The sporting event will have the participation of more than a thousand competitors.
In order to offer a space for athletes from the LGBTQ+ community, Code Jalisco will open the doors of the Revolution Sports Center to host the Pride Games from October 1-3, 2021, an event that will receive about a thousand participants from 22 states of the Republic and two invited countries.
At a press conference held this Friday, the details of this great event, considered the largest and most important of this community in Mexico, were announced. "Sport not only unites races and countries, but also the diversity that also exists on our planet. The Pride Games Guadalajara 2021 will be in the Revolution Sports Center, and we are happy to be the hosts of this great fair," said Carlos González, director of Competitive Sport of Code Jalisco.
The 2021 Pride Games will have the support of Code Jalisco, an aspect that was thanked by Juan Carlos Razo, President of the Mexican Sports Federation for Diversity. "It is the second edition, and we achieved an increase of 100% of competitors, and 80% of sports disciplines in relation to the first year that we celebrated it. We are receiving representatives from the United States and Guatemala in three days of competition, and we are very happy that Code Jalisco, the State Government, and the Visitors and Conventions Office support us.”
Anna Bárbara Casillas, General Strategic Social Development Coordinator, highlighted the support that the state government has given to this sector of the population, thereby generating a more inclusive society. “That is why this sporting competition is very positive, because I believe that through sport we generate deep and long-term cultural changes. That is why I believe that the Pride Games are an unbeatable opportunity to continue promoting and making visible the construction of a society without discrimination or hatred.”
The activities of the Pride Games will begin on Friday with 7 soccer competitions in both branches; bowling, taekwondo, and beach volleyball. On Saturday, indoor volleyball, athletics, and swimming will be added, in addition to a symbolic inauguration ceremony that same day. Finally, on Sunday they will conclude activities with yoga, aerobics, and the finals of team sports and awards.