- Posted July 1, 2012 by
Mexico City, Mexico
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Photo essays: Your stories in pictures
Mexico City Gay Pride
- 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.