PHOTOS: Thousands flood the streets of Madrid for World Pride
Thousands have taken to the streets of Madrid for the World Pride parade.
World Pride takes place in Madrid this week, with a parade this afternoon.
World Pride Madrid will include open-air concerts, artists across different performing stages, parties, art, culture and sport.
Eurovision winner Loreen is also performing at one of the clubs.
It was expected that two million people would attend events across the city this week.
World Pride Madrid Pride 2017 – running under the banner “Whoever you love, Madrid loves you” – takes place from June 23 to July 2, with the main Madrid Pride Parade taking place this afternoon.
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The city installed permanent gender-equal and inclusive traffic lights ahead of the event.
But security had also been ramped up ahead of the event, reports El Pais.
It is expected that World Pride will attract 2 million tourists to the city for the event taking place between 23 June and 2 July.
The local government in Madrid was earlier this year attempting to ban a bus advertising campaign that attacks transgender people.
The bus campaign reads in Spanish: “If you’re born a man, you’re a man. If you’re a woman, you’ll always be a woman.”
But the regional government in the city was assessing whether it has the power to have the campaign banned.
New streetlights featuring gay and lesbian couples holding hands were announced for the centre of Turin earlier this year.