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Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride is the celebration of who we are.  Pride allows us to take a stand against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) 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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  • Bologna Pride – Bologna, Italy; TBA
  • Victoria Pride – The Victoria Pride Society’s mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are – or think they might be – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies. Victoria Pride fosters learning and empowerment through social celebration and networking. We strive to create a better public understanding of our community’s history, courage, diversity, and future. Victoria, BC; Jul 1-8, 2018
  • Limerick Pride – Limerick’s annual celebration of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender culture. Limerick, Ireland; July 2-8, 2018
  • HOT – Crowned “The BEST LGBTQ Theater Festival in New York!” by The Village Voice, HOT! returns to Dixon Place for its 27th annual NYC celebration of Queer Culture! HOT!, the oldest annual festival of its kind in the world, never stale, as its fresh line-up continues to deliver innovative works in theater, music, dance, circus arts, literature, visual art & homoeroticism for the whole family! TBA
  • Cologne CSD – Right in the heart of Cologne the big CSD festival takes place. Three stages offer entertainment and information from Friday 6 pm until Sunday late night. The line-up is diverse – you’ll find something for every mood and every taste. Apart from the line-up details on these pages, you can find information about “Candlelight against oblivion”, a truly remarkable event taking place at the main stage on Saturday at 10 pm. Cologne, Germany; Jul 6-8, 2018
  • CSD KielChristopher Street Day in Kiel provides local associations, groups, and initiatives the opportunity to showcase their work. This is primarily for the legal equality of lesbian, gay, transgender and Bi’s and to the objective of full social acceptance! Kiel, Germany; Jul 7, 2018
  • Queer Collaborations – QC is a conference organized by students for students with a focus on bringing together the queer community. Melbourne, Australia; TBA
  • Rio Festival Gay de CinemaRio Gay Film Festival (RioFGC) encompasses all gender and sexuality in films long and short fiction films, documentary and experimental. In 2015, the DIV.A – Animation Diversity happens with the RioFGC. The festival provides a connection for people who share our passion for cinema. We are focused on supporting artists and filmmakers, providing a means for creative directors come together and collectively express themselves. The RioFGC is dedicated to all who identify with a modern lifestyle, incorporating the creative spirit of youth culture. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; TBA
  • Aomori International LGBT Film Festival – This is a multi-faceted film festival, focusing on human sexuality and the rights of all people. Through these LGBT-related movies and documentaries, it is our hope that the viewers will reflect on human rights and that these rights must be enjoyed by all people in a fair and just society. Aomori, Japan; Jul 7, 2018
  • Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival –  The time for celebrating the 23rd Tokyo International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival has arrived. We hope to keep providing you with this great chance to enjoy more and more wonderful films. Aoyama, Tokyo Japan; Jul 7-13, 2018
  • CSD Munich – Besides fun and festivities, the focus is also very much on the political roots of the CSD. Thus the CSD traditionally begins with the demonstration, which is led by the Mayor, Dieter Reiter, and the Rosa Liste city councilor, Thomas Niederbühl since the year 2000. Afterward, the street festival takes place at the Marienplatz, Munich’s historic central square. And in the evening, the honorable neo-gothic Munich City Hall opens it’s doors and is transformed into an enormous party location for the gay and lesbian community. This is truly unique – worldwide! Munich, Germany; July 7-15, 2018
  • OUTFEST: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival is eleven days of not to be missed world-class films, panels, and parties. Each summer Outfest Los Angeles screens more than 150 feature and short films to an audience more than 40,000 people. Outfest Los Angeles is the oldest film festival in Los Angeles and is considered the preeminent LGBTQ film festival in the world. Los Angeles, CA; Jul 12-12, 2018
  • Bellingham Pride – Bellingham Pride marches in the campaign to achieve equal human rights. We honor diversity, celebrate life, unity, and advocate for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. Bellingham, WA; Jul 13-15, 2018
  • San Diego Pride – Fostering pride in and respect for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, locally, nationally, and globally. San Diego, CA; July 13-15, 2018
  • CSD Leipzig – The CSD Leipzig is organized by an association of NPOs, initiatives, self-help groups, student councils, artists and committed private people. Relevant topics are spoken about in a basic democratic manner, a common focus is agreed upon and the event week, as well as the protest march, is planned accordingly. Leipzig, Germany; July 13-21, 2018
  • Tacoma Pride Festival – The Tacoma Pride Festival honors the LGBTQA population of Pierce County by curating cultural events, establishing community partnerships, and hosting Out in the Park, a large-scale outdoor festival downtown to circulate resources and celebrate our visibility. Tacoma, WA; July 13-22, 2018
