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Manchester Pride 2015

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August 28, 2015 to August 31, 2015

The Parade theme for this year is ‘Devotion.’ Manchester is a city devoted to embracing and celebrating diversity, especially the LGBT communities that have helped shaped Manchester’s cultural heritage and landscape over the centuries. We want people to celebrate the fact that Manchester is proud of its LGBT history and shares in its future. We want people to shout about who or what they are ‘Devoted to…’ For example ‘I’m Devoted to my wife or girlfriend,’ ‘Manchester is devoted to showing its support to its LGBT community,’ whoever or whatever you’re devoted to – the Manchester Pride Parade is the perfect platform to show your ‘Devotion!’

Manchester Gay Pride – The Big Weekend takes place in the world famous Gay Village in Manchester. The charity has been raising money for LGBT and HIV projects in the region and since 2003, has raised and distributed over £1.1million. Manchester Pride: CAMPAIGNS for equality and challenges discrimination, CREATES opportunity for engagement and participation and CELEBRATES lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender life. Manchester, England.

Manchester Pride 2015

Manchester Pride 2015

 

Want to strut your stuff in front of thousands of adoring Manchester Pride fans and supporters? Here’s your chance! The Manchester Pride Parade is an opportunity for you to get involved with one of the largest and most exciting LGBT Parades in the UK. It’s your chance to show Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people all over the UK, Europe and the world, the very best that Manchester has to offer. So join us as we turn the streets of Manchester in to a kaleidoscope of colour this August.

Manchester Pride is an award-winning festival by, and for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community. The festival is officially the best LGBT event in the UK, as voted for by readers of the Pink Paper for five consecutive years.

There are four elements to the festival:

  • Pride Fringe – Over 40 art, music, culture, debate and sports events
  • The Big Weekend -Over 70 hours of live music, across two stages, Dance Arena, Lifestyle Expo area, market stalls and much more
  • The Parade – Running through the heart of the city, a colourful, vibrant celebration of LGBT life.
  • The George House Trust Candlelit Vigil – Remember those who we have lost to the HIV virus or those living with HIV.

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Herts Pride 2015

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August 22, 2015

Hertfordshire Pride – The Hertfordshire Pride Society is a group of friendly, passionate, creative volunteers from the local lesbian, gay men, bisexual and trans* (LGBT*Q) community and their straight allies. Watford, England.

Herts Pride 2015

Herts Pride 2015

Aim:

To set up, plan, organise, raise funds and implement an annual Pride and family fun day event in Hertfordshire that promotes equality and diversity for the public benefit, through raising awareness of discrimination on age, disability, race, religion and belief, and in particular the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Objectives:

The Society will fulfill the aim by:

To work in partnership with organisations committed to progress on age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, and whose aims are also to ensure the rights and needs of lesbian, gay men, bisexual, trans* and queer people are addressed in the wider community.

To be a central point of contact and resource, working with local businesses, statutory and other voluntary organisations to find ways of improving services and employment opportunities for lesbian, gay men, bisexual, trans*, queer community living and working within Hertfordshire.

To work with the Hertfordshire LGBT*Q Partnership to promote a Hertfordshire accreditation ‘Commitment Workbook’ scheme for local organisations and businesses in Hertfordshire to ensure that their services are supportive and friendly to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans community customers and staff.

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Lübeck Pride 2015

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August 21, 2015 to August 22, 2015

CSD Lubeck – The Lübeck CSD Association is an association that fights for the rights of queer population. Lubeck, Germany.

Lübeck Pride 2015

Lübeck Pride 2015

 

Founded in 2001, and celebrated as a great success, is far from old hat. The registered partnership no longer reflects 14 years after its launch already the living reality in society again. Although there was in the meantime further progress in terms of “equality of lesbians and gays” – but only piecemeal. The ultra-Catholic Ireland makes it from the Germans. There, the majority of society has called for the opening of marriage for same-sex couples in the spring. In Germany continues to determine the gut feeling of the Chancellor about the family happiness of gays and lesbians, although there are more supporters of the “marriage for all” are also in the Union.

