The LGBT celebrated its 31st Pride in Buenos Aires, and South Africa hosted its first Pride since COVID-19.

LGBT Community Celebrates 31st Pride In Buenos Aires

Thousands marched at Argentina's 31st Pride Parade in Buenos Aires, seeking more rights for the LGBT community.

Crowds gathered in Plaza de Mayo, the square opposite the presidential palace, before midday and marched two kilometers to the Congress building.

The parade's tagline this year is "the debt is owing to us," equating Argentina's significant financial debt to the social and legal dues that the LGBT community claims are owed to them.

In Argentina, trans women are particularly vulnerable since they are the primary target of hate crimes motivated by sexual prejudice or gender identity.

According to Euro News, Argentina was the first Latin American country to recognize non-binary gender identity with an official identification card.

Since 2012, the government has also made gender self-perception legal.




South Africa Hosts First Pride Since COVID-19


 Photo via Johannesburg Pride, Facebook.

More than 3,000 individuals marched in South Africa's first Pride march since the COVID-19 outbreak, praising the LGBT community and defying a United States warning of a probable terror strike in the vicinity.

According to ABC News, the U.S. government sent a warning this week about a possible assault in Johannesburg's Sandton neighborhood, where the march was held.

The South African government voiced worry that the U.S. had not supplied enough evidence to give the supposed danger credibility. Police stated that all safety precautions had been followed to assure the area's safety.

“Today was probably a historic event. We decided to go ahead with the march irrespective of the security and all that,” said Kay Ally, the chair of Johannesburg PRIDE.