  • CSD Stuttgart – The Christopher Street Day ( CSD ) in Stuttgart, southern Germany is the largest festival of its kind with a political background. The ten-day cultural week is held around the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, intersex and queer people (LSBTTIQ). The CSD Stuttgart is under the motto “acceptance! What else?” Stuttgart, Germany; July 13-29, 2018
  • Halifax Pride – Halifax Pride is a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to producing a 2SLGBTQ+ Pride Festival. Please join us this July in Downtown Halifax for Canada’s fourth largest Pride Festival! Celebrate with over 120,000 people. The Halifax Pride Parade will take on July 21st. Halifax, Nova Scotia; July 19-29, 2018
  • Pride London Festival – To provide an annual opportunity to generate celebratory, cultural, artistic and educational events which affirm the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, and two-spirited people, and supporters through activities which promote unity, inclusion, and awareness of sexual and gender diversity. London, Ontario, Canada; Jul 19-29, 2018
  • Gay Wine Weekend – Come Out In The Vineyard at GAY WINE WEEKEND 2018, a weekend of wine & celebration in California Wine Country – Featuring TWILIGHT T Dance & Gay Wine Auction benefiting Face to Face, Sonoma County AIDS Network. Sonoma & Napa Valleys, CA; July 20-22, 2018
  • CSD Frankfurt – Overcoming boundaries – building bridges – Frankfurt, Germany; July 20-22, 2018
  • Kitsap Pride – We are working on building on the excellent reception for our 2018 event bringing back everything that worked and trying out some new things which we hope will get you excited! We are working on more family-friendly events for kids of all ages, more community stage realness, and some fun community events leading up to Pride to get us all ready for the big day. Evergreen Rotary Park in Bremerton, Washington; Jul 21, 2018
  • Portland Latino Gay Pride – Made up of community volunteers, in 2006 Portland Latino Gay Pride partnered with El Hispanic News and the Jupiter Hotel to organize the first Portland Latino Gay Pride (PLGP).  The goal: to recognize the talents and contributions of Gay Latinos and Latinas. Since then, PLGP has grown tremendously. Portland, OR; Jul 21, 2018
  • CSD Konstanz – on sunny Lake Constance is not only the region but in its effect far beyond people of all social strata, all sexual orientations, whether merge homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual or transgender, political and cultural orientations under the sign of unity and togetherness. Konstanz, Germany; Jul 2019
  • Stadtfest BerlinGay Pride will take place in the area bounded by Motzstrasse, Eisenacher Strasse, Fuggerstrasse and Kalckreuthstrasse, spreading over 25,000 square meters, and featuring the Worlds of Sports, Radio, Words, Film, AIDS and Politics, as well as other exhibits from a wide range of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups. Along with dozens of information booths and market stalls, there will be a varied range of culinary treats. And on both days of the festival, there will be five high-energy performance venues – Jul 21-22, 2018
  • Roze Maandag – Rose Monday is the day we mostly have fun together, have fun and enjoy the color pink. A color that is according to Wikipedia for love, humor, and friendship. A color according to Da Vinci stands for femininity, beauty, and peace. Brings people together celebrate. Tilburg, Netherlands; July 23, 2018
  • Charlotte Black Gay Pride – CHARLOTTE BLACK GAY PRIDE’S THEME FOR 2018 IS “I AM…” In a society where you’re constantly bombarded with images of how to dress, how to look, how to think and how to react to news and events that impact your world, we invite you to take a moment to stop and embrace who you are! You fill in the blank of what comes after that… I AM… Intentional I AM… Brave I AM… Powerful I AM… ME! We have five days full of activities for attendees this year.  Charlotte, North Carolina; Jul 25-29, 2018
  • “Christopher Street Day” auf der Spree – CSD ON THE SPREE is unique Berlin tradition: Sightseeing Tour and “demonstration” on the water combine with fun and culture made within the CSD week a contribution to the rich spectrum of gay and lesbian clubs and big city life. CSD ON THE SPREE always takes place on Thursday before the Parade weekend. Berlin, Germany; Jul 26, 2018
  • Christopher Street Day Parade BerlinEurope’s biggest Lesbian-Gay City Festival in the traditional gay district of Berlin around Nollendorfplatz in Schöneberg. Jul 28, 2018
  • pinkballroom Berlin  – Pinkballroom is organizing since 1998 the Berlin Open and has organized twice the German Championship. And now the European Championship! We are very proud that after Blackpool – the Mecca of straight competitive dance – that Berlin will host the second “independent” European Championships. Berlin, Germany; Jul 27-29, 2017
  • The Pines Party – the jewel of New York’s queer nightlife calendar, bringing thousands of gay men to the shores of Fire Island Pines. A charitable event that’s the pinnacle of every season, raising money for the community and the Stonewall Community Foundation that helps LGBT organizations grow. Fire Island, New York; July 27 – 29
  • Internationales QueerTango-Festival – Queer Tango Festival Berlin  – Germany’s Queer & Tangometropolis invites again: the third edition of the intern. Queertango Festival established during the last 2 years to one of the most successful Queer Tango events worldwide. More than 200 registered participants from all over the world came to Berlin to dance tango, to learn, to meet friends and to make new contacts. The workshops with major international renown tango teachers and dancers were booked out, and the evening activities and Milongas were well-attended. Especially the open and relaxed atmosphere was emphasized by participants and guests. The third annual of world’s largest QueerTango Festival will take place again at the end of July. So be a part of the fascinating, magical world of QueerTango. Berlin, Germany; July 27-31, 2017