Besides the legal equality and the re-increasing social discrimination of gays and lesbians plays an important role in the Christopher Street Day in Lübeck. So be on August 22, 2015 thousands under the motto “Love knows no different – diversity makes school” to demonstrate and make clear that love knows no gender, race, age, color, handicap, religion or political opinion. Participants come so contrary to the backward-looking debate of the past months and those who want to homophobic, sexist and populist slogans exclude people who do not comply with the heterosexual norm.

The CSD, the biggest political event of Lübeck, is preceded by a colorful supporting program. Thus, guests from near and far, for example, may at a photo exhibition, a community reception, a lecture and film night, a gay and lesbian city tour and, delighted a church service. The grand finale will start on Friday 21 August with a warmup at the street fair. The demonstration on Saturday, August 22 through the historic old town, followed by the street festival on the Upper Trave and the final party in the port sheds. 6

We wish you all a great week and a successful CSD Pride weekend in Lübeck.


Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde des CSD in Lübeck,

was 2001 noch als großer Wurf gefeiert wurde, ist längst ein alter Hut. Die eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft spiegelt 14 Jahre nach ihrer Einführung schon längst nicht mehr die gelebte Realität in der Gesellschaft wieder. Zwar gab es in der Zwischenzeit weitere Fortschritte in Sachen „Gleichstellung von Lesben und Schwulen“ – jedoch nur häppchenweise. Das erzkatholische Irland macht es den Deutschen vor. Dort hat sich im Frühjahr die Mehrheit der Gesellschaft für die Öffnung der Ehe für gleichgeschlechtliche Paare ausgesprochen. In Deutschland bestimmt weiterhin das Bauchgefühl der Kanzlerin über das Familienglück von Lesben und Schwulen, obwohl es auch in der Union immer mehr Befürworter der „Ehe für alle“ gibt.

Neben der rechtlichen Gleichstellung spielt auch die wieder stärker werdende gesellschaftliche Diskriminierung von Lesben und Schwulen eine wichtige Rolle beim Christopher Street Day in Lübeck. So werden am 22. August 2015 Tausende unter dem Motto „LIEBE KENNT KEIN ANDERS – VIELFALT MACHT SCHULE“ demonstrieren und deutlich machen, dass Liebe weder Geschlecht, Herkunft, Alter, Hautfarbe, Handicap,Religion oder politische Anschauung kennt. Die Teilnehmer treten damit der rückwärtsgewandten Diskussion der letzten Monate und jenen entgegen, die mit homophoben, sexistischen und rechtspopulistischen Parolen Menschen ausgrenzen wollen, die nicht der heterosexuellen Norm entsprechen.

Dem CSD, der größten politischen Veranstaltung Lübecks, geht ein buntes Rahmenprogramm voraus. So dürfen sich die Gäste aus Nah und Fern z.B. auf eine Fotoausstellung, einen Community-Empfang, einen Vortrags- und Filmabend, eine schwul-lesbische Stadtführung und, einen Gottesdienst freuen. Das große Finale beginnt am Freitag, 21. August mit einem WarmUp auf dem Straßenfest. Die Demonstration am Samstag, 22 August führt durch die historische Altstadt, gefolgt vom Straßenfest an der Obertrave und der Abschlussparty im Hafenschuppen 6.

Wir wünschen allen eine tolle CSD-Woche und ein erfolgreiches Pride-Wochenende in Lübeck.

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Reno Gay Pride 2015

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August 15, 2015

Reno Gay Pride – Reno Gay Pride celebrates 19 years of making positive changes in the inclusive spirit of showcasing diversity and community spirit. Reno Gay Pride is produced by: Nevada Gay and Lesbian Visitors & Convention Bureau (NGLVCB). Reno, NV.

Reno Gay Pride 2015

Reno Gay Pride 2015

 

RENO, NEVADA, RGP (Reno Gay Pride) announced its 19th Annual Festival and Community Celebration. The event will take place Friday, August 14th and Saturday August 15th. Key events include the Friday PreShow VIP Welcome Party, Friday Night Show and Festival at Wingfield Park on Saturday 11am – 6pm. The Festival will be held along the Truckee River. Cool grass and shade trees of Wingfield Park and the River-Walk all provide the perfect backdrop to showcase the Reno Gay Pride Festival.

