crowded [...]
October is over and the national parties as well. The lights in the Zócalo, the big eagle in front of the Cathedral, and the little carts selling Mexican flags will disappear from the big square that is so important to public and political life in Mexico City. The Zócalo is where rallies, protests, gatherings and [...]
I believe that the Museo Nacional de Antropología is wonderful to visit, not only for the amazing pre-Hispanic artifacts it houses, but for the building itself, designed by architect Pedro Ramírez Vázquez and completed in 1964. It’s peaceful to walk around the large central courtyard, the design of which impresses me no matter where I’m [...]
The lions in New York are not nearly as cool as these.
Mexico City’s sky is still pouring water every day. The major, sad consequences had been serious floods in the outskirts of the city that mean irreversible losses for those living in these areas. However, Mexico is still feeling the effects of the biggest drought that Mexico has gone through since the World War II. If [...]
This Thursday the Museo Universitario del Chopo is opening an exhibition brought to Mexico City by the Spanish organization Asociación Cultural Visible. The main purpose of this association, and thus, of the exhibition, is to open spaces for the GLBT community in order to achieve visibility and change the way that the broader society conceives [...]
We passed this window strolling around the Condesa after a romantic dinner. Is it possible to spoil baby Jesus? Enjoy this and other photographs of our Macha Mexico.