, by Jean-Benoit RICHARD

The Spanish Gays and Lesbians will meet in Madrid between 23rd June and 2nd July for the Orgullo Gay.

The Parade

The national demonstration will take place on 1st July, initiated by FELGT, the National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transexuals and Bisexuals and the COGAM, the Organisation of Gays, Lesbians, Transexuals and Bisexuals of Madrid.

Departure 6pm from Puerta de Alcalà - arrival Plaza de España.

The party

From 11pm to 6am, on the side of the lake at Casa de Campo.

Show. Music with DJ Paul Simmons (Heaven - London), Tato and Anthony Class (Freedom), Textxu (Party Colurs).

Free shuttles to Casa de Campo from Gran Via and Plaza de España.

The Sun Games

Prior to the demonstration, Halegatos, the gay and lesbian sports club of Madrid will organise the Sun Games, a multi-sports tournament which will begin on 29 June. More than 500 people are expected to play badmington, basketball, soccer, swimming and volleyball. This event is considered as «the largest international sports event in Southern Europe, addressed to gays, lesbians, transexuals and friends».

Other events will take place late June in Valencia, Barcelona, Andalusia and the Basque country.

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