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 welcomes 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 the big week begins two days after International Pride Day, June 28, commemorating 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.

The one who did maintain his manifestation for on 28J in Madrid was the critical pride, 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 take place in Chueca. From July 1, various cultural, artistic and recreational events 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

FEGLTBI+ (the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals) and COGAM (Collective of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals of Madrid) offer an act in memory of Samuel Luiz, who was beaten to death in A Coruña last year. The vigil is on July 2, from 8:00 p.m. to midnight, in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid. The two associations have encouraged artists of music, dance, poetry, etc. to join the tribute with his art.

In another order, 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+ organize the cult, an initiative to approach sexual and gender diversity from culture. On this occasion, they propose the ‘Les-Bi Tour’, “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.

Cult should not be confused with the hiddena festival by the hand of COGAMwhich programs theater in different theaters in the capital throughout the month.

At the same time on Sunday, July 3, Feathers and Paws convenes an event from 7:00 p.m. in 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

Wednesday is a central day for the week of Pride claims and, this year, chanellrepresentative of Spain in Eurovision, has been chosen to read the Proclamation. On the stage of Plaza Pedro Zerolo, in Chueca, there will also be the drags Plexy, Nacha la Macha, la Hungara and Diossa, among others.

From this day and until July 9, the square once again hosts 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 meet on stage Callao and Plaza of Spain until July 10. Jamala, Dana International, Conchita Wurst, Soraya, Javiera Mena, WRS, María Peláe, Luna Ki, Lerica, Daniela Vega, Soleá Morente, Azúcar Moreno, Las Ketchup, Agoney, Alba Reche, Sweet California…

Neverthelessthe City Council has canceled at the last moment the actions planned during those days in the Plaza del Rey and alleges lack of security due to some adjoining works. Rebaptized as the ‘Plaza de las Reinas’ because it is reserved for female and diverse artists, the group Cariño, Elena Farga, Rocío Saíz, Sweet California, Nia Correia, Yola Saa, Alba Reche, María Peláe and Belenciana, among others.

Several of the artists have called to sit in the same square this Wednesday to protest what they consider to be a “boycott” of Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida’s team. “This is just one more example of the seriousness of what was already seen to come: to limit the normal celebration of the most popular festivals in Madrid, little by little, almost silently, without big headlines,” Belenciana denounced in your Instagram account.

“I see too many fissures in all this. For me it is no coincidence that this is the only scenario that they cancel. Just where we aunts are always crowded,” Rocío Saíz responded.

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 is 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 it is fought between the representatives of the 14 finalist autonomous communities, in the Plaza de España from 8:00 p.m. Furthermore, the contest awards this year’s “special prize” to Isabel Pantoja, who has promised “surprises”, according to the organization. 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 also 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 2022with the performance of Eurovision artists such as Jamala, Dana International, Conchita Wurst, WRS, Brooke or Barei, 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”) by the increase in aggressions, 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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