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Lesbians March in Mexico City
by REX WOCKNER
2003-05-01

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Around 1,500 women turned out for Mexico City's First Lesbian March on March 21.

They walked from the city's famous Monument to the Revolution to the Z√"calo, the nation's political epicenter, chanting, 'We aren't five, we aren't ten, fucking government, count us right!' ( '¬°No somos cinco, no somos diez, pinche gobierno, cu√©ntanos bien!' )

' [ At the end ] , we started running towards the Z√"calo and took over almost the entire magnificent plaza,' said marcher Monica Taher of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. 'We hugged, screamed and listened to the organizers speak.'

The organizers said Mexican lesbian-feminists need to create autonomous spaces in which they can work without compromising their ethics to build a society that is critical of heterosexism, neoliberalism and other fundamentalisms.

Photos by Monica Taher/GLAAD/Wockner News


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