Prides and Festivals

Muhamed ef Velic.
Imam thanks ‘Allah and coronavirus’ for canceling Pride march

The imam says the cancellation of Pride in Sarajevo has brought ‘happiness, goodness and beauty’ to the tragedy of COVID-19.

Asia Rainbow Ride cyclists.
Taiwan gets on its bike to showcase how it is a beacon for LGBT+ rights

The first Asia Rainbow Ride is possible because Taiwan has managed to control the coronavirus pandemic.

The first Channel Islands Pride in Jersey in 2015.
One tiny, COVID-free corner of Britain will hold its Pride just like normal next month

The island of Guernsey says its Pride will be ‘one heck of a coming out party’.

Pride-goers collecting face masks in Taipei.
Taiwan holds in-person Pride and protest outside autocrat’s memorial hall

Extra Pride event was to show solidarity with cancelled Prides around the world.

The Shard, viewed from The Thames.
Pride in London accused of taking money from The Shard, owned by anti-LGBT+ Qatar

The State of Qatar owns the London landmark and punishes homosexuality with prison and even death.

A GLF demo in August 1971.
London Pride will happen but only for a few veterans from 50 years ago

Pride in London has cancelled for this year but veterans of the Gay Liberation Front will march all the same.

Thessaloniki Pride 2019.
Thessaloniki switches its postponement of EuroPride 2020 to a cancellation

But a coincidence may make it possible for Thessaloniki to break the rules and host EuroPride in 2021 instead.

Protesters demanding justice for George Floyd outside Minneapolis Third Police Precinct on 28 May.
LA Pride will happen in 2020 – as a Black Lives Matter protest

LA Pride cancelled its 2020 event due to coronavirus but there’s been another change of plans.

Shanghai Pride-goers in rainbow colors.
One Pride will be going ahead in June… in China

Shanghai Pride promises to obey ‘all required safety guidelines’.

Brighton Pride, Kylie
Brighton Pride has been cancelled

The event on the south coast of England was under pressure to postpone or cancel due to coronavirus.

Rotterdam Pride
Belfast, Hull, Malta and Rotterdam are in the running to host EuroPride 2023

Despite a tough year, Prides are planning for a bright future.

Thessaloniki Pride 2019.
Coronavirus postpones EuroPride and more Pride events

Over 150 Prides have cancelled or postponed already.

Mosaic Youth at Pride
Confirmed: Pride in London postpones 2020 event

The UK capital’s Pride follows events like Los Angeles and Tokyo Prides to respond to COVID-19.

Pride crowd in New York.
100 Prides will be affected by coronavirus within the next few hours

Prides are fighting back to ensure their survival as the numbers keep growing.

Los Angeles Pride 2019.
Coronavirus shuts down Prides in Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale and Miami

It now seems certain more Prides will follow.

Pride in Rome.
Prides at risk as experts predict COVID-19 will peak in May and June

Pride organizers from Africa, Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania have met to discuss how to manage coronavirus.

Celebrating on the boat parade at Yangon Pride in Myanmar.
Yangon Pride celebrates boat parade despite gay sex being illegal

LGBT+ people in Myanmar’s capital Yangon have taken Pride to the water for a colorful…

Rainbow-painted guys at Pride in New York City.
The 20 biggest and best 2020 Prides around the world

2020 Pride dates and details for the world’s best festivals from every corner of the world.

Clarion Alley is a colorful street covered in murals in the Mission district of San Francisco.
What I learnt from doing Pride in San Francisco, the queerest city in the US

Old friends, new me: how celebrating Pride in San Francisco helped me deal with my personal struggles

Pride in Liverpool 2019
Never mind the rain: 15+ images of this year’s Pride in Liverpool

‘It rained pretty much all day and I wouldn’t have it any other way,’ one Pridegoer said

Over 1,000 take to the streets of Warsaw in support of LGBTI rights

The march comes one week after a Pride parade in the Polish city of Białystok was marred by violence

Ian Usher, of Sonic Yootha, on attending Pride
Why I’m attending my first Pride parade at 43 despite being out for years

OPINION: Ian Usher is the co-promoter of Sonic Yootha, one of the most iconic queer nights in Liverpool, England

'Straight Pride Flag'`
Californian city to hold Straight Pride celebrating ‘Western civilization’

Anti-abortionist, anti-immigrant group is due to hold an event on 24 August

A Facebook event page detailing the next planned protest (left) following a potent Pride in Poland last weekend | Picture: Facebook / Twitter (K. Kadziewicz)
Right-wing mob already planning their next anti-Pride attack in Poland

After crashing a Pride at Białystok, homophobes are now taking aim at Płock Pride next month

John Waters
King of camp John Waters to headline Birmingham SHOUT Festival

Legendary queer director of Pink Flamingos and Hairspray announces his only UK date

Pride flag
Pennsylvania mayor reverses his decision not to fly the Pride flag

Democratic mayor Wally Scott had originally refused to fly the flag deemed a ‘non-impartial political symbol’

Bear Week Provincetown 2019
Check out the men from Bear Week Provincetown 2019

Over the course of two decades, Bear Week Provincetown has become one of the world’s premier bear gatherings

Thousands take to the streets in Glasgow for Mardi Gla Pride

An estimated 7,000 people marched through the streets of Scotland’s biggest city in support of LGBTI rights

Polish counter protests
Polish Pride parade met with right-wing counter protests

Violent clashes took place between LGBTI rights supporters and far-right counter-protesters in the north-eastern city of Bialystok