List of LGBT events

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WorldPride in Toronto in 2014

The following is a calendar of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) events. This mainly comprises pride parades but also includes other kinds of events such as sporting events and film festivals. They range in size from the world's largest pride parade in São Paulo with 3.5 million participants to the world's smallest pride parade with 100 participants in the city of Sligo, Ireland.


This section is for international events that take place on (or rotate between) two or more continents. For international events that take place on only one continent, please see the section for that particular continent.
LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start End
Gay Games Various 4 Years 2006
International Transgender Day of Visibility Everywhere March 31 2009
National Coming Out Day Everywhere October 11 1988
Transgender Day of Remembrance Everywhere November 20 1999
World Outgames Various 4 Years 1982
WorldPride Various 6 then 2 then 3 years 2000


LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start

Mauritius Mauritius[edit]

Rainbow Parade Mauritius Mauritius: Rose Hill June 2006

South Africa South Africa[edit]

Cape Town Pride South Africa: Cape Town, Western Cape February 2001
Durban Pride South Africa: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal July 2011
eKurhuleni Pride South Africa: East Rand, Gauteng 2009
Johannesburg Pride South Africa: Johannesburg, Gauteng October 1990
Khumbulani Pride South Africa: Gugulethu, Western Cape May 2013
Limpopo Pride South Africa: Polokwane, Limpopo 2012
Mother City Queer Project South Africa: Cape Town, Western Cape December 1994
Mr Gay South Africa South Africa: Gauteng November 2009
Nelson Mandela Bay Pride South Africa: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape 2011
Out in Africa Film Festival South Africa: Johannesburg, Gauteng and Cape Town, Western Cape September/October 1994
Pink Loerie Mardi Gras South Africa: Knysna, Western Cape May 2001
Soweto Pride South Africa: Soweto, Gauteng September 2005


LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start

China China[edit]

Beijing Queer Film Festival Beijing
Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Hong Kong
Hong Kong Pride Parade Hong Kong November 2008
Shanghai Pride Shanghai June 2009

India India[edit]

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival ( Mumbai Queer Film Festival ) Mumbai May 2010
Bengaluru Pride Bangalore June 2008
Delhi Queer Pride New Delhi June/July 2008
Kolkata Pride Kolkata June 1999
Mumbai Queer Azadi March Mumbai August 2008
Queer Media Collective Awards in assn. GayBombay Mumbai June 2009
Chennai Pride Chennai June 2009
Bhubaneswar Pride Bhubaneswar June 2009

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Q! Film Festival Jakarta 2002
Bali PRIDE Bali www. 2014

Israel Israel[edit]

Tel Aviv Pride Parade Tel Aviv June 1993
Jerusalem Pride Parade Jerusalem 2002
Eilat Pride Parade Eilat 2001
Haifa Pride Parade Haifa 2003
Be'er Sheva Parade Be'er Sheva 2009
Rishon LeZion Parade Rishon Lezion 2010
Hadera Pride Parade Hadera 2012
Petah Tikva Pride Parade Petah Tikva 2012
Ashdod Pride Parade Ashdod 2013
TLVFest (the Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival) Tel Aviv June
World Pride Jerusalem

Japan Japan[edit]

Tokyo International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Tokyo July 1992
Tokyo Rainbow Week Tokyo April/May 2012
Tokyo Rainbow Pride Tokyo April (Last Sunday) 2012
Asian Queer Film Festival Tokyo 2007
Aomori International LGBT Film Festival Aomori July 2006
Kansai Queer Film Festival Osaka, Kyoto 2005
Kansai Rainbow Parade Osaka October 2006
Ehime LGBT Film Festival Ehime, Matsuyama December (1st Week) 2011
Rainbowmarch Sapporo September (2nd Sunday) 1996

Lebanon Lebanon[edit]

International Day Against Homophobia Beirut
The Bear Arabia International Gathering Beirut Early Summer

Nepal Nepal[edit]

International Day Against Homophobia
Nepal pride Kathmandu, Pokhara, Biratnagar Gai Jatra 2010

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Metro Manila Pride Manila June
White Party Manila Manila June
Black Party Manila Manila October

Singapore Singapore[edit]

IndigNation Singapore August 2005
Pink Dot Singapore May 2009

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Korea Queer Culture Festival Seoul June 2000

Sri Lanka Sri Lanka[edit]

Colombo Pride Colombo

Taiwan Taiwan[edit]

Taiwan Pride Taipei September/October 2003
LGBT Civil Rights Movement Film Festival Taipei September/October 2000
Kaohsiung Pride Kaohsiung September 2010

Thailand Thailand[edit]

Bangkok Together Bangkok October
Sunee Plaza Gay Festival Sunee Plaza, Pattaya 15 November 2009
Pattaya Gay Festival Pattaya November
Phuket Pride Phuket March 1999
Chiang Mai Pride Chiang Mai 2008


LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start

Europe Continent-wide events[edit]

