International Gay and Lesbian Calendar

What is Christopher Street Day?

Christopher Street Day (CSD) is an annual European LGBT celebration and demonstration held in various cities across Europe for the rights of LGBT people, and against discrimination and exclusion. It is Germany’s and Switzerland’s counterpart to Gay Pride or Pride Parades. Austria calls their Pride Parade Rainbow Parade.

The most prominent CSD events are Berlin Pride, CSD Hamburg and CSD Cologne, Germany; and Zürich in Switzerland.

Source: Christopher Street Day

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International Gay and Lesbian Calendar 2017

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  • Q Cinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival – Q Cinema is Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. In addition to our film series programs, Guerilla Gay Bar FW and the History Project. Fort Worth, TX; Nov 2-4, 2017
  • Paris International Lesbian and Feminist Film FestivalThe 27th International Film Festival & lesbian feminist Paris. Paris, France; Nov 2-5, 2017
  • Out in the Open – OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s newest festival celebrating community diversity. It was developed to address some of the inequalities faced by the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (GLBTIQ) & allied communities and to build a more inclusive community in Greater Shepparton. Shepparton, Victoria, Australia; Nov 2-5, 2017
  • Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival BernThe aim of QUEERSICHT is to organize an event in Bern with highlights of the “queer cinema”, which do not find their way into “normal” cinema. The program includes short, feature and documentary films. The audience prize “The Pink Glasses” is awarded to the best short film. Bern, Switzerland; Nov 2-8, 2017
  • Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival – The Festival is presented by the UWM Peck School of the Arts Department of Film. Milwaukee, WI; Nov 2-12, 2017
  • Mezipatra Queer Filmový Festival / Mezipatra Queer Film FestivalWhat is Mezipatra? Around a hundred top-ranking films on lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer themes+ an international competition+ exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions, and parties+ 110 000 viewers, both gay and straight, in ten different cities in the Czech Republic. Prague, Brno Czech Republic; Nov 2-17, 2017
  • OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara LGBTQ Film Festival – Since 1992, the Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has provided a spectrum of films and videos for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Our desire to represent the diversity of our community in film and video has resulted in a new name: OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Film Festival. Santa Barbara, CA; On Hiatus
  • Queerstreifen Munster – Queer Monday, Queer stripes and what else More Options at the Cinema. Münster, Germany; TBA
  • GearBlastEU – A men’s party for GEAR aficionados – Rubber/Latex, Biker, Sport, Uniform, Worker, and COSplay. Munich, Germany; Nov 3-5, 2017
  • SKIN-WEEKEND – Berlin Leather and Fetish eV the popular BLF GAY SKINHEAD – WEEKEND in Berlin. Berlin, Germany; Nov 3-5, 2017
  • Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference – We invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and concerned civic activists to the 2015 Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania to explore the possibilities of queering our world. This theme encourages participants to consider what can be done to make our worlds more livable for individuals who identify as members of LGBTQQIAA+ communities wherever they exist. Bloomsburg, PA; Nov 3-5, 2017
  • Greater Palm Springs Pride – Palm Springs Pride is Southern California’s popular and longest-running LGBT festival in the Coachella Valley. Palm Canyon Drive will be closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly Pride Festival, unique to Southern California. A diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks, and sweets. Add all that to great shopping restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues located along world-famous Palm Canyon Drive and the result is like no place else – Palm Springs Pride. Palm Springs, CA; Nov 3-5, 2017
  • International Gay And Lesbian Volleyball Tournament – Vorspiel and the women/lesbian sports club Seitenwechsel invite you again to the international Goldelsen-Cup in Berlin. Nov 3-5, 2017
  • Fancinegay – Cine Gay y Lesbico Extremadura – The Closing Ceremony of the Seventeenth Edition FanCineGay take place at the Palacio de Congresos Manuel Rojas de Badajoz will take place on Saturday, November 15 at 22 am. The ceremony, in which FanCineGay Awards will be presented, will feature live music. From this year, the awards will focus exclusively on recognizing cultural initiatives such as film, television, literature or painting, which are linked to the LGBT culture. Caceres, Merida, Badajoz -Spain; Nov 3-12, 2017
  • Tromsø Arctic Pride – We celebrate diversity at 69 degrees north. Any color, gender, and files are welcome to celebrate that we are all unique and of equal worth and that we all have a right to be as similar or different we want. Let us celebrate the diversity and joy of creating heat in a cold winter week. Tromso Arctic Pride is the northernmost pride festival. Tromsø, Norway; Nov 4-12, 2017
  • TropOut New Caledonia – TropOut is heading to the idyllic South Pacific island of New Caledonia for the first time! Chateau Royal Beach Resort & Spa will welcome gay travelers from all over the globe for an unforgettable week filled with Chilling, Partying & Exploring. New Caledonia; Dec 6-11, 2018
