Every year, the festive and powerful Gay Pride parade, now called the LGBT Pride March, puts on this national event to combat homophobia and to advocate pride in being homosexual, bisexual or transexual. This year this festive event is expected to return on Saturday June 26, 2021! This is what the Inter-LGBT said on social networks.
"For we still need to march in 2021! For it's still important to be visible! For we have to claim for our rights! For there is still a long way to go! For it is time to ultimately reunite! We expect you on June 26, 2021 for the Paris-Île-de-France LGBT+ Pride March!", the association hosting the Gay Pride stated. Yet, the edition 2021 will have to fit the current health context. Furthermore, this new LGBT+ Pride March will take place without floats and podium, "but with our anger, our determination and our voices more than ever!', organizers added.
As for the route, this Pride March 2021 will start from Pantin, "because our liberties and our need to be visible does not stop at the beltway, because the suburbs need to be proud as well", organizers stated. The March will go to the Place de la République in Paris, via the avenue Jean Jaurès, the rue Lafayette and the boulevard Magenta.
"On June 26, 2021 we'll meet again and put our liberties out of lockdown. Although the parade will have no float nor podium, we'll be here with our banners, claims, determination and enthousisasm, and are invited all those who want to mark our visibility in a joint fashion", organizers add.
Furthermore, this Pride March 2021 in Paris will house the Pride Village, set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Place de la Pointe in Pantin. You will find LGBT+ associations or friends working in Île-de-France, as well as many entertainments.
Held for the first time in France in 1981, more than half a million people gather each year in the streets of Paris for the event. LGBT Pride events are one of a kind; you have to see it at least once to understand what all the buzz is about. It’s a huge party with a loud statement and one simple goal: earning equality and respect.
Usually including a parage featuring many colorful floats ad loud music, the Gay Pride is the occasion for LGBT+ bars, clubs, radio stations and associations to spread their message, through colorful floats and loud music, leaflets and other displays.
Many large French companies, both in the private and the public sector, also have floats in the parade, to celebrate the equality and expression rights in the workplace. The same stands for major political parties.
The LGBT+ March is put on by about 60 different organizations and their donors, that ensure the organization of the entire operation.
Dates and Opening Time
On 26 June 2021