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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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Gay Pride 2018

      • Phoenix Pride Parade – Phoenix Pride promotes unity, visibility, and self-esteem among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons; and promotes a positive image in the Valley of the Sun and throughout Arizona through community activities and services. Phoenix, AZ; April 1-2, 2017
      • Northeast LGBT Conference – The University at Albany, State University of New York, is proud to host the 20th Annual Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender College Conference! Albany, NY; Apr 1-3, 2017
      • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Cologne -Women have increasingly come to occupy a good number of creative and responsible posts in all fields of film production. However, the old rule of thumb still applies: the higher the budget and the higher the financial risk associated with the production the less frequently you will find a woman with executive functions.It is for this reason that the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival runs different competitions to highlight the work of women film directors. Köln, Germany; Apr 4-9, 2017
      • VUES D’EN FACE Festival International du Film Gay et Lesbian de GrenobleOpposite views (Grenoble,France) is an association organized by film festival “Gay International Film Festival and Lesbian Grenoble”(Law 1901). The festival runs for a week each April in Grenoble, France; Apr 5-9, 2017
      • Festival Cinemarges – Thus Fortnight name changes (sex) to become the Cinémarges Festival that blossoms in May 2005 in Bordeaux with the broader theme of “sex, gender and identity.” This is a movie buff and quirky festival exploring the cross-gender issues throughout filmmaking. Bordeaux, France; Apr 6-8, 2017
      • Peak Pride – As Canada’s newest LGBT2Q+* winter destination event, Peak Pride will celebrate self-expression and community, with a full line-up of events covering everything from family-friendly activities to high-voltage nightlife with top-tier talent.  Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; Apr 6-8, 2016
      • The DÜSSEL-CUP – Düsseldorf’s gay and lesbian sporting event. The Düssel-Cup is organized by four clubs: VC Phönix, Düsseldorf Dolphins, Weiberkram and TSC conTAKT.Around 700 participants come from all over Europe to Düsseldorf to participate in 11 sporting disciplines including swimming, volleyball, basketball, dancing, soccer, badminton, and running. Düsseldorf, Germany; Apr 7-9, 2017
      • BIG BOY PRIDE – Big Boy Pride is a four-day event presented to foster the empowerment and togetherness of same gender loving larger men and those who support them. Orlando, FL; Apr 6-10, 2017
      • Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival – Since its inception in 2009, Miami Beach Gay Pride has grown from a neighborhood event to an event on the global stage with A-list celebrities such as Mario Lopez, Elvis Duran, Iggy Azalea, Jordin Sparks, Gloria Estefan and Adam Lambert. Attendance has grown as well. An estimated 15,000 spectators turned out for the first Pride parade in 2009; an estimated 130,000 attended the event in 2016. In addition to Parade spectators, last April’s event included more than 70 parade contingencies, 35 floats and 3,000 participants. Miami, FL; April 7-9, 2017
      • Barcelona Bear Pride 2017 – Evento bear gay internacional en Barcelona en 2017. Internacional gay bear event in Barcelona in 2017. Barcelona, Spain; Apr 12-17, 2017
      • BLF | ECMC Leather & Fetish Week – In 1998 the BLF was established to organize this event and also to provide a framework for the Berlin Easter Meeting to once again become one of the great fetish fixtures in the calendar of the fetish world. This, in Europe unique Fetish-Week, is a meeting of the Community, – with togetherness, celebrations and parties, exchanges of all kinds and horny encounters. Apr 12-18, 2017
      • Matinée Easter Weekend – Welcome to the third edition of Europe’s hottest Spring Festival! If you’re hungry for sun, party and holidays but you can’t wait until the summer, here’s something to tide you over! Matinée Group brings you the ultimate spring getaway: 4 full days of world-class DJs and events shared with thousand of clubbers from all over the world.  Barcelona, Spain; Apr 13-16, 2017
      • Beach Bear Weekend – BeachBear Weekend was founded to bring men to greater Fort Lauderdale to experience the best we have to offer. Our city is like a cruise that doesn’t leave port. Come enjoy our world-class beaches, the nearby Everglades, our wild nightlife, and beachfront restaurants, shopping, and other attractions. We’ll show the bears one hell of a time! Fort Lauderdale, FL; Apr 13-16, 2017
      • LGBTQ Cartoonists and Comics Conference – Queers & Comics features two days of discussion panels, workshops, readings, and comics galore, along with a multitude of off-site events. This year we will spotlight international and emerging LGBTQ cartoonists, the role of the San Francisco Bay Area, and the future of queer comics. San Francisco, CA; Apr 14-15, 2017
      • Pride in the Park – Roanoke Pride, Inc. is the guiding force behind the season-long series of activities and events known collectively as Pride. The center piece of our Pride celebration is the Festival “Pride In the Park”. Since its inception in 1989, this gathering is the largest LGBTQA event in southwestern Virginia.Roanoke, VA; Apr 14-15, 2018
      • STRETCH is a three-day festival for men in the heart of Berlin. It features 36 mini-workshops, performances, dance, time to socialize and mingle in order to inspire and experience a deeper, wider, more soul- and playful connection to one another and to life itself. Berlin, Germany; Apr 14-16, 2017
      • Jasper Pride Festival – a four-day winter Pride event with skiing, ice hiking, drag shows, movies, concerts and more! Alberta, Canada; Apr 19-22, 2018
      • Give OUT Day, a national day of giving to the LGBTQ community that unites the LGBTQ community from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and D.C. Apr 20, 2017
      • Day of Silence – GLSENs Day of Silence is a national day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of anti-LGBT bullying and harassment in schools. Apr 21, 2017
