The majority of the largest pride parades were started on a small scale. Initially, only a few hundred people participate in these parades but not more than a million participants are recorded in different pride parades. These events usually took place in the month of June due to which this is declared as LGBT Pride Month. Most of the big cities of the world are organizing their pride festivals for the purpose of advocating the rights of LGBTQs. Moreover, liver entertainment, parades, and street parties are organized for celebrating the achievements of LGBTQ community members. With the increase in recognition of people from LGBTQ groups, different political leaders, gay-friendly companies and businesses, etc. have started joining these yearly parades. I have read the post by Insider Monkey, in which they shared:
“The number of people including gay and straight people increased and pride occasions were held in numerous parts of the globe. Such events faced opposition in countries like Jerusalem, Moscow, and Warsaw. In other countries like Amsterdam, Chicago, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, San Francisco, and São Paulo, pride occasions generally draw in a few hundred thousand to more than a million. These gay friendly businesses include Dell (NYSE:DELL), Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) , Nike (NYSE:NKE), Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Toyota (NYSE:TM) among many others.”
Now, we are moving to some of the biggest gay pride parades and the list starts with Madrid Gay Pride Prade 2019 in Spain. This was amongst the politically charged parades in the recent past. An infinite number of people become part of this parade under the specific message stating ‘not one step back’ to protest against the Vox political party that was making efforts to move back the right of LGBTQ. According to the reports, approximately 1.6 million people joined the parade that started from Paseo del Prado. Real LGBTQ activist-led the parade. Around 1.5 million people were part of this parade in 2019. Orgullo or Madrid Gay Pride is amongst the highly passionately anticipated occasions of the city. Similarly, with comparable events in various countries, Orgullo began as a positive initiative against the discrimination of people from the LGBTQ group. This Pride Parade is the greatest event in Europe, comprising decorated and colorful floats that begin on July 2 at 6 pm. 1.6 million people attended Madrid, Spain in 2016.
If you are interested in getting more information about other biggest Pride parades, then check out 13 Biggest Gay Pride Parades in the World.