Gay Travel Events for February and March, 2014

Author: , January 31st, 2014

We’ve just revamped our gay travel events section for 2014 – and we’ve added event descriptions, photos, and much more for the new year. Our updated gay travel events section has almost 300 events and growing – gay pride, film festivals, rodeos, circuit parties, and much more:

http://www.purpleroofs.com/gay-travel-events.html

Here are the events for February and March – a little something for everyone!

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras 2014 – Australia, NSW, Sydney
When: Feb 07 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Sydney’s Mardi Gras is huge! Running for almost a month in February/March each year, it includes Fair day at Victoria Park, the Harbour Party at the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade, and several parties.Find A Place to Stay in New South Wales, Australia Here

 


 

Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014 Mardi Gras Film Festival 2014 – Australia, NSW, Sydney
When: Feb 13 2014-Feb 23 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The annual gay movie companion to Sydney’s Mardi Gras festival.Find A Place to Stay in New South Wales, Australia Here

 


 

Bear Essentials 2014 Bear Essentials 2014 – Australia, NSW, Sydney
When: Feb 21 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Bears
Website: Click Here
Bear Essentials is an internationally recognized Sydney, Australia bear festival, organized by the Harbour City Bears. It brings together the best of our local bear culture and offers it to the world.Find A Place to Stay in New South Wales, Australia Here

 


 

Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2014 Brisbane Queer Film Festival 2014 – Australia, QLD, Brisbane
When: Mar 28 2014-Apr 06 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The annual Brisbane Queer Film Festival brings you an amazing selection of engaging, inspiring, and most entertaining LGBTIQ films from all around the world. Find A Place to Stay in Queensland, Australia Here

 


 

ChillOut Festival 2014 ChillOut Festival 2014 – Australia, VIC, Daylesford
When: Mar 17 2014-Mar 10 2013
What: Festival
Website: Click Here
The Chillout Festival is an annual, four day gay pride celebration in Daylesford, Australia.Find A Place to Stay in Victoria, Australia Here

 


 

Pride March Victoria 2014 Pride March Victoria 2014 – Australia, VIC, Melbourne
When: Feb 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Victoria, Australia’s annual gay pride march and post-march celebration at Catani Gardens.Find A Place to Stay in Victoria, Australia Here

 


 

Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014 Melbourne Queer Film Festival 2014 – Australia, VIC, Melbourne
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 24 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Melbourne, Austtalia’s annual gay film festival, each year in mid March.Find A Place to Stay in Victoria, Australia Here

 


 

Gay Snow Happening 2014 Gay Snow Happening 2014 – Austria, Solden
When: Mar 22 2014-Mar 29 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
A week of gay ski week fun in Solden, Austria – you’ll never be bored.Find A Place to Stay in Austria Here

 


 

Regenbogen Ball 2014 Regenbogen Ball 2014 – Austria, Vienna
When: Feb 22 2014
What: Ball
Website: Click Here
The Vienna Rainbow ball is THE ball event fotr the LGBT community in Austria and our allies.Find A Place to Stay in Austria Here

 


 

Rosenball 2014 Rosenball 2014 – Austria, Vienna
When: Feb 27 2014
What: Ball
Website: Click Here
Vienna holds the RTosenball every year in late February, with talent flying in from around the world to join the celebration.Find A Place to Stay in Austria Here

 


 

Belgium Leatherpride 2014 Belgium Leatherpride 2014 – Belgium, Antwerp
When: Feb 06 2014-Feb 19 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Welcome to your dark fairy tale – Belgium’s annual Leatherpride.Find A Place to Stay in Belgium Here

 


 

Carnival 2014 Carnival 2014 – Brazil, Rio de Janiero
When: Feb 08 2014-Feb 12 2014
What: Festival
Website: Click Here
Rio Carnival is one of the largest Carnival celebrations in the world.Find A Place to Stay in Brazil Here

 


 

