Lisbon Gay Pride 2016 - Portugal Gay Pride 2016 - Lisbon Bear Pride 2016

Celebrating Gay Pride in Portugal's capital city

Lisbon, Portugal
••• Lisbon, Portugal, which hosts its Gay Pride festival each year in late June. photo by Carlos Paes, from Wikimedia Commons

Among the largest metro regions in Europe, Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, which has steadily developed a reputation as a center of gay-friendliness and tolerance - in 2010, Portugal legalized gay marriage. In late June, GLBT persons from throughout Portugal come to the capital for Lisbon Gay Pride. The date this year of the Lisbon Pride Parade (Marcha do Orgulho LGBT) is Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 5 pm onward, at Jardim do Principe Real.

Then the following weekend, on Saturday, June 25, from 4 pm until 4 am, the Lisbon Pride Village (Arraial Lisboa Pride) is the site of gay bars, entertainment, and more.

A few weeks earlier, in late May, the city also holds a Lisbon Bear Pride, a six-day event hosted by bear bar TR3S Lisboa. Festivities include dance parties, bar nights, pool & sauna, contests, and more. The dates this year are May 25 through 30, 2016.

Lisbon Gay Resources

During Pride, gay-popular bars, restaurants, hotels, and shops in the area have more going on than usual during Pride week. Check online resources about the Budapest gay scene, such as the Lisbon Gay Guide at Patroc.com, and the Go Lisbon Gay Guide. Also take a look at the excellent visitor site produced by the country's official tourism organization, the Turismo de Portugal.