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Queer: 1) An umbrella term sometimes used by LGBTQA people to refer to the entire LGBT community. 2) An alternative that some people use to “queer” the idea of the labels and categories such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, etc. Similar to the concept of genderqueer. It is important to note that the word queer is an in-group term and a word that can be considered offensive to some people, depending on their generation, geographic location, and relationship with the word.

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Queer Pride 2017

Queer Pride 2017

  • Mobile Alabama Pride – To promote pride in, and respect for, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people in the greater Mobile region. Mobile, AL; May 1-6, 2017
  • Gay Theatre Festival – The Festival creates new opportunities for visibility and affirmation for existing and emerging gay artists and theatrical works. The Festival’s criteria for inclusion into the program are broadly interpreted to include works by gay writers, works that have a gay relevance or theme, or works that include either performance or another artistic contribution by gay people. Dublin, Ireland; May 1-14, 2017
  • Gay Pride Maspalomas – Gran Canaria is known as Europe´s largest gay destination and Maspalomas will host the 16th edition of Maspalomas Pride. A week of amazing events such as live shows with international artists, huge parade with over 100.000 visitors, boat excursions, pool parties and much more!  Gran Canaria, Spain; May 4-14, 2017
  • ILGTA Conference – The IGLTA Annual Global Convention is the world’s premier educational and networking event for LGBT tourism professionals. The 32nd edition of the conference will connect LGBT tourism suppliers and buyers through its hosted buyer and scheduled appointment program, numerous educational workshops and networking receptions. St Petersburg, FL; May 4-6, 2017
  • Houston Splash – the #1 black gay pride organization in the south. Celebrating more than 20 years of active service to our community. Houston, TX; May 4-8, 2017
  • Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival – is a groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender people and the issues facing the transgender community. Launched in 2006, Translations is one of only a few transgender film festivals in the world and places emphasis on visibility and positive representations. Seattle, WA; May 4-14, 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; May 6-13, 2017
  • Cinepride Festival du film gay et lesbien de Nantes  – Katorza and the LGBT Centre Nantes present the 11th edition of Cinépride. Far from being a cultural event dedicated solely to the members of the lesbian, gay, bi and trans in the Nantes region, the festival is meant to be unifying and activist, is in the tradition of the International Day of Struggle against the Homophobia, and the Gay Pride Nantes. Nantes, France; May 9-14, 2017
  • L-Beach – EUROPE’S BIGGEST WOMEN’S INDOOR FESTIVAL. L-BEACH is unique in Europe. About 4,000 women get together for a weekend of partying, flirting, to hear great live music and DJ-sets, to enjoy movies, readings, and workshops or to join in other fun and sports activities. – Romantic beach feeling and relaxation by the sea are all inclusive! Because a wonderful long white beach belongs to the beach resort just behind the dunes. Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany; May 11-14, 2017
  • XPOSED International Queer Film Festival – The 12th XPOSED International Queer Film Festival will take place from May 11th with four days of film programs, discussions, project pitches and celebration of queer cinema at Germany’s oldest cinema, Moviemento Kino Berlin.  Originally, the International Queer Short Film Festival was launched to the public in Berlin to present queer short films from Australia. Meanwhile, the view has expanded: the organizers present in the last few years, films from Canada, Korea, Turkey, India and the Middle East. The festival not only shows the latest queer short films from different countries, but its focus is primarily on identifying and developing the state of queer life of the region. Therefore, the organizers also look for lost treasures and film classics of the queer film scene. Berlin, Germany; May 11–14, 2017
  • Gay Pride Cambodia – Kingdom of Cambodia Celebrates LGBTQI for the eleventh year with motto “I AM WHAT I AM.” Phnom Penh, Cambodia; TBA
  • Bangkok Pride 2017 Bangkok’s first pride parade since 2006 has been postponed out of respect for the one-year mourning period in recognition of King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death, according to Out BKK, one of the event’s main organizers. Bangkok Pride 2017 will be the LGBT event of the year with an awesome line up of workshops, film festivals, LGBT social events, lots of parties and of course the Fabulous Pride march! Bangkok, Thailand; TBA
