The Best Cities Around To World To Celebrate Pride This Month
1/5 Disneyland, Paris
Yes! You can celebrate Pride at the happiest place on earth by being queer with Mickey and Minnie! The event takes place in their Parisian park in France and features live performances, a diversity parade, and as usual you can meet your favourite Disney characters and ride roller coasters all night long.
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2/5 Tel Aviv
A big event full of music, drag shows, speeches and a parade through the beautiful streets of Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Pride is the ultimate Pride party that culminates at the Charles Clore Beach for a final rave at the end of the celebratory week. If you like to party big, get yourself a TLV Party Pass, which allows you to enter to three or five parties during the week’s festivities.
Visit fb.com/tlvpride for more information.
This year, Iceland's capital will host a four-day Pride celebration, kicking off with a special opening ceremony and ending with a Pride Parade and day festival. One of the city's traditions during Pride is to paint a big rainbow on its streets, downtown. It also hosts a popular queer cruise that sails around the smaller islands. And watch out, you may run into the city's major in full drag.
4/5 New York
The big apple has to do it big as 2019 marks 50 years since the Stonewall riots, where trans people, drag queens and other persecuted non-heterosexuals kickstarted the gay liberation movement. A big march will take place on June 30, but the city will host a massive #WorldPride celebration for all 30 days of the month. The closing ceremony will be held at Times Square, featuring concerts, talks and celebrations, and rumour has it—Queen Madonna may perform.
5/5 São Paulo
This city is known for the world’s largest pride parade, with an estimated 3.5 million attendees in 2011. Parties, concerts, speakers and a colourful parade make São Paulo of the warmest and most interesting places to be at this time of year. We are hoping to see crowds gathering and standing up for the LGBT+ community, showing solidarity through the country's political tension.
Visit fb.com/paradasp for more information.
See also: 9 Key Facts You Need To Know About The History Of Gay Pride