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In Argentina, the tourism agency Vacaya will have the first 5-star 100% LGBT cruise that will travel to Antarctica in 2022. The vessel will leave Ushuaia in December and return 11 days later, and the plan will also include an evening in Buenos Aires. This is a joint effort by the National Institute for Tourism Promotion (Inprotur) and the LGBT Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CCGLAR).
“The tireless effort of all those who make up Argentine tourism is reflected in these great results” – said the executive secretary of Inprotur, Ricardo Sosa – “It is remarkable how the LGBT segment has grown in the country and we see that it has no ceiling because we are permanently reaching achievements that make us proud. Despite the difficulties presented by the pandemic, Argentina is firm and has ambitious projects”.
The cruise will depart on December 6th, 2022, and return on the 17th of the same month. For those interested, just enter this link.
Argentine government invited LGBT+ Brazilians to do tourism in Buenos Aires in 2019
In 2019, the tourism department of the City of Buenos Aires Government released a note to state that Buenos Aires is the perfect destination for LGBT tourism in Latin America. In the statement, they insisted on positioning themselves as an “inclusive and avant-garde” city, an ideal destination for gays to move the economy.
The Argentine capital is ideal for tourists who seek both to feel and enjoy authentic and genuine expressions of love and where respect and empathy prevail over personal manifestations. At the same time, Buenos Aires nightlife, with its bars, pubs and dance floors, is a great spice for an active community 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It is for these and other reasons that the City of Buenos Aires has consolidated itself in recent years as an urban tourist destination for LGBT+ in Latin America.
In the statement, they also list four reasons that show why Buenos Aires is at the forefront of LGBT laws:
- Equal Marriage
In Argentina, the Equal Marriage Act is a reality that gives LGBT couples the same rights and social services as the rest of society. In 2010, the Senate approved same-sex marriage, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to legitimize gay marriage.
- Gender identity
In Buenos Aires, Law 26743 was approved in 2012, which recognizes the right to a self-perceived gender identity and determines that registry changes and surgical and hormonal interventions must be carried out with the person’s will alone. It is the only gender identity law in the world that, according to the trends of the subject, does not pathologize the trans condition.
- Against discrimination
In 2015, Law 5261, known as the Law against Discrimination, was enacted in the City of Buenos Aires, establishing a long list of discriminatory pretexts, including sexual orientation and gender identity. Based on this legislation, it is possible to receive denounces of violations of rights.
- Marcha del Orgullo LGBT
The LGBTIQ Pride March in Buenos Aires is a demonstration held annually in the capital of Argentina, which seeks equal rights for people and is the main public act of the LGBT community in Argentina. It was held for the first time in 1992 and is celebrated on the first Saturday of November of each year, in commemoration of the creation of Nuestro Mundo, the first homosexual movement in Argentina. This year (2019), Pride will take place on Saturday, November 2nd.
The Government also suggests some options for itineraries with focus on the LGBT+ public:
Casa Trans – Av. Jujuy 1343, San Cristóbal.
Since June 2017, Buenos Aires has hosted the first Trans House in Argentina. This space of containment, sociability and protection of rights aimed at the trans population, provides services to the entire community, offering training in crafts, health care, legal guidance and recreational spaces. It also has a multipurpose room for workshops, courses and other activities.
Casa Brandon – Luis María Drago 236, Villa Crespo.
Casa Brandon is a cultural center and is also the headquarters of “Brandon for Equal Rights and Opportunities, Civil and Cultural Association”. It is a mix of cultural center, bar, exhibition hall, concert hall, theater and many other things, but above all, Brandon is an enclave of LGBT culture, which includes all groups of the collective and tries every day to expand further its borders.
Estación Carlos Jáuregui – Av. Santa Fe com a av. Pueyrredón, Recoleta
Carlos Jáuregui is a subway station in the city of Buenos Aires belonging to the H line, whose name pays tribute to one of the main activists in the LGTB segment in the country. It is located at the intersection of Santa Fe and Pueyrredón avenues, an emblematic corner of the gay community for decades. The name of this station makes the city of Buenos Aires the first in the world to have a station named after an activist for sexual diversity.
Club de Osos – Humberto 1° 1664, Constitución.
The club was founded in 1997 with the aim of demystifying the stereotype of the homosexual man as a thin, delicate and young person. The place is shaped like a neighborhood club and has a party room, a patio and a swimming pool. In addition, the bears organize volleyball and football tournaments, days of solidarity, lectures, readings, debates about films and many other activities.
More information: https://turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/br
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