There are already almost thirty confirmed Pride events in Italy (at this link you can find out what they are at the moment). And to these is added the Ragusa Pride, which will last three days again this year: June 29, June 30 and July 1. The three-day celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride will take place between downtown Ragusa and Marina di Ragusa. If you happen to be around those days, you cannot miss Ragusa Pride, one of a kind.
The event, organized by Agedo Ragusa (Association of Parents of Homosexuals), Arcigay Ragusa, Katastolé Perspectives and UAAR Ragusa, will feature influential people from the worlds of culture, science and art, with the aim of flanking the celebrations with initiatives and meetings designed both for the local LGBTQIA+ community and for people passing through the city.
Ragusa Pride is an important opportunity to deepen and confront issues that are often here treated only superficially. As the official press release, “Ragusa Pride has proven to be a healthy and participatory moment of confrontation and insight“. The event, in fact, is not only organized by the associations that support it, “but belongs to the LGBTQIA+ community, civil society and the territory“.
Ragusa Pride: the 3-day program
Here is quickly the 3-day Ragusa Pride program (for more information, please follow the official Instagram page).
- June 23 will feature “How Are You? Stories, looks, different humanity,” where the stories of those who fight for their rights and are denied their dignity as humans will be heard. 8 p.m. (Cultural Mall – 61 Matteotti Street)
- June 24 will feature “Whose Life is My Life? Dialogues on living wills, end of life and secular ceremonies” to discuss life’s important choices. 7:30 p.m. (Cultural Mall – 61 Matteotti Street)
- June 25, the Ragusa Pride parade will be held in Marina di Ragusa starting at 6:30 p.m.
Last year’s the italian transgender star Elenoire Ferruzzi, made her mark as patroness with her presence on the main float. The queen was majestic and flamboyant, but also very friendly and kind to everyone, loudly declaring that she was happy to participate in this historic moment. Who will be this year’s influential personality proudly demonstrating together with hundreds of participants?
Ragusa Pride is confirmed as an essential event for the LGBTQIA+ community in Sicily and beyond. A great occasion to celebrate the uniqueness of each person and raise awareness in society on issues of inclusion and equality