By Andrew Collins. From its modest beginnings in as a informal, one-day celebration at Walt Disney World at which gay and lesbian participants donned red shirts and traveled around the park together, Gay Days at Disney World—also known as Orlando Gay Days—has evolved into one of the world's foremost LGBTQ celebrations. It's also helped spawn an unrelated though similarly popular event in California each October, Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland.
Last year, the organization known as GayDayS announced it was moving its events from that traditional weekend to mid-August. It opened up a conversation of whether all the other groups would follow GayDayS to the new dates or if they would remain on the original weekend. And this community is very proud of this event.
It's really a shame that every year, hundreds of families innocently plan trips to Walt Disney World without knowing about Gay Days. Over 30 years ago, a group started gathering at Disney World every first week in June. Through the years it's grown into a huge event.
The Orlando Gay Pride Parade truly came out of the closet and into the limelight in and celebrated its 10 th anniversary this year. Come Out With Pride Orlando prior to was held in the month of June, in coordination with the major Pride celebrations around the country. Attendance at its peak reached people. Looking to get more involved in the execution of Come Out With Pride Orlando inThomas attended their production meeting.
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.
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Drag queens in sequined, skin tight dresses. Half-naked men in bedazzled booty shorts. Rainbow flags worn as capes.
Our core initiative is to bring people together. We hope our week of events will encourage more to come out, as well as increase fundraising for our Pride Gives Back scholarship and grant program. This year, international pop star Betty Who will headline the brand new Pride Stage.