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Europride

Participants at the Europride London 2006 event
Float of East London's Lesbian and Gay Centre, London 2006
Naval personnel, London 2006

Europride is a pan-European international event dedicated to LGBT pride, hosted by a different European city each year. The host city is usually one with an established gay pride event or a significant LGBT community.

For up to a fortnight, numerous sporting and artistic events are staged throughout the host city. Europride usually culminates during a weekend with a traditional Mardi Gras-style pride parade, live music, special club nights, and an AIDS memorial vigil.

Contents

  • History 1
    • World Pride 1.1
    • Madrid Success 1.2
  • Host cities 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Europride Madrid July 2007
World Pride 2000 in Rome

Europride was inaugurated in London in 1992, attended by estimated crowds of over 100,000. The following year, Berlin hosted the festivities. When Amsterdam hosted Europride in 1994, it turned into a financial disaster, leaving debts of approximately 450,000 euros. In 1996, Europride moved to Copenhagen, where it enjoyed strong support from city leaders. The organizers were successful on all fronts and even managed to achieve a financial surplus.

Lady Gaga at Rome Europride 2011
Paris

hosted Europride in 1997. The festival had numerous commercial sponsors and was widely hailed as a success. During the parade, over 300,000 people marched to the Bastille. Stockholm was the host city in 1998. London was to host Europride again in 1999, but the event was canceled when the organizers went bankrupt.

In 2000, Roman Catholic 2000 Jubilee.

Vienna hosted the 2001 Europride, drawing large crowds from Central Europe. In 2002, Köln, Germany, held the then-biggest ever Europride; officials estimated crowds to number well over one million. Europride was hosted by Manchester, UK in 2003, and Hamburg in 2004.[1] Oslo hosted it in 2005, with Ian McKellen as the guest of honour.

London hosted the event in 2006, organizing a two-week festival culminating in a parade on the final day (1 July) in which marchers were invited to walk down Oxford Street, one of the city's busiest shopping streets, the first time they had been legally allowed to do so in the parade's history. The parade was attended by London mayor Ken Livingstone, Tory MP Alan Duncan, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell, and the first transgender MEP, Italian Vladimir Luxuria.

Following the parade, events were held in three of the capital's squares: a rally in Trafalgar Square attended by guest speaker Ian McKellen, and entertainment in Leicester and Soho Squares. Europride 2006 marked the first time that London's main pride rally and entertainment areas were staged within the city itself, rather than in open parks.

In 2007, Casa de Campo Park.

In 2008, the

  • Gay Press Organization
  • Pride London
  • Photo gallery of the London Europride 2006
  • Stockholm Pride
  • Europride.info
  • Europride.org
  • Europride.com

External links

  1. ^ "EuroPride Seeks to Break Barriers in EU | Culture | DW.DE | 13.06.2004". Dw-world.de. 2015-01-27. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  2. ^ "official Stockholm Pride organization website in English". Stockholmpride.org. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  3. ^ "official Zurich Pride organization website in English". Europride09.eu. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ "Warschau - Europride 2010". Europride2010.eu. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Un milione all'Europride di Roma Lady Gaga incanta il Circo Massimo "Non siete soli a chiedere amore" - Diretta aggiornata alle 22:05 del 11 giugno 2011". Repubblica.it. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  7. ^ "Default Parallels Plesk Panel Page". Europride2013.com. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  8. ^ "2013 Mariage pour tous l Ceremonie Europride 2013". Clubeuropride.com. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  9. ^ "official website Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli - Roma World Pride organisation association (in Italian)". Mariomieli.org. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  10. ^ "official website Stockholm Pride organisation (in English and Swedish)". Stockholmpride.org. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  11. ^ "official website EuroPride 09 Organising Association (in German, English, and French)". Europride09.eu. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  12. ^ "8 tysięcy osób uczestniczyło w warszawskiej EuroPride - WPROST". Wprost.pl. 2010-07-17. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  13. ^ "News from Poland". Thenews.pl. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  14. ^ "official website Roma Pride organisation (under construction)" (in Italiano). Europrideroma.eu. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  15. ^ "EuroPride 2014 goes to Oslo, Norway". Europride.info. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "EuroPride Oslo 2014 - Oslo, Norway - Community Organization". Facebook. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  17. ^ "BREAKING NEWS: RIGA WILL HOST EUROPRIDE 2015". Skapis.eu. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  18. ^ "Liveblog: EuroPride 2015 in Riga". lsm.lv. 2015-06-20. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  19. ^ "Europride 2016 naar Amsterdam | Binnenland | de Volkskrant". Volkskrant.nl. 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2015-02-22. 
  20. ^ Littauer, Dan (2012-10-08). "Madrid to host 2017 World Gay Pride". Gaystarnews.com. Retrieved 2013-03-05. 

