Top 12 Fall '13 Gay Events in the World
Sept 04 2013
by Marc Dedonder

Top 12 Fall '13 Gay Events in the World

Gay days - Las Vegas - September 3 - 9
This is the second edition of Gay Days in Las Vegas. They were launched by the organizers of Orlando Gay Days, who just celebrated their 23rd anniversary by hosting more than 170,000 participants! Compared to them Gay Days in Las Vegas are still a low-key gay festival, with pool parties and festive evenings  at Luxor Hotel and other gay-friendly venues in Las Vegas . They take place during gay pride, with the main parade on September 6, at night.

Sugarland Weekend - Mol ( Belgium) - September 13 to 16
The Sugarland weekend stands as the biggest gay clubbing weekend in Belgium. It will take place mid-September at Sunparks Kempense Meren in Mol , 80 kilometers north of Brussels. Three nights, 18 DJs, 13 parties, including Hunkut , Red & Blue , We Party , Splash, You Gay Tea Dance, Rapido ...
Hundreds of boys will meet for three days in a 450 bungalows resort for a giant party where they will enjoy all facilities: sports facilities , tropical swimming pool, bowling, bathhouse...

Folsom - Berlin - September 14/15
Folsom  is the gay leather & fetish event in Europe! The event was born in San Francisco (where it will take place this year on September 29) and imported to Berlin in 2003. For this 10th edition , the organizers expect around 30,000 participants throughout the weekend . Along with the main parties (Perverts , Pig) and the tens of events organized by iconic Berlin gay venues, Folsom is also a large street party. Thousands will openly flaunt their finest leather and fetish uniforms on September 14 on Fuggerstrasse in the gay district of Schöneberg.

Oktoberfest, Gay Sunday and RoslMontag - Munich – September 22/23
You thought Oktoberfest was a straight event? Rethink! Of the 6 million annual visitors to the Oktoberfest, thousands of them gather during 1st Sunday in the Bräurosl giant tent for Gay Sunday (September 22): traditional Bavarian costumes, tons of beer, songs and manly hugs. Another gay gathering takes place on the next day: RoslMontag (September 23). It makes it the second gay event in Munich after pride. Oktoberfest celebrates its 180th anniversary this year.

Black and blue festival - Montreal - October 9 - 15
With Divers/Cités and Fierté, the Black & Blue Festival is one of the most important gay events in Montreal. The festival celebrates its 23th edition this year . What was then a big party with friends has become a massive event that annually attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Montreal for great nights of clubbing during Canadian Thanksgiving . The main event this year will take place at Arsenal. The Black & Blue Festival is also a charity event to benefit the fight against AIDS.

Parada Orgulho - Rio de Janeiro - October 13
Gay Pride in Rio de Janeiro is the second event in the city after Carnival. The parade annually attracts between 1 and 2 million participants along the legendary Copacabana beach to celebrate the return of Summer. This is a great opportunity to discover Rio’s stunning bay, breathtaking views from Corcovado and Sugar Loaf, Ipanema and hot Cariocas ...

Hustlaball Circuit Party Weekend - Berlin - October 17 - 21
One of Berlin hottest weekends celebrates its 11th edition. 5 days of clubbing in a übersexual atmosphere. On October 18, enjoy the fifth edition of Hustlaball Awards, the major European awards ceremony for the gay porn industry , followed by Hustlaball party 11th edition. For the rest of the weekend, enjoy the big official gay parties (Testosteron , Salavation , GMF , Kitkatclub ) and events scheduled in Berlin main gay venues.

Rapido - Amsterdam – October 27
One of the finest gay parties in Europe. It draws crowds from all over Europe for King's Day (April 27) , gay pride (August) and Halloween. Enjoy clubbing in a former church, Paradiso, on Sunday, October 28th from 3PM with DJ Dicky Vendetta, Fabio White and Saeed Ali.

La Démence 24th Anniversary - Brussels - October 31 - November 03
La Démence is the oldest gay party in Europe, but also the friendliest. , maybe this explains it . For this 24th anniversary, four nights of clubbing in the heart of Brussels. Thousands of boys from around the world will gather at Fuse, La Démence club, but also in two new locations in the Belgian capital, Louise Gallery and Brussels Event Brewery. 23 DJs are expected, including Pagano , Ben Manson, John Dixon and Steven Redant .

White Party - Miami - November 27 -  December 02 (Thanksgiving)
The White Party in Miami is one of international gay clubbing circuit iconic parties. It was organised for the first time back in 1985, at a time where Aids was still making headlines. The event is actually a charity that raises funds to fight HIV and help HIV+ .
Five major parties on the agenda duringthis Thanksgiving weekend, including the White Party itself (with DJs Offer Nissim and Joe Gauthreaux) and Muscle Beach: thousands of boys are expected in their tiny swimsuits on Miami Beach gay beach for an afternoon of clubbing and a magic final fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean.

Paradiso - Playa del Carmen (Mexico) - November 27 - December 1 (Thanksgiving)
This is a brand new event on the international gay agenda: for the first time in Mexico, Paradiso festival will take place in Playa del Carmen on the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean sea. Five days, 12 nights, international DJs like Tony Moran, Ana Paula, Taito Tikaro or French Leomeo. Close to the Mayan site of Tulum , 1 hour drive from Cancun, this festival is an opportunity to discover a destination that has become more and more open to gay  tourism in the last years.

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