Gay Pride travel agenda - June

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The Independent Online

June is one of the busiest months in the gay travel calendar, with a host of Gay Pride events around the world, including the Sao Paulo, Los Angeles, New York, Berlin and San Franciso parades.

Gay Pride Sao Paulo
June 3 - 7 (Parade June 6)
Four million people are expected at the Sao Paulo parade, making it the biggest of its kind in the world. This year's theme is "Vote against homophobia: defend citizenship!" - to promote the political debate ahead of the Brazilian elections.

Los Angeles Pride
June 13
Over 400,000 are expected to visit LA Pride, and its festival, which has previously welcomed Olivia Newton John, Joss Stone, Joan Jett and the premiere of the music video "Hollywood" by Madonna.

Berlin Pride
June 17 - 20 (Parade June 19)
Berlin, Germany
This year's Berlin parade is themed "be an angel" - it is the 32nd year of the event and is the climax of the Berlin Pride festival, a cultural program which will run from June 1.

New York Pride
June 19 - 27, 2010 (Parade June 27)
The shortened NYC Pride March will take place on June 27, the finale of the city's gay pride festival. This year marks the occasion of the 41st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, after which the march was founded

40th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade
June 27 - 28 (Parade June 27)
With the theme of "Forty and Fabulous" San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade is expected to showcase 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than a dozen community-run stages and venues, making it the largest gathering of LGBT people and allies in the nation.