In his first edition as Pride Week 2015 Playa accompanied with Queer Film Festival with 15 films with the issue of sexual diversity, Race Heels, Photographic Art Exhibition Photographer Magdiel Cabañas, Participation of Mexican Most Influential Bloggers LGBT, Artists Mexicans Fernando Arroyo, Eugenia Montalvan Colon, Argentina visit us Carola Actress Bazzalo and Ricardo Mina El Salvador and the Director Pamela Robin, Dj Edgar Velazquez, Manuel Loyola Saarvedra and accompanied us with their mixes fun. Festival ended with a colorful parade with the participation of 700 people. 

In 1979, following the 10th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the murder of Harvey Milk, thousands of people took to the streets in the National March on Washington (D.C.) for Lesbian and Gay Rights.  For ten years the struggle had been fought locally but as a result of this event now gained attention nationally and internationally.

For the third edition of the Pride parade, approximately 1500 individuals participated and were joined by various local Playa del Carmen dance clubs and businesses in support the LGBT community.  For the final event we were accompanied by Miguel Angel Hoppe who performed his monologue “Noche en Vela / Candle Night” which then continued into the celebration “Glow Party”, a production of Boys and Boys.

One of the first achievements of the movement came when the American Psychiatric Association declassified homosexuality in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder (DSM-II) where it had been listed along with pedophilia and zoophilia as a mental disease.  The struggle continued with the formation of similar groups in other important cities throughout the United States.

Playa Pride 2013 showed our true colors with the participation of 380 showing their pride.  On this occasion we were joined by Mexican film director Abraham Miranda and the premier of his film debut “En Donde Chocan las Olas”.  

One year after the riots, the first Gay Pride parade was organized by the Committee of Christopher Street Liberation Day to commemorate the riots of 1969.

For the first time, Playa Pride 2012 in Playa del Carmen end concluded with the event “Nueva Era / New Era” commemorating the end of the traditional Mayan calendar and start of the New Mayan Age.  Approximately 260 individuals participated showing their pride.

In the early morning of June 28, the Stonewall Inn was raided by police, a common occurrence at the Greenwich Village tavern which had become popular with the gay community in New York.  However, tired of the harassment, members resisted and defended themselves resulting in what has now become known as the Stonewall Riot.