Depending on the country or city where the event is being held, the marches and parades often campaign for recognition and acceptance of same-sex marriage, legal protections for couples and families, anti-discrimination laws or trans rights. As the years went on, additional cities in North America and Europe began to hold their own public demonstrations or pride day, eventually leading to what we know today as a gay pride parade, march, celebration or festival. This event calendar includes more than listings, but you can sort and filter the list by region and date to determine where you want to go or when to plan your trip. While events take place throughout the year, the majority take place during the months of June, July and August. Events displayed in light grey have already taken place for the year.
It was founded as Gay Pride Day , a one-day block party and street festival, in In the P Street Festival Committee formed to take over planning. It changed its name to Gay and Lesbian Pride Day in In , the event moved to the week prior to Father's Day. Financial difficulties led a new organization, One In Ten , to take over planning of the festival. Whitman-Walker became the sole sponsor in