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Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2018.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com

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2018 Pride Calendar

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2018 Pride Calendar

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“CSD” stands for Christopher Street Day, a common name for European Prides that honors the Stonewall Riots that took place on Christopher Street in New York City in 1969.

January

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival – The Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in North America, welcoming 135,000 attendees annually for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The Festival is also known for its annual Black Tie Awards Gala, honoring the best achievements of the film year by a celebrated list of talents who, in recent years, have included Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, Cate Blanchett, Danny Boyle, Bradley Cooper, George Clooney, Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt, Natalie Portman, Charlize Theron and Kate Winslet. Palm Springs, CA; Jan 2-15, 2018
  • Gay Ski Week – Aspen Gay Ski Week is a week-long LGBTQ winter event held in January each year. Aspen is located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains just hours from Denver by car and 30 minutes by plane from Aspen Airport. We have plenty to do for everyone..even if you don’t ski or board. We have daily skiing/boarding on one of the four mountains in the area with guides for all abilities. We also have daily apres ski parties, dinners, comedy, film, boutique & art walk, nightly parties, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, yoga & spa days…and much much more. Aspen, CO; Jan 14-21, 2018
  • Midsumma Festival – Midsumma, Melbourne’s annual Queer Celebration, is a federation of arts and cultural events spread over 85 different venues throughout Melbourne and Regional Victoria. The festival is presented over three weeks from mid-January to February and, having been held annually since 1988, is a significant attraction on the Melbourne festival calendar. Midsumma is funded through the involvement and financial support of our sponsors, our patrons, and our wonderful community. Our vision, mission, profile and strategic objectives are outlined in the Midsumma Strategic Plan: 2014-2016. Victoria Melbourne, Australia; Jan 14 – Feb 4, 2018
  • Winter Rendezvous – Celebrate 5 Days of Wintry Bliss with hundreds of GLBT enthusiasts from across the country and beyond. Stowe, VT; Jan 17-21, 2018
  • Bärenpaadiie XXL – a gay bear weekend in Hamburg with gay parties, sauna, and events. Hamburg, Germany; Jan 19-21, 2018
  • AROSA Gay Ski Week – The idyllic and gay-friendly Swiss resort of Arosa invites you to its eleventh fun-filled LGBT ski week. Since 2005, this lively and colorful week has become one of the biggest Gay and Lesbian winter events in Europe. Arosa, Switzerland; Jan 20-27, 2018
  • Gay Whistler Ski Week – The Whistler Pride and Ski Festival is more than just a gay ski week, it is an 8-day festival that combines Sports, Culinary, Wellness and spectacular Social and Cultural events. Vancouver, BC; Jan 21-28, 2018
  • Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston – Reelout exists to celebrate queer media arts and to contribute to community vitality by programming materials that focus on issues of sexuality, race, culture, religion, class, gender, ability, health and age, thereby purposefully drawing together and initiating challenging dialogue among disparate members of the queer communities in Kingston and the surrounding area as well as between the larger Kingston community and the queer community. Kingston, Ontario; TBA
  • Pride: Bloomington’s LGBTQ Film Festival – PRIDE is a Bloomington, IN film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity. The goal of the festival is to educate and strengthen the local community and celebrate artistic talent and achievement. Bloomington, IN; Jan 25-27, 2018
  • RegenbogenBall – The Wiener Regenbogenball (Viennese Rainbow Ball) is the number one ball for LGBTI people and their friends. Vienna, Austria; Jan 27, 2018

