Prague’s second pride event will be held from 13 to 19 August 2012 on various attractive in the Czech Republic’s capital.
The ambition of the organizing team is to attract an even higher number of visitors than last year. With 7 days filled with entertainment, debates, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and more, Prague Pride 2012 will represent the Czech LGBT+ community in its full colour and diversity.
With Prague Pride still being a relatively new event, organisers say it has a fresh atmosphere of activism combined with fun, which can no longer be found in many other, more commercial Prides.
Prague Pride took place for the first time last year. Czech president Václav Klaus openly criticized the event and far-right groups attended to protest the march, but it drew 25,000 visitors, organisers said.
The theme of this year’s festival is “Bringing our colours together” with the aim to introduce the general public to the LGBT communities that are usually hidden from the public eye, such as LGBT Roma, disabled or transgender persons.
There will be a parade through the city centre and a concert at Střelecký Island on Saturday the 18th of August. The route of the Parade will take the participants from the famous Wenceslav square to the Island.
Director of the festival Czeslaw Walek said: “We want to show the Czech society as well as visitors from abroad that we will continue to put Prague on the map as Central and Eastern Europe’s capital of diversity and as one of Europe’s main LGBT travel destinations.
“By giving Prague Pride 2012 his auspices, the mayor of Prague acknowledges the significance of its LGBT community, with Prague Pride becoming a tradition in Europe’s LGBT summer season.”