Jasper Pride Festival 2014 Jasper Pride Festival 2014 – Canada, Alberta, Jasper
When: Mar 21 2014-Mar 23 2013
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Jasper Pride is a three day Alberta gay ski event with drag shows, films, skiing, skating, concerts, and more, held each March.Find A Place to Stay in Alberta, Canada Here

 


 

One Love Valentine's Day Event One Love Valentine’s Day Event – Canada, BC, Kelowna: LeVel
When: Feb 15 2014
What: Fundraiser
Website: Click Here
Okanagan Pride celebrates gay pride in eastern British Columbia.Find A Place to Stay in Thompson-Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada Here

 


 

Guelph Winter Pride 2014 Guelph Winter Pride 2014 – Canada, ON, Guelph
When: Feb 03 2014-Feb 08 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Guelph’s winter pride runs for 6 days at the start of February, and includes movies, symposiums, teen pride, caberet, a dance and much more.Find A Place to Stay in Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, Canada Here

 


 

Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston 2014 Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival in Kingston 2014 – Canada, ON, Kingston
When: Jan 30 2014-Feb 08 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
LGBT movie magic abounds at Reelout, Kingston, Ontario’s annual gay film festival, held each year in late January.Find A Place to Stay in Eastern Ontario, Ontario, Canada Here

 


 

Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival 2014 Rainbow Reels Queer Film Festival 2014 – Canada, ON, Waterloo
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 17 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Waterloo, Ontario’s annual gay film festival, held each year in mid March.Find A Place to Stay in Southwestern Ontario, Ontario, Canada Here

 


 

London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2014 – England, London
When: Mar 20 2014-Mar 30 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The British Film Institute produces an annual gay film festival in London in late March.Find A Place to Stay in London, England, United Kingdom Here

 

 


 


 

European Gay Ski Week 2014 European Gay Ski Week 2014 – France, Alpe d’Huez
When: Mar 22 2014-Mar 29 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Europe’s original and most popular gay ski week and music festival returns to the ski resort of Alpe d’Huez.Find A Place to Stay in Southeastern France Here

 


 

Festival des images aux mots 2014 Festival des images aux mots 2014 – France, Lafitte-Vigordanne
When: Feb 03 2014-Feb 09 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
An annual LGBT film festival in Southwestern France, in the town of Lafitte-Vigordanne.Find A Place to Stay in Southwestern France Here

 


 

Festival Ecrans Mixtes 2014 Festival Ecrans Mixtes 2014 – France, Lyon
When: Mar 05 2014-Mar 11 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
A gay film festival held in Lyon, France every March.Find A Place to Stay in Southeastern France Here

 


 

European Snow Pride 2014 European Snow Pride 2014 – France, Tignes
When: Mar 22 2014-Mar 29 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
European Snow Pride is the top European gay winter sport and music festival, with guests from all over Europe and the USA.Find A Place to Stay in Southeastern France Here

 


 

Rainbow Reykjavik 2014 Rainbow Reykjavik 2014 – Iceland, TBA
When: Jan 30 2014-Feb 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Pink Iceland organizes the annual Rainbow Reykjavik Festival, including its events and daytours. The festival is held each year in late January and early February.Find A Place to Stay in Iceland Here

 


 

Beef Dip Leather & Bear Week 2014 Beef Dip Leather & Bear Week 2014 – Mexico, JAL, Puerto Vallarta
When: Jan 26 2014-Feb 02 2014
What: Leather
Website: Click Here
Beef Dip is an annual festival for bears and their admirers.Find A Place to Stay in Jalisco, Mexico Here

 


 

Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras 2013 Puerto Vallarta Mardi Gras 2013 – Mexico, JAL, Puerto Vallarta
When: Mar 04 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Vallarta Mardi Gras and the Carnaval Parade is an annual festival, a public celebration held every year just before the Lent, forty days before Easter.Find A Place to Stay in Jalisco, Mexico Here

 


 

Roze Film Dagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 Roze Film Dagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 – Netherlands, Amsterdam
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 23 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Roze Filmdagen is Amsterdam’s gay film festival, held each year in March.Find A Place to Stay in The Netherlands Here

 


 

Scandanavian Ski Pride 2014 Scandanavian Ski Pride 2014 – Norway, Hemsedal
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 16 2013
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Hemsedal is Norway’s best ski destination and the best people will be there for the experience of a lifetime. It will be an active, social and fun ski weekend, with both skiing and snowboarding.