Rainbow Rampage Europe June
EuroGames Europe July 2002
Europride Europe 1992
Mr Gay Europe Europe August 2003

Austria Austria[edit]

Gay Snowhappening Soelden Soelden March
Identities Queer Film Festival Vienna June
Life Ball Vienna May 1993
Regenbogen-Parade (Vienna Rainbow Parade) Vienna July 1996
Regenbogenball (Rainbow Ball) Vienna January 1998
EuroSki Pride (Euro Ski Pride) Saalbach March 2007

Belarus Belarus[edit]

Minsk Gay Pride Minsk October 1999

Belgium Belgium[edit]

World Outgames Antwerp 2013 Antwerp August 2013
Belgian Lesbian and Gay Pride Brussels May
Leatherpride Belgium Antwerp Januari
NaviGAYtion Antwerp June
AntwerpPride Antwerp June
EuroGames Antwerp 12–15 July 2007
Swim for Life Brussels November 1996
Brussels Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Brussels January 1986
Pink Screens Brussels October 2002[1]
The Cruise by La Demence Brussels [1] July
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Sofia Pride Sofia June 2008-2013

Croatia Croatia[edit]

ZbeLeTron Zagreb January–December 2009
Zagreb Pride Zagreb June/July 2002
Split Pride Split June 2011
Queer Zagreb Zagreb April/May 2003-2012
Queer Split Split TBA 2012
L-Fest Zagreb November 2010
Osijek Pride Osijek [2] September 2014

Czech Republic Czech Republic[edit]

Prague Pride Prague August 2015
Queer Parade Brno June 2008
Mezipatra Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Prague November 2000
Queer Pride Parade and Festival Tábor June 2009

Cyprus Cyprus[edit]

Cyprus Pride Nicosia May 2014

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Copenhagen Pride Copenhagen August 1996
MIX Copenhagen - LesbianGayBiTrans Film Festival Copenhagen October 1985
Aarhus Pride Aarhus June 2012

Estonia Estonia[edit]

Tallinn Pride Tallinn August 2004

Finland Finland[edit]

Helsinki Pride Helsinki July
Regnbågshelgen: festival for Swedish speaking Finns Helsinki (Spring) Autumn from 2011 onwards
TransHelsinki Helsinki November
Vinokino film festival Turku, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Jyväskylä Autumn

France France[edit]

Fierté Ours Paris Paris, Ile de France
Big Fun Paris, Ile de France
European Gay Ski Week Avoriaz, France
European Snow Pride Tignes, France
Gay Games 2018 Paris, France
In&Out Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur April–May 2009
Grenoble International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Grenoble, Isère April
Gay Pride Lorraine Metz, Lorraine March
Snowpride Tignes, France March
Gay Pride Lyon Lyon, Rhône-Alpes June
HappyGaySkiWeek Avoriaz
L'Existrans Paris October
Lesbian & Gay Pride Bordeaux Bordeaux June
Lesbian & Gay Pride Lille Lille
Lesbian & Gay Pride Montpellier Montpellier
Gay Cirkus Avignon Avignon June
Lesbian & Gay Pride région Centre Tours May 2006
Pride Marseille Marseille July
Paris Pride Paris June
Solidays Paris July

Germany Germany[edit]

Teddy Award Berlin February 1987
Easter in Berlin (Leather Pride) Berlin March or April 1974
German Mr. Leather Berlin March or April 1998
Bearversions Berlin Berlin April 1999
Lesbian and Gay City Festival Berlin June 1993
Berlin Pride CSD Berlin Berlin June 1979
Kreuzberg Pride Transgenialer CSD Berlin June 1998
Gay Night at the Zoo Berlin August 2005
Friedrichshain Gay & Lesbian Park Party Berlin August 1998
Folsom Europe Street Fair Berlin September 2003
International Gay Rubber Weekend Berlin September 1998
Hustlaball Berlin October 2003
Wigstöckel Transgender Event Berlin October 1995
International Gay Skinhead Weekend Berlin November 1997
Sylvester on Mehringdamm Berlin December
Christopher Street Day Dresden, Saxony June
Christopher Street Day Leipzig July 2004
Christopher Street Day Munich July
International German Bear Pride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia May
Cologne Leather Pride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia May – June
Fantasypride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia June
Cologne Pride Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia July
Gay Games Cologne 2010 Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia July – August 2010
The Night of Lights / Die Nacht der Lichter Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia November – December
Schwule Filmwoche Freiburg Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg April/May
Come-Together-Cup Berlin, Cologne & Essen June
Frankfurt Gay Pride Frankfurt July
Gay Oktoberfest at Bräurosi Munich, Bavaria September
Hamburg Pride Hamburg August 1980
Hamburg Leatherparty (Hamburg Ledertreffen) Hamburg August 1973
Hamburg Queer Film Festival Hamburg October 1994
Festival at Pulverteich Hamburg
Run For More Time Frankfurt am Main, Hesse September
Verzaubert Queer Film Festival Berlin, Munich, Bavaria, Frankfurt & Cologne November
Christopher Street Day Stuttgart July – August

