2023 isshaping up to be a year full of Pride in Italy and events dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community.
However, attending a Pride is not the prerogative of only queer people. Pride (also known as Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride) is for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It is hoped that more and more cishet (heterosexual and cisgender) people will participate in this rainbow event, which is usually held in June, during the so-called Pride Month.
Itis because of the privileges that cishet people hold in our society (still far too heterocisnormative) that so much can be done for our community: more building blocks can be put in place towards creating a more inclusive and welcoming society towards minorities, and through the strength of cishet allies, further representation can be given to LGBTQIA+ people and fight the discrimination they face in their everyday lives, in workplaces, schools, families, etc.
Below we have listed the dates confirmed of “Onda” Pride 2023. The reference to “Onda” (in english “sea wave”) is given in Italy by the queer community to remark the peculiarity of our pride parades, which take place in different cities and provinces, but linked to each other, like a big wave!
“Onda Pride” (“Wave Pride”) in Italy: all confirmed dates (updated May 2023)
Saturday, September 30 to Saturday, October 7, 2023: Aosta Pride
There are many other Prides to be confirmed. If you don’t want to miss these dates, save the article as a favorite and visit it from time to time to see updates.
First time at Italy Pride 2023? Here’s what to bring with you to the LGBTQIA+ pride parade
Getting ready for Italy Pride 2023? Let your creativity flow and wear what makes you happy!
Pride is an opportunity to express your true essence, not what society expects of you. So choose clothes that make you feel lively and do not worry about the judgment of others.. You can opt for a simple T-shirt and shorts, a tank top or sweater, a stylish tie or bold leather straps. But if it’s hot, feel free to wear only briefs or a cheerful unicorn costume.
At Pride in Italy, the only rule is to be authentic. Don’t forget to bring rainbow symbols and colorful flags, which represent the pride and unity of the LGBTQ+ community. You will find them everywhere and they are a great way to show your support.
Also, you may want to add some fun accessories such as hats, sunglasses, wigs, or bright makeup to make your look even more unique and spectacular.
Remember to wear comfortable shoes, as you may be walking or dancing long distances during the event. Don’t forget to bring along a water bottle to stay hydrate, sunscreen to protect you from the sun, and a backpack to keep your belongings safe while you have fun.
Pride is an opportunity to celebrate diversity and love in all its forms. Get ready to express yourself creatively, join the party and share an unforgettable experience with people who share the same values as you.
If you happen to go to one or more of these Italy Pride 2023, you will see a profusion of flags of every sexual orientation and gender identity that people proudly claim.
Certainly the most important, most significant flag you will see flying is the rainbow flag, invented by Gilbert Baker in 1978 and which today has some substantial changes from the original.
If you want to learn more about this flag and all the others that the LGBTQIA+ community carries during the pride parade in June, read this guide (in italian) of ours, one of the most comprehensive on the Web:The Big Guide to LGBTQ+ Flags and Their Meaning