 


 

Raballder Cup 2014 Raballder Cup 2014 – Norway, Oslo
When: Feb 21 2014-Feb 23 2014
What: Sporting Event
Website: Click Here
Raballder cup takes place in February in Oslo, Norway – it’s the largest annual gay sporting event in Scandinavia. Play fair, play safe!

 


 

Cape Town Pride 2014 Cape Town Pride 2014 – South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town
When: Feb 21 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Cape Town’s Pride Festival began in 2001 and then merged the following year with another local gay event. It’s held in late February and early March every year, and has become a very popular gay pride festival since 2004.Find A Place to Stay in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Here

 


 

Into the Tank Into the Tank – Spain, Madrid
When: Feb 01 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Madrid’s leather/fetish party throughout the year.Find A Place to Stay in Madrid, Spain Here

 


 

Sitges Carnival 2014 Sitges Carnival 2014 – Spain, Catalunya, Sitges
When: Feb 25 2014-Mar 05 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Carnival is the wildest party in Sitges – with more than 300K partygoers, it fills up the town each February.Find A Place to Stay in Catalunya, Spain Here

 

 


 

Swing 2014 Swing 2014 – Switzerland, Lenzerheide
When: Mar 02 2014-Mar 09 2013
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Swing gay ski week – great people, a colorful group of friendly gay men from various countries, and a holiday together. We’ve got the best location – a sunny, high-Alpine valley in the Graubunden region of Switzerland. It’s gay skiing at its best, easy to get to, but far away from your everyday life.Find A Place to Stay in Switzerland Here

 


 

Roadrunner Regional Rodeo 2014 Roadrunner Regional Rodeo 2014 – USA, AZ, Phoenix
When: Feb 14 2014-Feb 16 2014
What: Rodeo
Website: Click Here
Phoenix’s annual three day gay rodeo event takes place every year in mid-February.Find A Place to Stay in Phoenix, Arizona Here

 


 

Out in the Desert Gay Film Festival 2014 Out in the Desert Gay Film Festival 2014 – USA, AZ, Tucson
When: Mar 05 2014-Mar 09 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Tucson now has its own gay film festival, Out in the Desert, running in early March.Find A Place to Stay in Tucson, Arizona Here

 


 

Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week 2014 Elevation Mammoth Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, CA, Mammoth
When: Mar 12 2014-Mar 16 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Mammoth gay ski week has been around for more than a decade, with more than 2,500 people coming up the moubntain each year for the event im mid March.Find A Place to Stay in Central Valley & Sierra Nevadas, California Here

 


 

Valentines Day Cruise With Monterey Pride 2014 Valentines Day Cruise With Monterey Pride 2014 – USA, CA, Monterey: Embassy Suites
When: Feb 14 2014
What: Cruise
Website: Click Here
Monterey Pride hosts its annual Valentines Day dance at the Embassy Suites Ballroom.Find A Place to Stay in Central Coast, California Here

 


 


 

Hillcrest Fat Tuesday 2014 Hillcrest Fat Tuesday 2014 – USA, CA, San Diego: Hillcrest
When: Mar 04 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Hillcrest Mardi Gras has a new name – “Hillcrest Fat Tuesday”, and location. We are going Harder, Faster and Stronger with Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday on the east end of town.Find A Place to Stay in Greater San Diego Area, California Here

 


 

San Francisco Bear Weekend 2014 San Francisco Bear Weekend 2014 – USA, CA, San Francisco
When: Feb 14 2014-Feb 17 2014
What: Bears
Website: Click Here
San Frencisco’s annual Bear Weekend is a gathering that takes place every February over Presidents Day Weekend.Find A Place to Stay in San Francisco, California Here

 


 