February

  • MIX NYC – The New York Queer Experimental Film Festival – MIX NYC is a community of artists and organizers joined together to explore, share, and create queer experimental media through an ever-changing constellation of means. We make art for ourselves and our community, not for markets or museums. As always, at MIX 27 we are proud to present the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer-identified figures in avant-garde cinema. New York, NY; TBA
  • Auckland Pride – Moving forward into its 5th year, the Auckland Pride Festival is New Zealand’s largest and loudest social and cultural program of events for our Rainbow communities (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Takatāpui, Fa’afafine, Intersex, Queer), as well as our families and friends. Auckland, New Zealand; Feb 2-18, 2018
  • Out in the Past – The introduction and promotion of LGBT History Month (UK) by Schools OUT UK in 2005 has significantly enhanced and further validated awareness of and interest in LGBT and Human Rights Campaigns of the second half of the 20th century. The associated and growing interest in ‘LGBT History’ has created a growing public demand for readings of that past, that has, in turn, encouraged popular and academic research into that past. However, despite the increasing popular demand for such history, it still an area of study that in the UK is very much in its infancy compared to the remarkable advances made elsewhere. Feb 3 – Various, UK; Mar 18, 2018
  • Festival des images aux mots – 8th edition of the Lesbian Film Festival, Gay, Bi and Trans Toulouse “Of Images For Words” The Festival  Of Words In Pictures has found its place in the cultural landscape Toulouse film, as well as local and national LGBT movement. Toulouse, France; Feb 5-11, 2018
  • Sitges Carnival – Sitges Carnival is one of the world’s top 10 carnivals and attracts more than 250,000 people to Sitges over 7 days with amazing parades, shows, and parties. This is one Winter festival you don’t want to miss! Sitges, Spain; Feb 6–14, 2018
  • Rainbows Winter FestivalRainbow Reykjavik combines amazing nature, nightlife and northern lights in fantastic international and local company. We offer waterfalls, erupting geysers, tectonic plates, the most popular LGBT party of the season, comedy, singing, exciting activities, world-class cuisine, and geothermal baths all neatly arranged over 3 glorious days. This small pride festival really is the perfect winter getaway and a great introduction to Iceland. Reykjavik, Iceland; Feb 8-11, 2018
  • Desperado Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – The Desperado LGBT Film Festival at Paradise Valley Community College showcases the best in LGBT film and fosters diversity and multiculturalism throughout the state of Arizona. Phoenix, AZ; Feb 9-11, 2018
  • National Student Pride – Held in London since 2014 the three-day spectacle celebrates our mission to be the pride of conversation. It is centered around a daytime festival free at the point of entry with panels, the largest free LGBT job fair, a performance stage and so much more. This is the centerpiece of a whole weekend of club nights, parties, cinema screenings and events spread over three days held every year during LGBT History Month in February. London, United Kingdom; Feb 9-11, 2018.
  • Pride Fort Lauderdale on the Beach – Over 60,000 people are expected to at the 41st Annual Pride Fort Lauderdale festival on Fort Lauderdale Beach. Festival is from Noon to 8 PM at 1100 Sea Breeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. Fort Lauderdale, FL; Feb 11, 2018
  • Gay Mardi Gras – 68th Gay Mardi Gras Weekend: Friday-Fat Tuesday [Mardi Gras] New Orleans, LA; Feb 13, 2018
