Mérida in the Mexican state of Yucatán saw its first gay-pride parade June 28.
About 200 people marched from Mejorada Park to the Plaza Grande led by entertainer Gonzalo España from the Freeway discothéque.
'During the hour-long march, which surprised pedestrians and business owners, the gays shouted their demands on various occasions,' said the newspaper Diario de Yucatán. 'Some of the men wore women's clothes.'
At the post-parade rally, España said there will be annual gay marches from now on because homosexuals will not go back to being invisible.