Madrid Pride Kicks Off For 10 Day Celebration
Madrid Pride is back as never before with a packed programme from 1st to 10th July to celebrate one of the most important LGBTQ+ events in the world as well as one biggest street parties of the year.
Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to descend upon the capital as Pride returns to its pre-pandemic popularity.
As in previous years the highlights include the main Pride Parade on Saturday, July 9th and which follows the stretch from Atocha to Plaza Colon passing along the now UNESCO world heritage Paseo de Luz by the Prado Museum.
Madrid Pride wouldn’t be proud without its iconic Mr Gay Pride España – now celebrating its 15th anniversary. The contest is the most important national gay beauty pageant in Spain and will take place on Friday 8th of July in the newly remodelled Plaza España.
As every year, the epicentre of the festivities is in the Chueca neighbourhood, which for decades has been the heart of Madrid´s gay community and with its huge concentration of bars and clubs the ideal place to party the week away!
If you’re looking for something unique you still have time to participate in the famous ( or infamous) Chueca High Heel Race! Now in its 23rd year, the race has become a staple of Madrid Pride and which pitches contestants in 15 cm high heels in a race along Calle Pelayo!
Although the majority of activities are held in Chueca, Pride events are spread across the city with cultural events and performances in such as places as Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, Plaza del Rey, Plaza de Callao and Plaza de España.
Pride is organised by the LGBTI Pride Organising Committee consisting of the National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals (FELGTB), COGAM, the LGTBIQA+ Madrid Collective and the Association of Companies and Professionals for Gays, Trans people and Bisexuals (AEGAL) and fully supported by Madrid City Council.
Madrid Pride features a host of other events that send out a strong message of support, warmth, colour, visibility, and hope for a more inclusive and tolerant world.
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