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    Posted July 1, 2012 by
    Mexico City, Mexico
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Travel photo of the day

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    Mexico City Gay Pride


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Bossen says being from Seattle, Washington, which he describes as having a large LGBT population, inspired him to capture photos of the gay pride parade in Mexico City, Mexico. 'I was moved here in Mexico by the volume of people and the great turn out of people of all orientations that supported the event,' he says. He says the parade was full of jubilation, and nearly every window around the area hung a rainbow flag. He joined in on the parade later on as well. 'I did so because I do support the right of all people and their right to live as they wish,' he says. The eighth image here was featured as CNN's Travel Photo of the Day for May 2, 2014.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Every year on June 30th thousands descend on the Mexican capitals main square in front of the Presidential Palace and the Cathedral of the Americas in support of gay rights and acceptance. This year represented a special occasion because of the election July 1st and potential that a self proclaimed good Catholic member of the PRI political party is in the lead of the polls and many feel that he would not be as open to their rights and lifestyle. The following images were shot while the massive crowd descended upon the Zocalo (city square) and filled it to celebrate themselves and to campaign for their rights.

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