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Puerto Vallarta Pride is a Go

The third annual Gay Pride Festival in Puerto Vallarta is scheduled to kick off May 17, 2015 with the theme of ‘Unity’.

May 17: International March against Homophobia (6PM – 8PM) is an important parade as Puerto Vallarta joins with the world to fight Homophobia. Come out and show the world we will not live in fear. The march starts at the Sheraton Buganvilias and will conclude at Los Arcos at the Malecón.

May 17: After Marcha Party at the Blue Chairs beginning at 11 PM

Also throughout the week will be an Art Exhibition showcasing local, national and international artists from May 18 to 25, 2015 at the local Art Gallery, Galería Omar Alonso. The main theme of the exhibition will be “Unity”, the official motto of Vallarta Pride 2015.

On Monday, May 18 and Friday, May 22, 2015, ACT II Stages will welcome the Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus, composed of talented Mexican and foreign singers. This will be the fourth gay pride concert offered by the famous local gay choir.

On May 19th 2015, International Memorial Candlelight March, as we honor those who have departed, let’s mobilize all people living with HIV from all walks of life to demand a sustainable AIDS response—one that funds health care, promotes human rights for all, and engages us fully and meaningfully. March meets at Los Arcos on the Malecon at 8 PM.

An International Film Festival Screening will take place from Tuesday, May 19 to Sunday, May 24, 2015. This event was recently added to the Vallarta Pride festivities and will mark UNITY as the theme and celebrates the creativity and diversity of the LGBT community worldwide. Appetizers and refreshments will be available at the movie screenings.

May 20, wedding ceremonies will be open to all couples interested in committing or renewing their vows, will be held at one of Vallarta’s iconic boutique hotels, Casa Cupula. The ceremonies and unions will be certified in the State of Jalisco under the law recognized as common law marriage.

Thursday, May 21, welcomes back the Pulpito Drag Derby, transforming Calle Pulpito and the Pinnacle stairs into a Drag Race Track and giant block-party featuring music, laughs, entertainment and another amazing (drag) race.

The boys will be pleased with Andrew Christian’s male underwear eye candy during a special fashion show attended by the designer and some of his famous models. The fashion show will be Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9.00pm in Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill. Confirmed models accompanying the designer are Topher Dimaggio, Pablo Hernández, Diego Sans and Cheddy O.

Lea DeLaria from “Orange is the New Black” will be the Grand Marshal for this year’s event. DeLaria will be the parade’s Grand Marshal on May 23, as well as celebrating her birthday at the all girl’s party, Big Boob’s Birthday Bash.

Party in the Lazaro Cardenas Park will be held on May 23 beginning at 6 PM. This year’s PRIDE has prepared a “line up” of talent that will give voice and presence at Pride Vallarta, singers, YouTubers, artists, transvestites and DJS, starting with one of the best in Vallarta, DJ MARKO.

The highlight includes a stage for live performances with local, national and international talent, presenting an entirely musical event, figuring names like; The Black Diamond Diva Divine, Twin Vallarta, Juan Pablo Hernandez, Victoria Volkova, Loyola, Luis Roberto Perez, La SUPERMANA and from Spain; “LA PROHIBIDA” presenting her latest studio album and the best of their repertoire, it is worth mentioning that the closing act will be provided by the world famous DJ JOSE SPINNIN, who will for sure make us all dance.

As tradition, many of the local gay nightclubs and bars will be hosting parties and nightlife events for people attending Vallarta Pride 2015.

Learn more details and news about Vallarta Pride 2015 on Vallarta Daily

Visit the official event calendar at http://vallartapride.com/en/events/