Rediscovering Best Gay Pride Festivals in Americas

 Saturday, June 3, 2023 


In the June of 1969, a group of LGBTQ+ people in New York City rioted following a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village. This series of events was a turning point for the LGBTQ+ community and marks one of the most significant events leading to the modern gay rights movement. In honour of this event, most cities in United States now hold their pride celebrations in June.

Travel And Tour World lists some of the most popular Gay Pride festivals in United States of America.  Visiting a destination during a pride event is a great way not only to visit the city, but also to make accustomed with culture and community. International LGBTQ+ Travel Association is the world’s leading network of LGBTQ-welcoming tourism businesses.

São Paulo Pride

June 7 — June 11

With four million people on average each year, So Paulo Pride is largely regarded as the world’s largest event of its sort. It’s also been nearly a decade since Grindr users named So Paulo the greatest Pride destination, and the city has only become better since then. The grandiose procession is traditionally held on the Sunday after Corpus Christi, which falls on June 11 this year.

San Francisco Pride

June 24 — June 25

San Francisco, California’s city of oddity and often regarded as the gay metropolis of the United States, hosts one of the world’s oldest and largest Pride parades. The main celebrations, including the parade, will take place on the last weekend of June, but there will be a slew of other interesting events planned by the city’s LGBTQ+ community throughout the month.

New York City Pride

June 1 –June 30

The nonprofit organisation Heritage of Pride is behind New York City’s colourful Pride Month celebration. Every year, at the world’s most Instagrammed Pride, there is a special commemorative focus on the Stonewall Riots of 1969 – a local uprising that is regarded as the watershed moment in the contemporary gay rights movement. New York City, known for hosting one of the world’s largest Pride festivities, is scheduled to welcome three million gay people this June, with numbers peaking around the 25th when the march takes place.

Montreal Pride

August 3 — August 13

Just over the border, Montreal Pride (or celebration Fierté Montréal) attracts over 3.4 million visitors each year, making it the largest Francophone celebration of its type. Aside from the march on August 13, this year’s lineup includes live music, panel talks, drag acts, and “community days” – large fairs where LGBT organisations may come together in good spirits to raise awareness and improve allyship. Oh, and if you want a good challenge, sign up for the “High Heels Obstacle Race” on August 7.

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