Gay Pride Updates 6/11/14

Published Date Author: , June 11th, 2014

San Francisco City Hall - Gay Pride 2013

Here are the latest stories on upcoming gay pride events and stories about ones that have already happened.

First off, upcoming pride events:

Canada, British Columbia: Vancouver Pride: Come enjoy a day in Grandview Park in East Vancouver to pay tribute to the historic Stonewall Riots (which took place on Saturday June 28th 1969) and browse through local artisan stalls, or visit local community groups or non-profit exhibitors or participate in an activity. June 28th. full story

Canada, British Columbia: Victoria Pride: We’re excited to announce that we’ll be including a history booth at the festival that will provide historical facts and information about the LGBTQ community within Victoria. June 29th-July 6th full story

Canada, Ontario: WorldPride Toronto: Here are my top events not to miss at World Pride Toronto 2014! June 20th-29th. full story

Canada, Saskatchewan: Regina Pride: Twenty-five years ago, the City of Regina was a much different place for people part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. “We have certainly come a long way,” said Evanna Simpson, who was involved with planning Regina’s first pride festival in 1989. June 14th. full story

France: Gay Pride Paris: This is an opportunity to march in a festive atmosphere to demand equality for LGBT people and new rights for all. The Pride March is an event, everyone is invited to join the e-procession and marched with the body of his choice. June 28th full story

Germany: CSD Saarbrücken: The Christopher Street Day SaarLorLux 2014 in Saarbrücken from 27 to June 29, and thus a month earlier than usual. June 27th-29th. full story

Italy: Bologna Pride: Bologna has always been considered the LGBTQ Italian capital, the city more welcoming to our country and it shows every day, allowing us to walk hand in hand, putting on the same pitch differences and smile, the main character of the “Bolognese”, meetings , the demonstrations, the claims of their own. June 28th full story

Singapore: Pink Dot: Pink Dot 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, 28th June, at Hong Lim Park, the sixth year for this non-profit event held in support of gay Singaporeans and allies. June 28th. full story

Spain: Pride Barcelona: For the sixth year running, Barcelona is well into the preparations to welcome you to the most important LGBT pride festival in the Mediterranean. June 27th-29th. full story

UK, England: Sheffield Pride: Think noise, think colours, think celebration, think positive impact. As with the main event on Devonshire Green, the parade is your opportunity to show your colours, as participants are encouraged to come sporting the colour of the LGBT rainbow that best represents them. June 28th full story

USA, California: San Francisco Pride: The SF Pride Celebration will be held over the weekend of June 28 and 29, 2014, in downtown San Francisco in Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco’s historic City Hall where Harvey Milk once stood and addressed Pride-goers more tha thirty years ago. June 28th-29th full story

USA, Florida: St. Pete Pride: With more than 300 exhibitors, multiple stages, and attendance of more than 20,000 people, the Festival has something for everyone. June 27th-29th. full story

USA, Louisiana: Southern Decadence: Is the late Summer heat of the South too much for you to handle? This is the hottest gay event in the Southern US, and it begins to boil over and you won’t want to miss it. August 25th–September 1st full story

USA, Maryland: Baltimore Pride: Baltimore celebrates Pride this weekend with a block party, parade and festival. The Pride Parade and Block Party will take place on Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m. June 14th-15th full story

USA, Minnesota: Twin Cities Pride: The 2014 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade will be held on Sunday, June 29, beginning at 11am along Hennepin Avenue in Downtown Minneapolis. June 22nd-29th full story

USA, New Mexico: Santa Fe Pride: Saturday, June 28. Parade starts at 11 AM and runs along Old Santa Fe Trail from the Roundhouse to the Plaza. Entertainment begins on the Plaza around 12 noon. June 28th full story

USA, Washington: Seattle Pride Fest: Celebrating 40 years of Pride in Seattle in style. It’s going to be one for the record books! Seattle PrideFest is the largest free Pride Festival in the country. June 29th full story

We’ve also pulled together some reviews of just-ended gay pride events:

USA, California: L.A. Pride: Over 400,000 people turned out for Sunday’s L.A. Pride parade, celebrating support for the lesbian, gay and transgender community. Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the parade and showed his pride for the city, and the Los Angeles Kings in particular. Demi Lovato served as the grand marshal. full story

USA, Texas: Razzle Dassle: The Dallas Voice has photos from Razzle Dazzle, Dallas’s biggest LGBT party of the year. full story

USA, Wisconsin: Pridefest Milwaukee: Energized by Wisconsin’s milestone move towards marriage equality, PrideFestMilwaukee welcomed a record-breaking 31,295 visitors to Milwaukee’s lakefront June 6, 7 and 8 for a weekend celebrating LGBT culture, community and inclusion. full story

USA, Washington DC: Capital Pride: More than 250,000 people donned glitter, rainbow beads and, for some, their most colorful tank tops this weekend for Capital Pride, D.C.’s largest annual LGBT event. Saturday’s parade featured former Minnesota Vikings player-turned-LGBT activist Chris Kluwe, a straight ally, as grand marshal. full story

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