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival – QueerScreen – There have been lesbian and gay film festivals in Sydney since 1978. Initially, these were run by the Australian Film Institute. In 1986, the AFI partnered with what was then the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, to present an annual ‘Sydney Gay Film Week’during the Mardi Gras festival. The film festival was taken over by commercial concerns in 1991 but still screened as a highlight of the Mardi Gras season. Sydney, Australia; Feb 15 – Mar 1, 2018
  • !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival (Rainbow Films) – The !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival was founded in 2001 and every February and March, it hosts some 70,000 film buffs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world.  Turkey – Istanbul – Feb 15-25, Ankara – Mar 1-4, Izmir – Mar 1-4, 2018 (Ankara Governorship Cancels LGBTI Film Days)
  • TEDDY AWARD at the International Film Festival in Berlin – The 31st TEDDY AWARD will be in the context of the 66th International Film Festival on Friday, 02.19.2016. Place the festive ceremony is Haus der Berliner Festspiele in der Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin, Germany; Feb 16, 2018
  • Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras (NSW) – SGLMG has existed since 1978 primarily for the benefit of Sydney’s LGBTQI community, the enjoyment of a wider audience and as a global beacon of diversity, acceptance, and LGBTQI rights. It includes the iconic Parade (Mar 5th) and the Queer Screen queer film festival. Feb 16 – Mar 3, 2018
  • LesBiGay Youth Wintermeeting 2018 – A must for all winter fans, but also all snow-shame could inspire the winter meeting. You spend a week with 40 adolescents and young adults up to 27 years in the Pitztal in Tyrol. Skiing and snowboarding are not the only program spots this week, and many other activities are offered. Austria; Feb 19, 2018
  • Utah Gay Ski Weekend – When we decided to expand the Elevation brand to a new resort, Park City was at the top of the list from the very beginning. It is an amazing world-class resort. Park City has a multitude of venues for events, as well as great restaurants and hotels. Park City is easily accessible from anywhere in the country. You can be in downtown Park City a half hour after you land in Salt Lake City. Park City, UT; Feb 22-25, 2018
  • Telluride Gay Ski Week – Telluride Gay Ski Week (“TGSW”) is an annual week-long gay ski event produced by StraightOut Media & Marketing with support from the Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association and benefitting the Telluride AIDS Benefit. Ranked the Top Gay Ski Week in the U.S.A., by gay.com, TGSW is an alternative to other gay ski events and provides a unique vacation experience in a spirited and unpretentious ski town. Nestled in a box canyon surrounded by the majestic 13,000 ft peaks of the San Juan Mountains, Telluride Gay Ski Week brings the charm of Telluride together with the European-style town of Mountain Village. Telluride, CO; Feb 24 – Mar 3, 2018
  • Starkbierfest – For five days, the Münchener Löwen present the established programme-mix of folksy togetherness and hot event.Bavaria, Germany; Feb 28 – Mar 4, 2018
  • Winter Party Miami – Winter Party Festival is an iconic six-day celebration of LGBTQ people – diverse people from all over the globe – who come together to learn, live, love, laugh and forge lifelong relationships. Back in 1994, our founders kicked up their heels and invited the LGBTQ community to party on the sands of South Beach. More than twenty years later, under the leadership of the National LGBTQ Task Force, that one annual party on the beach has become what’s now known as Winter Party Festival. Miami, FL; Feb 28 – Mar 6, 2018

