Prides and Festivals

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

'Straight Pride Flag'`
Netflix, TripAdvisor slam Straight Pride organizers for using their logos

TripAdvisor threw iconic pop references in their cease and desist letter: ‘If I Could Turn Back Time, I would tell you not to use our name in the first place’

An impersonator for Romantic author Lord Byron raised a rainbow flag at the poet's ancestral home in Nottinghamshire
Newstead Abbey flies Pride flag in honor of bisexual poet Lord Byron

Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire is the ancestral home of Romantic poet George Gordon Byron, whose queer love affairs were legendary

Sacha Coward on his way to Pride in 2017. | Photo: supplied
Pride journeys are now part of London Transport Museum’s LGBTI project

Six LGBTI people recorded their thoughts, feelings and experiences on their way to Pride in London and UK Black Pride

Rugby team Keighley Cougars celebrated Pride with a special rainbow game
English rugby team Keighley Cougars tackle homophobia in Pride game

Players donned rainbow uniforms and celebrated the LGBTI community at their very first Pride game

San Diego Pride
13+ great pictures of this year’s sunny San Diego Pride

San Diego is celebrating its 45th Pride this weekend

40+ photos from Bristol Pride’s politically charged 10th anniversary

Queer Witches for Trans Liberation and lots of other groups marched in Bristol’s annual parade