Thursday, July 02, 2009

Don't Stay...

Although most parts of the world have already had their Pride celebration, for Europe, the parties are just getting started and here's a look at a few of the big events!

Cologne Pride
3rd - 5th July 2009

Parade starts on Sunday at 12:00, and street festival from Friday till Sunday in the Old Town between Alter Markt and Heumarkt.

Pride London
4th July 2009

With this year's theme 'Come Out and Play' the parade departs at 13:00 and arrives at Trafalgar Square with its main stage for speeches and show program.

Orgullo Madrid
4th July 2009

By far the largest and most colourful gay parade in Spain and one of the biggest parades throughout Europe, with thousands of international visitors.

Regenbogen Parade
4th July 2009

Starts at 14:00 from Stadtpark via Schwedenplatz, Ringturm, Rathaus- platz and Parliament to Schwarzenbergplatz, where the free open-air closing event will take place.

Christopher Street Day München
11th - 12th July 2009
Parade on Saturday from 12:00, and street festival on Saturday and Sunday at Marienplatz.

Pride in Brighton & Hove
25th July – 2nd August 2009

With the theme 'Pride Beside the Seaside' Brighton Pride takes over the town for a week in summer, culminating in a flamboyant parade from the seafront to Preston Park and street parties on St James's St. It is now the biggest free Pride festival in the UK.

World Outgames Copenhagen
25th July – 2nd August 2009

With almost 5000 participants from more than 80 countries, World Outgames is a large international gay & lesbian sports, cultural and human rights event.

Stockholm Pride
27th July – 2nd August 2009

Since the start in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown to be one of Stockholm's largest annual festivals, as well as the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia.

Amsterdam Gay Pride
31st July – 2nd August 2009

Canal Parade with more than 50 boats along Amstel and Prinsengracht on Saturday afternoon.

Copenhagen Pride
1st August 2009

The parade starts at Frederiksberg Town Hall Square (Frederiksberg Bredegade) at 13:00 and arrives at the Copenhagen City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) at 16:00. Bars, DJs and show at the City Hall Square from noon till late.

Reading Pride
5th September 2009
Believe it or not, there's a pride celebration in my own town! Taking place on Saturday at Kings Meadow, Reading, it is expecting over 7,000 local residents will attend this free event.

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