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A Crown for Diversity

By Jesús Aguado

Flamboyant, glamorous, and for the entire family is how the organizers describe the contest to elect and crown the Gay Queen of San Miguel de Allende in its tenth year.

The LGBT community was in the shadows ten years ago. As in other cities around San Miguel, this group has been coming out by organizing different events to let society know that they are here. In San Miguel, there was repression earlier because of traditions and religion. “Perhaps,” commented Galilea—Gay Queen 2010, “the gay people at that time needed to do something,” noted the former queen.

Luis Demetrio Martínez, a beauty technician also known as Cheme, was at a reunion with friends when they decided that a call to nominate a Gay Queen should be published. From the first moment, they knew that the gay community needed to be free and know themselves, and there was nothing better than an event like this. The first election for the Gay Queen took place in 2007, and the election has grown since then.

This year, the beauty pageant will be held on Saturday, December 9, at Salón Casa Blanca on Calzada de la Estación. Galilea noted that the former queens from the last nine years will attend. The contestants—Fátima,  Alejandra, Paulina, Andrea, and Salma—will appear on stage wearing flamboyant dresses. The event will also feature a drag show with an imitator of Alejandro Fernández, Alejandra Guzmán, and Beyonce.

Tickets at the box office, 80 pesos.




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