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LGBT parades across Latin America

Published 12:34 AM ET, Sun February 12, 2017
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Thousands participated in the gay pride parade in Mexico City on June 25, 2016. Same-sex marriage has been legal in Mexico City since 2010. It is also legal in some Mexican states. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has vowed to push for a countrywide law. RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images
Revelers take part in the 21st Rio LGBT pride parade at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro on December 11, 2016. Same-sex couples have been able to marry in Brazil since 2013 and the country boasts one of the world's largest pride parades. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
Participants march in the 25th gay pride parade in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on November 26, 2016. While Argentina and Uruguay lead South America when it comes to LGBT rights, activists continue to fight against homophobia and hate crimes. ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/Getty Images
A march takes place in Asuncion, Paraguay, on October 1, 2016. Same-sex marriage is banned under Paraguay's constitution. Paraguay also lacks protection on the basis of sexual orientation. NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP/Getty Images
Revelers take part in the pride parade in Bogota, Colombia, on July 3, 2016. Same-sex couples were granted the right to marry in Colombia in early 2016. Members of the LGBT community can also serve openly in the military. GUILLERMO LEGARIA/AFP/Getty Images
A person in Quito holds a sign during the 2016 parade. Ecuador's constitution prohibits same-sex couples from marrying and the law also prohibits same-sex couples from adopting. Same-sex couples can enter into a civil union. RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images