Special Report

These Are the Most Significant Pride Events Around the World

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WorldPride
> Time: June 1 – 30
> Place: New York City

This year’s WorldPride, an event that travels to various cities, will take place in New York City to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Events including rallies, concerts, lectures, and exhibits will take place all month throughout the city. The WorldPride Welcome Center at 112 Christopher Street in Manhattan’s West Village will be open for the month of June.

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Tel Aviv Pride
> Time: June 9 – 15
> Place: Israel

The biggest LGBTQ celebration in the Middle East is Tel Aviv Pride. The festival takes place at Hilton Beach, a well-known refuge for the area’s queer community, in addition to the city’s many gay night clubs, which will host parties throughout the week.

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Zurich Pride Festival
> Time: June 14 – 15
> Place: Switzerland

Pride Week in Zurich, which is actually two weeks of events from June 1 to 16th, culminates in Switzerland’s largest city’s Pride Festival, a weekend of concerts, vendors, dance parties, and a parade. This year’s theme is Strength in Diversity.

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Toronto Pride Festival
> Time: June 21 – 23
> Place: Canada

This year’s Pride Festival in Toronto, the largest LGBTQ event in Canada, will feature a Dyke March, Trans Pride program, drag events, and the popular Pride Parade. The city’s Pride Parade is said to have evolved from a massive demonstration in 1981 after a police raid of four gay bath houses where hundreds of men were arrested.

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Sao Paulo Pride Parade
> Time: June 23
> Place: Brazil

The first Sao Paulo Pride Parade took place in 1997 when 2,000 LGBTQ activists gathered to celebrate their culture and protest against discrimination. The event has become the largest Pride Parade in the world, with 5 million attendants in 2017.