Pride Across the Globe


Origins and Major Parades

The history of LGBTQ+ Pride Parades can be traced back to 1969 when one of the most significant events for the LGBTQ+ community took place in New York, specifically in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood at the Stonewall Inn bar. During that time, police raids were common in bars frequented by LGBTQ+ individuals, but on the night of June 28th, patrons of the Stonewall Inn decided to resist police harassment, sparking a series of protests that lasted several nights. This event, known as the Stonewall Riots, is considered the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Since then, Pride Parades have been a vital way to celebrate diversity and equality, as well as serve as a platform to continue the fight for equal rights worldwide. Cities around the world have embraced this legacy, organising their own celebrations filled with cultural events, community activities, and, of course, vibrant and colourful parades.

Among the largest and most iconic Pride Parades in the world are:

San Francisco Pride and Celebration: taking place throughout the month of June, culminating in a remarkable parade on June 30th in the city of San Francisco, United States;

– In Toronto, Pride Toronto offers 10 days of celebration, from June 27th to July 1st;

– In Paris, the former Gay Pride, now known as the LGBTQI+ Pride Walk, fills the streets with diversity on June 29th;

– Madrid is also the stage for an impressive State Manifestation of LGBTI Pride, convened by COGAM and FELGTB, taking place on July 6th;

– London celebrates its 50th edition of the LGBT+ Pride Parade on June 29th;

– Berlin celebrates its Christopher Street Day Berlin on July 27th;

The Gay Pride of Amsterdam, which runs from July 28th to August 5th, attracts crowds every year, becoming one of the most vibrant and inclusive celebrations in the world.

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