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Buenos Aires to hold first gay pride festival

The December celebration will last 9 days.
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A gay pride flag is waved in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires, on July 14, 2010. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images)

The Argentine capital will host its first gay pride festival this December.

A number of international DJs will host a pool party on Dec. 15 and Dutch DJ Dash Berlin, Spanish DJ Ivan Pica and the Argentine duet Heartbeat will attend a Gay Power Party in the Malvinas Argentinas Stadium on Dec. 17, reports the Argentine Independent.

There will also be educational talks about HIV, discrimination, equal marriage and adoption, among other topics.

”This story of ‘fighting’ for everything that is gay has ended, there is egalitarian marriage, the gender law will be passed… So what’s missing is that society joins together as a whole. It’s about inclusion,” said organizer Gianni Beck.

The celebration runs from Dec. 10 through 18.

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