Pride, everyone’s calendar for 2023

Pride, everyone’s calendar for 2023
Pride, everyone’s calendar for 2023

Every year, even in Italy, Pride is the manifestation of the pride of all the people who are part of the lgbt+ community. Before, during and after the parade, the community makes its voice heard thanks to a calendar of initiatives that focus on the requests to the institutions against the discrimination that LGBTQIA+ people still suffer in our country today. In some cities, such as Milan for example, a real one is organized Pride Month, with meetings and moments of discussion scattered throughout the metropolitan area, in the month of June. The choice of the period is not accidental. On June 28, 1969, in New York, in protest at the continuous police raids on gay bars in Manhattan, there was what is now remembered as the Stonewall riots: it was the fuse that gave the definitive go-ahead to the movement for lgbt+ civil rights.

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What you need to know:

  1. In 2023 Pride will take place in almost 50 Italian cities
  2. data on discrimination

In 2023 Pride will take place in almost 50 Italian cities

Since 2013 OndaPride has been collecting all the events promoted by the lgbt+ movement on the national territory in a map, trying to network all the realities that operate in Italy and are committed to affirming the rights of the community. According to the data collected, around fifty cities have currently confirmed, organized and prepared a Pride. The first of 2023 has already taken place in Sanremo on April 8th. Here is the list in chronological order:

  • May 27, 2023: Alessandria Pride, Novara Pride and Piacenza Pride
  • June 3, 2023: Trento Dolomiti Pride, Padua Pride, Pavia Pride
  • June 10, 2023: Avellino Irpina Pride, Cuneo Pride, Foggia Puglia Pride, Dolo Pride, Genoa Liguria PrideLecco Pride, Pordenone FVG Pride, Rome PrideMessina Pride
  • June 17, 2023: Bari Pride, Bergamo Pride, Catania Pride, La Spezia Pride, Mantua Pride, Parma Pride, Turin PrideTreviso Pride, Varese Pride
  • June 24, 2023: Cagliari Sardinia Pride, Chieti Abruzzo Pride, Milan PridePalermo Pride, Perugia Umbria Pride, Taranto Pride, Venice Laguna Pride
  • June 25, 2023: Reggio Emilia Pride
  • July 1, 2023: Bologna Riot PrideEgadi Pride, Lecce Salento Pride, Naples PrideRagusa Pride, Syracuse Pride
  • July 8, 2023: Florence Tuscany Pride, Latina Lazio Pride, Verona Pride,
  • July 15, 2023: Belluno Pride
  • July 22, 2023: Matera Pride, Reggio Calabria Pride
  • July 29, 2023: Campobasso Molise Pride
  • September 2, 2023: Brescia Pride
  • September 9, 2023: Taormina Pride
  • September 16, 2023: Monza Brianza Pride and Scafati Pride

Map of rainbow houses in Italy

In Italy there are about 70 beds in shelters for people who have suffered discrimination due to their sexual orientation. From Milan to Rome, from Turin to Bergamo, here’s where they are and how to contact them

data on discrimination

If 2023 was the year in which Ilga Europe (international association for lgbtqia+ rights), in its ranking places Italy in 34th place out of 49 in the ranking of European countries for policies to protect human rights and gender equality lgbt+ people, the data published by the Gay Help Line 800 713 713 unfortunately does not change the picture much: from the over 21 thousand contacts received in 2022 by the support and help service, it emerges that the most affected by violent and discriminatory episodes are trans people, whose reports increase to 14.7% of contacts, especially among young people and adolescents. Of the total managed, 41.6% suffer homotransphobic violence in the family after coming out: 31.6% of the victims are young people between 11 and 26 years of age. In 12.6% of cases homotransphobic violence and discrimination were the cause of social marginalization and housing problems even in the adult age groups (up to 70 years). “In this period of strong social pressure, legislative measures to support LGBT+ people, who still lack protection against discrimination, hatred and violence, are even more urgent” explains in the note Alessandra RossiGay Help Line Coordinator.

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