Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital of Argentina, is known as one of the sexiest gay destinations in the world and what a title to hold! The birthplace of tango, a pioneer in LGBTQ+ rights, Buenos Aires knows how to throw a Pride party so good that you’ll be the one crying for Argentina when you leave!
Argentina was the first country in South America to legalise same-sex marriage in 2010 and the queer history runs deep; the first LGBTQ+ rights group Nuestro Mundo was founded in November 1967 by Héctor Anabitarte. This group inspired the creation of many more LGBTQ+ civil rights groups and is why the Buenos Aires Pride parade takes place in November.
The first march of Pride took place in 1992 and was led by activist Carlos Jáuregui, with only around 300 participants so when you are in BA, make sure you visit the Carlos Jáuregui metro station which honours his legacy.
Currently, the Pride parade attracts a crowd of around 200,000, all coming together to party and celebrate love. It’s in the top 50 biggest Pride parades in the world!
The Buenos Aires Pride parade, or Marcha del Orgullo LGBT+, starts at the iconic governmental palace, Casa Rosada (Pink House), a location equally as famous for Madonna’s 'Don’t Cry for Me Argentina', scene in the film Evita.
This October Noma is collaborating with Mighty Hoopla to bring you the NOMA PRIDE HOTEL. Picture this: you're living it up in private studio apartments with lightning-fast WiFi, a pool, and workspaces, in the very centre of the sexiest gay destination. In Buenos Aires, the rule is; you can work hard but play harder!
Noma Collective has got it all sorted for you: your itinerary includes amazing activities like clubbing in the legendary Club 69, exploring the markets in San Telmo, experiencing the unbelievable cuisine in Palermo and, of course, going all out on Pride weekend.
Why not add some spice to your trip and take part in a traditional tango class? Tango was originally danced by two men and this tradition was reclaimed by queer groups. Don’t miss a visit the queer tango halls of La Marshall, Tango Queer or Maldita Milonga. You’ll be a pro in no time.
Whilst there isn’t a specific LGBTQ+ village in Buenos Aires, areas that are the most queer-friendly and, to no surprise, filled with the most fun are Palermo, Recoleta and San Telmo.
Make sure to indulge yourself in everything that BA has to offer – Lo De Jesús is one of the best parrillas in the city, and Buenos Aires Verde Restaurant is giving all the plant-based goodness. After a chilled vibe? Head to Pride Cafe or Maricafe, a bar and bookshop rolled into one.
But if you’re looking to experience the wild LGBTQ+ nightlife of Buenos Aires - look no further. Peuteo and Work Bar are great for a cocktail, Amerika Disco is the largest gay club in Buenos Aires, Glam is there for all your Latino pop and electronic needs, and Contramano is notorious for being BA's most popular bear club.
Looking for some Friday night fun? Fiesta Plop hosts crazy parties every Friday, with even more events around Pride season. Feliza throws incredible events like drag karaoke and dance classes, KM Zero is known for its legendary drag shows, and Casa Brandon is home to the monthly party, BRANDONgayday. Whatever you’re craving, BA is here to satisfy you.
Buenos Aires has everything you could possibly want or desire. You don't have to worry about a thing when you're with Noma and Mighty Hoopla, we got you boo. Pack your laptop and dancing shoes, and leave the rest to us.
Whether you want to savour exceptional food, lounge by the pool, explore street markets or dance until the sun rises, consider it sorted. Get ready for the sexiest, most iconic trip of your life with Noma and Mighty Hoopla in Buenos Aires.
What Not To Miss:
Queer-Friendly Neighbourhoods: Explore the queer-friendly neighbourhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and San Telmo.
Carlos Jáuregui Metro Station: Pay homage to the trailblazer Argentine activist.
LGBTQ+ Nightlife: Experience the fun of Club 69, Peuteo, Work Bar, Amerika Disco, Glam, Contramano, Fiesta Plop, Feliza, KM Zero and Casa Brandon.
Traditional Tango: Try your moves at La Marshall, Tango Queer, or Maldita Milonga.
Buenos Aires Pride parade: The reason we are here! Join the electric atmosphere of the Buenos Aires Marcha del Orgullo LGBT, starting at the iconic Casa Rosada.
28th October to 13th November