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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride (Gay Pride) is currently celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall Riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States.

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Gay Events 2017

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Gay Events 2017

    • Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair– The National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law® Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Nearly 300 candidates and over 170 recruiters representing law firms, government agencies, and non-profit organizations interested in diversity were present at the 2016 career fair in Washington, DC. San Francisco, CA; Aug 2-4, 2017
    • Reykjavik Gay Pride – The LGBTQ rights campaign in Iceland has a history of thirty years, a chronicle of struggle and victory almost unique in the world. From being an invisible group of an oppressed minority, the LGBTQ population in Iceland have now gained social and legal rights comparable to the best of its kind in the world. This is clearly reflected in our festivities – a true manifestation of our pride and ambition. Reykjavik, Iceland, Aug 2-7, 2016
    • Toronto Leather Pride Week – Toronto Leather Pride under the banner of Heart of the Flag Federation Inc., (HOTF) is a member-based, not-for-profit club that is the proud producer of Canada’s largest leather events: Toronto Leather Pride, which includes Leather Ball and Mr. Leatherman Toronto, Ms Leather Toronto & Toronto Puppy Competitions; (Second week in August) and Toronto Bound (Family weekend in Feb) featuring our annual charity auction. Toronto, ON; Aug 4-7, 2016
    • Gay Games – In 2018, Paris will host the 10th edition of the Gay Games. Paris, France; August 4-12, 2018
    • CSD Ruhr – The program includes an ecumenical service, a gay and lesbian film festival and the official Ruhr CSD party with a special edition of the legendary “Gay Happening.”  The dance floor was the central street party at Kennedy Square is just two minutes away on the flat market and presents House & pop with DJ Marauder. Essen, Germany; Aug 5-6, 2016
    • Brighton Pride – Brighton Pride is the UK’s biggest Pride Festival attracting visitors from all over the UK and the world to participate in the Community Parade and park Festival. Brighton, UK; Aug 5-7, 2016
    • Delaware Pride Festival – Delaware Pride is dedicated to promoting platforms for expressing diversity and creating a more visible and united LGBTA community. Dover, DE; Aug 6, 2016
    • Leeds Pride – Leeds LGBT Pride the Tenth Anniversary celebration! We have some spectacular special guests lined up to entertain you and to celebrate not only Ten Years of Leeds LGBT Pride but also Love, Equality, Sexuality, and Gender worldwide. The ‘Pride’ team are looking forward to making this year the best Leeds LGBT Pride yet and as a Tenth Birthday present to you and to ourselves it is going to be over two whole days!
      Leeds, West Yorkshire, England; Aug 6-7, 2016
    • New West Pride / Royal City Pride – The purpose of the New West Pride Society is to empower, celebrate, and promote inclusivity, acceptance, and respect among persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities in New Westminster and surrounding communities. To further our purpose, we will organize and/or promote community-building events and raise funds for causes that benefit our communities. Vancouver, BC; Aug 6-13, 2016
    • Okanagan Pride – Our theme this year is Pride Unleashed! Okanagan Pride is a catalyst for building and celebrating the strength, equality, dignity and self-determination of the LGBTQ community in Kelowna and throughout the Okanagan. We are committed to excellence in execution and the continuing improvement of all programs and events. We value and support individuals, families, and allies. We build partnerships across communities. Kelowna, BC; Aug 6-13, 2016
    • Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival  – As we enter HRFF’s 27th anniversary, we are excited to announce that HGLCF and the Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) have partnered up to curate a whole month of LGBT-themed events. Kicking off with the film festival, the month of August 2016, will offer a tantalizing array of activities and events. Honolulu, HI; Aug 6-28, 2016
    • Fierté Montréal – Montreal Pride reflects this reality by presenting each year the popular Pride Parade and Community Day and five days are devoted to a free cultural festival in the Place Émilie-Gamelin. The parade will take place on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, between rue Guy and Sanguinet. Montreal, QC; Aug 8-14, 2016
    • Prague Gay Pride – exhibitions, concerts, workshops, theater, film, lectures, discussions, parties, parties, parties…Prague, Czech Republic; Aug 7-14, 2016
    • Girlie Circuit Festival – Summer is calling! From August the 11th to the 16th, get ready to enjoy a week of holidays, sun, beach, fun, culture, sports, party and activities in Barcelona. For the eighth year in a row, Europe’s biggest lesbian event is going to turn the city into the international meeting point… Are you ready to answer the call? Barcelona, Spain; Aug 9-14, 2016
    • Rendezvous – Wyoming Equality seeks to enhance the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in the Equality State by providing: Education, Information, Activities, Support, a Networking System, and an Advocacy System for people impacted by gender and sexual orientation issues. Cheyenne, WY; Aug 10-14, 2016
    • Antwerp Pride – Antwerp is probably one of the most open and tolerant cities in the world concerning gay rights and acceptation of the gay lifestyle. Although it’s a rather small city (population 600.000) it hosts numerous gay shops, venues and events, among them the famous Red & Blue night club, cruising bar The Boots and of course the Antwerp Pride weekend. Antwerp Pride is organized by a board of volunteers. Their goal is to unite social work and business in order to present Antwerp as the city of diversity with a rich gay scene.  Antwerp, Belgium; Aug 10-15, 2016