Big Gay Train 2014 Big Gay Train 2014 – USA, CA, Sonoma
When: Mar 15 2014, 5:30-9:30 PM
What: Wine Tasting
Website: Click Here
The Big Gay Train is returning to Napa Valley in March, with four of wine country’s most exciting winemakers! Join us for an exclusive all gay winemaker dinner on the world-famous Napa Valley Wine Train!Find A Place to Stay in Sonoma County, California Here

 


 

Lake Tahoe Winterfest Gay Ski Week 2014 Lake Tahoe Winterfest Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, CA, South Lake Tahoe
When: Mar 02 2014-Mar 09 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Seven days of gay ski week fun in Lake tahoe – spend the week skiing or snow boarding, or hit the casinos for some hot action.Find A Place to Stay in Central Valley & Sierra Nevadas, California Here

 


 

Outboard Steamboat Springs 2014 Outboard Steamboat Springs 2014 – USA, CO, Steamboat Springs
When: Mar 25 2014-Mar 30 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
OutBoard started over fifteen years ago as a learn-to-snowboard event. Now, with over 30,000 members it has become the largest gay and lesbian snowboarding & skiing organization in the world.Find A Place to Stay in Northwest Colorado Here

 


 

Telluride Gay Ski Week 2014 Telluride Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, CO, Telluride
When: Feb 21 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Telluride, Colorado’s annual gay ski week is held on late February each year.Find A Place to Stay in Southwest Colorado Here

 


 

Pride South Florida 2014 Pride South Florida 2014 – USA, FL, Ft. Lauderdale
When: Mar 01 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Pride South Florida is Fort Lauderdale’s annual gay pride celebration, held every year in March.Find A Place to Stay in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida Here

 


 

Winter Party Festival 2014 Winter Party Festival 2014 – USA, FL, Miami Beach
When: Mar 05 2014-Mar 10 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Miami Beach’s Winter Party Festival is the hottest place to be this winter – six days of gay-themed parties take over South Beach.Find A Place to Stay in Miami, Florida Here

 


 

Women's International Film & Arts Festival 2014 Women’s International Film & Arts Festival 2014 – USA, FL, Miami Beach
When: Mar 26 2014-Mar 30 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival celebrates the best in lesbian film every March in South Beach.Find A Place to Stay in Miami Beach, Florida Here

 


 

Gay Mardi Gras 2013 Gay Mardi Gras 2013 – USA, LA, New Orleans
When: Feb 28 2014-Mar 04 2014
What: Festival
Website: Click Here
New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras with gay balls, parties, the Bourbon Street Awards, and much more.Find A Place to Stay in Louisiana Here

 


 

Bobby Wetherbee for Valentines Day Weekend Bobby Wetherbee for Valentines Day Weekend – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Feb 15 2014
What: Concert
Website: Click Here
Provincetown’s Most Beloved Piano Man plays a romantic concert for Valentine’s Day Weekend.Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Gay Camp Gay Camp – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Feb 15 2014
What: Play
Website: Click Here
A quick-change farce that follows the stories of several young campers at a gay reform camp. They have been sent away by their parents to be ‘fixed’. Instead they learn how to love – themselves and one another.Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Cock Party Cock Party – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Feb 21 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
The Crown & Anchor in Ptown presents the annual C*ck Party to kick off SNOWBOUND Weekend in late February. It’s cold outside but it’s hot at the Paramount tonight!Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Butch & Bruisers Ball Butch & Bruisers Ball – USA, MA, Provincetown: Crown & Anchor
When: Mar 15 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
The Northeast Ursamen present the Boots & Boxers Party. Your $10 admission includes clothes check, and a portion of door receipts will benefit the Soup Kitchen In Provincetown!Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 


 

Provincetown International Film Festival 2014 Provincetown International Film Festival 2014 – USA, MA, Provincetown
When: Jun 17 2014-Jun 23 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
Provincetown’s gay and lesbian film festival – filmmaking on the edge. Every year in mid-June on Cape Cod.Find A Place to Stay in Provincetown, Massachusetts Here

 

