Pride Calendar 2021

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Pride Calendar 2021
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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 22-29, 2022
  • Bärenpaadiie XXL – a gay bear weekend in Hamburg with gay parties, sauna, and events. Hamburg, Germany; canceled
  • Leather Pride Dublin – featuring a range of social events for the Leather and fetish community. We are inviting members of the Irish Fetish Community and our friends and colleagues from partner groups worldwide to join us for this special weekend. Dublin, Ireland; canceled
  • 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.  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 29, 2022
  • 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; Jan 29 – Feb 7, 2021. Occitaine; Feb 8-12, 2021

February

  • !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival (Rainbow Films) – The !f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival was founded in 2001. Every February and March, it hosts some 70,000 film buffs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world.  Turkey – Istanbul – TBA, Ankara – TBA, Izmir – TBA
  • TEDDY AWARD at the International Film Festival in Berlin – The TEDDY AWARD is a societal engaged political award 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 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. TBA
  • 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; TBA
  • Zinegoak Bilbao International GLT Film Festival – Zinegoak is the international LGBT film and performing arts festival of Bilbao, organized by the 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; TBA
  • Sydney Mardi Gras – Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG) is one of Australia’s oldest continuously operating LGBTQI+ organizations. SGLMG was built on the foundations laid by early community activists who fought for LGBTQI+ rights in a time of widespread, institutionalized oppression and discrimination. From these origins, SGLMG has evolved to include a strong focus on celebration while maintaining a commitment to social justice for LGBTQI+ communities. Feb 19 – Mar 7, 2021
  • Cape Town Gay Pride – Pride provides a platform for every part of Cape Town’s LGBT+ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, queer, questioning, intersex, non-binary, asexual, polysexual, genderqueer, and gender-variant people) to raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and campaign for the freedoms that will allow them to live their lives on a genuinely equal footing. TBA

March

  • Rainbow Reykjavik Winter Pride – Rainbow 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; Mar 4-7, 2021
  • 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
  • Swing – Only 90 minutes from Zurich, the Swiss resort village of Lenzerheide is the perfect setting for an Alpine adventure; Mar 7-14, 2021
  • SnowGay Weekend – Located in the Pyrenees of Lleida, this ski resort has 47km of slopes, one of the Pyrenees’ highest snow levels (2,751 m maximum and 2,020 m minimum), and a privileged location facing the north, which results in snow of excellent quality. Mar 8-14, 2021
  • 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 presented the latest trends and products in the LGBT market in a record display area covering 200 square meters in Hall 2.1a. Virtual; Mar 9-12 2021
  • European Snow Pride – European Snow Pride, is Europe’s biggest gay ski week. Tignes, Espace Killy (Tignes+Val d’Isère) Tignes, France; Mar 13-20, 2021
  • 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; 2022
  • 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; 2022
  • Gay Fetish Awards – The X-Awards honor European porn stars in the gay fetish scene in various categories. Antwerp, Belgium, 2022
  • Maspalomas Carnival – Canary Islands, Spain; canceled
  • Starkbierfest – For five days, the Münchener Löwen present the established program-mix of folksy togetherness and hot event. Bavaria, Germany; TBA
  • 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 community’s breadth 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 worldwide, 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 20-27, 2021
  • 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 the Mid-East. Gran Canaria, Spain; 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 2022
  • 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 travel to support other Bear groups. Dublin, Ireland; TBA
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility – TDoV is a day to show your support for the trans community. It aims to bring attention to trans people’s accomplishments 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, 2021
  • Miami Beach Gay Pride – Miami Beach Pride is a nine-day celebration with special events, social mixers, dance events, a VIP gala, an incredible 2-day festival, and Parade. TBA

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