Puerto Vallartas annual LGBT event 'Vallarta Pride' will take place this year on the weekend of May 22 to 26, 2014.
Increasing the one 3-day weekend event into a week-long cultural celebration of Puerto Vallarta and its international population including music festivals, beach parties, fashion shows, mass commitment ceremony and activities in participating bars and clubs.
Puerto Vallarta offers an LGBT inclusive atmosphere in is Romantic Zone area which is home to many businesses that are LGBT-owned and/or target the consumer, including beaches, tours, activities and restaurants bars and clubs to choose from. LGBT travelers have the option of choosing from gay friendly resorts, hotels, lodges, bed and breakfasts and guest houses.
In October 31 the state of Jalisco, where Puerto Vallarta is located, approved a civil union law that allows couples co-habiting to register their union with the state and allowing for certain rights, including that of inheritance, property ownership, and medical rights among others.
A member of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association, Puerto Vallarta has been a preferred LGBT friendly destination in the Americas for over 60 years and has an infrastructure that is frequently included on leading media as gay friendly destination lists, including TripAdvisor, Lonely Planet, Out Traveler, Passport Magazine, gay.com and is the only Mexican destination on the Huffington Post Gay Voice’s Top 10 LGBT Honeymoon Destinations.
Puerto Vallarta will also be hosting the International LGBT Business Expo, Latin America's leading lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) travel business conference and consumer expo from June 12-14, 2014 with the host hotel being Casa Magna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SPA. Over 400 international, Mexican and local business who are interested in targeting the LGBT market are expected to gather during the three-day B2B trade show and networking events, including representatives from airlines, hotels, tourism offices, tour operators, travel agents, international media, international organizations and governmental offices.
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