White Out Weekend 2014 White Out Weekend 2014 – USA, ME, Bewry: Sunday River Ski Resort
When: Feb 06 2014-Feb 09 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Maine’s White Out Weekend combines a ga ski week with lots of other fun winter pride activities.Find A Place to Stay in Western Mountains, Maine Here

 


 

LGBT Comedyfest 2014 LGBT Comedyfest 2014 – USA, MI, Dearborn
When: Mar 08 2014, 8 PM
What: Fundraiser
Website: Click Here
Every March, Equality Michigan puts on the LGBT Comedyfest in Dearborn.Find A Place to Stay in Michigan Here

 


 

Cinekink NYC 2014 Cinekink NYC 2014 – USA, NJ, Rahway
When: Feb 25 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Film Festival
Website: Click Here
A kinky, sex-positive LGBT inclusive film festival that hits NYC every February.Find A Place to Stay in New Jersey Here

 


 

Black Party Expo Fetish Party 2014 Black Party Expo Fetish Party 2014 – USA, NY, New York
When: Mar 21 2014-Mar 23 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
Every March, in conjunction with New York City’s bacchannal The Black Party, BPX showcases and supports curren gay erotic art, culture and other forms of sexual expression. Each year, it brings in hundreds of well-known artists, businesses, performers and other individuals who come together to promote their newest projects, products and participate in one of the weekend’s many events.Find A Place to Stay in New York City Here

 


 

GLBT Expo 2014 GLBT Expo 2014 – USA, NY, New York: Javits Center
When: Mar 23 2014-Mar 24 2014
What: Expo
Website: Click Here
Presenting the finest products & services available to the LGBT consumer, including the GLBT friendly companies from every industry, large and small, Fortune 1000 and Gay-owned companies.Find A Place to Stay in New York City Here

 


 

Red Ball 2014 Red Ball 2014 – USA, NY, Rochester: Auditorium Center, 875 East Main St
When: Feb 08 2014, 7-11 PM
What: Fundraiser
Website: Click Here
Everyone of all ages is welcome to join members of Rochester’s LGBT community for a dance and Valentine celebration at the Red Ball.Find A Place to Stay in Finger Lakes Region, New York Here

 


 

Kinkfest 2014 Kinkfest 2014 – USA, OR, Portland
When: Mar 21 2014-Mar 23 2014
What: Party
Website: Click Here
The west coast’s premiere, sexually-diverse BDSM and kink conference, with educational workshops, play parties, leather and fetish vendors and a community meeting space.Find A Place to Stay in Portland, Oregon Here

 


 

Philadelphia Winter Pride 2014 Philadelphia Winter Pride 2014 – USA, PA, Philadelphia: Penn’s Landing Skating Rink
When: Feb 23 2014, 1-4 PM
What: Pride
Website: Click Here
Come skate with us at Philadelphia’s Winter Pride.Find A Place to Stay in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania Here

 


 

Texas Bear Round Up 2014 Texas Bear Round Up 2014 – USA, TX, Dallas: The Crowne Plaza
When: Mar 13 2014-Mar 16 2014
What: Bears
Website: Click Here
Each year, our small group of volunteers works hard to plan the annual Texas Bear Round Up un mid March, so that your time here in Dallas is rewarding.Find A Place to Stay in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Here

 


 

A Texas Tradition Gay Rodeo 2014 A Texas Tradition Gay Rodeo 2014 – USA, TX, Houston
When: Feb 28 2014-Mar 02 2014
What: Rodeo
Website: Click Here
The Texas Gay Rodeo Association is a Texas non-profit corporation that elevates the image of women and men in rodeo. The group promotes and stages an annual rodeo in Texas and to encourage the participation of its members in western-related events and engages in charitable activities.Find A Place to Stay in Houston and the Gulf Coast, Texas Here

 


 

Luey Weekend 2014 Luey Weekend 2014 – USA, TX, Houston
When: Mar 06 2014-Mar 09 2014
What: Leather
Website: Click Here
The Luey Weekend is the Houston area’s leather-kink festival, produced every year in March.Find A Place to Stay in Houston and the Gulf Coast, Texas Here

