2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the first LGBTIQ pride parades in Spain. Since then we have worked very hard to place our country in the world center for LGBTIQ rights, 10 years after the conclusion of the Europride which placed Madrid as the capital of Europe LGBTIQ, we proudly welcome the World Pride !!
VIVA LA VIDA
Live life... and celebrate that you live it as you please. Shout VIVA LA VIDA... yours, mine, ours... And celebrate that we feel alive, alive because we are different, because we are unique, free... happy. That the summer nights never end... Turn Madrid into the city where you would like to live life. A life full of the things and people that you love. Celebrate that for a week one city in the world goes out onto the street to shout along with you VIVA LA VIDA!!!
World Pride Madrid 2017 main event. It takes place in downtown of Madrid. Over 3,000,000 attendees, associations, visitors, NGO's... from around the world will meet in Madrid to celebrate the Parade of the World LGBTIQ Pride !!
23 June, 2017 - 03 July, 2017
In 2017, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Spain ´s first Pride Parade in 1977, which marked the beginning of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual rights movement in our country, which was in the full transition process towards democracy after 40 years of dictatorship, being the LGBT community one of the most affected by the repression of the regime.
WorldPride Madrid 2017 includes a packed program of conferences, seminars, workshops as well as cultural and sports activities, and a “kids and family pride” that will act as a source of education.
The greatest asset of Madrid Pride is having contributed to transforming society and its mentality with regard to the LGBT community. The legacy of WorldPride Madrid 2017 will be an open door to everyone showing a multicultural, diverse and tolerant society.