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LAST UPDATE: 01. 04. 2012

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EUROPRIDE

2012 - London
2013 - Marseille

EUROGAMES

2012 - Budapest

Main events in Europe 2012

Barcelona 04/04 - 09/04
Bearcelona

Berlin 04/04 - 10/04
BLF | Easter in Berlin

Brussels 06/04 - 08/04
La Demence Easter Weekend

Nice 24/04 - 03/05
Nice Queer Film Festival

Sitges 26/04 - 30/04
International Bears Week

Amsterdam 27/04 - 30/04
Queen's Day

Madrid 27/04 - 01/05
Sleazy Madrid Week

Brussels 04/05 - 12/05
Brussels Pride Week

Gran Canaria 07/05 - 13/05
Gay Pride Maspalomas

Paris 16/05 - 19/05
Bear Pride weekend

Vienna 19/05
Lifeball

Cologne 24/05 - 28/05
Cologne Fetish Pride Week

Düsseldorf 25/05 - 27/05
CSD Düsseldorf

Paris 25/05 - 28/05
Paris Tournament

Warsaw 02/06
Warsaw Pride Day

Zürich 08/06 - 17/06
Zürich pride festival

Athens 09/06
Athens Gay Pride

Bratislava 09/06
Dúhový Pride

Bologna 09/06
Italian Gay Pride

Vienna 12/06 - 18/06
Vienna Pride Week

Berlin 16/06 - 17/06
Stadtfest Berlin

Oslo 22/06 - 01/07
Oslo Pride Week (Skeive Dager)

Dublin 22/06 - 01/07
Dublin Pride Week

Barcelona 22/06 - 01/07
Barcelona Pride Week

Berlin 23/06 - 24/06
Berlin CSD Pride Weekend

London 23/06 - 08/07
World Pride London Festival

Helsinki 25/06 - 01/07
Helsinki Pride Week

Budapest 27/06 - 01/07
Eurogames

Madrid 27/06 - 02/07
Madrid Pride Weekend

Paris 30/06
Paris Gay Pride

Sitges 05/07 - 09/07
Sitges Pride Weekend

Cologne 06/07 - 08/07
Cologne Pride - CSD

Munich 07/07 - 15/07
Munich CSD Pride Week

London 09/07-15/07
London Fetish Week

Stuttgart 20/07 - 29/07
CSD Stuttgart

Marseille 22/07 - 29/07
La Demence Cruise

Amsterdam 28/07 - 05/08
Amsterdam Pride Week

Hamburg 28/07 - 05/08
Hamburg CSD Pride Week

Stockholm 31/07 - 04/08
Stockholm Pride Week

Barcelona 02/08 - 12/08
Circuit Festival

Reykjavík 09/08 - 12/08
Reykjavík Pride Weekend

Prague 13/08 - 19/08
Prague Pride Week

Gran Canaria 14/08 - 19/08
Dunas Festival

Copenhagen 15/08 - 19/08
Copenhagen Pride Week

Hamburg 16/08 - 20/08
Hamburg Leather Party

Manchester 17/08 - 27/08
Manchester Pride Week

Brighton 01/09 - 02/09
Brighton Pride Weekend

Berlin 08/09
Folsom Europe Fair

Lisbon 29/09
Lesboa Party

Brussels 01/11 - 04/11
La Demence Anniversary Weekend

Amsterdam 02/11 - 04/11
Get Ruff! Leather Pride Weekend

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History of Gay Prides

Pride parades for the LGBT community (also known as gay pride parades, pride events and pride festivals) are events celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) culture. The events also at times serve as demonstrations for legal rights such as same-sex marriage. Most pride events occur annually and many take place around June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the modern LGBT rights movement.

Gay pride, LGBT pride or simply pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, increase their visibility as a social group, build community, and celebrate sexual diversity and gender variance. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements throughout the world.

Ranging from solemn to carnivalesque, pride events are typically held during LGBT Pride Month or some other time that commemorates a turning point in a country’s LGBT history, for example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia's 1993 decriminalization of homosexuality. Some types of pride events include LGBT pride parades and marches, rallies, commemorations, community days, dance parties, and large festivals such as Sydney Mardi Gras, which spans several weeks.

Common symbols of pride are the rainbow or pride flag, the lowercase Greek letter lambda (λ), the pink triangle and the black triangle, these latter two reclaimed from use as badges of shame in Nazi concentration camps.

Early on the morning of Saturday, 28 June 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning persons rioted following a police raid on the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. The Stonewall Inn was a gay bar which catered to an assortment of patrons, but which was popular with the most marginalized people in the gay community: transvestites, transgender people, effeminate young men, hustlers, and homeless youth. The Stonewall riots are generally considered to be the beginning of the modern gay rights movement, as it was the first time in modern history that a significant body of LGBT people resisted arrest.
 

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