 


 

Elevation Utah: Park City Gay Ski Week 2014 Elevation Utah: Park City Gay Ski Week 2014 – USA, UT, Park City
When: Feb 20 2014-Feb 23 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Park City, Utah has its own Evelation gay ski week, every February.Find A Place to Stay in Utah Here

 


 

Killington Winter Pride 2014 Killington Winter Pride 2014 – USA, VT, Killington
When: Feb 28 2014-Mar 03 2014
What: Ski Week
Website: Click Here
Killington, Vermont hosts an LGBT Winter Pride and gay ski event, with snow events and gatherings. We can help you create a lifetime of memories.

Find A Place to Stay in Vermont Here

 

Upcoming LGBT Film Festivals

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Film FestivalWe’ve got a batch of upcoming LGBT film tests for you:

Canada, Ontario: Kingston (Jan 30-Feb 8) Kingstonians and residents from the surrounding area are treated to the best and brightest LGBT cinema from around the world. full story

Spain: Bilbao (Jan 20-26) There will be a lot of good films, world, European and national premieres, new guest and old friends. full story

USA, Arizona: Paradise Valley (Jan 18-26): The Desperado LGBT Film Festival at Paradise Valley Community College showcases the best in LGBT film and fosters diversity and multiculturalism throughout the state of Arizona. full story

USA, Indiana: Bloomington (Jan 23-25): PRIDE programs a variety of live performance, lecture, public participation events and films that express a wide range of viewpoints and feature many different personality types and situations, advocating community-wide attitudes of awareness, acceptance and appreciation of diversity. full story

Pride Season 2013 Updates – 6/3/13

Author: , June 3rd, 2013

San Francisco Gay Pride Parade 2012Here’s a recap of the upcoming Pride events from the last week’s news. Enjoy!

JUNE 1ST

UK, England, Oxford (Gay Web Source): A fantastic turn out at Oxford Pride’s launch party last night means that the festivities are well underway for what is hoped will be the best Oxford Pride ever. There are activities all week in Oxford leading up to the main Parade and Pride event this forthcoming weekend. June 1st

JUNE 7th

India, Chennai (Gay Star News): The Chennai Rainbow Film Festival (CRFF) 2013 is an LGBT film festival running from 7 to 9 June 2013 in India. It will be the first in the Tamil Nadu’s capital city, with more than 30 short films and documentaries, Indian and international, will be screened over three days. Entry is free and open to all. The film festival is a community initiative showcasing the works of established and emerging LGBT film and video makers, or others portraying the LGBT community in a positive light. June 7th-9th

Israel, Tel Aviv (Lustral Boy): Tel Aviv celebrates Pride for the entire month of June with its Pride Parade on Friday, June 7. The video presents a gay dimension of Tel Aviv life that comes as quite a surprise. It stars Arisa feat Omer Adam. Many of Israel’s top politicians turn out for the parade which is followed by a beach party hosted by Supermodel and Leonardo DiCaprio ex, Bar Rafaeli. The event organisers have released a gender-bending video to inspire interest and help lure the expected 20,00 visitors. June 7th

JUNE 8TH

USA, DC (The Washington Blade): The official Capital Pride Parade is today from 4:30-7:30 p.m., starting at P and 22nd Streets and ending in Logan Circle. About 100,000 spectators are expected to attend, and around 170 organizations will participate. Lynda Carter (TV’s “Wonder Woman”) is the “super grand marshal.” For more information, visit capitalpride.org or the event on Facebook. June 8th

JUNE 15TH

Italy, Rome (GayCities – Photos): Italy may be lagging a bit behind the rest of Western Europe in terms of gay rights, but Rome snagged Lady Gaga as a headliner when it hosted World Pride in 2011. This year, Saturday’s Pride parade kicks off at 3pm on Piazza della Repubblica. June 15th

