Pride Marches are not just huge in the USA, but a lot of cities throughout the world have been celebrating this event for some time now. As the modern world is evolving and people are becoming more open-minded, and a lot of countries are gradually accepting the gay community as part of society. If you have been looking to travel out of the states in the coming year, then this could be a great option for you. Not only you will be able to see other destinations, but you will have a great time partying with the LBGTQ community. Let’s have a look at a few pride marches around the world that you can attend in 2020.
Originated from the mass protests during the early ’80s in Canada, Toronto pride festival has been around for more than 35 years now. It is a ten daylong event, which is held in the midst of summer. In 2014, Toronto also hosted the world pride, and it did not disappoint in any way. People fill the streets and March a mile to reach the events of the festival. Toronto pride have been getting a lot of attendees every year from around the world, and you can also jump on that ship to enjoy a new experience.
Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade has been taking place since 1997. It is not only the biggest pride parade in South America but is also considered to be one of the best in the world. It is usually held in June and attracts a lot of visitors. The festival attracted more than 5 million people in 2015, which is a record high. Also, the event is heavily backed by the government and has the full support of the City’s mayor. It hosts around 400,000 tourists every year, and you could be one of them this year. The route of the march is 2.5 miles long which will also allow you to experience the beautiful sights of Sao Paulo.
Unlike other Pride marches on the list Shanghai Pride have had its fair share of problems. The event has been taking place every year since June 2009, but even then it was not clearly approved by the authorities and was seen more as a cultural festival. The event was organized with the help of Chinese LGBT activists. Even though intersex relationships were legalized in the year 1997, the LGBT gets to face a lot of backlash and social challenges in China. This is why it is important to attend this event more than any other. Even if you cannot attend it, you should support it from back home as well. You can raise voice for it and can even help the people working for it there by funding them. Now you can easily transfer money to China online so it would not be an inconvenience for you to contribute.
If you are looking all around the world, why not consider amazing Europe? You will not only be able to attend the breathtaking Madrid Pride Parade but would also get to experience the rich European heritage. Also known as Orgullo Gay de, Madrid Gay Pride is the biggest pride festival in Europe. The event usually starts on a Wednesday and ends on Sunday. The parade takes over the city on Saturday, and that is an experience you will never forget.