June is Pride Month and many cities are kicking off their pride celebrations. Across the continent, there are several events dedicated to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community and standing up for equality. Here are a few pride celebrations you won’t want to miss this summer.
Mexico City, Mexico
Mexico City Pride is one of the largest gay pride events in the whole of Latin America, so you won’t want to miss it! The event attracts about 250,000 people each year.
There will be plenty of parties taking place in the bars and clubs, but the Pride Parade is the highlight of the weekend celebration. The parade begins at the Angel of Independence in Zona Rosa. The main event for Mexico City Gay Pride 2022 is the Marcha de la Diversidad, which kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.
Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City Pride Festival takes place during the Labour Day weekend. The event attracts more than 35,000 people. There will be four evenings of free shows at Place d’Youville, two days of entertainment on Saint-Jean street in addition to conferences, themed nights, and more.
Key West, Florida
When it comes to top gay destinations in the USA, Key West is up there. Fun fact: It was the first place in North America to elect an openly gay mayor in the 1980s.
Key West Pride takes place from June 2-6. You can expect dance parties, drag shows, bike tours, water excursions, a street fair, pool parties, and the main parade. The Miss Pride and Ms. Pride competitions are also events you’ll want to check out.
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San Jose, California
Silicon Valley Pride will be taking over the Plaza de César Chávez Park in downtown San Jose on August 28. To start the celebrations, there will be a night festival from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be DJs and live performances.
Then, on August 29 at 10:00 a.m., the parade leaves along Market Street starting at Julian Street and ends at the main entrance of the festival.
San Antonio, Texas
Mark your calendars for June 25! That’s when the San Antonio Pride 2022 celebrations will be taking place. There will be block parties, drag acts, guest DJs, a night parade, a high heel race, and more.
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