Germany, Berlin (GayCities – Photos): The only city in the world with two concurrent Prides, Berlin’s main CSD (for Christopher Street Day) parade winds through the city before ending at the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Meanwhile the (intentionally) more ragtag and non-commercial Transgenialer CSD wends queerly through through the cool Kreuzberg ‘hood and dumps out onto Oranienstrasse. June 15th-22nd

JUNE 20TH

Spain, Barcelona (GayCities – Photos): A late comer to the Pride bandwagon, Barcelona’s first event was in 2009 – but it’s quickly made up for lost time with a great event, this year themed “Kiss Proudly.” June 20th-30th

JUNE 23RD

UK, England, London (GayCities – Photos): After logistically stumbling a bit while hosting World Pride last year, London is back on track with a full week of Pride-related events, to be kicked off by none other than Martina Navratilova. The parade, scheduled for 1 to 4pm on Saturday the 29th, will head down Oxford Street and past Trafalgar Square before ending at Whitehall. June 23rd-29th

JUNE 26TH

USA, FL, St. Petersburg (Seasons of Pride): The purpose of St. Pete Pride is to promote unity, visibility, self-esteem and a positive image of and among the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community of Tampa Bay and throughout the State of Florida by way of cultural and educational programs and activities. The Promenade, held along Central Avenue between 21st Street and 29th Street, features more than 100 organizations and businesses supporting and celebrating the Tampa Bay LGBT community. The Promenade and Street Festival together draw more than 100,000 attendees, making it one of Tampa Bay’s largest events! June 26th-30th

JUNE 29th

France, Paris (GayCities – Photos): Paris’ huge Pride parade draws some 650,000 spectators every year. It kicks off this year at 1:30pm on Place du 18 Juin 1940. There’s more to celebrate than ever with the passage of marriage equality. June 29th

USA, CA, San Francisco (LGBT Weekly): The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee and Board of Directors has announced its 2013 SF Pride’s Celebration and Parade’s Celebrity Grand Marshal line-up. SF Pride Celebrity Grand Marshal selections honor the work that the individuals have contributed in furthering the causes of the LGBT community. “It is with such great excitement that we publicly congratulate the official 2013 celebrity grand marshals as they particularly reflect this year’s powerful theme of ‘Embrace, Encourage and Empower.’ The board of directors and I look forward to joining them over the 2013 SF Pride weekend, which runs from June 29-30 with various events across the Bay Area!,” said San Francisco Pride CEO Earl Plante. June 29th-30th

USA, MO, St. Louis (GayTravel.com): The St. Louis Pride Festival is one of our favorite events of the season! With entertainment, a festival, and epic parade, St. Louis Pride is the best of the best in pride celebrations. Read GayTravel.com’s exclusive interview with Staci Stift of St. Louis Pride! GT: What sets this event apart from other events of its type? SS: We are currently the largest Pride Festival in the State of MO. We are still currently a free festival, most other Pride Festivals require a ticket to attend. June 29th-30th

USA, NM, Albuquerque (Seasons of Pride) Albuquerque’s largest and longest running LGBTIQ event. Celebrating 37 years of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning diversity! June 29th

USA, WA, Seattle (Seasons of Pride): Our largest event is the Seattle Pride Parade. This parade is always a climax of the celebratory weekend on the last Sunday in June. Historically honors Stonewall – marking the start of the gay rights movement in 1969. Over 120 parade entries from different organizations, employers, sponsors and movements participate in this event. This event brings public awareness to current issues while also providing and advertising resources that support diversity, equal rights and community. June 29th

JULY 1ST

Canada, BC, Victoria (Seasons of Pride): The Victoria Pride Society’s mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are – or think they might be – gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies. Victoria Pride fosters learning and empowerment through social celebration and networking. We strive to create a better public understanding of our community’s history, courage, diversity and future. July 1st-7th

JULY 3RD

Spain, Madrid (GayCities – Photos): Madrid hosts what’s not just the biggest Pride in Spain, but in all of Europe, with some 2 million people (including a great many straight folks) attending Saturday’s main event. July 3rd-7th