  • Cyprus Gay Pride – The first ever Gay Pride Parade in Cyprus was held in May 2014 as part of a 15 day Cyprus Pride Festival, announced gay rights organization Accept LGBTI Cyprus according to a report by Cyprus Mail. Nicosia, Cyprus; May 13-28, 2017
  • Bucharest Pride – BUCHAREST PRIDE 2017 Bucharest PRIDE organizing committee invites you to the LGBT annual festival dedicated to the rights! Between the 14th and the 20th of May, we expect events dedicated to the LGBT community and those who want to know more about LGBT culture and life in Romania: community meetings, exhibitions, films, discussions, conferences and, of course, the Marsh of Diversity! Keep talking using #bucharestpride and #sustinlgbt hashtags! Bucharest, Romania; May 14-20, 2017
  • New Hope PrideOur Annual Pride Parade, (May 17, 2014), is the keystone of the festival. It personifies our diversity by featuring colorful bands, floats, and specialty troupes, while bringing together organizations of service, politics, youth, schools and churches. From noon to 1:00 pm all of these folks “strut their stuff” through town, with enthusiasm, gusto, sincerity and just plain good fun. It’s a party given by NHC, but the invitation is open to all. New Hope, PA; May 14-21, 2017
  • LGBT Week NYC – How can you identify the best markets within LGBT to maximize ROI? Which mix of elements should be in your plans: Print ads? Websites? Mobile? Social? Influencers? Video? Sponsorships? How will you measure success? Who can you partner with to amplify your initiatives? We cover it all and much more with intriguing expert presentations and real-life case studies. Whether you are new to the LGBT market, or a long-time veteran, you can’t afford to miss this comprehensive educational and networking program. New York, NY; May 15-19, 2017
  • Sitges Spring Break – The unique Gay Spring Break of Europe in SITGES (south of Barcelona). The concept: bringing together gays from all over Europe in a 4* Gay Hotel, 2 steps from the beautiful beach of Sitges and 500 meters from the pedestrian area. Sitges, Spain; May 16-21, 2017
  • QDoc Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival – Since 2007 QDoc has shown award-winning films fresh from Sundance, Berlin, Hot Docs, Tribeca, Amsterdam and other top-tier festivals. We have shown historical films, personal stories, artist biographies, experimental work and topical films dealing with current controversies. Visiting artists have included prominent filmmakers from all over the U.S. and from as far as Italy and Australia, who have participated in lively discussions after the screenings. We have hosted emerging filmmakers as well as 3 Academy Award winning directors, enabling dynamic audience interaction with artists. Portland, OR; May 18-21, 2017
  • The Belgian PrideIf the Belgian Pride offering, for a day, freedom for all, gays, lesbians, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and friends, to be yourself in the heart of the city, and infuses a wind feast on the capital, this “PRIDE4EVERY1” does nonetheless an event where every year the world‘s Bigay and trans calls, a single voice, solidarity and equality. Belgium, Brussels; May 19-21, 2017
  • Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival – Fairytales Presentation Society is a not-for-profit, charitable organization located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, focusing on celebrating local and national queer artists of all artistic mediums including but not limited to film. Our artistic endeavors strive to provide a safe and respectful venue for members of all communities to celebrate queer culture.  While the term queer often refers to people who are LGBTTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, two-spirit and questioning), Fairytales understands queer to also include those who subscribe to culturally, politically, artistically and otherwise alternative and innovative ways of contributing to society. We see queer as a vista, a way of looking at the world differently- with an eye towards diversity, criticality, and inclusion. Calgary, Canada May 19-27, 2017
  • Boston Youth Pride is Boston Pride’s program dedicated to youth 21 and under in our community, in Greater Boston and beyond. We produce or co-produce three major events each year: Youth Valentine’s Dance (Saturday, February 18, 2017), Massachusetts Youth Pride (Saturday, May 20, 2017), Boston Pride Youth Dance (Saturday, June 10, 2017). Boston, MA; May 20, 2017
