Pride Month is over and the rainbow flags are slowly being packed up. The second half of the year arrives with vacation plans, Julio Iglesias memes, and the impression that many brands and businesses only showed support for diversity because the editorial calendar dictated it.
The visibility of the LGBTIQ+ community is the result of a long struggle for respect and equal rights; it is not just a marketing strategy. For that reason, we want to highlight these businesses that operate under the philosophy of inclusion and that “love is love” all year round.
“Diversxs como nuestra gastronomía mexicana”. En Doña Vero
“We are as diverse as our Mexican gastronomy.” Doña Vero promotes initiatives like the Elegebetero Passport, which diners stamp when they eat at LGBTIQ+ businesses, they connect allies such as organizations that facilitate tests for sexually transmitted diseases, and they provide a space for drag shows. In addition, they are famous for their top notch Mexican antojitos.
Monterrey 313, Roma Sur, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5264 1542
This space seeks to create community as fundamental towards achieving positive change in the social environment by offering an inclusive, safe, friendly space available for humans and pets, and to provide an opportunity to collaborate and generate a network of support and business.
Nicolás San Juan 631, Del Valle Norte, Benito Juárez
T. 55 4398 9400
Supporting diversity and solidarity throughout the year with several cultural activities. They also support small coffee producers from Chiapas and Veracruz.
Oaxaca 32, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 6696 7698
San-tō Hand Roll Bar
For every Purple Heaven ordered off of San-tō’s cocktail menu, they directly support @casadelasmunecastiresias, an organization that works with vulnerable groups within the community.
Colima 161, Roma Norte, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 7895 0006
Chef Diego Pérez has spoken out in favor of inclusion on several occasions. He considers the LGBTIQ+ community an integral part of his clientele who come to his restaurant to taste the ever-changing menu in an atmosphere of acceptance.
Saltillo 1, Hipódromo, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 5211 5477
This space, known for their delicious curries, also helps to generate community by offering specific discounts to the surrounding neighbors, participants or attendees of FICUNAM (UNAM International Film Festival), and those who have participated in the Pride march.
Santa María La Ribera 12 (entrada por Jardín Mascarones), Santa María la Ribera, Cuauhtémoc
T. 55 6380 6168