Depending on who you ask, Guadalajara is the gay capital of Mexico. Often it earns accolades similar to San Francisco, due to its same-sex marriage laws, non-profits, Gay Pride festivities, and nightlife, not to mention the sheer number of LGBTQ residents. Liam Campbell is the editor and chief photographer of the publication, which attempts to transport readers to faraway places via unfiltered local perspectives.
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Although overall public displays of homosexual affection or cross-dressing are still taboo in most parts of Mexico, LGBT social life tends to thrive in the country's largest cities and resorts. The Mexican gay soccer teamknown as El Tri Gayis the first of its kind in the country. Other targets of the program are those sites of cohabitation that lack safety measures for the users — mainly emergency exits.
For anyone who has traveled within Latin America, you will know…well, while there is always a gay scene to be found, it is not frequently loud, proud and with rainbow flags flying from the windows. Gay Guadalajara be seen everywhere from the slightly gritty but utterly beautiful historic center of Guadalajara to the up-scale and hipster suburb of Zona Rosa. Read on to find out more about why you should visit gay Guadalajara, where to stay and what to do!
The largest second city in Mexico, Guadalajara has retained much of its European influence. With numerous museums, galleries and other cultural attractions, it's no surprise that Guadalajara also boasts a vibrant LGBT community--complete with radio programming, resource center and various publications catering to gay and lesbian locals and travelers. Stroll through Zona Rosa and you'll find both quaint and commercial shops and businesses catering to the gay community and visitors yearning to explore a more quirky side of the major metropolis.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT rights in Mexico have expanded in recent years, in keeping with worldwide legal trends. The intellectual influence of the French Revolution and the brief French occupation of Mexico —67 resulted in the adoption of the Napoleonic Codewhich decriminalized same-sex sexual acts in Change is slower in the hinterlands, however, and even in large cities discomfort with change often leads to backlashes.
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I arrived at 6am to find a quiet, discrete guesthouse a few blocks from GDL's buzzing gay scene and a short walk to the many, many historic churches and squares in El Centro as well as some great restaurants I sampled such as La Gorda and La Chata. Warm friendly host who is a font of knowledge about what to do, where to go, Where NOT to go, and has put together some great maps, restaurant recommendations, Gay club and bar ratings etc. My room had a large vaulted ceiling and the mattress was one of the best I have slept on in sometime and the room was impeccably clean.
A colorful colonial-era old city, Guadalajara has streets lined with graceful mansions and towering baroque churches. More than two-dozen gay bars and clubs are one reason this has become a gay mecca. The scene is constantly changing, with new places opening as others close, and they range from swanky lounges to multi-level dance clubs that turn the beat around until dawn.