    • Toronto International Queer West Film Festival – The Queer West Film Festival  is  gaining an international reputation for offering the best of independent queer cinema and the opportunity to meet filmmakers and artists, participate in workshops and panel discussions, attend galas and after parties and see unexpected performances. Toronto, Canada; Aug 11-14, 2016
    • MAGICO FESTIVAL – Thousands of hot men from around the world will meet to be part of the magic and to party in the unique environment found only on the magical white island. Ibiza, Spain: Aug 11-17, 2016
    • Vancouver Queer Film Festival – Celebrating the best in independent queer cinema, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Vancouver’s second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. More than just film, the Festival hosts performances, workshops, panel discussions, parties and more, facilitating a unique community space for 11 days each August. Throughout the year, the Festival teams up with other Arts and community groups to co-present queer film. Vancouver, Canada; Aug 11-21, 2016
    • North Carolina Annual Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (NCGLFF) is the second largest gay, lesbian and transgender film festival in the Southeast, attracting thousands of patrons yearly. Since its beginning in 1995, the Festival has featured a diverse array of shorts, documentaries, and feature films. The Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau named the NCGLFF a Signature Event for Durham, the highest honor bestowed on a cultural event or attraction by the organization. Durham, NC; Aug 12-20, 2016
    • Eugene/Springfield Pride Festival – Eugene, OR; Aug 13, 2016
    • Northalsted Market Days – Northalsted Market Days® is the largest outdoor street festival in the Midwest! Famous for its vast array of national talent, unique vendors, arts, crafts, food and drink, Northalsted Market Days® gathers a crowd of over 180,000 people from across the globe to celebrate right here on Halsted Street. Past performances include En Vogue, Jennifer Holliday, Lynda Carter, Salt n Pepa, Wilson Phillips and David Cassidy. Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Northalsted Market Days® is set to be the biggest and best it has ever been! Chicago, IL; Aug 13-14, 2016
    • Capital Pride Festival – The mission of the Capital Pride Committee is to present an entertaining, professional Pride Festival which will perpetuate the spirit of pride in our community and provide a positive economic impact to the Ottawa-Gatineau region through tourism. Ottawa, ON; Aug 15-21, 2016
    • Copenhagen Pride – During Copenhagen Pride Week one of the scenic city squares of Copenhagen is transformed into Pride Square – a sanctuary for LGBT culture. Pride Square as a concept was born more than a decade ago – only then it was named Pride Village and was quite different from what we know today, with debates, a grand stage show and various shops offering food and goods. Copenhagen, Denmark; August 16–21, 2016
    • New York City Black Pride – NYC Black Pride is an annual five-day multicultural event targeting the Black and Latino Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community. New York, NY; Aug. 17-21, 2016
    • Xlsior Mykonos – the most exclusive International Summer Gay Festival, launched in Sept. 2009 on the famous island of Mykonos. Mykonos has  renewed its image since the launch of XLSIOR and welcomes now all kind of circuit boys and holidaymakers thanks to a well-designed program, great artists of the gay scene, breathtaking open-air venues, a friendly and enjoyable holiday environment and guys coming from the four corners of the world to have fun. Mykonos, Greece; Aug 17-24, 2016
    • SOUTH CAROLINA BLACK PRIDE – Celebrating 10 years of South Carolina Black Pride. This year’s theme is ‘Primetime 4 Black Pride – 10 years of Standing in our Truth.’ Columbia, SC; Aug 18-21, 2016
    • CSD Magdeburg – The Christopher Street Day (CSD) is a party, commemoration, and demonstration by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In Magdeburg, he is celebrated for many years – as a colorful and peaceful demonstration for equal rights and against their discrimination and exclusion. Magdeburg, Germany; TBA
    • CSD Lubeck – Christopher Street Day in Lübeck, every year gather over 1,500 lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals and many heterosexual friends and friends that have expressed their solidarity with the objectives of the Christopher Street Day, on the Obertrave and start from here to the greatest political event of Lübeck, if not Schleswig -Holsteins.  And for good reason: There are still people who do not meet the traditional role of wife or husband, met with open hostility, hidden discrimination, legal inequality, stubborn prejudices, old stereotypes and violent homo- or transphobia. The vociferous protest about the political and social grievances have for Lübeck’s queer community a tradition because this year draws Lübeck Pride for the 15th time through the historic center. Lubeck, Germany; Aug 19-20, 2016
    • Schwules Strassenfest – For many years, the Hans-Sachs-St Festival has chosen as the motto eV individual countries or groups of countries in Europe as an object of celebration with his birthday party of the SUB. The choice fell on 2016 France. We love our big brother in the West due to many, quite different things. Some love the cheese, others wine, and again which both. Or croissants and cafe au lait, the particular type of French food enjoyment.The main reason France is for us to celebrate but the slogan of the French Revolution: nothing is more relevant today than this reputation celebrating freedom, equality, fraternity or French well Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité and to do so and hope that these basic concepts of human coexistence in each people take root and bloom. Let’s celebrate together and drink to make live this plant by human cooperation and love. Munich, Germany; Aug 20, 2016
    • CSD Kassel – Kassel, Germany; Aug 20, 2016
