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Looking for real-time London Pride updates? Download their app and have everything from updates to information right at your fingertips. Pride advocate with limitations or anxiety? Book a Grandstand seat and make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action (and a great place to take a breather if you need one). Zurich Pride Demonstration: TBA The peaceful demonstration procession of Zurich Pride is the political manifestation of the LGBTIQ community throughout Switzerland. Celebrations will take place on Friday and Saturday. All LGBTIQ people, organizations, and allies from home and abroad are invited to participate in the demonstration and to peacefully announce their political message. The two- day fest offers a wide variety of artists, politics and LGBTIQ-organizations on two stages, information stands and, of course, amazing food and drink. Pride will take place on the central Place of Sechseläuten, just at the shore of the lake of Zurich. For this event, registration isn’t necessary. All folks are welcome, regardless of gender and sexual orientation, making it one of the most accessible Pride events around the world. Dublin Pride 2021: June 2021 In 1983, the first large scale LGBTQ+ protest march took place in Dublin, Ireland. It was organized by the Dublin Lesbian & Gay Collective in response to the release of the murderers of a gay man named Declan Flynn. Since then, Dubliners have been marching in the thousands to support and celebrate LGBTQ+ rights, and Pride week continues to gather people around meet-ups, parties, lectures, marathons, and more. Dublin Pride Parade: TBA Gathering on O’Connell Street and Parnell Square on Saturday, June 29th, 7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats and marching bands and colourful costumes will lead off the parade. From O’Connell Street, the parade will turn on to Eden Quay and pass Liberty Hall, where the first large scale march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland started in 1983. The Parade will cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge and travel along City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row and end with a free and totally fun outdoor event in Merrion Square. Johannesburg Pride Parade: October 2021 With over 30 years of advocacy, Johannesburg Pride has grown to become the most established and well-attended Pride event in South Africa. Adopting a bigger cause in 2019, Johannesburg Pride created Pride of Africa: a unified platform and voice for a diverse community, introducing a lifestyle conference and youth shelter. The Pride village will be set up on Rivonia Road, between Sandton Drive and West Str, Sandton. The march will leave from the assembly point and move en-route through the Sandton CBD. If you’re not ready to let the party die after Pride, don’t forget to check out Afropunk: one of our favorite black festivals in South Africa. Mexico City Pride 2021: June 2021 Mexico City Gay Pride truly is one of the largest, wildest and crazy gay Pride events in the whole of Latin America. Mexico City Pride, or Marcha del Orgullo LGBT de la Ciudad de México, takes place every June and attracts over one million people to the streets of the capital. Mexico City is already well known for its lively gay scene, so you can imagine that celebrations reach new heights during Pride. The first Mexico City Pride took place 1978, so get ready for a well-rehearsed (and incredible) time. Mexico City Pride Parade: TBA The main event for Mexico City Gay Pride 2021 is the Marcha de la Diversidad. The gay Pride parade departs from the soaring El Ángel de la Independencia victory column in Zona Rosa, and continues all the way to the city’s iconic Zocalo. Following the parade, a massive party will kick off in the Zocalo for the entire night. Sydney Pride 2021: June 2021 A festival of LGBTI+ art, cinema, trivia, debates, sports, fundraising activities and club events across Sydney. The Sydney Pride Festival launches at Stonewall Hotel on Thursday 6th June and runs from the 6th until the 30th June. While Sydney honors Pride month with a parade and celebrations all through June, the real party happens in February for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Register for 2021 here. Athens Pride Parade: June 2021 Every year in June, thousands of people gather on West Washington Street for the annual Athens PRIDE Street Festival. Athens PRIDE is currently the largest gathering of the LGBTQ+ community and allies in the greater Athens area. After Sunday’s street festival, they aim to offer smaller events focused on cultivating community and connection between the local