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Welcome to WorldPride Madrid 2017 – ¡Viva la vida!

Welcome to WorldPride Madrid 2017 – ¡Viva la vida! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Madrid has officially started the celebration of WorldPride 2017, after an opening ceremony that took place in the Teatro Calderon. In this edition, Madrid commemorates 40 years since the first LGBTQIA+ protests in Spain, 30 years since Chueca was named the epicentre for the community and Pride, 20 years since the first Pride Parade that united political protest with celebration and 10 years since EuroPride was last celebrated in the city. Moreover, as Madrid is the first Spanish speaking capital to celebrate WorldPride.

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Kiev Celebrates LGBT Pride in the Face of Hate and War (Photos)

Kiev Celebrates LGBT Pride in the Face of Hate and War (Photos) | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Thousands descended on Ukraine’s capital Sunday to stand up for rights and equality amid counterprotests by ultranationalists and a legacy of violence.
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Puerto Vallarta Comes Together for Pride

Puerto Vallarta Comes Together for Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Vallarta Pride 2017 Reaches Record Figures in Attendance; Arturo Dávalos Contreras Becomes Puerto Vallarta’s First Mayor to Join the Parade

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Over 200,000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest

Over 200,000 at Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade, region's biggest | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Thousands of people from around the world are partying in Tel Aviv at the Gay Pride Parade, the region’s largest.
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Madrid gears up for WorldPride with gay-themed street lights (VIDEO)

Gay-themed traffic lights are getting Madrid into the mood for the WorldPride festivities to be held in the Spanish capital. Roselle Chen reports.
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GLOBETROTTING WITH PRIDE: Our Guide to the World’s Biggest and Best LGBT Festivals

GLOBETROTTING WITH PRIDE: Our Guide to the World’s Biggest and Best LGBT Festivals | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
June is Pride Month in North America. Worldwide, however, LGBT events can vary. Here are some top Pride festivals to experience while globetrotting.
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Join Studio40 Live for Sac Pride 2017!

Join Studio40 Live for Sac Pride 2017! | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
FOX40's lifestyle show, Studio40 Live, is honored to be the exclusive television media partner for the 2017 Sac Pride Parade on June 3! Sacramento Pride is an LGBT celebration that promotes acceptance and pride with a parade followed by an outdoor party in the Capital Mall.
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10 Reasons You Can't Miss Pride This Year

10 Reasons You Can't Miss Pride This Year | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Our Insider's Guide features 10 tips for a spectacular NOLA Pride weekend, happening June 9 through June 11.
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LGBT guide to Tokyo: where to party, drink, eat and sleep

LGBT guide to Tokyo: where to party, drink, eat and sleep | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Japan has become steadily more open to gender diversity, as exemplified by capital’s Rainbow Pride, which will see tens of thousands descend on the city’s Shinjuku district from today for a string of events and parties
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Lincoln Road landmarks will be lit with rainbow colors to mark Miami Beach Gay Pride

Lincoln Road landmarks will be lit with rainbow colors to mark Miami Beach Gay Pride | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The iconic parking garage and office tower that bookend South Beach’s well-known shopping destination will be lit in rainbow colors at 8 p.m. April 6, opening Miami Beach Gay Pride through April 9.
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Why You Should Visit Spain During Barcelona Pride and WorldPride Madrid

Why You Should Visit Spain During Barcelona Pride and WorldPride Madrid | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Summer is a fantastic time to visit Europe and Spain is no exception. With plenty of warm and sunny days you could spend months exploring the big cities and Spanish countryside, but given you proba…
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15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid

15 Reasons Why You Should Attend WorldPride Madrid | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Madrid is without a doubt our favorite place in the world. We’ve been living here for 3 years and we couldn’t be happier to call the Spanish capital home. On a recent trip back to the states, we had the pleasure to attend a World Pride Madrid pre-party with amazing hosts (yes drag queens!), fabulous guests and a particularly Spanish flare not often found in New York City. The event was intended to introduce Madrid and World Pride to the US audience, who for reasons we can’t quite figure out, don’t fully know about Madrid and it’s reputation as a gay friendly destination.

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VIDEO: Madrid World Pride 2017 From June 23 to July 2

Whoever you love, Madrid loves you!