Greece Greece[edit]

Ryana 2013 Rhodes Island July 18–22 2013
Ryana 2013 Rhodes Island July 25–29 2013
Athens Pride Athens early June 2005
Thessaloniki Pride Thessaloniki mid June 2012
OUTVIEW film festival Athens 18–28 April 2013
Homotopia Thessaloniki omotopia (Facebook page) May 2010
XLSIOR Festival Mykonos Island August 24–28 2011
Skiathos Gay Culture Festival Skiathos Island July 12–15 2012
Thessaloniki Internationanl LGBTQ Film Festival Thessaloniki October 1998

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Budapest Gay Dignity Procession Budapest June – July 1997

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Reykjavík Gay Pride Reykjavík August 1999
Rainbow Reykjavík Reykjavík January LGBT winter festival
Bears on Ice Reykjavík September Bear festival
Pink December Reykjavík December Pink Iceland's LGBT winter festival
Pink Party Reykjavík All year round Pink Iceland's legendary GAY PARTY in Iceland

Republic of Ireland Ireland[edit]

Cork Pride Cork End May – June 2005
Alternative Miss Cork Cork Feb
Dublin Pride Dublin June 1983
GAZE - Dublin Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Dublin late July–early August 1992
Galway Gay Pride Galway 3rd week in August
Limerick Gay Pride Limerick
August 2005
OUT For The Weekend Kilkenny End of August
Waterford Gay Pride Waterford August 200?
International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival Dublin May 2004
Mr Gay Ireland Dublin October 2005
Sligo Gay Pride smallest pride parade city in the world Sligo August 2006
Alternative Miss Ireland Dublin March 1987
Kerry Festival of Pride - Kerry Pride Tralee May 2013

Italy Italy[edit]

Bologna Pride Bologna, Emilia-Romagna [3] late June
European Gay Ski Week Pila, Valle d'Aosta March
Gay Open Tennis Milan, Lombardy September
Friendly Versilia Torre del Lago, Tuscany April – September 1999
Gay Village, Italy Rome, Lazio June – September
International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Torino, Piedmont April
Milan Pride Milan, Lombardy June
Rome Pride Rome, Lazio June 2000
Catacombs - Leather Weekend Rome, Lazio December 2000
Catania Pride Catania, Sicily last week in June
Torino Pride Turin
Palermo pride Palermo, Sicily May/June

Latvia Latvia[edit]

Riga Pride and Friendship Days Riga
Baltic Pride Riga May 15–17 2009

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Baltic Pride Vilnius May 5–8 2010

Luxembourg Luxembourg[edit]

Gay Mat Luxembourg 2nd Saturday in July 1996

Malta Malta[edit]

Malta Pride Week Valletta 2004

Montenegro Montenegro[edit]

Montenegro Pride Podgorica 21. October 2013
International queer film festival 'Merlinka' Podgorica May 2014

Moldova Moldova[edit]

Moldova Lesbian and Gay Pride Chişinău

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Amsterdam Gay Pride Amsterdam, North Holland August
Amsterdam Leather Pride Amsterdam, North Holland November
The Midsummer Canal Festival Utrecht, Utrecht June
The Pink Kermis (Roze Maandag/Pink Monday) Tilburg, North Brabant July
Pinkster Tennis Tournament Amsterdam, North Holland May
White Party Amsterdam, North Holland
Pink Christmas Amsterdam, North Holland

Norway Norway[edit]

Bergen Pride Bergen
International Gay and Lesbian Filmfestival Oslo June 1990
Skeive dager Oslo June
Stavanger på skeivå Stavanger September
Raballder Cup Oslo March

Poland Poland[edit]

Kraków Gay & Lesbian Culture Festival Kraków April 2004
Poznań Days of Equality and Tolerance Poznań November 2004
Equality Parade Warsaw May or June 2001
Wrocław Festival of Equal Rights Wrocław October 2009
Marathon of Equality Łódź April 2011

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Coimbra LGBT Pride Parade Coimbra May 17 2010
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Lisbon, Estremadura September
Lisbon LGBT Pride Parade Lisbon, Estremadura June
Arraial Pride Party Lisbon, Estremadura June
Porto Pride Party Porto July (2nd weekend)
Porto LGBT Pride Parade Porto July (2nd weekend)
Pride Azores Azores Islands August 28 to September 2

Romania Romania[edit]

GayFest Bucharest May/June 2004
Gay Film Nights Cluj-Napoca September/October 2004
Miss Travesty Romania Cluj-Napoca May 2005

Russia Russia[edit]

Moscow Pride Moscow May 2006
International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival «Side by Side» Saint Petersburg October 2008
International Festival of Queer Culture (ru) Saint Petersburg September 2009

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Belgrade Pride Belgrade 2001
Queer Belgrade Festival Belgrade October 2004
Merlinka Queer Film Festival Belgrade December 2009

