Gay Country Rank: 20/193
Every summer since 2008, the city of Barcelona hosts the main gay pride celebration of the Mediterranean: Pride Barcelona. For more than one week, the city celebrates an event of both protest and festive nature, reinforcing Barcelona’s commitment in the fight for rights and freedom for the LGTBI community.
Pride Barcelona has become one of the most popular Pride celebrations in Europe, with more than 200,000 attendees every year. Barcelona has a long history of struggle for LGTBI rights, and, at the same time, it has become one of the community’s favorite destinations internationally. If we also add that Pride Barcelona has a dedicated and willful team that makes every effort to look after all the details of the celebration, one can easily understand why, every summer, Barcelona becomes the LGTBI capital city of the Mediterranean!
One of the main features of Pride Barcelona is its commitment to the LGTBI social sphere. Each Pride focuses on a specific theme (2017 edition specializes in LGTBI phobia in the sports field), while more than 30 social organizations collaborate in the organization of the event, helping to define and disseminate its content and offering numerous activities during the celebration week of the Pride. Thanks to these entities, Pride Barcelona offers a carefully chosen series of activities related to the social reality of the LGTBI collective: lectures, seminars, art exhibitions, films, live shows… the social agenda of Pride Barcelona is truly extensive!
The programming of the Pride focuses, mainly, on two areas: Plaza España or Moll de la Fusta, and the Gaixample. The first one holds the Village, the epicenter of the celebration, which hosts an endless number of activities, from races in high heels or a charity Gymkhana to sport options or the Miss Drag Queen gala; it also hosts Pride Kids, an event full of entertainment for children: games, bouncy castles, Ghymkanas, water activities… all in a spectacular setting!
Pride Barcelona es el esdeveniment gratuït més gran per celebrar l'orgull LGTBI del mediterrani!
Pride Barcelona es el acontecimiento gratuito mas grande para celebrar el orgullo LGTBI del mediterráneo!
Pride Barcelona is the biggest party to celebrate the LGTBIpride in all the mediterranean!
Gay Pride Barcelona 2018