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15 Pride Celebrations You Can't Miss

15 Pride Celebrations You Can't Miss

Pack your rainbow flag, glitter, and sunscreen because there's a whole lot of celebrating going on in these pride-ful cities.

Tokyo (April 28): Where better to sport a little rainbow pride than in a parade that marches right through Tokyo's notoriously colorful Harajuku? (Photograph by Flickr user decayoftheangel)



Sao Paulo (June 2): It's official, according to Guinness World Records, this is the largest Pride parade in the world, with 4.2 million people expected this year. (Photograph by Flickr user blast_furnace2)



Tel Aviv (June 7): Few would dispute that this city is one of the hottest in the Middle East, and it packs a mean Pride celebration to prove it. (Photograph by Flickr user atomische)



Boston (June 8): These amazing parties and parade are even more worth the trek this year because Denise Crosby, of Star Trek: The Next Generation, is the celebrity marshal. (Photograph by Flickr user mgrondin)



Los Angeles (June 9): What's new this year? Organizers are hoping to color-code parade participants to create the effect of a giant rainbow marching down Santa Monica Boulevard. (Photograph by Flickr user calvinfleming)

Shanghai (June 15-22): For political reasons this Pride celebration, which got its start in 2009, doesn't include a parade. But the LGBT crowd in Shanghai doesn't let that dampen the celebration. (Photograph by Flickr user kk)



Berlin (June 22): A month-long festival in one of Europe's most festive cities culminates with a parade with close to 500,000 spectators. (Photograph courtesy of Visit Berlin)



London (June 29): For a moment there it looked like London might be Pride-less this year, but the parade and festival, which have the theme "Love (and Marriage)," are moving forward like a horse and carriage. (Photograph by Flickr user richiesoft)



San Francisco (June 30): The is one of the best and the biggest, with a parade marching down Market Street and a festival at the foot of City Hall, where Harvey Milk addressed pride-goers more than 30 years ago. (Photograph courtesy of SFPride)



Toronto (June 30): Pride here is so good that Toronto was chosen as host of next year's WorldPride celebration. (Photograph by Flickr user jennyrotten)

New York City (June 30): The granddaddy of them all will be better than ever this year, with the return of the Dance on the Pier. (Photograph courtesy of NYCPride)



Chicago (June 30): This year's theme is "Pride 365—Have Pride All Year Round," and this is one city that knows how to live up to that promise. (Photography by Flickr user emr9801)



Amsterdam (Aug. 3): This Pride parade floats. Need we say more? (Photograph by Flickr user cgeorgatou)



Antwerp (Aug. 10): An already spectacular celebration is even better this year because it's part of Antwerp's twirl as host of the World OutGames. (Photograph by Flickr user benidormone)



Palm Springs (Nov. 3): While most cities are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, this desert oasis is showing the world its Pride. (Photograph by Flickr user calvinfleming)

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