The city’s LGBT community celebrated Gay Pride Month with several very gay events at the Museum Chopo, a contemporary and experimental space that looks more like a gothic cathedral building built in 1902. The Chopo has always been home to Ciudad de Mexico’s LGBT artistic community, annually hosting Pride Week festivities.
This week alone, the Chopo has sponsored several LGBT cultural events, such as a contemporary dance performance by the gay dance company La Cebra, directed by well-known gay contemporary gay dancer José Rivera. La Cebra celebrated 15 years of the dance company’s existence by performing “No Soy Pancho Villa, ni me gusta el futbol” (“I am not Pancho Villa nor Do I Like Soccer”).
Earlier this week, the Chopo opened with México’s longest annual LGBT art show: XXIV Festival Internacional de la Diversidad Sexual (International Festival of Sexual Diversity). This year’s exhibit, “Diferente” (“Different”), features paintings, photography (far right), collages and items that are sexually diverse, was well attended.
— Jesus Chairez
Chopo Museum, Dr. Enrique González Martínez 10, Col. Santa Maria la Ribera, Mexico City. The exhibit runs through Oct. 19.
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition July 1, 2011.