WorldPride 2017 – Madrid
Spain’s capital city Madrid will host WorldPride in 2017 from 23 June to 2 July. In common with whenever WorldPride comes to a European city, EPOA does not award a EuroPride in the same year. The next EuroPride will be in Sweden in 2018.
The organisers, Madrid Orgullo, write:
The WorldPride demonstration in Madrid 2017 will be a global parade. At the head of the parade will be the Board and all InterPride members and attending delegates will have a reserved space. The manifesto will be read jointly by representatives of Madrid and InterPride Co-Presidents.
Madrid Pride is one of the largest prides in the world with nearly 2,000,000 participants and a demonstration with about 1,000,000 attendees. The WorldPride celebration in Madrid will contribute decisively to one of InterPride’s main aims: to promote Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride on an international level.
To encourage diverse communities to hold and attend Pride events, WorldPride Madrid 2017 will contribute to continuing and expanding the work done for years in cooperation with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary of State for Latin America, the Institute of Cooperation and the House of America to support the organization of Pride events, equality campaigns, equal marriage and LGBT rights in those countries where they do not exist yet, with particular emphasis on Latin America.
Since 2008, AEGAL, in collaboration with Madrid Visitors & Convention Bureau (for- merly known as Promoción Madrid y Turismo Madrid), Turespaña and the Chamber of Commerce of Madrid have organized a wide range of actions promoting the Gay Pride in Madrid: ILGTA annual conventions in Las Vegas, Toronto and Antwerp, campaigns to promote LGBT tourism in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Boston, Washington and New York, tourism trade fairs such as World Travel Market in London, ITB Berlin in and has a dedicated LGBT area within the International Tourism Fair of Madrid (FITUR). The WordPride celebration 2017 in Madrid and Interpride same would be the central objective of the new promotion activities that will be develop in the coming years according to this line of action.
WorldPride Madrid 2017 sports a full program of conferences, seminars, workshops as well as cultural and sports activities, and a “kids and family pride” that will act as a source of education. However, the greatest asset of Madrid Pride is having contributed to transforming society and its mentality with regard to the LGBT community. The legacy of WorldPride Madrid 2017 will be an open door to everyone showing a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society.
Find out more on the official website.