Tag Archives: Madrid

MADRID: Massive Crowd Attends WorldPride [VIDEO]

While city officials say “hundreds of thousands” took part in the parade, organizers estimate that around two million attended yesterday’s WorldPride event in Madrid. Deutsche Welle reports: All of Spain’s major political parties, both left and right, led the parade with a large banner that read “For LGBTI Rights All Over the World.” “For all the people in countries who ...

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GRAB PATRIARCHY BY THE BALLS: Topless Feminist Disrupts Madrid Trump Wax Figure Unveiling [VIDEO]

The Local reports: Just days before his official inauguration at the White House, the new waxwork of the 45th president of the United States was unveiled at Madrid’s waxwork museum. And it did not go smoothly. On a stage in front of the museum surrounded by red, white and blue balloons, the effigy of the President-elect topped by trademark bouffant ...

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Spain Celebrates Decade Of Marriage

This weekend an estimated 1.5M attended Madrid Pride, which fell on the tenth anniversary of same-sex marriage in Spain. The country’s parliament and senate passed the law on June 30th 2005, with it coming into force three days later on July 3rd. Two weeks later, on July 11th, Spain’s first ever same-sex wedding took place when couple Emilio Menéndez and ...

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One Million Attend Madrid Pride 2014

Madrid claims to have put on the largest gay pride celebration in Europe. “I came because I was told it is the biggest Gay Pride parade, and that’s true,” said Christophe Probst, 47, a Frenchman who came from Paris for the party. “It’s fantastic. The whole city gets involved. There is nothing else like it.” The festival kicked off on ...

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SPAIN: Mayor Fines Madrid Pride $216K For Violating Noise Ordinances

The mayor of Madrid, who is a member of Spain’s anti-gay People’s Party, has fined the local gay pride committee $216K for violating noise ordinances at this year’s festival. This is the fourth successive year the festival has been fined for noise violations. Past fines ranged from €35,000-€50,000, against which organisers successfully appealed and had reduced or waived. The courts ...

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Petition Of The Day

Athlete Ally has launched a petition campaign which demands that the International Olympic Committee chose Madrid as the host city of the 2020 Summer Games. Via press release: On September 7 the IOC will choose the host city for the 2020 Olympic Games. Of the three finalists, Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul, one city shines above as LGBT friendly. And only ...

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