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12 Pride Celebrations to Expand your Travel

Where would you like to celebrate?

With PRIDE marches and rally’s beginning in the 1970’s - building awareness and acceptance of the rights and freedoms of the LGBTQ+ community - over the decades that followed, the PRIDE movement has mushroomed into an international bonanza of marches and parades celebrating and continuing to build support for LGBTQ+ issues.

parades and festivals celebrate LGBTQ+ worldwideWhat began as major international cities championing the PRIDE movement now also has spread the celebrations to numerous minor centers around the world opening the freedoms to more and more of the world. So where would you like to include in your travels and shout your story loud and proud?

Gay PRIDE festivals and events

Depending on the status of the world's post-COVID re-opening, PRIDE events this year may be virtual celebrations or they may pick up right where they left off offering a range from outright Mardi Gras-style celebrations with parades and festivals raising the Pride flag high to more politicized marches and parades in countries still fighting the acceptance battle to earn the rights of same-sex marriages, legal protections and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community.

so many places to celebrate PRIDE!

Adding a PRIDE celebration to your future travel itinerary introduces you to a friendly like-minded community (so you can make some new friends), in a destination possibly on your bucket list (mixing fun with sight-seeing), generally at a time of year that the weather is optimal for a grand party parade. What’s not to love?

12 PRIDE celebrations you might want to visit

The Big Ones

Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 4–18, 2020 (Virtual)

New York City, US - June 1-30, 2020 (Virtual)

San Francisco, US – June 27-28, 2020 (Virtual)

Madrid, Spain – July 1-5, 2020

Some International fun

Pride Toronto celebrationsToronto, Canada – June 26-28, 2020 (Virtual)

London, England – June 19 – July 4, 2021

Berlin, Germany – July 26-28, 2020

Soeul, South Korea – Summer 2020

Other exotic destinations

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – November 13-16, 2020

Amsterdam, Belgium – August 6-8, 2021

Melbourne, Australia – January 17 – February 7,2021

Mykonos, Greece – August 19-26, 2020

For more information on PRIDE Festivals around world and gay-friendly travel resources:

Whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or a supporter of their rights and freedoms, these festivals and parades are a boisterous, loud and proud, celebration of a lifestyle still with its challenges in many places of the world. At home or abroad, lend your voice and your presence to be an active supporter to their cause and experience the cultural differences in these communities around the world.

Have you attended a PRIDE celebration at home or abroad? Have you incorporated international Pride celebrations into your travel planning? Let us know about your experiences. Drop a comment below and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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