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OutTraveler Pride Guide 2015

2015 Pride Guide

2015 Pride Guide

A Calendar of Pride Celebrations from Around the World

The first gay pride, known then as Christopher Street Liberation Day, took place in New York City on June 28, 1970 to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Stonewall Riots - an outburst of violent protestations by members of New York City's gay community in response to a police raid of the gay-frequented Stonewall Inn. That same weekend, similar (albeit smaller) marches took place in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. A year later, in 1971, marches began to take root in other U.S. cities like Boston, Dallas and Milwaukee, as well in cities throughout Europe like London, Paris, Stockholm and West Berlin.

In 2015, Gay Pride will be held in cities around the world; many of the events taking place in June, much as the first one had, as a nod to the Stonewall Riots that ushered in the modern gay rights movement 45 years ago. 

MAY

16: Belgian Pride, Brussels, Belgium

16 & 17: Long Beach, Calif.
Pride festival headliners include Patti LaBelle and Salt N Pepa


17 - 25, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Highlights include actress Lea DeLaria as Grand Marshall and an Andrew Christian Models Party

23 & 24: Birmingham, UK

 

JUNE

5 - 14: Boston, Mass.
Boston Pride will have Grammy Award-winning British songstress, Estelle headlining this year's event

6: Honolulu, Hawaii

6 & 7: Motor City Pride, Detroit, Mich.
Michigan’s largest LGBT Pride Celebration, located at the Hart Plaza, Detroit

7 - 14: Tel Aviv, Israel

10 - 14: Key West, Fla.

12 - 14: Los Angeles, Calif.
Kesha, Tamar Braxton, Ana Barbara and Fifth Harmony are all scheduled to perform

12 - 21: Shanghai, China

13: Athens, Greece

13 & 14: Portland, Ore.

15 - 21: Euro Pride, Riga, Latvia

18 - 22: Sitges, Spain
Last year, its third in existence, Sitges Pride attracted more than 45,000 attendees

18 - 28: Toronto, Canada

20: Vienna, Austria
The highlight of Vienna Pride include the Rainbow Parade on the Saturday along the Vienna Ringstrasse culminating in the "Pride Party", held in various Vienna clubs


25 - 28: Berlin, Germany

Berlin's Pride is known as Christopher Street Day to locals

26 & 27: Nashville, Tenn.
Performers for include St. Lucia, The Veronicas, MYA, Cazwell, Chad Michaels, and more

21 - 28: Houston, Tex.

23 - 28: London, UK
Pride is London largest one-day event, and one of the world’s biggest LGBT celebrations with over 750,000 people attending last year


25 - 28: Twin Cities Pride, Minneapolis, Minn.

An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin kicks off the official four-day Twin Cities Pride Celebration, the third largest in the U.S. Also in concert: Deborah Cox, Peaches, Hunter Valentine, and MAYDA

26 - 28: New York, N.Y.
The original Pride event and home to the Stonewall Bar that started it all. The March kicks off at noon on 5th Avenue and 52nd Street to Christopher and Greenwich Streets.

Pride week ends with a dance party at Pier 54

26 - 28: Barcelona, Spain
One of the festivities involves flooding Avenida Reina Ma Cristiana with foam

27: Paris, France

27: Dublin, Ireland

27 & 28: Seattle, Wash.


27 & 28: San Francisco, Calif.

This will be the city's 45th annual celebration

 

JULY

1 - 4: Orgullo Madrid, Spain
The gay pride - or Orgullo in Spanish - in Madrid is one of the biggest and most popular prides in Europe. 1.5 million people attend the parade every year

3 - 5: Cologne, Germany

17 - 18: San Diego, Calif.
San Diego holds the 5th largest pride in the US and is timed in conjunction with the notorious "Zoo Party", a circuit event held annually at the world famous San Diego Zoo


25 - Aug 2: Amsterdam, Netherlands

One of the biggest pride events around the world. The parade takes place on the canals so that the floats are literally floats

27 - Aug 1: Stockholm, Sweden

 

AUGUST


10 - 16: Montreal, Canada

One of the highlights is the Post-Parade Mega T-Dance (above)

15: Copenhagen, Denmark

 

 

 

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