The 19th year of Gay Pride will reinforce Reno’s reputation as one of the leading LGBT destinations in the United States. “We have been working with the City of Reno and tourism representatives to put together the upcoming 19th annual celebration. As the local community unites together for this milestone year, bars and clubs of Reno will host their own events. Local businesses are already planning a range of themed events from bears and leather parties to daytime events and drag competitions. For more information visit: www.RenoGayPride.com


Lake Tahoe PrideFest was produced in 1996 as a Fund Raiser for P-FLAG of Northern Nevada. The state of Nevada made history when Governor Bob Miller became the first Governor in the United States to sign a statewide Gay Pride proclamation in 1996.

Reno Gay Pride is a registered Nevada Non-Profit Corporation and Reno Gay Pride members work hard each year to ensure the annual Gay Pride Celebration takes place. Reno Gay Pride is produced by Nevada Gay and Lesbian Visitors & Convention Bureau (NGLVCB).

Thousands of dollars are raised each year at Reno Gay Pride by local organizations that use the money raised at Reno Gay Pride for their individual causes – thanks to the continued efforts of Reno Gay Pride members. The economic impact that Reno Gay Pride has on Northern Nevada directly benefits local business and all local organizations that take advantage of the Festival.

Reno Gay Pride is the largest annual gathering of LGBT people in Northern Nevada – giving visibility to the community.  Reno Gay Pride is proud to belong to regional and international organizations such as CAPI and InterPride.

The LGBT Community has enjoyed this event for many years due to the hard work of so many dedicated people. Each year we invite our friends and family and indeed everyone in the community to share their pride at this celebration.

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Schwules Strassenfest 2015

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August 15, 2015

Schwules Strassenfest – This year, the Sub celebrates its 29 years of existence, the Hans-Sachs-street festival itself is 25. For 29 years, the gay cultural communication and the first point of contact for Munich and visitors to the city. Munich, Germany.

Schwules Strassenfest 2015

Schwules Strassenfest 2015

Since then, the Hans Sachs street festival has become an integral part of the lesbian and gay summer and traditionally takes place on Saturday after Assumption place. The street festival was annually larger inlet and burst after a few years at the seams. For this reason, since 2000 the Ickstattstraße belongs to the Party Zone. With this regulation, the Sub received a special permit from the city, because according to regulations to street festivals should always concentrate on one street. The breather that brought the area increase, however, was short-lived. Since 2002, we have to fence at the urging of the police, the street festival to keep the onslaught of visitors is limited. Only then can we ensure the safety of all visitors.Overall, every year to celebrate up to 10,000 people simultaneously.


“Servus, grüzi, holadio” lautet in diesem Jahr das Motto unserer Geburtstagsparty am Samstag, den 15. August. Ab 13 Uhr laden wir Euch wieder in die Hans-Sachs- und Ickstattstraße. Im Reigen der Länder, denen wir unser Fest alljährlich widmen, sind 2015 Österreich und die Schweiz an der Reihe. Außerdem feiert das Hans-Sachs-Straßenfest 25. Jubiläum.

Wir raten deshalb allen ab, mit Fahrrädern, Kinderwägen oder Hunden zu kommen. Seiner Beliebtheit wegen ist das Hans-Sachs-Straßenfest heute nach dem CSD sicherlich die größte Veranstaltung der Münchner Community, die weit über Münchens Stadttore hinaus bekannt ist. In jedem Fall ist es aber Münchens bekanntestes lesbisch-schwules Straßenfest.

In diesem Jahr feiert das Sub sein 29-jähriges Bestehen, das Hans-Sachs-Straßenfest selbst wird 25. Seit 29 Jahren ist das Schwule Kommunikations- und Kulturzentrum die erste Anlaufstelle für Münchner und Gäste der Stadt.

Seitdem hat sich das Hans-Sachs-Straßenfest als fester Bestandteil des lesbisch-schwulen Sommers etabliert und findet traditionell am Samstag nach Maria Himmelfahrt statt.