  • CSD PADERBORN 2017/PADERPRIDE 2017 – On 6 June 2015 Paderborn gave the first PaderPride, after the first CSD in 1990er years again a public celebration, commemorative and demonstration day of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, Queer, Inter * and Trans *. Nordrhein-Westfalen, Paderborn; May 20, 2017
  • CSD DRESDEN 2017 – The Christopher Street Day in Dresden starts with the CSD weeks on 20.05.17. Various partners, groups, and clubs will perform events. On May 27, 2017, the highlight will be the political demonstration followed by a street festival on the old market in the heart of the city. Sachsen, Dresden; May 20 – June 4, 2017
  • Long Beach Pride – Over the past several years, the Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Festival & Parade has become the 3rd largest in the nation, now attracting over 80,000 participants over the two-day celebration. More than 200 marching groups and floats comprise the parade entries since 1995, representing various religious, human service, governmental and social organizations. Long Beach, CA; May 20-21, 2017
  • Puerto Vallarta Pride – For the third consecutive year, Puerto Vallarta will welcome the largest LGBT Pride event in the region: Vallarta Pride. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; May 21-28, 2017
  • LiberCine – Festival Internacional de Cine sobre Diversidad Sexual y Genero de Argentina – LIBERCINE is a festival film that deals with “sexual diversity” and “gender” in all its aspects.’s international, competitive, federal and itinerant character. was born in 2008 as “Film Show” became 2010 INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL competitive and itinerant. Buenos Aires, Argentina; TBA
  • Harvey Milk Day – Celebrated to honor Harvey Milk, assassinated politician, on his birthday, it is celebrated officially in California, Milk’s home state. Join thousands across the globe to honor his memory and celebrate his message of hope. Celebrate Harvey Milk’s life story, message, and legacy in celebrating globally on his birthday to give hope and inspire disenfranchised communities. May 22, 2017
  • FIERTE OURS PARIS (Paris Bear Pride) – This will be the year of the 10th edition of this event which has found its place in the bear community, both in France and abroad. For this anniversary edition, The Bear Paris invite an adventure companion of many talents and facets, as partner artist Nicolas Maalouly, who will present his works in two exhibitions at home and Bears’den IEM. It is the photographer Mathias Casado Castro will highlight the 10 candidates in 2017. DJ RV (Follivores / Crazyvores) will moderate the inevitable Paris Bear Cruise, 25 May. Major Evening Pride Bear Paris, the Election of Mr. Bear 2017 will be held Saturday, May 27 at Depot with DJ Amina and Dj Quentin Vedelly, Paris, France; May 24-28, 2017
  • Mumbai International Queer Film Festival – KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is the first and only LGBTQ film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and the first queer festival in India to receive clearance from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. KASHISH was voted as one of the top 5 coolest LGBT film festivals in the world by a worldwide poll conducted by MovieMaker Magazine in 2013. The festival programs the best of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* & queer) films from all over the world, and also organize panel discussions, book readings, and filmmaker interactions. It is open to EVERYONE who is above 18 years old, irrespective of their gender identity and sexual orientation. Mumbai, India; May 24-28, 2017
  • Tri-City Pridetri-Pride is the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer) Pride Festival celebration in Cambridge, Kitchener & Waterloo, Ontario.  Waterloo, ON; May 24 – Jun 5, 2017
  • Amsterdam Fetish Pride – Amsterdam will celebrate its fourth Fetish Pride. The city of cheese, tulips, and tolerance welcomes all the fetish fella’s and their friends for a weekend filled with fun. Amsterdam, Netherlands; May 25-29, 2017
  • International Mr Leather IML– One of the biggest leather/fetish events in the world returns to Chicago this May! We’ll be celebrating our 37th annual contest as the hottest leather (and rubber!) men from around the world converge on the Congress Plaza Hotel for four days of events, including the contest shows, parties, and our HUGE vendor market! Chicago, IL; May 25-29, 2017
  • Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival – For more than two decades, Inside Out has brought Toronto’s LGBT community together in celebration of the best queer film from Canada and around the world. Through our annual Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa, our filmmaker initiatives, our youth engagement, and our year-round events and screenings, Inside Out are engaged every day in challenging attitudes and changing lives. Toronto, Canada May 25 – Jun 4, 2017
