Prague held its first gay pride in 2011 and was an instant success with around one million people attending the 7-day event.
This year Prague Pride it’s set to be even better and more organized, with more parties and more acts on stage. The event focuses on the rights of gay people, especially in Central Europe.
Guest lectures and cultural events take pride in place and side by side with circuit parties, concerts, and exhibitions.
The traditional pride procession through the center of the city will not take place this year due to the Covid situation but the organizers say the 11th edition of the festival will deliver 100 events, including concerts, exhibitions, film screenings, picnics, and debates.
Pride Village on Střelecký Island always hosts community, cultural and sports events, and picnics.
The festival will be held under the auspices of Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib, Senator Petr Holeček, Deputy Mayor of Prague Petr Hlubuček, mayor of City District Prague 1 Petr Hejma and Prague City Councilwoman Hana Třeštíková.
For the third time, the rainbow flag will fly above City Hall on the first day of Prague Pride.
Prague Pride has brought to Prague significant foreign guests, such as LGBT activist Omar Sharif Jr., the singer Conchita Wurst, the former Icelandic PM Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, the chairperson of the Dutch police group “Pink in Blue”, Ellie Lust, or the first transgender person ever elected in a parliament in Europe, Italian politician Vladimir Luxuria.
The festival team is lead since 2018 by Hana Kulhánková.