Thousands rally in the streets for Buenos Aires LGBT pride parade
One of Latin America’s largest pride parades has taken place for a 26th year in a row.
The LGBT pride event in Buenos Aires attracted more than 100,000 revellers, activists and allies to the Argentinian capital.
The event has been going since 1991 – when just 17 people took part in the parade.
Its popularity grew rapidly, with huge numbers in 2010 when the country formally introduced same-sex marriage.
“In the first year 17 people participated in the parade, in the second year there were 50 and in the third year we had 300,” Rodolfo Peralta, representative of the Argentine Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Trans (Federación Argentina de Lesbianas Gays Bisexuales y Trans) told Wander Argentina.
Argentine photographer Augusto Rivarola captured the scenes of love at Buenos Aires Pride 2017 for PinkNews.
Argentina lifted its ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in 2015.
Hundreds of same-sex couples wed in 2010 after the law was changed, shortly before that country’s pride march that year.