JULY 3RD

Spain, Madrid (Seasons of Pride): The 2013 LGBT Pride festivities in Madrid will be held between 3 and 7 July. The State Demonstration will take place on July 6. The tour will begin in Atocha, Paseo del Prado will go up and end in Puerta de Alcala. July 3rd-7th

USA, CA, Los Angeles (Seasons of Pride): This is developed for the purpose of Advocating, Educating and Celebrating the Diversity of the Black and Other minority LGBT Family. The program works towards Advancing and Protecting the rights and dignity of these units while working towards developing Individual and Family Health, Child Advancement Initiatives including holiday Toy and School Drives for children of the community. July 3rd-7th

JULY 5TH

Germany, Cologne (Seasons of Pride): On the first complete weekend in July, Cologne again expects hundreds of thousands of visitors to fill the streets of the inner city. Together, on the 7th July at the CSD Parade we will demonstrate that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transsexuals will be equally treated legally and socially accepted. The street festival in the Cologne Old Town and the AIDS-Gala of the AIDS-Hilfe Cologne are, as well as the parade, an inherent part of the CSD weekend. A colorful stage program, numerous information-stands and various political events await you. July 5th-7th

JULY 6TH

USA, ME, Ogunquit (Edge Boston): Lee Castillo is busy pinning down the final details to the new Bear Week on the block, Ogunquit Bear Week, presented by Ogunquit Maine Bears, making its debut July 6 to 13. “It’s really beautiful, very gay-friendly. The beach is easily accessible. It’s just amazing. And it’s so much less expensive than Provincetown. I was surprised there wasn’t already an event,” says Castillo, who lives in Alexandria. “While I was there on vacation, I met some of the guys there, bears, and I pitched this idea to them.” July 6th-13th

JULY 10TH

France, Marseille (GayCities – Photos): France’s second city of Marseille is shining this year as both a European Capital of Culture and the host of this year’s EuroPride. Expect a stellar lineup of parties and performers, including Rossy de Palma and Boy George. July 10th-20th

JULY 13TH

USA, MA, Provincetown (Edge Boston): And when it comes to events, Provincetown offers plenty more than lounging by the pool or dipping your toes in the Atlantic. As Lambeth mentioned, P’town has shows – an oddly rich variety of them for a town its size. This summer, for example, you might take in Kate Clinton one night, Audra McDonald the next, then Miss Richfield 1981 or Joey Arias & Raven O. And that’s just taking in the tip of the iceberg. July 13th-21st

JULY 27TH

Netherlands, Amsterdam (GayCities – Photos): The Pride with floats that really float, Amsterdam’s highlight – extremely popular with local gays and straights alike – is the Saturday Canal Parade. Some 300 other Pride-related parties and cultural events are also slated for the weekend. July 27th-August 4th

JULY 30TH

Sweden, Stockholm (GayCities – Photos): Scandinavia’s biggest Pride returns to gayrific Stockholm, with the usual half a million spectators expected for Saturday’s parade. This year’s theme, Go West, urges Russian LGBT people to participate in a country where they and Pride are respected. July 30th-August 3rd

AUGUST 12TH-18TH

Czech Republic, Prague (GayCities – Photos): After its first two very successful incarnations, Prague Pride returns for another year of cutting-edge events, capped off by its popular Saturday parade through the city. August 12th-18th

AUGUST 23RD-26TH

UK, England, Manchester (GayCities – Photos): While its main events happen over what’s called the Big Weekend in the city’s renowned Gay Village, Manchester’s Pride also includes the excellent Pride Fringe Festival, featuring more than 40 performances, exhibits, and events over several weeks. August 23rd-26th

New York City’s Outfest and NewFest Film Festivals to Merge

Author: , March 28th, 2012

Outfest + NewFest New York CityNew York’s long-running LGBT film festival, NewFest, is merging with Outfest, organizers announced today.

This year’s NewFest, held July 27 through July 30, will be programmed by Outfest as a first step toward becoming one national arts organization.

“Outfest brings a wealth of knowledge and wide-ranging capabilities to NewFest,” said the event’s co-president of the board, Steve Mendelsohn.

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