La Tianguis Sexo Disidente: the radical, queer, Mexican flea market

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12/23/2022

Every day, in the centre of Mexico City, a flea market takes place. At the market, trans girls and queer folx gather under a railway, selling clothing, art, makeup, zines, accessories, sex toys and more. It’s named La Tianguis Sexo Disidente – which translates as ‘The Market of the Dissident Sex’. But despite the name tianguis (flea market), this is not just about shopping. This is a rebel occupation of public space; a community of creatives and activists responding to the generations of social erasure and violence towards LGBTQ+ people in Mexico. After asking around, I was connected with one of the sellers; a young illustrator and tattoo artist called Julia Zambrano, who invited me to come down.

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