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Worldwide pride | A schedule of events

The rainbow flags are flying to commemorate LGBT Pride in dozens of cities in 2013, with many of the celebrations taking place in June to mark the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969.

Each celebration is unique to its community. The parade is the main event in some locations, while, in other cities, the main draw may be a rally, a concert, a market, a night at the ballpark, a picnic, a dance or a drag show.

In Providence, R.I., organizers expect more than a few tributes to marriage equality in the second largest Pride celebration in New England, which takes place June 14-15. The same weekend, the community in Nashville, Tenn., celebrates on the riverfront with a march for equality. And Portlanders gather for a waterfront festival.

Some of the largest Pride events in the United States take place June 28–30, with festivals and parades drawing hundreds of thousands of people to the streets of San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Seattle and Minneapolis.

Pridegoers in Seattle and Minneapolis – and possibly Chicago – will be commemorating marriage equality advances, as will Pride celebrants in Paris.

May 29–June 9, Washington, D.C.

May 30–June 3, Sao Paulo, Brazil

June 1, Honolulu

May 31–June 9, Boston

June 1–7, Shanghai, China

June 1–9, Zurich

June 2–7, Tel Aviv

June 2, Asbury Park, N.J.

June 5–9, Key West, Fla.

June 7–10, Des Moines

June 8, Indianapolis; Spokane, Wash.; Long Island, N.Y.; Brooklyn, N.Y.

June 8–9, Ferndale, Mich.

June 8–16, Anchorage

June 9, Philadelphia

June 14–16, Bisbee, Ariz.

June 15, Pittsburgh; Providence, R.I.; Flagstaff, Ariz.; Nashville, Tenn.

June 15–16, Berlin; Portland, Ore.;

June 20, Iowa City, Iowa.

June 21–22, Columbus, Ohio.

June 21–30, Barcelona, Oslo,
Houston, Toronto.

June 22, Palermo, Italy; Santa Fe, N.M.

June 24–30, Helsinki.

June 23–30, San Francisco.

June 28–30, Chicago, New York City

June 29, St. Petersburg, Fla.;
Albuquerque, N.M.; Paris; Seattle.

Celebrations in July take place in Los Angeles, Madrid, Cologne, San Diego, Stockholm and Montreal.

In August, Pride celebrations take place in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Vancouver, Montreal, Annapolis, Md.; Eugene, Ore.; and Reno, Nev.

Fall celebrations take place in Las Vegas, Dallas, Memphis, Atlanta and Palm Springs, among other cities.


The 2013 Milwaukee Pride Parade steps off at 2 p.m. on June 9
on Second Street between Lapham and Greenfield. Among this year’s participants is U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee. 

Capitol Pride returns to Madison Aug. 17-18.

Pride Alive takes place in Green Bay on July 13.

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