More Than The Sunshine More Than The Colours
Tel Aviv Pride Parade. Photo credit - Guy Yechiely
The International Pride month has more to do with the history than the sunshine of the summer. What celebrates acceptance today, started out as the Stonewall riots of June 1969 in NYCâ€™s Greenwich village. The first actual parade was organised in 1970 to commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. The parades only continue to get bigger and more powerful each year, here is a round up of a few around the worldâ€¦
Tel Aviv Pride Parade 2019
Every June, in honor of Pride month, people of all genders, religion and color flood the streets of Tel Aviv in support of love, diversity and freedom. This year, the festivities for the Pride Parade will kick off at 10AM at the corner of Melchett and Ben Tsiyon Boulevard for the 21sttime. The celebrations include concerts, colorful floats and drag shows. Local LGBTQ+ businesses will set up booths and there will be uplifting speeches by members and friends of the fraternity.The Israel Ministry of Tourism is also actorNeil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother)along with his husband, chef and actor David Burtka, for the Tel Aviv Pride Parade celebrations.
WorldPride New York City
This year, to honour the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, New York City will play host to whatâ€™s destined to be one of the largest gatherings of love, pride and protest in the world. There are Pride events scheduled all June long across the boroughs, but the most significant stretch kicks off with the WorldPride Opening Ceremony on Wednesday, June 26, at 7pm. Itâ€™s a ticketed fundraising event at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, with performers including Cyndi Lauper and Ciara. The closing ceremony will be in Times Square on the evening of Sunday, June 30â€”an event thatâ€™s open to the public. Melissa Etheridge and Jake Shears headline the show.
The Pride March is on Sunday, June 30. The official step-off time is at noon. The Pride March begins at the intersection of 26th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. This yearâ€™s brand-new March route heads south from its starting point to 8th street before turning west, crossing Sixth Avenue and veering down Christopher Streetâ€”a historic LGBTQ+ stronghold. After going past the iconic Stonewall Monument, the March will head north onto Seventh Avenue, pass by the New York City AIDS Memorial and conclude in the heart of Chelsea, on 23rd Street and Seventh Avenue.
Capital Pride Parade courtesy of washington org
Capital pride in Washington DC
This year's theme is â€śshhhOUT: Past, Present & Proud,â€ť which commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. DCâ€™s annual four-day event is one of the largest Pride celebrations in the nation. Thousands converge on the nationâ€™s capital for the long weekend of citywide events, including a parade, festival and block party, high-profile concert, road race and â€“ taking advantage of Prideâ€™s proximity to Capitol Hill â€“ an equality march, as well as dozens of events at partner hotels, restaurants and other venues throughout the city. Dates: June 7-10.
Zurich Parade in Switzerland
The theme for this year is Strong in Diversity. This parade is all about music, fun and happy times. It will take place on June 15 and 16 with a pride party.
Thessaloniki Pride in Greece
The parade in Greece is a small but an honest and earnest one that will take place on June 22. With Whoopi Goldberg hosting the opening ceremony on June 26 and the actual parade happening on June 30. The tickets will sell out fast because of the hype that it has created.
Madrid Orgullo in Spain
This parade is all about outdoor parties and concerts. Staring on June 28 and ending on July 7, it celebrates the freedom and is sure to be fun.
Mexico City Pride in Mexico
Starting at the Monumento a la Independencia on June 29 and ending with a fiesta in the big central square, the Zocalo, this will be the 41st year of the parade.
Pride in London, England
Free performances and plenty of club parties will be a part of this pride parade. With events taking place from June 9, this will be a big affair with a lot of major icons.
San Diego Pride in California
The culture will be highlighted with a lot of fun events. This parade will happen on July 13 and will be something different and happy. It will be a nice time to hit the waves.
Berlin Pride in Germany
It is a homepage to the Stonewall riots. Events take place throughout the month of July but the official parade will take place on July 27. This is celebrated as Christopher street day.
Amsterdam Gay Pride in Netherlands
There are street parties and have DJs galore. This parade will start on July 27 and culminate on August 4.
Taiwan Pride in Taipei
Thereâ€™s more to celebrate this year because the parliament passed the bill endorsing same sex marriage. A lot of special events and after parties will take place as a part of this parade. It is considered as Asiaâ€™s biggest pride parade. Its scheduled for 26th October.
This parade is a big deal because section: 377 was finally removed from the constitution. The parade opens up conservative minds and have major icons participating in it. Pune celebrated its ninth pride parade on June 2, 2019.
Compiled by Manya Ailawadi, Naman Issar and Saloni Sharma