agenda of events, schedules and manifestation

The lgbt pride returns to the streets this 2022 with demands and celebrations in all the country. After two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, Madrid is preparing for what each year is one of the most massive demonstrations on the calendar, under the motto ‘In the face of hate, Visibility, Pride and Resilience’and with a ten-day program of events.

The capital will host from July 1 to 10 days of struggle for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and other sexual orientations and gender identities. This year they will start two days after International Pride Day, which falls on June 28 to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York. The official organization has delayed the events for a week to avoid logistical and security problems as it coincides with the NATO summit.

He who does maintain his manifestation for 28J is the critical pride, that appointment at 7:30 p.m. on that Tuesday in Plaza Elíptica, while the groups of Barcelona, ​​Valencia or Seville they preferred to call their marches for Saturday, June 25.

Below is the official schedule for Madrid Pride (MADO) for 2022:

Friday July 1

The first steps of Madrid Pride 2022 will take place in Chueca. From July 1, various cultural, artistic and recreational events will take place in bars, shops, restaurants and other spaces of a historic neighborhood for the LGTBI community. to the umbrella of Chueca’s Pride Other spaces in Malasaña, the Barrio de las Letras, etc. are also joined.

Saturday July 2

Fulanita de Tal organizes a women’s 7-a-side football tournament on July 2 and 3 at the Parque Lineal del Manzanares.

Sunday July 3

FEGLTBI+ (the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals) organizes the cult, a festival to approach sexual and gender diversity from culture. This time, with a ‘Les-Bi Tour’ entitled “Lesbian Cartography: Love between women at the beginning of the 20th century”. The first tour through the streets of central Madrid will be at 11 am on Sunday and will be repeated on July 4 and 5 at 7:30 pm. Not to be confused with the festival the hiddenhand in hand COGAM (Collective of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals of Madrid), which programs theater in different theaters in the capital throughout the month.

Parallel, Feathers and Paws convenes an event from 7:00 p.m. on July 3 at Plaza Pedro Zerolo. “Come with your pet and show that you are also against animal abuse,” says the invitation, which also promises a photocall, a solidarity market and a parade of adopted pets.

Wednesday, July 6

Central day for the week of Pride claims with the reading of the Proclamation. It will be on the stage of Plaza Pedro Zerolo, in Chueca, where the drags La Plexy, Nacha la Macha, la Hungara and Diossa, among others, will also perform.

From this day and until July 9, the square will once again host legendary parties (‘Vuélvete Loca’, ‘LL’…) and concerts with artists such as Amparo Sandino, Tess, Azúcar Moreno, Las Ketchup, Raúl, Sonia Madoc and Minerva.

Other musical performances will take place on the stages of King’s Square (converted into the Queens Square), Callao and Plaza of Spain until july 10 with Jamala, Dana International, Conchita Wurst, Soraya, Javiera Mena, WRS, María Peláe, Cariño, Luna Ki, Lerica, Daniela Vega, Soleá Morente, Azúcar Moreno, Las Ketchup, Agoney, Alba Reche, Sweet California…

Thursday July 7

The heels race reaches its twenty-third edition speeding down Calle Pelayo. Of course: it is essential to do it on platforms up to 15 centimeters high.

Friday July 8

Madrid Summit It will be the agora for reflection, debate and the vindication of human rights. It is organized in the Offices of the European Parliament and the European Commission in Spain between 11:40 and 19:30. On the agenda, three axes: the group in Eastern Europe before the war in ukrainethe challenge of disinformation and best practices in gender recognition laws.

On the same day, since the afternoon, the title of Mr Gay Pride Spain 2022 The representatives of the 14 finalist autonomous communities compete in the Plaza de España from 8:00 p.m. Furthermore, the contest awards this year’s “special award” to Isabel Pantoja. Beyond the stories and claims of the applicants, the gala will feature performances such as that of the representative of Romania in Eurovision WRS with his song “Call me”.

Saturday July 9

The state rally Convened by COGAM and FELGTB, it crowns the week of events, with the presence of most of the organizations in defense of the rights of LGTBI people. The march, vindictive and festive in equal parts, will advance at 8:00 p.m. from Atocha along the Paseo del Prado and to Colón. First, with banners and proclamations, united under the slogan “In the face of hate: Visibility, Pride and Resilience.” Later, it will be the turn of the floats. RTVE will have its own, in which it will be chanellrepresentative of Spain in Eurovision 2022.

Sunday July 10

A musical gala closes the LGTBI Pride of Madrid 2022where Eurovision artists such as Jamala, Dana International, Conchita Wurst, WRS, Brooke or Barei will perform along with other Spanish and Latin musicians such as Esteman, Filipe Catto, Daniela Vega, María Aguado or Soleá Morente.


After the Proclamation of June 22, Barcelona concentrated its main dishes of the Pride! 2022 in the weekend of June 24 and 25although there have been activities called since the 15th. With the motto “Lesbian visibility”, the manifestation of LGTBIQ+ Pride He toured the Parque de las Tres Chimeneas, along Avenida del Paralelo, to Plaza de España. The march started at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and continued with the reading of the manifesto. To round it off, a closing party on the stage of Avenida Reina María Cristina.


Lambda, the LGTBI collective for sexual, gender and family diversity, called the Valencia demonstration for the Saturday June 25 at 8:00 p.m. The theme chosen for 2022 is “Davant l’odi: drets i Orgull” (“In the Face of Hate: Rights and Pride”) due to the increase in attacks, as explained by the organizers. The protest act began on the bridge from the Alameda Exhibition to the City Hall Square, where the manifesto was read. After the march, Liz Dust and Tracy Pop provided the music, along with Lara Sajén as a guest star. Valencian Pride has also added a fireworks display at midnight.


LGTBI+ Pride Andalucia convened its “proud demonstration” for June 25 with the slogan “Your violence will not silence us. Stop Hate Speech”. The demonstrators left the Provincial Council of Seville at 8:00 p.m. to the Alameda de Hércules (the route passes through Recaredo Street, Puerta Osario, Las Setas de Sevilla and Amor de Dios). The Proclamation of Mary of the Mount in the Andalusian capital it has been one of the most commented moments of the year.

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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