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12-Year-Old Mexican Boy Disrupts Parade of Anti-Gay Protesters


In a solitary show of courage over the weekend, a young Mexican boy stood in the middle of a street with his arms outspread trying to stop a “pro-family” march protesting same-sex marriage.

As Mexico makes a national move toward marriage equality, pockets of protest sprung up, with marches taking place across many parts of the country. During one such march in Celaya, Guanajuato, journalist Manuel Rodriguez photographed a boy standing ahead of the car-led parade attempting to halt their advance.

“At first I thought the child was only playing,” Rodriguez told Regeneracion. But when Rodriguez later interviewed the child, he told the reporter, “I have an uncle who is gay and I hate the hatred.”

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Mexico City and nine of the country’s 31 states. See the instantly iconic photo on Regeneracion here

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