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Dúhový Pride Bratislava May/June 2010
Filmový festival inakosti Bratislava September/October 2007
PRIDE Rainbow Košice Košice September 2013

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Ljubljana Pride Ljubljana July 2001
Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Ljubljana December 1984

Spain Spain[edit]

Sitges Gay Carnival Sitges February
Sitges Gay Pride Sitges July 9–13
Bearcelona Barcelona March
Barcelona Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Barcelona, Catalonia July
Carnival Maspalomas Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands March
Gay Pride Maspalomas Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands May
Gay Pride Valencia Valencia June
Ibiza Gay Pride Ibiza June
Pride Barcelona Barcelona June 2009
Loveball Festival Barcelona August
Madrid Gay Pride Madrid
LesGaiCineMad Madrid
Mr. Gay Spain Madrid 2008
Mad.Bear Madrid
Maspalomas Pride Maspalomas, Canary Islands May
Sleazy Madrid Madrid April
Circuit Festival Barcelona August
OlaGirls, the Lesbian Mediterranean Getaway Calpe, Alicante June
ELLA International Lesbian Festival Mallorca, Balearic Islands September

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Mr Gay Sweden Stockholm 1999
Stockholm Gay Skinhead Week Stockholm
Stockholm Pride Stockholm 1998
Baltic Battle Stockholm September 1977
Regnbågsfestivalen Malmö 1995
West Pride Gothenburg 2007
International Swedish Gay Camp Swedish nature site, close to the Baltic Sea July since 1983
Jönköping Qom Ut Jönköping May - July 2013

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Arosa Gay Ski Week Arosa, Graubünden January 2005
Pride 2013 Fribourg Fribourg June 22, 2013
Jungle Gay Mousse Party Lausanne July 31 1993
Zurich Pride Festival Zurich June 8, 2013

Turkey Turkey[edit]

AFM International Independent Film Festival Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir January 2002
Lambda Istanbul Pride Week Istanbul June 2003
Walking against Homophobia and Transphobia Ankara May 2007
Baki Koşar Combating Hate Crimes Week Izmir February 2009
Trans Pride Week March Istanbul June 2010
LuBUnya Film Week Istanbul December 2010
Kuirfest Ankara January 2012

United Kingdom United Kingdom[edit]

Bear Pride London London, England May 2007
Belfast Pride Belfast, Northern Ireland August 1991
Birmingham Pride Birmingham, England May
Birmingham Pride Ball Birmingham, England March
Blackpool Pride Blackpool, England May/June 2006
Bourne Free Pride Festival Bournemouth, England 11–13 July 2008 2003
Brighton Pride Brighton, England August
Bristol Pride Bristol, England July 2010
Cardiff Mardi Gras Cardiff, Wales September
Doncaster Pride Doncaster, Yorkshire, England 16 August 2009
Exeter Pride Exeter, Devon, England Early Spring 2008
The London Drag Olympics London, England April
Foyle Pride Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland August 1993
Glasgay! Festival LGBT Arts Festival Glasgow, Scotland October
Homotopia Liverpool, England November
Huddersfield Pink Picnic Castle Hill, Huddersfield July 1986
Pride in Hull Hull, England
Leeds Pride Leeds, England First Sunday in August. 2004
Leicester Pride Leicester, England
Cardiff Lesbian & Gay Ball Cardiff, Wales May
Lincolnshire Pride Lincoln, England July 2006
Liverpool Pride Liverpool, England August 7 2010
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival London, England March 1986
London Community Pride London, England June
London Community Pride Parade & Rally London, England July
Manchester Pride Manchester, England August Bank Holiday
SuperGay Middlesbrough, England September 2007
Mr Gay UK Blackpool, England May–July 1993
Mr Gay Wales Cardiff, Wales May–July 2005
National Student Pride United Kingdom March 2005
Northern Pride Newcastle upon Tyne, England 17 July 2010
Nottingham Pride Nottingham, England July 1999
Outsiders LGBT Film Festival Liverpool, England Monthly (Main festival in October) 2004
Oxford Pride Oxford, England July 2003
Cambridge Pink Festival Cambridge, England
Pride in Aberdeen Aberdeen, Scotland
Pride of Canterbury (LGBT pride event) Thanet, England
Pride London London, England
Pride Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland August 30, 2008
Pride Scotia Edinburgh, Scotland Early summer, alternates bi-annually between Edinburgh and Glasgow
Queer Contact Manchester, England Annual festival each Feb, events throughout year 2009
Rainbow Film Festival - Shropshire Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Shrewsbury, Shropshire October 2006
Reading Pride Reading, England September
Plymouth Pride Event Plymouth, England July 7 2007
Soho Pride London, England August
Sparkle (transgender celebration) Manchester, England June / July 2005
Stoke Pride Stoke-on-Trent, England August 2011
Suffolk Pride Ipswich, England 2009
Swansea Pride Swansea, Wales Last Saturday in June 2009
Swindon & Wiltshire Pride Swindon, Wiltshire First Saturday in August 2008
Thanet Pride Thanet, England
York Pride York, England 1 June 2013 2002
UK Black Pride London, England August 2006
GFest – gayWise LGBT Arts Festival London, England November 2006
Southwest Pride Weston Super Mare, Somerset
July 20 - July 21 2012
north Wales Pride Hendre hall, BANGOR, Gwynedd October 5 - October 7 2012
We Are: Proud Bristol, England July 7 - July 14 2012
Wolverhampton and Black Country Pride Wolverhampton, England July 28 2013

