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Ultrasonicas in concert

The members Ultrasonicas have been adding their loud female voices to Mexico City’s punk rock scene for well over ten years, playing their riot girl/garage/rock hits at the Foro Alicia, the Mercado del Chopo, and other DF punk venues. Made up of Jenny Bombo, Roxxy Glam, and the ubiquitous Ali Gua Gua, this iconic Mexican [...]

Mexico City tourism minister says: “We will be a gay friendly city.”

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 [...]

2nd Trans Festival in Mexico City

Macha Mexico is very glad to announce the Second Trans Festival of Mexico City. Thanks to the efforts of the Trans community and some machas directly involved in the organization of this event, arts and politics will merge again for those interested in knowing more about trans population in Mexico City. If you have the [...]

Back again: Lesbian Thursdays at Cabaretito VIP

One of my favorite lesbian venues in Mexico City, Cabaretito VIP, has reopened after a long closure, bring back their lesbian night on Thursdays for us machas. Cabaretito VIP holds a special place in my heart; it was the location of the first dyke party I went to in Mexico City and was the home [...]

The Colonia Roma Vampire: a Celebration of Mexican Gay Culture

Thirty years ago, a Mexican novelist talked for the first time about gay life in Mexico City, setting his novel in the Zona Rosa, and the now hipster area, the Colonia Roma. His name is Luis Zapata, and reading his novel is mandatory if you want know about gay Mexican culture. Next Friday a series [...]

Festival Lésbico schedule is up

The hour-by-hour schedule of Mexico City’s Fourth Annual Festival Lésbico, which starts this Thursday at the Centro Cultural Contempo, is up at, along with photos and (Spanish-language) bios of the performers. According to the website, the schedule is still subject to change. Macha Mexico’s (English-language) write-up of the invited performers, panelists, and presenters can [...]

Where to Stay: Hotel Marco Polo

Alright, I’ll admit it. We were looking for an excuse to stay in a hotel for a night. Fortunately, a friend of ours commented over dinner that Macha Mexico seemed to be lacking reviews of gay-friendly places to stay in Mexico City… Voilà! Instant excuse! We made a reservation the next day at Hotel Marco [...]

4th Annual Festival Lésbico

UPDATE: Festival schedule posted. The 4th edition of the Festival Lésbico represents one of the few attempts during the year to gather and celebrate the lesbian community in Mexico City. It is organized by the non-profit organization Fundación Género Diverso, A. C. headed by Martha Cuevas, a veteran lesbian activist who has focused her work [...]

TTTrans Festival in Mexico City

For those interested in knowing about trans culture in Mexico City, we invite you to the First Festival of Trans Culture. Sexuality, Politics and Health. It will be celebrated from May 14th to 16th, at Contempo Cinema. Some luminaries of the Mexican trans/gay scene will be there, like Alejandra Bogue, Hazel Davenport and the transmigrated-Spanish [...]

Enkidu: Queer Studies on Tuesday Evenings

An interesting locus for queer studies in Mexico City is the on-line magazine Enkidu and the salons they host on Tuesday nights 8pm at the Contempo Cinema in the Zona Rosa. According to the Enkidu website, the weekly event began in 1987 by “El Grupo Guerrilla Gay” in order to create a space to discuss [...]