What Are The Top Five Gay Pride Events Worldwide?

Published Date Author: , June 7th, 2014

San Francisco Gay PrideJune is pride month in many cities around the world, and so we focus on the Top 5 gay pride events in the world:

1) Sao Paulo: Easily the world’s biggest gay pride parade, with millions participating (4 million at last count!), Sao Paulo’s parade has to take pride of place. And it’s really not all about size since the energy levels are also off the charts, being stoked by the music and the rhythm of the dancers on the 20-25 themed floats or trio electricos. While the parade garners the most attention, the pride event spans the whole weekend and has interesting debates, concerts, and offshoot festivals associated with it. Starting at Avenida Paulista, the parade traverses 4.2 km down Rua da Consolacao, finishing at Roosevelt Square. But that’s not the end of the party… Book one of the Sao Paulo hotels and you’ll see the rest.

2) New York: Not the biggest or the brashest, but certainly the oldest. And for many, the big granddaddy of them all. Birthplace of the modern LGBT movement, this is where the gay parades started, after all – on June 28, 1970, the first anniversary commemorating the riots following the police raid on Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street. Apart from its historical significance, New York’s place at the very forefront of the great cities of the world must mean that its LGBT community, and the city’s parade, has to be right up there!

By Donna Welch – Full Story at Venere | Other Gay Travel Events

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