The Quinzaine des Fiertés LGBT (Pride Fortnight) is a cultural, celebratory, and activist event that has taken place during the month of June in Paris since 2016. Organized by Inter-LGBT and backed by the City of Paris and the Île-de-France region, it brings to the forefront the associations that work all year round for the rights of LGBTQI+ people.
Its programme comprises some 50 events in gay or gay-friendly spaces, and in municipal and local council buildings: exhibitions, concerts, roller skating, conferences, bingo, queer drinks, debates, film screenings, picnics, dance and sports demonstrations, voguing performances, seminars, festive evenings, and clubbing, among other things.
Its aim is to bring better visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as well as to support those working as part of the fight against violence and discrimination.
On June 25, 2022, the Quinzaine des Fiertés will conclude with the Marche des Fiertés LGBT (Pride) parade through the streets of Paris.
Every year in June, the Paris Gay Pride parade (‘Marche des Fiertés’ in French) brings together lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and intersex people and their supporters in the streets of Paris to celebrate diversity.
This lively and colourful event brings together half a million participants in a single parade where everyone has their place. Loud music, unusual costumes and the floats of various organizations ensure that this is a vibrant and carnival-like affair, which is now a major event on the Parisian calendar.
Although the emphasis is on celebration, the Marche des Fiertés is also a call for equal rights regardless of sexuality. Slogans and messages punctuate the parade advocating solidarity for the various struggles led by the communities concerned.
The procession will leave on 25 June 2022 at 2pm from the Porte Dorée/Michel Bizot to arrive around 4pm on the Place de la République, passing by the Place de la Bastille. At 5pm, the large podium installed on the Place de la République will offer musical entertainment until 10.30pm, in a festive, tolerant and militant spirit!