North America[edit]

LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start

Canada Canada[edit]

AIDS Walk for Life National September 1996 (Vancouver 1986)
Bal en Blanc Montreal, Quebec Easter Sunday
Black and Blue Festival Montreal, Quebec October
Canadian Rockies International Rodeo Calgary, Alberta June
Capital Pride Ottawa, Ontario
Calgary Pride Calgary, Alberta
Divers/Cité Montreal, Quebec Last week of July
Edmonton Pride Edmonton, Alberta
Fairy Tales International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Calgary, Alberta 1999
Fête Arc-en-ciel Quebec city, Quebec Labor day weekend
Fierté Montréal Montreal, Quebec Mid August
Friends for Life Bike Rally Toronto to Montreal July
Guelph Pride Guelph, Ontario First full week of May 2003
Halifax Pride Halifax, Nova Scotia July 1987
Hot & Dry Weekend Montreal, Quebec May
image+nation Montreal, Quebec November
Inside Out Film and Video Festival Toronto, Ontario
Leather Ball Toronto, Ontario August
Lethbridge Pride Fest Lethbridge, Alberta June 2009
London Lesbian Film Festival London, Ontario
Mr. Leather Ottawa Ottawa, Ontario November
Mr. Vancouver Leather Vancouver, British Columbia November
New West Pride New Westminster, BC August August 2010
Out East Film Festival Halifax, Nova Scotia June 2011
Pride Hamilton Hamilton, Ontario June
Pride Week Toronto, Ontario Last week of June 1969
Pride London Festival London, Ontario
Prism Toronto Toronto, Ontario June (same weekend as Toronto Pride)
Rapture: Vancouver Vancouver, British Columbia July (same weekend as Vancouver Pride)
Rad Pride Halifax Halifax, Nova Scotia July (same week as Halifax Pride) 2013
Reel Pride Winnipeg, Manitoba October 1987
Rainbow Reels Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario March 2000
Queen City Pride Regina, Saskatchewan June 1990
Queer Arts Festival Vancouver, British Columbia 1998
Queer Beer Festival Toronto, Ontario August 2011
Saskatoon Pride Saskatoon, Saskatchewan June
Sudbury Pride Greater Sudbury, Ontario July/August 1997
Toronto Bound Weekend Toronto, Ontario Last weekend in November
Toronto Leather Pride Toronto, Ontario Second Weekend of August
tri-Pride Region of Waterloo, Ontario June 1990
Twist Week End Montreal, Quebec July
Vancouver Pride Festival Vancouver, British Columbia July
Vancouver Queer Film & Video Festival Vancouver, British Columbia August
Victoria Pride Festival Victoria, British Columbia July 1994[2]
Windsor Pride Windsor, Ontario
Winnipeg Pride Winnipeg, Manitoba June 1987
Winter Pride Guelph, Ontario February 2013

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Cancún International Gay Festival Cancún, Quintana Roo May
Latin Fever Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco November
Vallarta Pride Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco May
Marcha del Orgullo LGBTT Mexico City June

Puerto Rico Puerto Rico[edit]

Boquerón Pride Boquerón June 14, 2015
San Juan Pride San Juan June
Puerto Rico Queer Filmfest San Juan November

United States United States[edit]

