Pride Month 2021, the calendar of events in Italy

June is Pride Month, the month of sexual diversity and LGBTI + pride (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex). This year, after last year’s forced stop due to the pandemic, it is back to be celebrated with a series of events in the capital and beyond. On June 26 the Roma Pride will return to the square with the theme ‘I love: we are the wonderland’. Obviously, support for the Zan law under discussion in the Senate will be held. The first appointment for the support of the Zan Ddl, after the one already passed in Turin, in Bergamo on June 12th. Saturday 12 June will see a series of meetings also in Genoa in the afternoon. Lecco on June 19 will be colored with a bicycle ride with six groups, each with a color of the rainbow flag. Milan, on the other hand, wears the colors of Pride on the last Saturday of June, the 26th, after Pride Week and Pride Square. Same date, June 26, in L’Aquila for the Abruzzo Pride and for the Martina Franca Pride in Taranto. We will have to wait until July 3 to see the Pride flag open in Verona and Naples.The dates are constantly updated, here the complete list. On 21 August there will be Salento and Puglia Pride in Brindisi, while on 4 September it will be the turn of Gorizia and Catania. Anti-Covid measures and virtual events Participation in the Pride month will be characterized by both in-person events, in compliance with anti-Covid safety regulations, and with digital events to multiply the virtual squares. Here on the OndaPride platform a series of projects and online events, organized and promoted by the various Coordinations, groups and associations. As for the dates in attendance, the usual form of the procession will be abandoned for now. In some cases, reservations are required and in others it will be the rule of spacing in suitable places to ensure compliance with anti-Covid regulations. Each event has its own rules and you can find them on their website or on the Facebook page dedicated to them (Here the complete list). June Pride Month, that’s why June is Pride Month in remembrance of the Stonewall riots on the night of June 27-28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn gay bar, one of the most famous in New York , causing a fight and several scuffles. From there a series of demonstrations in defense of the right to one’s sexual identity. The event is considered central to the birth of the gay liberation movement around the world.

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