March

  • Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Summit – the Castro District of San Francisco will bring together over 2,000 lesbians, queer women + allies across all areas of technology. Topics include Mobile, Cybersecurity, Big Data, Health Tech, Fin Tech, Software Engineering, Inclusion, Design, Space Tech & Science, and more. There will also be live music, after-parties, technology demos, hula hoop contests, high fives, networking that does not suck, workshops that focus on your career growth and leadership development. San Francisco, CA; Mar 1-3, 2018
  • SnowGay Weekend – Located in the Pyrenees of Lleida, this ski resort has 47km of slopes, one of the highest snow levels of the Pyrenees (2,751 m maximum and 2,020 m minimum) and a privileged location facing the north, which results in a snow of excellent quality. Mar 1-4, 2018
  • Maspalomas Carnival – Canary Islands, Spain; Mar 2-11, 2018
  • Swing Gay Ski Week – A sunny, high-Alpine valley in the Graubünden region of Switzerland – Lenzerheide/Valbella. Skiing at its best, sure of snow. Easy to reach, far away from everyday life. Lenzerheide, Switzerland; Mar 3-10, 2018
  • Gay & Lesbian Travel Expo at ITB – Gay & Lesbian travel is visible at ITB Berlin since 2003 but it became one of the “established ITB travel segments” in 2010. In the meantime, the Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion has become an increasingly important landmark. Thus at ITB Berlin 2012 more than a dozen exhibitors were presenting the latest trends and products in the LGBT market on a record display area covering 200 square meters in Hall 2.1a. Mar 7-11, 2018
  • Breck Pride – LGBTQ appreciation week presented by the Breckenridge Tourism Office, Breckenridge Creative Arts and the Breckenridge Ski Resort. Breckenridge, CO; Mar 7-11, 2018
  • ChillOut Festival (Daylesford) (Vic) – Held on the Labour Day Weekend in early March, the ChillOut Festival in Daylesford, one hour north of Melbourne, is one of the largest and longest-running Queer Pride events in regional Australia. Mar 8-13, 2018
  • Roze Filmdagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival  – 20th AMSTERDAM LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL. Amsterdam, Netherlands; Mar 8-18, 2018
  • Bear Carnival Maspalomas – Bear Carnival will be a large-scale bear meeting in Gran Canaria, the biggest gay beach destination in the World. Have a look at the program! the last edition was held in March 2016, overlapping the famous Maspalomas International Carnival. It was a complete success, attracting hundreds of bears from America, Europe, and Mid-East. Gran Canaria, Spain; Mar 10-19, 2018
  • Cinekink NYC – Featuring a carefully curated program of films and videos that celebrate and explore the wide diversity of sexuality, with offerings drawn from both Hollywood and beyond, works presented by CineKink range from documentary to drama, camp comedy to artsy experimental, mildly spicy to quite explicit — and everything in between. NY, NY; Mar 14-18, 2018
  • Mammoth Gay Ski Week – Elevation 2018, the Annual Mammoth Gay Ski Week! Elevation, one of the largest gay ski weeks in North America, continues to bring together more than 2500 riders from across the world. Elevation has something for everyone, from small bar events to large dance parties. The annual ski week celebrates diversity, fun, and the best spring skiing and boarding anywhere. Mammoth Lakes, CA; Mar 14-18, 2018
  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival (Vic) – Held over 11 days in late March, MQFF is the largest and longest-running queer film festivals in Australia, screening the best Australian and International queer films, shorts and documentaries. Mar 15-25, 2018
  • NOOSA Rainbow River Festival – Come and join the LGBTI community for a fun-filled few day of events including Melony Brest’s Drag Bingo and a Sunday afternoon river parade. Rent your own boat or join our party Rainbow Boat. All are welcome. Noosaville, QLD, Australia; Mar 16-18, 2018
  • European Snow Pride – European Snow Pride is Europe’s biggest gay ski week. Tignes, Espace Killy (Tignes+Val d’Isère) Tignes, France; Mar 17-23, 2018
  • European Gay Ski Week – With over 1000 participants from all around the world our European Gay Ski Week is easily the first choice for Gay winter sports enthusiasts. We offer great parties, happy Apres Ski and stupendous events in a super-friendly and welcoming environment. You can hang out with some fine folk as you ski, snowboard, swim, gym, dine, dance and party. Les Menuires and Les Trois ValléesFrench Alps; Mar 17-24, 2018
  • Gay Snow Happening – After a one-year break, Sölden in Tirol’s Ötztal once again plays host to Europe’s biggest Ski Party in Pink. Hundreds of gay and lesbian party owls will get together in one of the most renowned winter sports resorts. SÖLDEN, Austria; Mar 17-24, 2018
  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival  – Since starting life in 1986 as Gay’s Own Pictures, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (formerly BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) has brought the best in international queer cinema to the South Bank. The festival has evolved to become one of the highlights in the LGBT cultural calendar, a place for the breadth of the community, and a few of our honored friends, to meet and watch and talk and drink and dance and debate. March 22 – Apr 1, 2018
  • GLITCH – We are a groundbreaking 10 day festival with a unique programming focus, either made by Queer/LGBTIQA+ people of color on any subject or films made by directors of any identity featuring/documenting LGBTIQA+ people of color. Glasgow, Scotland; TBA
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival – Get ready for two weeks queer cinema full of glittering glamor, compelling dramas, deep feeling and first class enterfirst-classonstanz, Germany; TBA
  • Out & Equal Executive Forum – The 11th annual Out & Equal Executive Forum will convene LGBT and Ally senior executives and business leaders from multi-national corporations and federal agencies for two days of professional development and in-depth exploration of the global landscape of LGBT workplace equality. San Francisco, CA; Mar 28-30, 2018
  • Dinah Shore Weekend – Club Skirts Dinah Shore Weekend – the largest girl party music festival in the world. Rocking Palm Springs for 25 years! Palm Springs, CA; Mar 28 – Apr 2, 2018
  • Cinema St. Louis Qfest – QFest uses the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and celebrate queer culture. The event features an eclectic slate of contemporary LGBTQ-themed feature films, documentaries, and shorts. St. Louis, MO; Apr 4-8, 2018
  • Wicked Queer – The Boston LGBT Film Festival is the fourth oldest LGBT film festival in North America and it is largest LGBT media event in New England.Boston, MA; Mar 30 – Apr 8, 2018
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility TDoV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day to be empowered and get the recognition we deserve! Mar 31, 2018

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