LGBTQ+ community and allies alike. Metro Manila Pride March 2021: TBA Metro Manila Pride is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that creates safe, affirming, informative, educational, and empowering spaces for LGBTQIA+ people in Metro Manila. The full-day event will be held at the Marikina Sports Center in Marikina City. Admission is free, but attendees should register in advance here. San Fransisco Pride 2021: June 2021 Get ready to celebrate “Generations of Resistance” at San Francisco Pride. Immerse yourself into two-days of engagement and entertainment with a full lineup on both the main stage and community stage. San Fransisco Pride Parade: TBA San Francisco Pride is one of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA parades in the world. Contingents march through the heart of the city, along Market Street, with more than 100,000 spectators. The parade starts from Embarcadero and celebrations continue all the way to Civic Center. Reykjavik Pride 2021: August 2021 2021 will been a big year for LGBTQ+ folks and allies in Iceland. Not only does 2021 mark 52 years from the Stonewall riots, but Reykjavík Pride is also celebrating its 22nd anniversary. To party it up, Reykjavik Pride will run for ten days instead of six, starting with an opening ceremony. The schedule will include a Pride Parade, outdoor festival and ginormous Pride Party. Reykjavik Pride Parade: TBA Reykjavik Pride puts the creativity into the hands of the participants, and encourages registered attendees to start prepping early so that their message is exciting, fun and entirely original. Tel Aviv Pride 2021: June 2021 Known as the gay capital of the Middle East, Tel Aviv celebrates Israel’s LGBTQ community with Tel Aviv Pride, a week-long series of totally fun events. Tel Aviv is a diverse city with multicultural influences, tourists from all over the world, and super open-minded locals. Every summer, folks of every gender, religion and color flood the streets and gather for a celebration of acceptance, love and joy. Tel Aviv Pride Parade: TBA This year the parade will start at 10am with a large fair. At 12pm, the parade will launch from Ben Tsiyon – Melchett towards Bograshov St, Ben Yehuda and the Herbert Samual Promenade. Rolling late into the evening, you can expect a parade of artists and DJ sets alongside food stands and colorful Pride merch. The parade’s last stop is the Charles Clore Garden, where thousands of people get down to live shows, hang out in bars and enjoy an amazing view of Tel Aviv’s blue beach. In town for Pride and want to see more of the country? Hop on a Gay Bus between and make stops in Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Jerusalem, Masada and the Dead Sea and Galilee. São Paulo Pride Parade: June 2021 The largest gay Pride parade in the world (over 3.5 million attendees!) will celebrate its 25th anniversary when the São Paulo LGBT Pride Parade takes over the city in 2021. Dating app Grindr awarded the Sao Paulo Pride with the title of best parade in 2012, so this definitely isn’t one to be missed. São Paulo is somewhat famous for its sex clubs, cinemas and saunas. If this is your thing, all will be open and active during Pride weekend. Stockholm Pride 2021: July 2021 With its gender-fluid fashion and colorful LGBT scene, Stockholm is a vibrant, open and welcoming city. Founded in 1998, Stockholm Pride is now the Largest LGBTIQ events in Scandinavia as well as the largest annual event in Stockholm. Stockholm Pride’s activities are centered around three main arenas: Pride House, Pride Park and Pride Parade. Stockholm Pride Parade: TBA Every year, nearly half a million people flock to see the Stockholm Pride Parade. The parade marches through the center of the city (starting at at city hall and ending at Pride Park). The parade is “a joyful and colorful manifestation of love for human rights; a demonstration of the right of everyone to love and be who they want.” If you’re feeling adventurous, check out “Kinky Quarters”: a specific area with BDSM, fetishism, and other sub-cultures that common people call kinky. It was created for folks to talk, shop, and get to know more about everything associated with kink life. Shanghai Pride 2021: TBA This year, Shanghai Gay Pride celebrates its tenth birthday. Because all political demonstrations are banned in China, Shanghai Gay Pride doesn’t feature a parade. However, the organizers more than make up for it with a packed 10-day program featuring a Pride film festival, ‘pink picnic’, bike ride, run, dance party, barbecue and photo exhibition. Check out the Shanghai Pride Film Festival (SPFF), which runs in June.
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