THE BEST PLACES TO CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH:
IN THE Us & in the Uk


Rainbow GLITTER, face PAINT AND FEATHER BOAS AT THE READY - Pride month is right around the corner, and we are here for it.

A 1996 raid on a New York City nightclub sparked the Stonewall riots, and inspired the first organized Pride demonstrations. These now annual, lavish celebrations transform cities all over the world into unified spectacles of parties, parades and pride galore! This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots that started it all, not that an extra dose of history means that Pride 2019 will be any less fabulous. You already know, this year's celebrations are about to be fiercer than ever. 



Sydney is world-famous for our own Pride celebration, so we know a thing or two about a thing or two. So, from the streets of New York to the coastline of California, and from the London Eye to the beaches of Brighton, here's our list of the ten best cities to party in for Pride.


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NEW YORK PRIDE - STARTING WITH THE O.G

For the entirety of June, one of the country’s biggest Pride celebrations is set to be the most monumental yet. This year’s WorldPride, a global event hosted in a different city each year, lands in New York to mark Stonewall’s 50th anniversary. The New York Pridecelebratory calendar boasts over 60 events; including parties, rallies, concerts and more - building up to the official march on June 30.


SAN FRANCISCO PRIDE

If New York City is where Pride was born, San Francisco is where it truly blossomed. When it comes to celebrating Pride, there are few cities that rival the spectacle and community commitment of the fabulous San Fran. San Francisco Pride is a two-day event with over 20 stages and venues, a massive parade, an art and music festival and a piece de resistance finale party, ‘Under the Rotunda,’ that ends the weekend’s festivities.


LOS ANGELES PRIDE

While the movement began elsewhere, Los Angeles historically hosted the first-ever 'Pride Parade' and it remains as one of the biggest annual celebrations in the country. Centerpiece of a week of events, the LA Pride Parade boasts a level of extravagance that only L.A can bring, accompanied by a FAB two-day music festival, with this year's featuring live music from Meghan Trainor, Years & Years, Ashanti, Paula Abdul, and many more!


CHICAGO PRIDE

Pride month is a major affair in Chicago, the parade alone draws in a million+ raucous revelers, but over 100 other happenings keep the party going all month long. A highlight is Chicago Pride Fest, a legendary street fair; featuring food, live music and over-the-top performances. And, in honor of Stonewall 50, Chicago is hosting an epic music festival: Pride in the Park, with rapper Iggy Azalea and EDM cake-thrower Steve Aoiki headlining.


HOUSTON PRIDE

Houston’s Pride parade comes to life after dark. No, really—it’s been held after sunset since 1997, so creative costuming and glow-in-the-dark floats abound. Often the largest and most well-attended Pride event in Texas, the celebration pulls in over half a million attendees from around the world to events like the Houston Pride Festival, Latinx rumba night, and the official pool party, you can guarantee Houston will bring the heat.


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Pride in London

A month long event celebrating all things LGBTQ, the Pride in London festival encompasses theatre shows, comedy gigs, exhibitions and most importantly, the annual Pride in London parade and street party on 6 July. The parade winds its way by London landmarks while a huge stage in Trafalgar Square hosts live performances and speeches. Soho takes over at night with performances and parties in many of the pubs and clubs.


Brighton & Hove Pride

UK’s most popular international Pride Festival, Brighton & Hove Pride attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The main day sees a huge parade through the city, followed by a massive party in with a main stage, dance tents and a community village. The seafront road Marine Parade is transformed into a fabulous Pride Village Party.


Bristol Pride

One of the UK’s best Pride events, Bristol Pride’s 14 day festival schedule includes an award-winning film festival, theater, comedy, parade and massive music festival. The main day starts with a parade through the center of town, leading to a massive outdoor music festival featuring Five stages worth of amazing local and international acts.


Manchester Pride

In August, Manchester’s Village plays host to one of the biggest dates in the Pride calendar: Manchester Pride. The event celebrates the diversity of LGBT life, including art, culture and sport, and culminates with a massively wild Pride Parade. The piece-de-resistance music festival finale is bringing the heat with this years headliner Ariana Grande!


Birmingham Pride

Voted as the UK's best Pride festivals, Birmingham Pride is an extravagant two-day affair. The streets of Birmingham’s village come alive with a carnival parade, live music, and dance arena with big name DJs, cabaret stage, women’s arena and a community village. Birmingham pride 2019 debuted their biggest main stage to date, featuring headliner; Years & Years.


CELEBRATE PRIDE AT THESE FAB DESTINATIONS, BUT DON’T FORGET EVENTS IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD.

MAKE SURE YOUR PRIDE PARADE PREPARED WITH the sunnylife RAINBOW COLLECTION


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