Das Straßenfest hatte jedes Jahr größeren Zulauf und platzte schon nach wenigen Jahren aus allen Nähten. Aus diesem Grund gehört seit dem Jahr 2000 auch die Ickstattstraße zur Partyzone. Mit dieser Regelung hat das Sub eine Sondergenehmigung der Stadt erhalten, denn laut Vorschrift dürfen sich Straßenfeste immer nur auf eine Straße konzentrieren.

Die Verschnaufpause, die der Flächenzuwachs brachte, war jedoch nur von kurzer Dauer. Seit 2002 müssen wir auf Drängen der Ordnungsbehörden das Straßenfest einzäunen, um den Ansturm der Besucher in Grenzen zu halten. Nur so können wir die Sicherheit aller Besucher gewährleisten. Insgesamt können jedes Jahr bis zu 10.000 Menschen gleichzeitig feiern.

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CSD Madgeburg 2015

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August 14, 2015 to August 22, 2015

CSD Madgeburg – The Christopher Street Day (CSD) is a party, commemoration and demonstration by and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. In Magdeburg, he is celebrated for many years – as colorful and peaceful demonstration for equal rights and against their discrimination and exclusion. Invited are all from the 14th to celebrate by 23 August 2015 to demonstrate and discuss. Let’s start with the Fahnenhissung on August 14, 2015 followed by a week of films, literature and theme nights and parties. The highlight is the grand parade through downtown with CSD-town festival on August 22, 2015th. Madgeburg, Germany.

CSD Madgeburg 2015

CSD Madgeburg 2015

History of Christopher Street Day

It’s the year 1969, more precisely 27 June this year. The bar “Stonewall Inn” in New York’s Christopher Street is well stocked. It is a special place, a place where the gay man, the lesbian, the drag queen and all others who do not fit into the socially accepted sexual schema, once may be the way they are. It is among his peers and a piece feels far more secure than out on the street, where it is better not to far moved out of his gender role out, did not want to be beaten up or raped. But appearances are deceptive security.No, also in the Stonewall Inn is one, just as in the other gay venues, not sure. Occasionally passes a band of policemen and conducts a raid, bringing more arrests by itself, partially associated with a disproportionate violence the police.But the atmosphere is bubbling. How long is this going to last? Against 1:20 clock it’s time again.But something is different. Why the police dive time on so late? This time there are arrests, but now enough is enough. The first fight back and soon there is a brawl. The police are forced to retire to the bar. But the situation escalated further. More and more people are added and more police reinforcement is called. Last fight about 2,000 protesters against 400 policemen. When the Tactical Patrol Force is drawn to help resolve the protests slowly, but repeated in subsequent nights. These so-called Stonewall Riots sparked a gay liberation movement. End July 1969 was formed the Gay Liberation Front, a political lesbian and gay group which advocated the liberation of gays and lesbians. Through them lesbians and gays became visible in society. Soon the GLF was represented in many cities and universities in the country. In 1970, the GLF the Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee, which carried out a march from Greenwich Village to Central Park to commemorate the Stonewall riots. Between 5,000 and 10,000 people participated in the march. This tradition was repeated annually as Christopher Street Liberation Day held every last Saturday in June and found numerous imitations in other cities. In Germany there was on 29 April 1972 in Münster, the first major lesbian and gay demonstration. The CSD wave sloshed over but only in 1979. In Bremen and Berlin found in the year instead of the first Christopher Street Day, which were still quite manageable with several hundred participants. Since then attracted more and more German cities by now and the CSD is celebrated in more than 40 locations in Germany. The Magdeburg CSD tradition dates back to 2000. This was preceded by a number of endeavors to celebrate a CSD in Saxony-Anhalt, between the three major cities Magdeburg, Halle and Dessau should change. So already found the end of the 20th century twice a CSD in Magdeburg.