Via Fabrice Tasendo
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#MadridPride is one of those #GayEvents that will stay with you for a lifetime, and this year it's even larger with #WorldPride because whoever you love, Madrid loves you <3 
#VisitGaySpain #GayMadrid #GayPride

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#MadridPride is one of those #GayEvents that will stay with you for a lifetime, and this year it's even larger with #WorldPride because whoever you love, Madrid loves you <3 
#VisitGaySpain #GayMadrid #GayPride

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Twitter shows scenes of LGBT pride parades in San Francisco and other cities

Twitter shows scenes of LGBT pride parades in San Francisco and other cities | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

People took to Twitter to post photos and videos of pride parades happening across the country on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

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All-out party: Tens of thousands flock to Providence for PrideFest

All-out party: Tens of thousands flock to Providence for PrideFest | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Drag queens in evening gowns shared the block with parents pushing strollers along South Water Street at the annual R.I. PrideFest on Saturday afternoon. This year’s event — the 40th anniversary of the first march for equality in Providence — was organized under the theme “When We R.I.S.E.,’’ inspired by the ABC miniseries about the real-life personal and political struggles of LGBT activists from the Stonewall riots in 1969 through the

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A Gold Sponsor of Milano Pride 2017, Docebo Celebrates Diversity

A Gold Sponsor of Milano Pride 2017, Docebo Celebrates Diversity | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

Docebo, a corporate training software provider and employer of choice in Italy, is excited to be a gold sponsor of Milano Pride 2017. Employees are looking forward to participating in the parade together on 24 June, with Docebo CEO and Founder Claudio Erba sure to be marching front and center.

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Weekend Picks: Creole Tomato Fest, Pride, and More

Weekend Picks: Creole Tomato Fest, Pride, and More | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
New Orleans Pride, Creole Tomato Fest, and so much more are happening this weekend in New Orleans.
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TEL AVIV PRIDE (Israel) by Out Scouting

TEL AVIV PRIDE (Israel) by Out Scouting | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
out scouting has visited the Pride event in the sunny mediterranean metropolis Tel Aviv and reports on the sights to see and the things to consider.
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Beirut Pride week goes ahead despite Islamist threats

Beirut Pride week goes ahead despite Islamist threats | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Threats from Islamist groups failed to derail the Arab world&rsquo;s first LGBT Pride week, which ended in Beirut on Sunday.
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Singapore LGBT rally says 'no choice' but to bar outsiders

Singapore LGBT rally says 'no choice' but to bar outsiders | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Organisers of the Pink Dot event say all non-permanent residents will be barred due to new rules.
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Gregory Charles and Marie-Mai to Kick Off Montréal Pride Festivities

Gregory Charles and Marie-Mai to Kick Off Montréal Pride Festivities | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Gregory Charles and Marie-Mai will headline the opening show of Canada Pride Montréal 2017, Friday, August 11, on the TD stage in Parc des Faubourgs.
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Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017

Italy Gay Summer Pride 2017 | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it

21-25 September 2017, Gallipoli Puglia - Italy Gay Travels is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride! 4-day International Gay Beach Party on the beautiful Gallipoli bay.

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Italy Gay Travels, in partnership with XXL London, is proud to announce the first edition of Italy Gay Summer Pride. A 4-day sensational Summer Party in one of the most beautiful undiscovered gems of Italy: the bay of Gallipoli (not in Turkey)!

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Halifax police won’t walk in this year’s Pride Parade

Halifax police won’t walk in this year’s Pride Parade | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
The Halifax Regional Police will not participate in this year’s Pride Parade. In a Monday news release, police stated they will increase participation overall but the decision to not be in the parade was a mutual one between them and Halifax Pride. The HRP said this was due to a national debate about police participation in pride parades.
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More than Pride: Great LGBT Festivals Around the World

More than Pride: Great LGBT Festivals Around the World | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
Looking for some LGBT festivals? Here's a big list of amazing events around the world (outside of PRIDE of course) that bring the LGBT community together.
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Tokyo Rainbow Pride planning a bright future for Japanese gays and lesbians

Tokyo Rainbow Pride planning a bright future for Japanese gays and lesbians | LGBT Destinations | Scoop.it
‘Call me Hiro…’ he said politely as we shook hands; 33-year-old Hiro’s English was perfect, my Japanese non-existent. It was happy hour in the hotel’s New York Bar, so we chatted over beers while…
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