  • Up Your Alley – Up Your Alley® is only for real players – and not for the faint of heart – where leather daddies rule the streets of San Francisco’s South of Market district. Of course, if rubber, sportswear, biker gear, skinheads, punks, or any variety of built, hairy men turns you on, then we’ve got it. You won’t find a filthier event in the States. If you’re into it, there’s a scene for you. So, don’t get left out. Located in front of the legendary Powerhouse bar, nearly 15,000 fellow leather men and fetish enthusiasts engage in BDSM play at over 50 adult vendor spaces! Spanking, punching, whips and floggers, bondage, domination and submission, creative watersports, toys and so much more are in full effect. San Francisco, CA; July 28, 2017
  • CSD BraunschweigSommerloch Festival | CSD Braunschweig is lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, ( *) festival held in the city of Braunschweig, Germany; July 28-29, 2017
  • Miami Beach Brothaz – Miami Beach Bruthaz (MBB) was founded in July 2006 as an annual LGBTQ summer lifestyle event on Miami Beach. While MBB is open to any and all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual preference or orientation, this event’s beginnings were rooted in raising awareness of the increasing HIV /AIDs rates within minority gay communities.  The goal of Miami Beach Bruthaz is to build an educational and informative platform for the LGBTQ community to participate in a high-energy, intimate and interactive event. Miami, FL; Jul 28 – Aug 1, 2018
  • Hamburg Pride – The Pride Week this year is extended by one day and we start on the 25th July with the Pride Night, consisting of a gala with Pride awards ceremony and the opening party in cooperation with PinkInc. A day later opens the Pride House opened its doors to a wide variety of events. From 1 to 3 August, as usual, the street festival on Jungfernstieg and Ballindamm instead. There you expect many information booths from the community, music-islands, and an international stage program. For all fans of electronic dance music there on August 1, again the Electro Pride in the tower room of evil and dangerous. If you prefer to charts, pop, house or R’n ‘B dancing is determined on one of the 3 floors at 2 August Pride Dance come in Edelfettwerk at his expense. The highlight of Pride Week forms, as always, the parade on Saturday, August 2. Hamburg, Germany; July 28 – Aug 6, 2017
  • Belfast Gay Pride – Belfast Pride is now one of the biggest festivals in Belfast and biggest Pride festival in Ireland, bringing tens of thousands to ten full days of events. Belfast, Northern Ireland; July 28 – Aug 6, 2017
  • Sheffield Pride – the annual Sheffield Pride festival. A dazzling immersive array of culture, diversity, pride, and celebration spread throughout the city center celebrating the diversity of our community starting with a Mardi-Gras style parade and culminating in a large festival-style event running well into the early hours of Sunday morning. Our core campaigning message for 2015 is #nomorehate – we want to end the persecution and hate-related crimes of LGBT+ people both nationally and internationally. By attending the event you are helping to fund the facilitation and running of the hate crime reporting center, train new staff to provide support to the victims of hate crime and provide funding to charitable organizations who help affected people rebuild their lives. Sheffield, England;  July 29, 2017
  • Norwich Pride – Norwich Pride is a celebration of the LGBT community for everyone. Our mission is to ensure that Norwich is a city where everyone can feel safe and proud to be themselves. Norwich Pride is a grass-roots, do-it-yourself celebration organised by a collective of friendly, creative & enthusiastic volunteers. Norwich, UK; July 29, 2017
  • Liverpool Pride – Established in 2010, Liverpool Pride returns for its sixth consecutive year and continues to be one of the city’s most visual and flamboyant events of the Summer. Liverpool, England; Jul 29-30, 2017
  • Family Week – Family Week is the largest annual gathering of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified parents and their families in the world. Going into a celebration of its 20th year, the 2015 fun-filled Week will include more opportunities than ever to build community and to get empowered on today’s issues. Cape Cod, in Provincetown, MA; July 29 – Aug 5, 2017
  • Mr. Gay Germany – As MR GAY GERMANY you represent your country at the official elections to the MR GAY WORLD. The competition is not only a challenge for body, mind and personality – it is also an exciting journey to the new places and people you get to know and gain many new friends and experiences for you. Cologne, Germany; TBA
  • Pride in Hull – Pride in Hull is a family friendly LGBT+ orientated event traditionally held annually in Hull on the penultimate Saturday of July. Hull, UK; TBA
  • Amsterdam Gay Pride – Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday. Gay pride is one of the busiest weekends of the year in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands; July 29 – Aug 6, 2017
  • Nottinghamshire Pride – Nottingham Pride (aka Nottinghamshire Pride) organizes an annual gay pride festival held in The Arboretum in the city of Nottingham, UK; TBA
  • Stockholm Pride – Stockholm Pride operates with the aim to strengthen the LGBTQ community’s living situation and rights. The aim of the organization is to visualize the heteronormativity in our society and the LGBTQ-community at large. The festival is a joyful free zone for the LGBTQ-community and strives to make it possible for members of the LGBTQ-community to take place in public space. Stockholm, Sweden; Jul 31 – Aug 6, 2017

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