  • Winter Pride Maspalomas – Winter Pride Maspalomas is the final gay pride celebration in the European calendar year. An open air event with an average outside temperature of 23 degrees. One week of amazing events with live shows with international artists, pool parties, boat excursions, parade, dance sessions and more! The theme for the 2016 edition is Acceptance & Respect, Keys to Life. Maspalomas, Spain; Nov 6-12, 2017
  • Filmovy festival inakosti – Slovak Queer Film Festival – The Slovak Queer Film Festival is a festival for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered people and their families, children, and friends. Since 2007, the festival has been loosely inspired by the tradition of gay-themed festivals held in Slovakia from 1996 to 2001. Today, the Slovak Queer Film Festival (FFi) is the only LGBTI-oriented film festival in Slovakia, organized by the civic association Iniciatíva Inakosť. FFi was established as a sophisticated venue for the presentation of quality Slovak and international cinema, intended to entertain heterosexual and non-heterosexual film fans, fight homophobia and xenophobia and encourage society to discuss and address the problems afflicting Slovakia’s continually ignored LGBTI minority. Bratislava, Slovak Republic; Nov 8 – Dec 14, 2017
  • Queer Film Festival Esslingen – Starting initiated and implemented by the “Pink Onion Esslingen” of a film series, originated in the late 1980s, the Esslinger Queer Film Festival (formerly gay and lesbian film festival Esslingen), the year in early November held a week-long program in Community Cinema Esslingen and exciting to a journey of discovery through the world of current queer cinema invites.With approximately 15 long and 20 short films, the festival presents the comical, colorful, happy, musical, comic and tragic, yet thoughtful, dramatic, experimental and militant sides of queer life. Since its creation, the festival has one of the oldest of its kind in Germany, has become a fixture in the gay and lesbian festival scene and is a member of Queer Scope, the independent German composite, gay and lesbian festival. The desire to offer the public fun and exciting entertainment, accompanied by the claim of (mostly volunteer working) festival organizers to provide a forum for social engagement, debatable and challenging film culture. The film program is complemented by live events, discussions, film discussions, etc. Esslingen, Germany; Nov 9-15, 2017
  • PinkPanorama Festival Gay and Lesbian Film Festival LucerneWer denkt, dass sich das alljährlich im Herbst stattfindende Filmfestival nur an Direktbetroffene richtet, liegt falsch. Ziel der PinkPanorama-Veranstaltenden ist es schwule, lesbische, bisexuelle und transgender Lebenswelten einem breiten Publikum näher zu bringen. Lucerne, Switzerland; Nov 9-15, 2017
  • Pink Screens – Queer Film Festival BrusselsPink Screens is back for the 16th consecutive time. The Brussels Queer Film Festival celebrates alternative sexualities and genders through nearly 80 films, performances, an exhibition, workshops, gigs, parties and lots of surprises… Brussels, Belgium; Nov 9-18, 2017
  • San Francisco Transgender Film Festival – The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue. San Francisco, CA; Nov 10-12, 2017
  • Black Party Weekend – One weekend, 3 parties! They say a little party never killed anybody! Black Party Weekend is that time of the year again that lets you loosen your inhibitions and yanks you back from the boring reality into the world of fancy. Zurich, Switzerland; Nov 10-12, 2017
  • Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival – The Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival is an annual fundraising event benefiting the Indiana Youth Group (IYG), a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to serve the needs of Indiana LGBT teens. Indianapolis, IN; Nov 10-12, 2017
  • Holebi Filmfestival Vlaams-Brabant – 20 days of celebrations in 11 Flemish Brabant cities and municipalities with movies, documentaries, and theater around the LGBT theme. The Gay Film Festival Flemish Brabant is in a number of cities and municipalities around Brussels, Leuven and anchor point. The other locations are Aarschot, Dilbeek, Haacht, Halle, Overijse, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw Tienen, Vilvoorde and Zaventem. Brussels; Nov 10-26, 2017
  • Pride March Adelaide – Pride March Adelaide is the annual Pride March in Adelaide, Australia. Every year Pride March Adelaide is the opening event of the Feast Festival, the leading and most diverse queer cultural festival in Australia. Adelaide, Australia; Nov 11, 2017
  • Feast Festival – Feast has grown since 1997 from a community arts festival for the lesbian and gay community in Adelaide to become a major event on the festival calendar in South Australia. Nov 11-26, 2017
  • Delhi Queer Pride – Delhi’s 10th Queer Pride march invites you to dance, flirt, love, and share all your rainbow feelings on the streets of Delhi. This pride represents a milestone 10 years of collective struggle to battle all forms of shame, stigma, transphobia, homophobia, and socio-economic hierarchy, at a time when such an assertion of dignity and self-respect grows in need and vitality. Delhi, India’ Nov 12, 2017
  • GFEST – Gaywise FESTival – London’s eclectic cross-art festival showcases films, art and performance work by LGBTQI artists, an annual event in November.  London, UK; Nov 13-25, 2017
  • Gotland Pride – Pride festival in Visby on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden. Visby, Sweden; Nov 14-19, 2017
  • Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival – Side by Side Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) International Film Festival aims to establish free open cultural spaces in which homosexual and transgendered persons are able to affirm, question and extend their identities. We call for the elimination of all forms of discrimination and inequality based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and gender expression. Through the medium of high-quality, intelligent film we seek to create a forum for discussion with society at large dismantling myths and obsolete stereotypes that continue to hamper the development of the LGBT community in Russia. By generating a positive dialogue we endeavor to facilitate change, fostering respect of human rights of LGBT persons and fundamentally bringing about greater tolerance and broader acceptance of sexual minority groups within Russian society today. St. Petersburg, Russia; Nov 16-25, 2017
  • El Lugar Sin Limites – We are pleased to present the Rules of Participation of the 12th edition of LGBT Film Festival PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS; artistic and cultural area nonprofit that works for social equality LGBTI, creating spaces for cultural and social integration, with the development of artistic activities that combine knowledge, entertainment and reflection on the diversity of its own genre every society. Quito, Guayaquil, Loja, Cuenca y Manta, Ecuador; Nov 16-26, 2017
  • Annual National NGLCC Dinner Gala – NGLCC is turning fifteen, and we’re celebrating with our largest gala ever! On Friday, November 17, NGLCC will invite leading LGBT business owners, corporate partners, supplier diversity advocates, and community leaders to the National Building Museum in Washington, DC to join in on the birthday festivities at our annual National Dinner Awards celebration. Each year, this signature event is dedicated to celebrating leading LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs, corporations and supplier diversity advocates, and government and community leaders. Washington DC; Nov 17, 2017
  • EurOUT is Europe’s leading LGBT conference for graduate students, MBAs, PhDs and alumni from top business schools to hear from, network with and seek employment from thought leaders and leading companies from around the world. London, UK; Nov 17-19, 2017
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence. Nov 20, 2017
  • Uno Sguardo Normale, Sardinia Queer Short Film Festivalis a short movie contest dedicated to published and unpublished LGBT and queer films in all their possible meanings, perspectives, and realities. Caligari, Sardinia Italy; TBA
  • FACE a FACE Festival du film gay et lesbien de Saint-EtienneThe Festival FACE A FACE is one of the most important LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) film festival in France! Saint-Etienne, France; Nov 22-26, 2017
  • Perv Queerotic Film and Video Festival – We will not be holding the proper big Perv Queerotic Film Festival this year. Instead, we will be having one super great screening and panel on Friday 26th November. Big thanks to all the filmmakers that have already submitted their fabulously dirty films for this year’s festival. We will keep your films for consideration for our proper festival next year. Sydney, Australia; Nov 23-25, 2017
  • Waterford Pride – Waterford Pride Mardi Gras Festival, an event celebrating diversity in Waterford City, Ireland. From its humble beginnings in the early 2000s, the event has grown to become one of the country’s biggest pride festivals. In 2013, we took a massive leap by creating Ireland’s first Mardi Gras festival. Waterford, Ireland; Nov 23-26 2017
  • White Party Week Miami South Beach – The Miami White Party features a week of fundraising events and parties with the main event being the legendary White Party. Miami, FL; Nov 23-27, 2017
  • PrideFest – Pride Western Australia is WA’s largest community group, representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community. Originally incorporated in 1993, its roots go back to the 1989 march on Parliament. PrideFest kicks off with a Parade and Celebration in November. Northbridge, Western Australia; Nov 25, 2017
  • Diva Film Festival – Festival Internacional de Cine Diversidad. Valparaíso, Chile; TBA
  • Trans Awareness Week: Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the first two full weeks of November, is a two-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. #transwk Nov 2017
  • LGBT Supplier Diversity Forum – Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) – Learn about the advantages of becoming a certified LGBT business enterprise, meet procurement leaders from Canada’s top corporations and network with other LGBT-owned businesses. Toronto, Canada. Toronto, Canada; TBA
  • Festival internacional de cine lesbico y gay de Andalucia – After a historic tenth edition emotionally charged for having achieved a decade of LGBT cinema for Andalusia, AndaLesGai Film Festival closes its tenth year with record of public and projections. It’s been almost 20 days of cinema where the Triangle Andalusia Foundation has been able to project the triangle room in theaters Nervion Plaza, closing the festival with the cycle AndaLesGai the Three Cultures Foundation, held during the month of December. Seville, Spain; TBA
  • Winter Pride: Hamburg’s gay and lesbian Christmas market, at weekends with shows in the evening. Daily (except 24–26 December) 12:00 – 22:00, Fri, Sat till 24:00. @ Lange Reihe/Parkplatz Kirchenallee (St. Georg). Hamburg, Germany; Nov 27- Dec 30, 2017
  • Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Ljubljana, Slovenia; Nov 2017


