Gay Prides are the way that the LGBT community gives a punch to controversial and outdated behaviors with a colorful march of gay men and women protesting about their rights and acceptance.  Gay Prides have spread all over the world since the first one and almost every country features its own gay pride. There are also many countries which host more than 2 or 3 gay prides, usually based on their biggest towns.

The first gay pride took place exactly one year after the Stonewall riots in Orlando, on the 28th of June, 1970. Since then, June has become the "unofficial" month of the "gay pride" thus most of the countries organize their gay prides during that month. Since June is less than a month away, we have gathered some of the best gay prides taking place in June and present them to you!

Gay Pride in Sitges

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The Gay Pride of Sitges will take place 14th-18th of June, from Thursday to Monday. The main parade will take place on Sunday, 17th of June, while several special events will take place, from a breathtaking Madonna concert performed by Ms. Tasha Leaper Is. to a wild tribbute to the Boney M Band. Of course, all of the gay bars and clubs in Sitges will be crowded!  

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Gay Pride in London

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The Gay Pride of London in 2018 is expected to exceed every expectation. The Gay Pride events will start from June 9, concluding with a huge parade that will take place in July 7th. Naturally, a wide range of events will take place during the month of June including sexy fetish nights and amusing Queer film festivals.

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Gay Pride in Athens

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For a 13th year in a row, Athens Pride expects to gather more than 40.000 people. The Gay Pride will take place on People will march on 9th of June and people will go out in the streets celebrating gay acceptance as well as the remembering about all the difficulties that gay community has to face for a mere matter of taste.

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Gay Pride in Rome

The Gay Pride of Rome will take place on the 9th of June in a brand new location.  Even though the whole city will celebrate the gay rights, the main march will take place in Piazza della Republica. In the meantime, you can listen to the special playlist of Gay Pride Rome that will take you back in time here!

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Gay Pride in Ibiza

The Gay Pride of Ibiza will take place from the 13th of May to the 16th of June, resulting in a Pride Month. The month will be packed with great gay events, however, the Main Parade will be its highlight. The event is expected to gather more than 50,000 visitors this year, so an early booking is essential.

Gay Pride in Tel Aviv

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Tel Aviv hosts the most popular gay pride in the world, so every year it gets very crowded. The pride is visited by many gay influencers and bloggers, including gay celebrities like DJ Aron. This year, the pride will take place from the 3rd to the 9th of June, while the main parade will take place on the 8th of June.

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Gay Pride in Vienna

The Gay Pride of Vienna will run for two weeks and the highlight of the event will be none other than the Rainbow Parade that will take place on June 16th. During these 14 days, the city will host numerous gay events that will keep gay travelers busy until the big event.

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Gay Pride in Zurich

The Gay Pride Week of Zurich will take place from the 8th to the 17th of June, while the festival will happen on the 15th and 16th. These days will be packed with wonderful parties and a festival area with bars, stands and stage shows celebrating the LGBT rights.

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Gay Pride in Dublin

The colorful gay pride of Dublin takes place from the 21st to the 30th of June and it has the moto "We Are Family". The main Parade takes place on the 30th of June, while a wide range of events will happen prior to the parade, that will keep the spirit alive.

Gay Pride in Oslo

The gay pride of Oslo will take place for the 36th time this year, and it's going to be huge. It's the largest LGBT festival in Norway and it aims to make gay culture visible to the public. The pride will take place from 22 June to 1 July of 2018, and the main parade will take place on the 30th of June!

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