UNITY in the Grand Vallarta Pride 2015 Parade
Comite Organizador Vallarta Pride

May 19, 2015

Getting Ready for the 2014 Puerto Vallarta Gay Pride Parade (Mary Tamayo)

The third gay pride festival in our destination began with the International March Against Homophobia. This event, which took place Sunday at 6:00 pm at the Sheraton Buganvilias showed a united Puerto Vallarta in the fight for gender equality.

However, the Vallarta Pride 2015 festivities are not only to celebrate and pay tribute to the LGBT community, but also to celebrate tolerance in our city and those who decide to live life without prejudices. This 9-day festival has been possible with the support of various companies and civil associations that support the cause with pride.

The largest showcase to demonstrate the UNITY of our society will be the great Vallarta Pride Parade, scheduled to take place this Saturday May 23, at 5:00 pm. The parade will start at the Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias and will continue along the Malecon, crossing the “Rio Cuale” bridge, continuing along Ignacio L. Vallarta, turning right on Venustiano Carranza onto Olas Altas and culminating on Rodolfo Gómez.

These are some of the more than 30 LGBT and LGBT-friendly companies will be a part of the parade through the streets of Puerto Vallarta:

• Aaron's Rainbow Room
• ACT II Entertainment
• AM Arquitectura
• Ambassador of Pride
• Bar Frida
• Biblioteca Los Mangos
• Blue Chairs Resort
• Casa Cupula
• Casa Enigma
• CC Slaughters
• Chuy
• Fallen Fruit
• Flowers to Go
• Grupo ACIR
• Hotel Mercurio
• La Cueva
• La Noche
• LGBT Confex
• No Way! José
• Paco's Ranch
• Palmera Vacations
• Piñata Gay Guest House
• Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus
• Reinas Bar
• Spanish Experience Center
• Spartacus Sauna
• The Property Girl
• Victoria Volkova
• Women on Bikes
• Xavier Yager

The registration fee is $200 pesos per group and can be done online here

There will be prizes for the best float, the best car and the best walking group. The awards are surprises sponsored by various local businesses. The jury will be composed by John Rison, Tim Longer, Agustín Rocha, Mach Garcia and Tom Hicks.

The Vallarta Pride Organizing Committee invites locals and visitors to celebrate the diversity of our tourist destination and to show the world that we are more united than ever.

For more information, please visit VallartaPride.com or the official Facebook page

Photo: gaytravel4u.com

Related: Summary of Vallarta Pride 2015 Events (PVAngels)

This content was submitted by a member of the community. We'd like to hear from you, too! To share stories, photos, video or events, please send them here.

  Learn about Biblioteca Los Mangos

  Learn about Costa Verde Cultural Center (CVCC)

  Learn about ACT LGBT Association

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

From the Bay & Beyond

Celebrate a Healthy Lifestyle

Health and WellnessFrom activities like hiking, swimming, bike riding and yoga, to restaurants offering healthy menus, Vallarta-Nayarit is the ideal place to continue - or start - your healthy lifestyle routine.

News & Views to Staying Healthy

Discover Vallarta-Nayarit

Banderas Bay offers 34 miles of incomparable coastline in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, and home to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit's many great destinations.