The Gay Christian Network Conference Varies Annually [4] January January
SBK presents Bear Carne-Val Collins, GA!carne-val June 18–21, 2015 2015
AIDS Walk Fort Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida April
AIDS Walk Miami Miami, Florida April 1989
AIDS Walk New York New York City, New York May 1986
Albany Pride Albany, New York June 1998
Albuquerque Pride Albuquerque, New Mexico June
Aqua Girl Miami, FL May
Art for AIDS City View at Metreon, 135 4th Street SF, CA September 19, 2014 1996
Atlanta Black Pride Atlanta, Georgia September, Labor Day Weekend
Atlanta Out on Film gay film festival Atlanta, Georgia October
Atlanta Pride Atlanta, Georgia October 1971
Atlantic Stampede Rodeo Gaithersburg, Maryland September
Augusta Pride Augusta, Georgia June 2010
Austin International Drag Festival Austin, Texas May 1–3, 2015 2015
Austin Pride Parade Austin, Texas June
Baltimore Pride Baltimore, Maryland July 25–26
Bear Bust Orlando, Florida October 1990
Bear Invasion Washington, D.C. August
Bellingham Pride Bellingham, Washington July 2001
Binghamton Pride Palooza Binghamton, New York June
Blue Ball Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May
Boise Pride Boise, Idaho August
Bronx Pride Bronx, New York June
Brooklyn Pride Brooklyn, New York June
Buffalo Pride Festival Buffalo, New York June
Boston Pride Boston, Massachusetts June
Capital Pride Washington, D.C. June 1975
Capital City Pride Olympia, Washington June 1991
Cedar Rapids Pridefest Cedar Rapids, Iowa June 1997
Celebration of Courage New York, New York March 15, 2010
Celebration of Courage San Francisco, California March 18, 2010
Central New York Pride Syracuse, New York June (see our site for exact date) 1996
Charlotte Pride Charlotte, North Carolina August
Charleston Pride Festival Charleston, South Carolina 2010
Cherry Weekend Washington, D.C. June
Chesapeake Pride Festival Edgewater, Maryland August (next is August 7. 2010) 2006
Chicago Bear Pride Chicago, Illinois May
Chicago Pride Parade Chicago, Illinois June 1970
Christopher Street West West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California June 1970
Circle City IN Pride Indianapolis, Indiana June 1988
Cleveland Pride Cleveland, Ohio June
Cleveland Black Pride, BGP Cleveland, Ohio August
Colorado Springs PrideFest Colorado Springs, CO July (3rd weekend) 1990
Colors Light San Diego Rodeo San Diego, California June
Colossus Weekend San Francisco, California June
Columbus Pride Columbus, Ohio June 18–20 1981
Come Out With Pride Orlando, Florida October 2004
Connecticut LGBT Film Festival Hartford, Connecticut May–June 1988
Dallas Pride Dallas, Texas September 1972
Dallas Black Pride Dallas, Texas October 1996
DC Black Pride Washington, D.C. May 1991
Delaware Pride Rehoboth Beach, Delaware June
Dinah Shore Weekend Palm Springs, California March/April 1987
East-Central Minnesota Pride Pine City, Minnesota June 1, 2014 (10th Anniv.) 2005
El Paso Sun City Pridefest El Paso, Texas August
Equality Forum Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May–June
Erie Pride Fest Erie, Pennsylvania August
Eugene/Springfield Pride Eugene, Oregon Second Saturday in August 1981
Evolve Vegas NYE Las Vegas December, New Year's Eve 2014
Fantasia Fair Provincetown, Massachusetts October
Fantasy Fest Key West, Florida October
FilmOut San Diego San Diego, California April
Finger Lakes Pride Geneva, New York May
Folsom Street East New York City, New York June 1997
Folsom Street Fair San Francisco, California September
Frameline San Francisco, California June
Ft. Wayne Pride Ft. Wayne, Indiana July
Kokomo Pride Kokomo, Indiana June 2014
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Miami, Florida April
Gay Days at Walt Disney World Orlando, Florida June 1991
Gay Easter Parade New Orleans, Louisiana March
Gay Mardi Gras New Orleans, Louisiana February
Gay Spring Break Key West, Florida February–April
Houston Gay Rodeo Houston, Texas October
Halloween New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana October
Harlem Pride Harlem, New York June 2010
Headdress Ball Key West, Florida www.headdressballkeywest.
Heritage of Pride New York City, New York June 1970
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival Honolulu, Hawaii May 1989
Houston Pride Houston, Texas June 1979
Houston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Houston, Texas September 1997
Hudson Valley Pride New Paltz, New York June
Idapalooza Fruit Jam Tennessee rural music & arts festival for radical queers early June unknown
Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival Indianapolis, Indiana November 2000
International Bear Convergence Palm Springs, California February
International Bear Rendezvous San Francisco, California February
International Gay & Lesbian Festival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July
International Gay & Lesbian Film Fest Tampa, Florida October
International Mister Leather Chicago, Illinois May 1979
International Ms. Leather San Francisco, California April 1987
JAX Pride Jacksonville, Florida October 1978
Jersey Pride Asbury Park, New Jersey June
Jersey City Pride Jersey City, New Jersey August
Kalamazoo Pride Kalamazoo, Michigan June 2007
Kansas City Pride Kansas City, Missouri June
KinkFest Portland, Oregon March
Knoxville PrideFest Knoxville, Tennessee June
LA Bear Quake Los Angeles, California July
Lake Tahoe Winterfest Lake Tahoe (Nevada) March
Las Vegas Pride Las Vegas, Nevada May 1983
Lazy Bear Weekend Guerneville, California July
Liberty Open New York City July
Louisiana Queer Conference Baton Rouge, Louisiana April 2011
Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride Long Beach, California May 1983
Long Island Pride Huntington, New York
Los Angeles Pride / Christopher Street West West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California June 1970
Los Angeles / Valley Pride West Hollywood, California October 2000
LUEY Weekend Houston, Texas March 1973
Madison Pride and MAGIC Picnic Madison, Wisconsin
Memorial Day Pensacola Beach Pride Pensacola, Florida
Miami Beach Gay Pride South Beach, Florida April 2009
Michigan Lesbian and Gay ComedyFest Dearborn, Michigan March
Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend Washington, D.C. Mid-January (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend) 1985
Mid-Columbia Pride Pasco, Washington June
Mid-South Pride Memphis, Tennessee
Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Milwaukee, Wisconsin September
Minnesota AIDS Walk Minneapolis, Minnesota May 1987
Mix NYC New York City April
Modesto Pride Modesto, California September
MondoHomo Dirty South Atlanta, Georgia Alternative queer music, arts & culture festival over Memorial Day weekend May
Montana Pride Montana (rotates annually among major Montana towns) June
Pride of Monterey County, Inc. Monterey, California July
Motor City Pride Detroit, Michigan Second Sunday in June
Nashville Pride Nashville, Tennessee June 20 1988
National Queer Arts Festival San Francisco June 1998
NewFest - NY LGBT Film Festival New York City, New York End of May – June
New York City Pride New York City, New York June 1969
New Orleans Weekend For Ladies New Orleans, Louisiana Fourth of July Weekend Friday – Sunday Thanksgiving Weekend Friday – Sunday 2008
North Carolina Pride Durham, North Carolina September 1981
Northampton Pride Northampton, Massachusetts May
Northern Colorado Pride Colorado (Fort Collins, Greeley, Loveland and Surrounding areas.) July/August 2015
Octobearfest Denver, Colorado October
Oklahoma City Pride Oklahoma City, Oklahoma June 1988
Orlando Black Pride Orlando, Florida May 2002
Orlando Bear Bash Orlando, Florida September 2010
OutBoard: Gay and Lesbian Snowboarding Event Crested Butte, Colorado March
OutFest Ann Arbor, Michigan August
OUTfest Lafayette, Indiana August 2008
Outfest Los Angeles, California July
OutFest Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania October
Out Takes Dallas Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Dallas, Texas November 1999
Palm Springs Pride Palm Springs, California November
Palm Springs Summer Splash Palm Springs, California June through August
Palouse Pride Moscow, Idaho August
Philly Black Gay Pride Philadelphia, Pennsylvania April 1999
Philly Pride Parade & Festival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania June
Phoenix Pride Phoenix, Arizona April 1981
Pines Party Fire Island, New York July
Pittsburgh Pride Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June
PlayBoi Party Tucson, Arizona Monthly
PrideFest Denver, Colorado
Pridefest Fort Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale, Florida March 1978
PrideFest Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin June
Pride Fest Bismarck, North Dakota and Mandan, North Dakota Mid-summer
Pride Festival of Central PA Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Last weekend in July 1992
Pride in the Desert Tucson, Arizona Third Saturday in October
Pride Northwest Portland, Oregon June
Pure Heat Atlanta Pride Weekend Atlanta, Georgia Labor Day Weekend, Thursday through Tuesday 2006
Purple Party Weekend Dallas, Texas May 2001
QueerBomb Dallas Dallas, Texas June 2014
Rainbow Rampage Seattle to San Francisco September
Rainbow Pride of West Virginia Charleston, West Virginia June 1996
Reaching Out LGBT MBA & Business Student Conference Multiple Locations October 1999
Reel Affirmations LGBT Film Festival Washington, D.C. October 1992
Reel Pride Film Festival Royal Oak, Michigan October
Reno Pride Reno, Nevada August 1997
Rhode Island Pride Festival & Parade Providence, Rhode Island June 1976
Rites of Spring Parties Birmingham, Alabama April
Rochester, NY Pride Rochester, New York July
Rocket City Pride Huntsville, Alabama June
Sacramento Pride Festival & Parade Sacramento, California June 1985
Salisbury Pride Salisbury, North Carolina June 2011
Salinas Valley Pride Parade Salinas, California August 2007
San Diego Pride San Diego, California July 1974
San Diego North County Pride Carlsbad, California August 1978
San Francisco Pride San Francisco, California June 1970
Silicon Valley Pride Parade & Festival San Jose, California August 30 1975
Santa Cruz Pride Parade & Festival Santa Cruz, California June
Savannah Pride Savannah, Georgia
Seattle Black Pride Seattle, Washington July
Seattle Pride Seattle, Washington June
Show Me Pride Kansas City, Missouri June 1–3
Sin City Shootout Sports Festival Largest annual LGBT sporting event in the world - Las Vegas January annually
Sizzle Her Miami, Florida Memorial Day Weekend May Thursday – Monday
Sizzle Miami Miami, Florida Memorial Day Weekend May Thursday – Monday
South Carolina Pride Columbia, South Carolina
South Eastern Queer Arts Week Huntsville, Alabama and South East US Sept.25 - Oct.3 2015
Southeast Leatherfest Atlanta, Georgia June 2003
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Albuquerque, New Mexico and Santa Fe, New Mexico October 2003
Southern Decadence New Orleans, Louisiana Labor Day weekend (September)
South Georgia Pride Valdosta, Georgia September Third Saturday of every year
Spokane Pride Spokane, Washington 2nd Saturday in June
St. Louis PrideFest St. Louis, Missouri June 1979
St. Pete Pride St. Petersburg, Florida June 2003
Staten Island Pride Staten Island, New York
Stargayzer Festival Austin, Texas September 12–14, 2014
Sunshine Stampede Rodeo Fort Lauderdale, Florida April
Syracuse (CNY) Pride Syracuse, New York June
Texas Bear Round Up Dallas, Texas March 1994
Tranny Fest San Francisco, California June
Tropical Heat Key West Key West, Florida August
Tucson Pride Tucson, Arizona October
Twin Cities Pride Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota June 1972
Tulsa Pride Tulsa, Oklahoma June 1982
United States Gay Open San Francisco, California May
Utah Pride Festival Salt Lake City, Utah June 1977
Virginia - Gay Pride Virginia Richmond, Virginia September Yearly
White Party Week Miami, Florida November 1985
White Party Week Palm Springs, California April
Wichita Pride Festival & Parade Wichita, Kansas September 1972
Winter Party South Beach, Florida March
WomenFest Key West, Florida September
Woof Fest Fort Lauderdale, Florida November
XL Weekend Seattle, Washington September, Labor Day Weekend
Youth pride D.C. (youth pride event) Washington, D.C. May 1996


LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start

Australia Australia[edit]

Queer Collaborations Varying States: 2012 in Adelaide July- 2012 will be at July 2-8th 2012 1991
Mardi Gras - Fair Day Sydney (Victoria Park) February (12 Feb 2012) 1980
Sydney Mardi Gras Oxford Street March (2 Mar 2013)[3] 1978
Mardi Gras - Party Sydney March (3 Mar 2012) 1978
Mardi Gras Film Festival Sydney Feb-March
Mardi Gras - LGBTQI Festival Sydney Feb-March
Mardi Gras - Harbour Party Sydney Botanical Gardens February (25 Feb 2012)
Mardi Gras - Bondi Beach Drag Races Sydney (Bondi Beach) February
Mardi Gras - Pool Party Sydney March
Big Gay Weekend Oxford Street October Long Weekend 2011
Sleaze Ball Sydney Sept (on hold from 2010) 1982
Sydney Leather Pride Sydney May
Alice Springs Festival Rainbow Picnic Alice Springs, Northern Territory September
Brisbane Pride Festival Brisbane June 1990
Chillout Festival Daylesford, Victoria March
Darwin Pride Darwin, Northern Territory May
Feast Festival Adelaide November 1997
Adelaide Pride March Adelaide September 2003
Melbourne Queer Film Festival Melbourne March (14-24 Mar 2013)[4] 1991
Melbourne Leather Festival Melbourne September 1995
Midsumma Melbourne January/February (13 Jan-3 Feb, 2013)[5] 1989
Perth Pride Festival Perth, Western Australia September 1990
Pride March Victoria Melbourne January/February
Coastout Coffs Harbour October

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Christchurch Pride Week Christchurch May
Hero Festival Auckland February 1991
Auckland Pride Festival Auckland February 2013
Queen of The Whole Universe Auckland November/ December 2003
Outtakes Gay Film Festival Auckland, Wellington, & Christchurch May/June 1995
Queenstown Gay Ski Week Queenstown September 2003

South America[edit]

LGBT event Location Official website Occurs every Start

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Buenos Aires Pride Buenos Aires November 1992
International Gay/Lesbian/Trans Film Festival in Argentina Buenos Aires October 2004

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Festival MixBrasil de Cinema e Video da Diversidade Sexual São Paulo São Paulo November 1993
São Paulo Gay Pride Parade São Paulo June 1996
Pride Parade Brasília Brasília, Distrito Federal July 1997
Pride Salvador Salvador, Bahia June 2002
Diversity Parade Florianópolis Florianópolis, Santa Catarina September 2006
Pride Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro October 1995

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Marcha de la Ciudadania LGBT Bogotá, Colombia June 1996
Semana de la Diversidad Sexual y de Géneros Bogotá, Colombia Octubre 2011

Peru Peru[edit]

Marcha de Orgullo Lima

Venezuela Venezuela[edit]

Caracas Pride Caracas May
Pride Maracaibo Maracaibo June 2010

See also[edit]

Pride parades[edit]

Lists of articles about LGBT events[edit]


  1. ^ "Pink Screens Festival - Festivals and carnivals in Brussels". Eurostar. Retrieved 2010-10-18. ...since it was set up in 2002... 
  2. ^ "12th annual Victoria Pride Day Parade & Festival – 2006". 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Parade". Sydney Mardi Gras. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Call for Entries - MQFF 2013". Melbourne Queer Film Festival. 15 Aug 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Midsumma 2013 Festival Dates". Midsumma. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 

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