  • Mad Bears – 17th International Meeting of Bears, Chubbies, Chasers, and Admirers. MAD.BEAR offers 7 DAYS holidays and fun with visits to bars and discos, saunas, dinners, contests, trips, gastronomy, and culture. Remember, as always, MAD.BEAR coincides with the largest bridge of Spain. Last year more than 4,000 people joined MAD.BEAR convertiendolo in one of the most important events in Europe ursine. You envitamos to join Madrid and discover for yourself that makes MAD.BEAR so special and so different. GO QUALITY MADRID GO, GO MAD.BEAR. Madrid, Spain; Dec 4-11, 2017
  • LGBT Leadership Conference – The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute is the national voice on issues pertaining to openly LGBT leadership, including elected and appointed officials.  Senior members of the Victory team are available for on-the-record comment about LGBT leadership and related LGBT news, trends, and developments. LGBT Leaders 2016 will bring together hundreds of openly LGBT leaders in government, politics, advocacy, business and community organizations. We’ll gather for three days of networking, skills-building, and workshops designed to help LGBT advocates make changes across America and around the world. Washington, DC; Dec 6-9, 2017
  • Mr. Leather Spain – Elección de Mr. Leather Spain. Benidorm, Spain; Dec 9, 2017
  • FETISH-FINALS WEEKEND – Get hot and bothered by the horny smell of leather, rubber, sportswear, worker-wear and sweat lingering in the air. Fetish freaks of every kind, being turned on and by the music and letting their pig sides run free. The main event is the “FAST – DIRTY BASTARDS BERLIN” – the sexy party in CONNECTION. Work it up on the dance floor to the beats of DJs, and dance till the sun comes up. Dancefloor upstairs, playroom downstairs, sexy guys everywhere. Berlin, Germany; Dec 26-30, 2017
  • White Party Bangkok – The world’s premier gay dance music festival, White Party (WP), launched in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2015 with 4 massive parties spanning over 3 days. It is the first official WHITE PARTY outside North America and the only Official WHITE PARTY in Asia. White Party Bangkok (WPBKK) has become Thailand’s largest gay New Year Festival with over 10,000 partygoers from Asia and across the globe. Bangkok, Thailand; Dec 28-31, 2017
  • WE New Years Festival – WE PARTY has become the best themed gay party of today’s updated electronic and house music. It’s two big annual events – the New Year Festival and the Gay Pride Festival, its monthly main party in Madrid (La Riviera ) and London (The Coroneth Theatre), and its ongoing World Tour, bringing ¨the WE PARTY experience ¨ to the best clubs and festivals around the world ( XLSIOR ( Mykonos) , Circuit (Barcelona ), TAIPEI Pride Festival, PACHA NY and Wonderland Weekend at Universal Studios in Hollywood (LA Pride) ), makes WE Party as one of the biggest gay festival worldwide. A list of well-known artists as Dj Offer Nissin, Dj Abel, Steven Redant and Micky Friedman, and collaborations with international stars as Kylie Minogue in Ushuaia Ibiza has been a part of WE PARTY in recent years. Madrid, Spain; Dec 28, 2017 –  Jan 1, 2018
  • 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; Dec 28, 2017 – Jan 2, 2018

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