Turin is bidding to host EuroPride 2027, one of the most important events for the LGBTQIA+ community internationally. The last time Italy hosted the event was in 2011 in Rome, a memorable event that included a performance by Lady Gaga and attracted millions of people.
Marco Alessandro Giusta, coordinator of Torino Pride, announced the bid during the annual meeting of the European Pride Organizers Association (EPOA) held in Turin last October. The final decision will be made after the Interpride assembly in Guadalajara later this month. Based on the decision made, Turin could have a chance to host EuroPride in 2027.
The ambition of Turin Pride is to create an intersectional event that involves multiple voices “even the most hidden and silenced ones” and that draws participation not only from Piedmont citizens, but from all over the country and the rest of the world. The goal is to make Italy shine with the colors of the rainbow, demonstrating in the eyes of the world the presence of an important LGBTQIA+ movement on Italian soil.
Turin Mayor Stefano Lo Russo has expressed his support for the bid, strengthening the city’s chances of being chosen as the venue for EuroPride 2027. Currently, there appear to be no other European cities vying to host the event, making Turin a strong contender.
Organizers hope to use the event as a means of highlighting current problems plaguing the LGBTQIA+ community in Italy, such as homotransphobia and the erosion of rights already won. Rome’s Mario Mieli Circle of Homosexual Culture also supports Turin’s bid, hoping for a future EuroPride in the capital.
Turin’s candidacy for EuroPride 2027 represents a significant step for Italy and the country’s LGBTQIA+ community. If chosen, Turin could usher in a new era for the movement in Italy.
The ultimate goal is to transform Italy into a nation where the uniqueness of every person is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, rights are respected, and every individual is heard and valued. The hope is that Turin’s bid will not just be an isolated event, but the beginning of a path of meaningful change within Italian society.
This year’s EuroPride is set to be a memorable event that will take place in the picturesque city of Valletta, Malta. This major festival will take place from September 7 to 17, offering ten days of events, demonstrations, debates and celebrations. Valletta, with its rich history and unique charm, is set to become the stage for one of the most significant LGBTQIA+ events of the year.
Looking ahead, the 2024 edition of EuroPride will be held in the vibrant city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Thessaloniki is known for its vibrant culture and art scene, making it an ideal venue for such a significant event.
EuroPride 2024 promises to be a festivity-filled event, aiming to celebrate the LGBTQIA+ community and promote awareness and education on crucial issues.
Later, in 2025, it will be the turn of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, to host EuroPride. Lisbon is a fascinating city, with its fascinating mix of ancient and modern architecture and vibrant nightlife.
2026 will be a special year for the LGBTQIA+ community because it will see Amsterdam, Netherlands, host WorldPride. This is a global event that unites LGBTQIA+ communities around the world in one big celebration. As a result, there will not be a EuroPride in 2026 to make room for this global celebration of inclusiveness and diversity.
Therefore, 2027 becomes the next available year for EuroPride, a year that could see Italy once again become the stage for this celebration if Turin’s bid is accepted. This could mark a historic moment for Italy and the country’s LGBTQIA+ community, offering an opportunity to promote the coexistence of differences and human rights.
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