In 2017, Madrid is expecting about 3 million people as it hosts the first Spanish World Pride while simultaneously celebrating the 40th anniversary of its first Pride Parade in 1977, which marked the beginning of the gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual rights movement in that country. It 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 sports a full 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. However, 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.
Spain has always been a melting pot of different cultures and civilizations, a bridge between Latin America and Europe, and between Africa, the Mediterranean and Europe. Madrid, the capital of Spain is a true example of a multicultural city.
To learn more, visit the World Pride Madrid 2017 Website