You may best know Sicily for its idyllic location and incredible gastronomy, but its annual Pride is also rather momentous. Unlike other prides in Europe which normally last one to two weeks, Palermo Pride is an LGBTQ festivity that takes place for the entire summer. Bringing together a host of local organizations, Palermo Pride truly brings this Sicilian city together in a genuflection of LGBTQ acceptance and support.
Along with Rome Pride, this is one of the most important pride celebrations to transpire in Italy. Palermo is recognized as one of the country's most gay-friendly cities, and it continues to go from strength to strength in terms of LGBTQ tourism. Along with the iconic pride parade, you can also look forward to a lively gay village which usually welcomes loads of performers.
For 2019, the theme of Palermo Pride will be Stonewall, hence the chosen date of June 28. The organizers of the pride believe it is important to recognize and merit the courageous and rebellious spirit of those who fought against violence, oppression, and descrimination.
The Palermo Pride Parade 2019 will kick off on Friday, June 28, at 3:30pm. It will start at Foro Italico, and travel through the city streets, before finishing up at Piazza Verdi. With plenty of misterb&b listings in Palermo, and a great mix of LGBTQ venues, you need to get to Sicily pronto.
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