European Gay Calendar LGBT

Gay LGBT euro events including Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid, and more. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

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Jan–Mar | Apr-Jun | Jul-Sept | Oct–Dec

European Gay Calendar LGBT
Teddy Award, Berlin

January

  • AROSA Gay Ski Week – The idyllic and gay-friendly Swiss resort of Arosa invites you to its eleventh fun-filled LGBT ski week. Since 2005, this lively and colorful week has become one of the biggest Gay and Lesbian winter events in Europe. Arosa, Switzerland; Jan 18-25, 2020
  • Bärenpaadiie XXL – a gay bear weekend in Hamburg with gay parties, sauna, and events. Hamburg, Germany; Jan 19-20, 2020
  • Leather Pride Dublin – featuring a range of social events for the Leather and fetish community. The main event on Saturday 28th in Fibbers will feature the 2017 Irish Titleholders Competition. We are inviting members of the Irish Fetish Community and our friends and colleagues from partner groups all over the world to join us for this special weekend. Dublin, Ireland; TBA
  • Mr. Gear Ireland – Our mission is to develop the Leather & fetish scene for gay men here in Ireland, building relationships with similar groups and community organizations here and abroad. At GEARED nights we provide a genuine gay and fetish friendly venue, on a Saturday night, with a late bar, a reasonable cover charge, and normal drinks prices. Having a strict dress code ensures that those who take the gear seriously feel comfortable. It also creates the right atmosphere. We began in early 2013 as GEAR Ireland and had our first monthly event in Fibber Magees in May 2013. This is entirely voluntary and not for profit operation after the essential costs are covered we will donate any surplus funds to charity again at the end of the year. We also run occasional Gear sales, a Bondage workshop and participate in similar fetish gear events elsewhere whenever possible. Our Dress Code – Leather/Biker. Rubber, Military, Skinhead, Workwear & Sportgear. Dublin, Ireland; TBA
  • RegenbogenBall – The Wiener Regenbogenball (Viennese Rainbow Ball) is the number one ball for LGBTI people and their friends. Vienna, Austria; Jan 25, 2020

February

  • Festival des images aux mots – 12th edition of the Lesbian Film Festival, Gay, Bi and Trans Toulouse “Of Images For Words” The Festival  Of Words In Pictures has found its place in the cultural landscape Toulouse film, as well as local and national LGBT movement. Toulouse, France; Feb 4-10, 2020
  • Rainbow Reykjavik Winter PrideRainbow Reykjavik combines amazing nature, nightlife and northern lights in a fantastic international and local company. We offer waterfalls, erupting geysers, tectonic plates, the most popular LGBT party of the season, comedy, singing, exciting activities, world-class cuisine, and geothermal baths all neatly arranged over 3 glorious days. This small pride festival really is the perfect winter getaway and a great introduction to Iceland. Reykjavik, Iceland; Feb 13-15, 2020
  • !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival (Rainbow Films) – The !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival was founded in 2001 and every February and March, it hosts some 70,000 film buffs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world.  Turkey – Istanbul – Feb 13-22, Ankara – Mar 19-22, Izmir – Mar 19-22, 2020
  • TEDDY AWARD at the International Film Festival in Berlin – The TEDDY AWARD is a societal engaged political award, which is given to films and people, that communicate queer themes and content on a large scale and contribute with this to more tolerance, acceptance, solidarity, and equality in society. The TEDDY AWARD has with this not only cultural importance. As long as queer life is threatened in parts of the world with the capital punishment and is even in towns like Berlin a homo- and transphobe power in the agenda, TEDDY AWARD also carries a political significance and responsibility. The 34th TEDDY AWARD will be awarded during the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, Feb 20 – Mar 1, 2020, on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.
  • Sitges Carnival – Sitges Carnival is one of the world’s top 10 carnivals and attracts more than 250,000 people to Sitges over 7 days with amazing parades, shows, and parties. This is one Winter festival you don’t want to miss! Sitges, Spain; TBA
  • National Student Pride – Held in London since 2014 the three-day spectacle celebrates our mission to be the pride of conversation. It is centered around a daytime festival free at the point of entry with panels, the largest free LGBT job fair, a performance stage and so much more. This is the centerpiece of a whole weekend of club nights, parties, cinema screenings and events spread across three days held every year during LGBT History Month in February. London, United Kingdom; Feb 21-23, 2020
  • Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival – Zinegoak is the international LGBT film and performing arts festival of Bilbao which is organized by Hegoak Association. We invite you to submit your film through our website. You may learn more about us in the “Other Editions” tab. Bilbao, Spain; Feb 24 – Mar 8, 2020
  • Fetish Pride Italia & Mr. Rubber Italia Contest – Italy’s biggest gay fetish pride event comes complete with a film festival, photo exhibition, an art exhibition and plenty of parties with various themes such as rubber, leather uniforms, skinheads, sneakers and a ‘Fuck the rest’ party to finish off proceedings. Rome, Italy; TBA