    • Doncaster Pride – We are back in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, outside Cast for a day of live music, drag and whatever else we can fit on the stage. We will also have a lively array of market stalls, food court, drinks tent and fair. Doncaster, England; Aug 20, 2016
    • Pride Charlotte – Charlotte Pride presents the annual lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning and queer (LGBTQ) Pride festival and other events in the Queen City. The annual festival is the largest LGBTQ Pride event in the Carolinas and the largest between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Charlotte, NC; Aug 20-21, 2016
    • Pride Glasgow – Pride Glasgow is Scotland’s largest celebration of LGBTI equality. Established in 2004 as Pride Scotia (Glasgow) we became a charity in 2012 and with the event being run annually from this time. Glasgow, Scotland; Aug 20-21, 2016
    • Austin Pride – The Austin PRIDE Festival returns to Fiesta Gardens on the beautiful shores of Lady Bird Lake. Performers and more info coming soon! Austin, TX; Aug 20-27, 2016
    • NGLCC National Business & Leadership Conference(Palm Springs, CA) – The NGLCC conference is the largest LGBT business development event each year and brings together more than 900 LGBT and allied entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate representatives, and LGBT chamber leaders from across the country and around the globe.Attendees take part in three days of symposia, panel discussions, development seminars, and special events designed to generate business opportunities and build strong relationships with corporate champions and one another. August 23-26, 2016
    • Toledo Pride – Last year over 20,000 people joined us during the Toledo Pride weekend to celebrate diversity, acceptance and unity in Promenade Park in Downtown Toledo. This year, we’re doing it all again from August 26-27 in Levis Square. Located at Madison ave and N St. Clair Street.  We’re planning a great weekend for you, as well as some events leading up to Pride like the Toledo Pride Pub Crawl.  Toledo Pride is excited to announce a second stage to this year’s Saturday festivities. The Family Stage will offer a variety of events and activities for kids of all ages! Toledo Pride has always been a family-friendly event and is excited to welcome a greater number of families and younger audience members to the parade. Toledo, OH; Aug 26-27, 2016
    • Michigan Pride – The annual Pride Parade, part of the 26th Celebration of Pride In Michigan’s Capital. The Pride Parade attracts thousands of spectators annually and includes contingents from around the state floats, vehicles, walkers, entertainment and much more. People from all walks of life participate in this annual event to show they have pride. Lansing, MI; Aug 26-27, 2016
    • Manchester Gay Pride – The Big Weekend takes place in the world famous Gay Village in Manchester. The charity has been raising money for LGBT and HIV projects in the region and since 2003, has raised and distributed over £1.1million. Manchester Pride: CAMPAIGNS for equality and challenges discrimination, CREATES opportunity for engagement and participation and CELEBRATES lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Manchester, England; August 26-29, 2016
    • Calgary Pride – Pride Calgary Planning Committee is a not-for-profit organization that promotes equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQA community. We celebrate our community’s history, courage, and diversity through our annual Pride Parade & Street Festival. Pride Calgary plans, hosts and fundraisers throughout the year to bring these events to our community. Calgary, AB; Aug 26 – Sept 5, 2016
    • Birmingham SHOUT Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Birmingham SHOUT is Alabama’s first and only LGBTQ film festival and is proud to support the growing lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, and otherwise queer community in the Magic City, along with providing compelling content for anyone interested in independent films. Birmingham, AL; August 27-28, 2016
    • Gay Ski Week Queenstown – SKI into SPRING with the largest gay & lesbian Winter Pride in the Southern hemisphere! Queenstown, New Zealand; Aug 27 – Sept 3, 2016
    • Southern Decadence –  Southern Decadence started forty-four years ago as a simple going-away party. As a top gay Labor Day Weekend destination, it has evolved into one of our world’s major annual events. It is one of the largest annual celebrations and festivals in New Orleans, and has become known as the “Gay Mardi Gras.”  New Orleans, LA; Aug 30 – Sept 4, 2017
    • Atlanta Black Gay Pride – In The Life Atlanta (ITLA) is the official organizer of Atlanta Black Gay Pride, now the world largest pride celebration for African American lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Atlanta, GA; Aug; 30 – Sept. 5, 2016
    • Bears on Ice – BEARS ON ICE is a friendly social event for bears and friends where you get to see a little bit of Iceland and have fun with like-minded guys from all over the world. Reykjavik, Iceland; Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2017
    • ELLA, the “International Lesbian Festival” – In addition to a planned film festival, it include a conference with international participation to protect the rights of lesbians and LGBTI. Lesbians from all over the world enjoy nine days of the festival with beach parties during the day and also in sports and events. With its convenient accessibility of Mallorca, ELLA is certainly the most international of the European Women’s festivals, though last time pleasantly many Spaniards were among the 1,500 guests. Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Aug 31 – Sept 7, 2017

    When is Gay Pride?

    Gay Pride or LGBT Pride is the celebration of who we are.  Pride allows us to take a stand against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and to promote self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increased visibility, build community while we celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance.

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