      • Boston Latinx Pride – a program of Boston Pride dedicated to serving the needs of communities of color in our region. Boston, MA; Apr 21-23, 2017
      • MiFo LGBT FILM FEST – (Formerly the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival) The festival has grown from a 3-day event in which 25 films were presented to the current format of 10 days with 65+ films. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is an internationally acclaimed event serving as a platform for numerous World Premiers, North American Premiers and East Coast Premiers. The Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is the first MAJOR LGBT film festival to occur in the calendar year, setting the tone for the entire LGBT film festival season. Miami, FL April 21–30, 2017
      • Tallahassee Pridefest – Tallahassee PRIDEFEST is an annual celebration designed to promote peace and understanding among diverse cultures, races, creeds, genders and sexual identities.  PRIDEFEST attracts hundreds of people to the Tallahassee area each year and is attracting even greater numbers to its events this year.  Proceeds from the events benefit The Family Tree Community Center. Tallahassee, FL; Apr 22, 2017
      • TropOut is heading back to Phuket, Thailand, bigger and even better in 2018.  Chic accommodation, luxurious open-air beach clubs, private island beach parties, cultural excursions to enable you to uncover the destination, like-minded gay travelers, and some unique surprises. Phuk; Thailand; Apr 15-22, 2018
      • CSD POTSDAM 2017 – The CSD Potsdam launches the nationwide CSD season every year. With small and large events, diversity is the order of the day. Brandenburg, Potsdam; April 24, 2017
      • WET N WILD PALM SPRINGS – WHITE PARTY WEEKEND Splash into White Party Weekend ! Wet and Wild Palm Springs is a brand new, gay waterpark party for WP Weekend. DJ Ray Rhodes. Full liquor bar (21+). Palms Springs, CA: Apr 25, 2017
      • PINK APPLE Annual Swiss Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – This year’s program consists of 90 films from 25 countries. “Soongava ” the first lesbian film from Nepal about , on the one hand is a milestone for the South Asian country that is barely three times as large as Switzerland . It shows in his dramatic action but also as a progressive legislation – the recognition of same-sex marriages in Nepal’s Constitution is in preparation – and a ( decidedly ) collide traditional society. Zurich Apr 26 – May 5, 2017, Frauenfeld May 5-9, 2017
      • Velvet Ibiza Festival – The 2015 first time held “Velvet Ibiza” promises “the wildest weekend for women only” and is “celebrate and forget the rest of the world Hart” devoted to the motto. According to the DJ line-up will be offered a lot. Is already posted the German house legend DJ Hildegard, who brings zumKochen any dance floor. This not run the party hop lesbians were named after the “L-Beach” -Vorbild a whole Bungalow Park, Club Punta Arabi, hired directly by the sea with a large pool, sports area and various clubs for party and concerts (from 270 euros for four nights all inclusive). Some limitations are there in “Velvet Ibiza” however: The festival is strictly at least 18, and children are not allowed on the premises. But it is supposed to be a crazy weekend! Ibiza, Spain; Apr 27 – May 1, 2017
      • Purple Party Weekend! – After a very successful and record-breaking 16th year, Purple Foundation is gearing up for our biggest signature weekend yet. Mark your calendars and join us April 27 – May 1, 2017 for an unrivaled lineup of the world’s best DJs, a healthy dose of Texas-sized hospitality, and the magic that makes Purple Party more than a party but a weekend that makes a difference. Dallas, TX; Apr 27 – May 1, 2017
      • Philadelphia Black Gay Pride – Philadelphia Black Pride is dedicated to raising public awareness for health issues such as HIV/AIDS, shining light on issues that affect the LGBTQ community, providing positive youth leadership opportunities, and networking with queer communities along the northeast. Though PBGP targets its festival to people of African-descent who are members of the LGBTQ community, it welcomes any and all allies to the community. Philadelphia, PA; Apr 27–30, 2017
      • London Lesbian Film Festival – The London Lesbian Film Festival is a celebratory gathering at which we project our images, challenge our politics, and reflect upon our lives. The festival aims to portray the richness and diversity of lesbian experiences and to strengthen our communities. London, Ontario, Canada; Apr 28-30, 2017
      • Guelph Gay Pride – Guelph Pride is a week of events which looks to bring the LGBTQ Community closer together. Show your Pride! Guelph, Ontario Apr 28 – May 7, 2017
      • Tokyo Rainbow Pride – In 2017, we will hold a parade & festival at Yoyogi Park for two days, May 6th and 7th. Rainbow week events are held from April 29th to May 7th. We will release information from time to time. Tokyo, Japan; April 29 -May 7, 2017
      • In and Out, rencontres cinematographiques – In & Out is the gay and lesbian film festival in Nice, also known as Film Forum. With an ever-eclectic programming, the association’s openers, which is the origin of the event, invests different cultural venues in the city of Nice, for more than a week of screenings. Nice & Cannes, France; TBA
      • Malmo Queer Filmfestival – People’s Cinema Malmo is a nonprofit organization that operates Panora and works to disseminate quality film that inspires and awakens thoughts to all residents of Malmö. Malmo, Sweden TBA
      • Queer Zagreb – An empowered new concept of queer as a wider platform for excellence in arts, capable of tracking, discovering and interpreting new trends while daring to speak openly about the norms that constitute society and artistic practices. Zagreb, Croatia, more than 50 events from April to August
      • Queerness and Games Conference – The Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon) is an annual, community-oriented, nationally-recognized event dedicated to exploring the intersection of LGBTQ issues and video games. QGCon got its start at UC Berkeley, where it was hosted in 2013, 2014, and 2015. The fourth annual conference will be held in Los Angeles in the spring of 2017. The event is free and open to the public. Los Angeles, CA; April 2017


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