More than 1 million people are expected to participate in México City’s Pride parade on June 25. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) While La Zona Rosa may be more well known, El Centro Historico offers many LGBTQ bars to celebrate at JESUS CHAIREZ | Contributing writerchairezstudio@gmail.com MÉXICO CITY — After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, México City’s 44th annual LGBTQ+ Marcha (Pride Parade) is back, taking place Saturday, June 25, with more than 1,000,000 LGBTQ people and their supporters expected to attend the extravaganza.

And with a crowd that large, the gay bars located in La Zona Rosa (The Pink Zone), the city’s best-known LGBTQ entertainment district, will be crowded.

But what people don’t realize is that less than 2¼ miles north of La Zona Rosa is another LGBTQ entertainment district located in El Centro Historico (the Historical Central District), an area that is along the parade route to the Zocalo, the city’s public square.