In general Gran Canaria, one of the 7 Canary Islands, is a favourite destination for gays and lesbians.
However, once a year in May, Gran Canaria becomes a real gay-paradise for the Gay Pride.
During this period (in 2015, this will be from the 8th till the 15th of May), there are a many events like “Who’s is the best drag”-competitions, pool parties, catamaran cruises, e-sensual dancing boat trips and lots of other parties.
The main activity center is Yumbo Shopping Centre, where every time of the day you will find something to do or to look at.
The gay parade itself is free of charge and is definitely worth seeing! You will find the best drag queens, the best costumes and most of all lots of fun! 🙂
Where do you have to be to enjoy this Gay (Pride) Parade? Avenida de Tirajana in Playa del Ingles!
Each year more than 100.000 people celebrate this period of madness and happiness. And oh yes, you do not have to be gay to be able to enjoy it! 🙂
If after all the partying you want to relax, you can go to the gay area in the Maspalomas sand dunes (clearly marked with rainbow flags and open all year long), where you can enjoy the ever-lasting Canarian sun.
On the official website of the Maspalomas Gay Pride you can find a list of activities and parties and you can also pre-subscribe for some of the paying activities. Don’t forget to also download the “free gay pride” application!
Due to the huge success of the Gay Pride, Maspalomas organizes since 2014 also a Winter Gay Pride.
In 2014 we still saw a huge difference with the summer-edition, but I guess soon we will have 2 huge Gay events on Gran Canaria!
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