References

See also

Edition Year Location Organization Theme Dates Pax
1st 1992 London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2nd 1993 Berlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3rd 1994 Amsterdam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . approx. 67,000
- 1995 . . . . . not held . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4th 1996 Copenhagen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5th 1997 Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
6th 1998 Stockholm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
- 1999 . . . . . not held . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
7th 2000 Rome Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli - [9] 'In Pride We Trust' 1 July - 8 July approx. 500,000
8th 2001 Vienna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
9th 2002 Cologne Kölner Lesben- und Schwulentag e.V. (KLuST) 'Cologne celebrates diversity' 15. June - 7. July approx. 1,200,000
10th 2003 Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11th 2004 Hamburg Hamburg Pride e.V. 'Love breaks barriers' 04–13 June approx. 500,000
12th 2005 Oslo Europride Oslo As . . . . . 18–27 June 70-100,000
13th 2006 London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14th 2007 Madrid Spanish LGBT Collective Organization 'Now Europe, Equality is possible' 22 June-2 July approx 2,500,000
15th 2008 Stockholm Stockholm Pride Agency - [10] 'Swedish Sin Breaking Borders' 25 July-3 August approx 80,000
16th 2009 Zürich [11] 'Celebrating 40 years with Pride' 2 May–7 June approx 100,000
17th 2010 Warsaw Equality Foundation (Fundacja Równości) 'Freedom, equality, tolerance!' 7 July - 17 July approx 8,000 - 15,000 [12][13]
18th 2011 Rome Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli - [14] 'Build Your Pride!' 2 June - 12 June approx. 1,000,000
19th 2012 London Pride London . . . . . 23 June – 8 July . . . . .
20th 2013 Marseille LGP Marseille "L'Europe en marche pour l'égalité - Europe on the move for equality !" 10 July - 20 July . . . . .
21st 2014 Oslo[15] Oslo Pride AS . . . . . 20 June - 29 June[16] . . . . .
22nd 2015 Riga[17] LGBT and their friends association MOZAĪKA 'Be the Change! Make History! Changing history is hot!' 15 June - 21 June approx. 5,000[18]
23rd 2016 Amsterdam[19] . . . . . . . . . . 26 July - 7 August . . . . .
24th 2017 Madrid[20] . . . . . . . . . .
25th 2018 Stockholm and Gothenburg . . . . . . . . . .

Host cities

Due to these and other advances in same-sex freedom and social progress, Madrid was chosen in 2012 to host World Pride 2017.

Madrid was one of the first Spanish cities celebrating the legalization of gay marriage, with the support of all political parties, even the conservatives in the Government, headed by the ex-mayor of the city, Alberto Ruíz Gallardón from Partido Popular.

Madrid's Europride 2007 was the most well-attended ever, with an estimated 2.5 million visitors. This huge attendance was not only a success for Madrid, but for the whole LGBT Spanish community, due to the celebration of the change of terms in the laws related to gay marriage and adoptions.

Madrid Success

London, also hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, beat out competing candidate, Stockholm, in the fall of 2008 to hold World Pride 2012, which was held from 23 June to 8 July.

The first World Pride was held in Rome in 2000 (see above). The second Worldpride was held in Jerusalem in 2005-2006.

EPOA has decided that a World Pride event held in Europe also automatically carries the title of Europride.

World Pride

The 2013 Europride was in Marseille, France from July 10-20.[7] This Europride focused on gay marriage in France and celebrated the biggest gay wedding in Europe [8]

In 2011, Europride was hosted in Rome. The parade closed with a performance and a speech by Lady Gaga at the Circus Maximus. That year one million people took part.[6]

The 2010 event was held in same sex civil partnerships.[5]

Zurich hosted Europride in 2009 with a month-long roster of events from 2 May to 7 June, culminating in a parade through downtown Zurich on 6 June.[3]

organized Europride 2008, held from 25 June to 3 August in Stockholm, a decade after hosting Europride 1998. [2]

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