Milan - June 30th 2018
Milano Pride is first and foremost a manifestation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, asexual, intersexual, and queer pride: an extraordinary celebration of freedom that is made possible by the combined work of pubblic offices, associations, and businesses as well as the participation of thousands of people.
It is organised by the Pride Commission of the CIG Arcigay Milano in collaboration with the associations in the Rainbow Coalition. Milano Pride is part of Onda Pride, which unites all the Italian Prides.
Inclusive and participative
A Pride that takes into consideration all diversities, not just those tied to sexual orientation (immigration, disability, ethnicity, etc).
A Pride that uses resourses consciously and is able to sustain itself through the participation of local businesses that want to investand contribute to the event.
A Pride that is careful to care for the needs of other minorities and is respectful to the city.
Pride Week and Pride Square
Pride Week is a well-known and recognized appointment by the Milan city and community and will be characterized by a wide range of events related to the LGBT+ world.
During the Milano Pride weekend, the streets around the “Lazzaretto” will turn into the Pride Square: a city “village” that aims to spread the values of integration and dialogue through a relaxed and fun environment.
The 2017 Milano Pride was the fifth edition of Pride based on a project that was born in 2013 when Milan was a candidate for Europride 2015. The 2017 Milano Pride counted more than 200,000 people during the parade, approximately 25,000 who participated in Pride Week events, more than 30,000 visitors to Pride Square, and growing visibility on social media (Facebook alone counts approximately 17,000 fans).