Gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans love is celebrated every year all around the world to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots which were the consequence of strong protests against the police which attacked the gay community in Manhattan, New York. Usually celebrated on the last Sunday of June, the parades bring together all kinds of people with the same message:love wins. Now, where are the craziest LGBT pride parades in the world?
1. Madrid LGBT Pride
The “Madrid Orgullo”, the Gay Pride in Madrid is by far the largest parade in Europe, and with around two million visitors it is also one of the biggest pride events in the world. WHEN: end June/beginning of July main parade and party on the last Saturday.
2. San Francisco LGBT Pride
Since 1970, the San Francisco Gay Pride has been a symbol of people’s freedom to express their sexual identities and preferences. It is also one of the best and the biggest, with a parade that marches down Market Street, and a crazy festival near City Hall. WHEN: end of June.
3. Montreal Fierte
Called “Fierte'”, Montreal’s gay pride, is one of the best LGBT pride events in the world as not only celebrates the sexual preferences of its people but also the diversity of this French and English speaking multicultural city.2016’s Pride Parade is presented by Viagra and will feature floats from hundreds sports teams, community groups as well as other LGTB organisations.WHEN: August
4. Sydney LGBT Mardi Gras
While America had the Stonewall gay and lesbian revolt in 1969, Austraila, had its own gay revolution in 1978, when police revoked a permit for a gay pride parade and arrested 51 people. Now,the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of the biggest celebrations in the world, . Unlike many other cities, where gay pride lasts a day, a weekend or a week, Sydney Mardi Gras lasts for 3-4 weeks with a huge parade happening each February/March.WHEN: March