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MADO, the emblematic Madrid Pride festival, will be held again in the capital from Friday, June 25. One of the most important in the world and one of the favorite destinations for the LGBT community. Cosmopolitan, diverse and active city 365 days a year, is an example that here you can be whatever you want and however you want, because you will always be welcome.
Until Sunday July 4, a Pride full of activities: live music, multidisciplinary exhibitions, online exhibitions, workshops, storytelling and children's workshops, photography projects, art and video art, online short films, music, dance, the best of the first Drag Race Spain program and a host of proposals.
And although we are talking about a party that day and night fills the streets with hustle and bustle and joy, Pride is above all about demands and struggle. For this, the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Trans and Bisexuals, as well as COGAM and other associations have opted for an inclusive message for transgender people.
The central event of the MADO, the demonstration, will take place on Saturday, July 3 with all the measures to create a comfortable and calm atmosphere.
You can continue with the claim by signing up for one of the presentations that Madrid Summit 2020 has prepared for you. On July 3 at 10:00 you can learn how the COVID-19 crisis has affected LGTBIQA+ people with speakers such as Carmen García de Merlo, President of COGAM. Other topics are work and migration, where they will talk about what it means to be a person of the collective in another country, with speakers such as Bianka Rodriguez, executive director of COMCAVIS TRANS.
Madrid is committed to culture and diversity, and the Muestra-T is a clear example of this. This cultural festival brings films, video art, literature or painting about the role of LGBTIQA+ people. An example is the storytelling of Silvia G Guirado, on July 3 at 12:00 at the Center for Contemporary Creation, "Matadero Madrid", or the workshop ''Sexuality in and between women'' a safe place where women will share concerns and get to know themselves.
Another festival is La Culta, which on the occasion of Pride will offer a Virtual Tour told by Ignacio Elpidio, anthropologist and historian. by the iconic neighborhood of Chueca, historic in the activism of the collective, home of diversity and a world reference for the LGBT movement.
A neighborhood full of life and fashionable and avant-garde stores, underground establishments, exclusive products, gastronomic markets, unique buildings and museums, terraces, bars and restaurants and specialized bookstores, in the heart of Madrid.
La Oculta, on the other hand, organizes several contests such as a short story contest and a photography contest with the slogan ''Visibility, activism and solidarity'' whose registration is still open.
Party and claim come together one more year to remind the people of Madrid that there is still a lot to do and that the motto of Madrid will always be equality in every corner of the capital.
More information: MADO Madrid Orgullo
Image credits: Madrid Orgullo © MADO Madrid Orgullo