The celebration of the Gay Pride Parade, now called Gay Pride 2019, is a festive event, that seeks to normalize the LGTBI community and bring it more out into the open, in addition to promoting tolerance and equality. It is one of the most visited and massive events, and it is celebrated in several Spanish cities, of which Madrid and Barcelona are the most important. This event is a fun parade full of music, colour and sense of humor, that embraces diversity with its motto: sexual freedom. Today, this article by ShBarcelona, tells you more about Gay Pride Barcelona 2019.
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Enjoy the Gay Pride in Barcelona
At the end of June, more specifically on June 28 and 29, 2019, the Gay Pride BCN 2019 will be held in Barcelona. PRIDE BCN is an event for everyone who wants to participate, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender. It is an event for the LGTBI community to show themselves and let themselves be heard. Diversity is celebrated and tolerance for all groups is the main objective, to stop further discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender. The Gay Pride 2019 message is this: “We have to love ourselves more, both on the inside and on the outside. Cherish being and thinking different from eachother. Respect one another. And love yourself more. Because love has a thousand shapes and a thousand colours. And many times love is the only thing we need. A little bit of love. A hug. A smile”. Beautiful, right? And besides that, it is completely true. Life is sometimes reduced to a couple of corny sayings, but that doesn’t make them less true: “Live and let live” and “All you need is love”. Barcelona has always been an open, respectful and diverse city, so does it need to change? It is time to show these feelings of openness more, to embrace all the people that love, and who may naturally expect to be loved in return as well. That’s why you have to be a part of this beautiful event: go out and enjoy yourself, let the whole world know that for two full days, Barcelona is love. And, just as they say: “No matter who your are, or where you are from: this is for you”.
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The Gay Pride program begins on June 15, and although this is before the official dates, certain activities take place as a warming-up with the real parade always in the back of the mind. On this day, you can attend VERMUT TRANS, LOVERS & FRIENDS, which means friends, vermouth, performances and DJs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.. All the proceedings will go to the organization of these types of events, to make issues and problems related to the transsexual collective more visible. It starts at Pge. Valeri Serra, 50. On Sunday, June 16, the PRIDE @TIBIDABO is organized, a fun and family day at the centennial amusement park of the Catalan capital. On Saturday, June 22, the MOSTRA DE COMERÇ AL GAIXAMPLE takes place, where you can discover all the shops and offers in the neighbourhood, accompanied by music and entertainment. On Thursday, June 27 you can attend the PREGÓN DEL ORGULLO, with artists and DJs. On Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29 the festival starts with the village and concerts on Avinguda María Cristina from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. On Saturday 29 at 6:00 p.m., the parade begins on Avinguda Paral.lel.
Have you attended Gay Pride in Barcelona before?