Madrid, the multicultural, tolerant and modern city celebrates each year the Pride week at the beginning of each summer, thus coinciding in this way with the International Day of Pride, the 28th of June, which gathers every year almost 2 millions of people all over the world, since it is the LGBTIQA+ event (gathering Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals, Intersexuals, Queers and Asexuals) of the whole European continent.
The Gay Pride’s party in Madrid is a day long awaited by a large amount of people who seek to go out on streets in order to manifest and enjoy a large variety of activities as a way to continue fighting for their rights.
The capital is a symbol for this community as well as the barrio de Chueca, since the streets of this neighbourhood are next to the ones of Malasaña, Las Letras and Lavapiés which are filled with color, flags, garlands and stages so that everyone can enjoy the happiness and the claim of gay pride atmosphere.
It is in Chueca’s neighbourhood that everything first appeared when years ago expert places started to open in the LGTBI collective, among fashion shops, bars and restaurants, terraces full of animation both days and nights, galleries and even libraries in order to enjoy an environment free of social exclusion and prejudices, promoting love and respect for everyone.
During this week a vast array of cultural and ludic activities are carried out, gathering people belonging to this community, especially the ones seeking to join in to support this cause and who vindicate bring disparity to an end which unfortunately is still today experimented by many.
The whole week is full of activities and the entertainment starts with the proclamation of the Pride. Between the activities carried out every year, races are really important such as the traditional Carrera de Tacones which consists in doing all the route from the Pelayo street on heels and where participants need to wear special garments and makeup. We should also mention the Carrera por la Diversidad in Madrid Río.
Conferences on human rights and MadBear’s popular festival are also organized as well as the gay beauty pageant Mr. Gay Pride España which causes great echoing within the gay community and the winner is the one counting with the best marks concerning special criteria such as: physic, professionalism, taste and distinction, among many others.
However, what drags a lot of people is the demonstration which goes from Atocha to Colón, the main event of the week where is celebrated the pride and brings many carriages, music, colors and unusual clothing which creates a festive and entertaining atmosphere.
Something that is also full of color and partying is Madrid’s Attraction Park where everyone can enjoy an inclusive environment. That being said, have you thought of how could be organized your wedding in the middle of the Pride Week? Celebrating your wedding and getting on top of a carriage is the occasion to mix two events, thus ensuring you a festive and original wedding.
Spain is a complete gay friendly destination which could give you the opportunity to celebrate your pre-wedding and to do many activities with your friends, relatives or guests in general along to giving you the possibility to enjoy the city’s good weather. An occasion that will allow you to celebrate your wedding with pride in a full multi-colour burst.