Had a result of the closure of the Men’s Club and the dissolution of the Gay Men’s Club eV the CSD failed in 2008 and was organized in 2009 on a smaller scale from LSVD Saxony-Anhalt: the typical Magdeburg CSD with Liebig Street Festival and cultural week there were from 2000 year with one exception. Since the CSD grows back, took place in 2010 back to the Liebig Street and established in the same year the gay pride through the Magdeburg city center. 2012 pulled the CSD street festival again to, but just around the corner in the Hegelstraße. In addition, this was the first under the leadership of the association, founded in 2011 CSD Magdeburg eV conducted Christopher Street Day. With a renewed move to the Altenmarkt in 2014 the CSD moved directly into the local political center of Magdeburg before the town hall.

The CSD eV Germany holds in this video again the basic concerns of the CSD together:

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Pride Montreal 2015

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August 10, 2015 to August 16, 2015

Fierté Montréal – Montreal Pride reflects this reality by presenting each year the popular Pride Parade and Community Day and five days are devoted to free cultural festival in the Place Émilie-Gamelin. The parade will take place on René-Lévesque Boulevard West, between rue Guy and Sanguinet. Montreal, QC.

Pride Montreal 2015

Pride Montreal 2015

The 2015 Montréal LGBTA Parade is scheduled for Sunday August 16, 2015, beginning at 13:00. The parade will start on the corner of Guy Street and travel east on René-Lévesque Boulevard, culminating on Sanguinet Street and the Village. The crowd will march to Place Émilie-Gamelin where everyone is invited to continue the celebrations during the MEGA T-DANCE until the closing show.

The parade will feature floats from hundreds of local sports teams, cultural and community groups as well as other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender organizations. The parade will also feature both gay and gay-friendly businesses that join us in celebrating the significant contributions of their LGBT employees and clients.

These events honour an important tradition that began in Montréal in 1979. Participating groups and businesses will be encouraged to design their floats incorporating this year’s theme of “Our Flag, Our Energy: YELLOW”

Another exciting addition to these events will be the designation of the Montréal Pride Grand Marshals. The names of these two members of the LGBT community, one selected for his/her contribution to the visibility of the LGBT movement and one for his/her contribution to our community, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Furthermore, the Montréal Pride will be giving a series of special awards for the most exciting, crowd-pleasing and unforgettable floats.

  • Most Crowd-Pleasing Float
  • Best Expression of the 2015 Theme
  • Best Choreography by a group
  • Best Costume and Make-up
  • Community Group Float of the year
  • Corporate Float of the year, as well as special “Jury Prizes” to be awarded at the discretion of our panel of distinguished judges.

Our panel of judges will be unveil in a few weeks.

Join us on René-Lévesque Boulevard West between Guy and Sanguinet Streets on August 16, beginning at 13:00, for the 2015 Montréal Pride Celebrations!

COMMUNITY DAY

Get Involved! Have Fun! The LGBT Community Day will take place on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 11:00 to 17:00. Kiosks will line Sainte-Catherine Street East, between Saint-Hubert and Papineau streets. This event allows members of both the LGBTA and mainstream communities to discover many exciting organizations, community groups, businesses and sports teams, run by and/or catering to the LGBT community.

This event has as a mandate to involve, educate and entertain.

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Reykjavik Pride 2015

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August 4, 2015 to August 9, 2015

Reykjavik Gay Pride – The LGBTQ rights campaign in Iceland has a history of thirty years, a chronicle of struggle and victory almost unique in the world. From being an invisible group of an oppressed minority, the LGBTQ population in Iceland have now gained social and legal rights comparable to the best of its kind in the world. This is clearly reflected in our festivities – a true manifestation of our pride and ambition. Reykjavik, Iceland.

Reykjavik Pride 2015

Reykjavik Pride 2015

 

We are pleased to welcome you to Reykjavik Pride. We emphazise that LGBTQ solidarity can only be realized universally. Thank you for joining us – thank you for adding your own special touch of colour to the rainbow shining over Reykjavík and in our hearts on this joyful weekend.

Our cozy little pride, originally visited by some fifteen hundred onlookers, has blossomed and evolved into a colourful six day celebration that attracts up to 100 thousand guests from all over the world. Reykjavík Pride is, in fact, one of the biggest little Prides in the world.