March

  • The DÜSSEL-CUP – Düsseldorf’s gay and lesbian sporting event. The Düssel-Cup is organized by four clubs: VC PhönixDüsseldorf DolphinsWeiberkram and TSC conTAKT.Around 700 participants come from all over Europe to Düsseldorf to participate in 11 sporting disciplines including swimming, volleyball, basketball, dancing, soccer, badminton, and running. Düsseldorf, Germany; TBA
  • Amsterdam Bear Pride – Amsterdam Bear Pride, a yearly event for gay men who are big, butch and hairy and all their lovers and admirers. Amsterdam; TBA
  • Gay & Lesbian Travel Expo at ITB – Gay & Lesbian travel is visible at ITB Berlin since 2003 but it became one of the “established ITB travel segments” in 2010. In the meantime, the Gay & Lesbian Travel Pavilion has become an increasingly important landmark. Thus at ITB Berlin 2012 more than a dozen exhibitors were presenting the latest trends and products in the LGBT market in a record display area covering 200 square meters in Hall 2.1a. Mar 4-8, 2020
  • Darklands is the world’s only indoor gay fetish festival. This is the ideal place to meet Leatherpride visitors or catch-up with new friends at our bar. Follow any of our free workshops, visit the fetish market and take in a great line-up of shows, porn actors, DJs, and performers. Antwerp, Belgium; Mar 4-9, 2020
  • Mr. Puppy Europe – Two days of play on our padded puppy mosh pit with hours dedicated to the wruff players and the more cuddly pups. Get a wash n’ trim at our Poodle Salon, learn new tricks at the Pet Obedience School and get a check-up at our House Veterinarian. Antwerp, Belgium; Mar 4-9, 2020
  • Gay Fetish Awards – The X-Awards honor European porn stars in the gay fetish scene in various categories. Antwerp, Belgium, Mar 4-9, 2020
  • SnowGay Weekend – Located in the Pyrenees of Lleida, this ski resort has 47km of slopes, one of the highest snow levels of the Pyrenees (2,751 m maximum and 2,020 m minimum) and a privileged location facing the north, which results in snow of excellent quality. Mar 5-8, 2020
  • Maspalomas Carnival – Canary Islands, Spain; Mar 5-15, 2020
  • Swing – Only 90 minutes from Zurich, the Swiss resort village of Lenzerheide is the perfect setting for an Alpine adventure; Mar 8-15, 2020
  • Roze Filmdagen; Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival  – 20th AMSTERDAM LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL. Amsterdam, Netherlands; TBA
  • Starkbierfest – For five days, the Münchener Löwen present the established program-mix of folksy togetherness and hot event. Bavaria, Germany; Mar 15-19, 2017
  • BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival  – Since starting life in 1986 as Gay’s Own Pictures, BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (formerly BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival) has brought the best in international queer cinema to the South Bank. The festival has evolved to become one of the highlights in the LGBT cultural calendar, a place for the breadth of the community, and a few of our honored friends, to meet and watch and talk and drink and dance and debate. TBA
  • European Gay Ski Week – With over 1000 participants from all around the world our European Gay Ski Week is easily the first choice for Gay winter sports enthusiasts. We offer great parties, happy Apres Ski and stupendous events in a super-friendly and welcoming environment. You can hang out with some fine folk as you ski, snowboard, swim, gym, dine, dance and party. Les Menuires and Les Trois ValléesFrench Alps; Mar 21-28, 2020
  • European Snow Pride – European Snow Pride is Europe’s biggest gay ski week. Tignes, Espace Killy (Tignes+Val d’Isère) Tignes, France; TBA
  • Bear Carnival Maspalomas – Bear Carnival will be a large-scale bear meeting in Gran Canaria, the biggest gay beach destination in the World. Overlapping the famous Maspalomas International Carnival. It was a complete success, attracting hundreds of bears from America, Europe, and Mid-East. Gran Canaria, Spain; Mar 20-29, 2020
  • Queergestreift Filmfestival – Get ready for two weeks queer cinema full of glittering glamor, compelling dramas, deep feeling, and first-class entertainment. Konstanz, Germany; TBA
  • Gay Snow Happening – After a one-year break, Sölden in Tirol’s Ötztal once again plays host to Europe’s biggest Ski Party in Pink. Hundreds of gay and lesbian party owls will get together in one of the most renowned winter sports resorts. SÖLDEN, Austria; Mar 21-28, 2020
  • Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Cologne -Women have increasingly come to occupy a good number of creative and responsible posts in all fields of film production. However, the old rule of thumb still applies: the higher the budget and the higher the financial risk associated with the production the less frequently you will find a woman with executive functions.It is for this reason that the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival runs different competitions to highlight the work of women film directors. Köln, Germany; Mar 24-29, 2020
  • Béar Féile – Dublin Bears are a social group run by gay men for gay men of all ages who identify as bears or admirers. We have a committee of 5 and are supported by volunteers on an ongoing basis. We run monthly and annual social events in Dublin City, Ireland and also travel to support other Bear groups. Dublin, Ireland; Mar 26-29, 2020
  • Mister Rubber Italy – Rubber & fetish friends from Italy & Europe will come to have fun and choose the new Mister Rubber Italy 2017; the winner will participate at the most important European and international events and contests (Mister Eurorubber, International Mister Rubber). Milan, Italy; Mar 27-29, 2020
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility – TDoV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to the accomplishments of trans people around the globe while fighting cissexism and transphobia by spreading knowledge of the trans community. Unlike Transgender Day of Remembrance, this is not a day for mourning: this is a day to be empowered and get the recognition we deserve! Mar 31, 2020

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