  • CSD Dusseldorf  – Düsseldorf-Pride kicks off in the state capital on the Rhine.  The Festival area will be located on the Johannes Rau Place. Düsseldorf, Germany; May 26-28, 2017
  • CSD DresdenChristopher Street Day Dresden (Dresden eV CSD) We, the Christopher Street Day eV, see ourselves as the voice of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans identical to those in Dresden and Saxony, and thus as a catalyst to eliminate current shortcomings, such as the still existing discrimination aforementioned groups of people in, for example, politics and society. Dresden, Germany; May 26-28, 2017
  • DC Black Pride – Since 1991, BLGPD has presented DC Black Pride (DCBP) annually. Each year, more than 25,000 men and women from all over the world attend DCBP and experience the great culture and history in the Washington, DC area. Washington, DC; May 26-29, 2017
  • World OutGames – In 2017, thousands of participants, spectators and thought leaders from around the globe will converge on Miami for World OutGames IV. This 10-day event will bring to life more than 450 events across three areas: Sport, Culture, and Human Rights. World OutGames Miami will challenge you physically, stimulate you intellectually and enliven you emotionally. Be part of it all, and leave transformed for the better – in your mind, your body and your heart. Miami, FL, May 26 – June 4, 2017
  • Winnipeg Pride – Surrounded by records of LGBTTQ* history at the Manitoba Gay & Lesbian Archives, Pride Winnipeg revealed the 2015 Parade & Festival Theme to be ‘Evolution.’ The theme focuses on the evolution of human rights through education, with a primary focus on LGBTTQ* rights and freedoms. Winnipeg, Manitoba; May 26 – Jun 4, 2017
  • CSD AURICH 2017 – We want to be a sign of the acceptance of sexual diversity in our rural region. We would like to show ourselves as lesbians and gays and especially to the East Frisian population. That is why we cordially invite everyone to participate in the CSD in Aurich in 2017 as well. Niedersachsen, Aurich; May 27, 2017
  • CSD Innsbruck – The In [n] love, Tirol’s TranSchwuLesBisches Straßenfest took place for the first time in 2005. Similar to the CSD events, this event, organized by the former chairman of HOSI Tirol, Stefan Bradl, should increase the acceptance and tolerance of the population. In 2010 the CSD Innsbruck should replace the In [n] love. Due to the demand for the unique Tyrolean event, the In [n] love – in addition to the CSD – was organized as an autumn festival on 1 October 2011 and has been organized annually since late summer. The In [n] love has also been extended from a day program to a weekend program. Innsbruck, Austria; May 27, 2017
  • Valhall Fetish Weekend – SLM Oslo is a fetish club for gay and bisexual men who like leather, rubber and uniforms etc. The club is located in the central parts of Oslo, a few hundred meters off “Karl Johans gate.” Oslo, Norway; May 27, 2017
  • Birmingham Gay Pride – Birmingham Pride is a weekend long LGBT festival held annually in the Gay Village on Hurst Street, Birmingham, England: this year is held over the Spring Bank Holiday Weekend. It is uniquely the largest LGBT two day festival in the UK – and features a Carnival Parade through the city centre, plus the Main Pride Festival Site features the Nightingale Main Stage, dance arena, cabaret marquee, funfair, community village green, central market street, and the friendliest street party. Birmingham Pride is a celebration of the city’s diverse LGBT community and we offer a warm welcome to all. Have a fun and happy Pride weekend.Birmingham, England; May 27-28, 2017
  • Utah Pride Festival – The Utah Pride Festival is a work of love put together every June by the Utah Pride Center. We hope you join us in the coming years for the sunshine and festivities! Salt Lake City, UT; May 31 – June 4, 2017
  • Lisbon Bear PrideAn international encounter for bears and friends in the spectacular city of Lisbon. Parties and fun with optional gastronomic and cultural experiences. Lisbon, Portugal; May 31 – Jun 5, 2017
  • Bear Pride – Join the bears in Chicago for one of the best bear celebration of the year. Chicago, IL; TBA
  • Sao Paulo Brazil Gay Pride – The Sao Paulo Gay Pride or Parada do Orgulho Gay GLBT de Sao Paulo, in Portuguese, has grown from 2,000 participants in 1997 to almost 2.5 million people in 2006 edition. They made to the Guinness Book in 2006 for the world’s biggest Gay Pride celebration and haven’t lost its #1 position ever since. TBA
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