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Isla Mujeres Heel Race: A Colorful Celebration of Diversity

The Heel Race in Isla Mujeres was a vibrant celebration of diversity, held as part of the Lgbtttiq+ Pride Month festivities. The event took place at the Bicentenary Dome in the La Gloria neighborhood, attracting a large crowd from the Lgbtttiq+ community and the public.

The race, organized by the Municipal Government and led by Mayor Atenea Gómez Ricalde, was a lively and joyful event. Ricalde is well-known for her commitment to inclusion and diversity.

Carlos Amaya emerged as the winner of the race, bagging a cash prize of 3,000 pesos. Marifer Velázquez came in second, winning 2,000 pesos, while Damián Vázquez secured third place with a prize of 1,000 pesos.

Gabriel Rincón Roque, head of the Municipal Unit for Inclusion and Sexual Diversity, emphasized that the Heel Race was more than just a sporting event. It was a platform for the Lgbtttiq+ community and all participants to unite and foster a spirit of camaraderie.

Other notable attendees included Paloma Peña Olivares, Director of Youth in Isla Mujeres, and Gio Chan, the Ambassador of Pride Month and 2024 Pride King. They both underscored the importance of such inclusive activities in promoting equality and respect.

The Heel Race in Isla Mujeres demonstrates the Municipal Government's dedication to fostering inclusion and creating spaces where people of all sexual orientations can celebrate their identities in an environment of respect and diversity.