Gay pride returns to the streets of Buenos Aires

"[It's] a feeling of joy for adolescents who don't have to go through what we went through; the suffering, the hiding and not being able to say who we loved," one pride participant Nicolas Vasquez said. "That is what gives me joy and an excitement."

The event is not just about music and dancing, with organisers using the occasion to raise awareness on issues such as violence affecting the trans community as well as equality.

Argentina is seen as a leader on LGBT+ rights in Latin America. It was the first Latin American country to allow same-sex civil unions in 2002 and the first country in Latin America to legalise same-sex marriages in 2010.

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