Reykjavik Pride is an unquestionably important event for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Iceland. The festival promotes visibility and courage and provides us with a platform to manifest our pride before our fellow citizens. The celebrations do not only mark a successful stage in our struggle; Reykjavik Pride is also one of the most vibrant and popular events in Reykjavík’s cultural calendar. By participating in the event in such large numbers, the Icelandic people have shown us valuable support, recognition and respect.

Our parade gets bigger and more fabulous every year but we still want every group to convey some message that addresses the realities of LGBTQ people. There are an infinite number of possible messages so participants’ creativity is key. To ensure your group is the best it can be it is recommended to start preparing early. A good show does not have to cost much, what is most important is imagination and getting help from friends and family.

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Liverpool Pride 2015

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August 1, 2015

Liverpool Pride – Established in 2010, Liverpool Pride returns for its sixth consecutive year and continues to be one of the city’s most visual and flamboyant events of the Summer. Liverpool, England.

This year marks the 6th anniversary for Liverpool Pride, which was established in 2010 and takes place each year to coincide with the date of murdered gay teenager Michael Causer 7 years ago.

After a poll, the public have spoken and the theme for this year’s Liverpool Pride is Love Is No Crime, with those attending encouraged to come dressed in their most wild and wonderful interpretations of the theme.

Liverpool Pride 2015

Liverpool Pride 2015

Liverpool Pride is an annual festival for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, our friends, families and supporters organised by the charity Liverpool Pride run by a board volunteers Trustees and a number of volunteers. If you want to get involved then contact us at www.liverpoolpride.co.uk/volunteer

The Charity’s objects are to promote equality and diversity, advance education and eliminate discrimination in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) across Liverpool and Merseyside for the benefit of the public by raising awareness of issues affecting said persons and in particular by promoting and stating an annual festival.

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Amsterdam Gay Pride 2015

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July 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015

Amsterdam Gay Pride – Amsterdam will have street parties all weekend long, the best club circuit parties and of course the famous Canal Parade on Saturday. Gay pride is one of the most busy weekends of the year in Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2015

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2015

 

The Canal Parade starts at 1.30 pm at the beginning of the Prinsengracht at the Westerdok harbour. At the end of the Prinsengracht, the parade turns left on to the Amstel river, passing the famous white Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) and passes the Stadshuis / Muziektheater to make a right in the direction of the Oosterdok.

The week before the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend, many events will happen all over town, both cultural or sportive, or some smaller parties. But the real festivities kick off during the last weekend, with the Canal Parade on Saturday.

Friday 30 July 2015

First real party night of the Pride weekend. Tonight the big gay street parties will take start at the Reguliersdwarsstraat (Young / trendy) and Amstel (Popular / Dutch),  the central Rembrandtplein and Paardenstraat (Women). Make sure you do not miss the hliareous Drag Queen Olympics at the Westermarkt. The Friday popular party for guys who like to dance and cruise is (Z)onderbroek, the popular weekly underwear party in Club Church.

Friday parties and events

Saturday 1 August 2015

The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend is the famous Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon. Where most parades use trucks, Amsterdam has boats!75 spectacular decorated boats with beautiful boys and girls will sail from 14:00 till 18:00 through the Prinsengracht and Amstel river. The gay parade is watched by 300.000 spectators every year.

Saturday parties and events

Next to the same gay streetparties as Friday, which start already early afternoon, Saturday night is party night. Club Air next to Rembrandtsquare will host Forever Amsterdam. At Westergasfabriek there is Funhouse in 3 halls. You can also check out popular bear party Bear Necessity or F*ng Pop Queers, a big young and trendy party at Paradiso. The regular gay clubs Club NYXClub Church and The Warehouse will have parties as well and will get busy!

Sunday 2 August 2015

Today is closing day. The traditional Pride Closing Party – again this year on a massive stage at the Rembrandtplein – takes place late in the afternoon and early in the evening with many Dutch artists and DJ’s. It’s a mixed gay crowd, trying to survive the hangover and celebrating the last day of the Amsterdam gay pride.

Sunday parties and events

The weekends highlight for the party boys is international circuit partyRapido at Paradiso which starts in the afternoon, and is always sold out months before the event.It lasts till 2 at night and if you did not get enough of booze, boys and beats, you can go to the Rapido After at Hotel Arena.

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