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June marks the official beginning of Pride celebrations in many places around the world, coinciding with the anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. There are many ways – and places – to experience Pride in person, whether you are part of the LGBTQ+ community or consider yourself an ally. From the iconic celebrations in New York City to parades in Taiwan, we’ve rounded up some of the most popular festivities around the globe and where to stay.

New York Pride (Source: NYC Pride)

New York City Pride

On June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in New York City’s Greenwich Village –becoming the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ+ movement around the world. One year later, the Christopher Street Liberation Day Committee organized the first NYC Pride March, and marches have continued every year since. With a bevy of events throughout the entire month, including the annual march to Pride Island, the premiere LGBTQ+ music festival experience on Governors Island, NYC Pride is louder and prouder than ever.

Where to Stay: To be in the middle of it all, you can Stay With Pride at InterContinental New York Times Square. This offer includes “Cocktails for Two” (a twist on the InterContinental75 Diamond Anniversary cocktail, but with pink champagne!) along with a portion of booking proceeds being donated to The Trevor Project. Plus, the hotel’s restaurant, The Stinger, will be decked out for Pride with a new floral installation at the entrance – you won’t want to miss it (very ‘gram worthy)! The fun doesn’t stop there, throughout June, voco Times Square South will offer The Pride & Rosé, which includes a special bottle of Veuve du Vernay champagne in the room (so the party can start right when you walk in!).

São Paulo Pride (Source: Getty Images)

São Paulo Pride

São Paulo Gay Pride is considered one of the largest Pride parades in the world based on sheer number of attendees. It started in 1997 with roughly 2,000 participants, but now attracts an estimated three to five million participants each year. As one of the top Pride parades, there is a range of LGBTQ+ related activities and events. In fact, while the official schedule runs for five days, things start happening in the city several days earlier. This June, expect everything from dance performances to fairs to street markets.

Where to Stay: Arguably, the best place to stay during Pride is in the charming Jardins District, which is just a short trip from some of the most well-known gay bars. The neighborhood is also home to the best hotels and restaurants in the city, including InterContinental São Paulo. Here, you can enjoy exclusive elegance with personalized amenities, an outdoor pool and unparalleled views from the hotel’s 20th floor Club Lounge. The hotel is also only a four-minute walk from the Museum of Art of São Paulo, the meeting spot for the Pride parade, which will feature more than two dozen specially themed floats.

Madrid Pride (Source: Getty Images)

London Pride

Tel Aviv Pride (Source: Getty Images)

Tel Aviv Pride

Visitors from Israel and all over the world come out in full force for Tel Aviv Pride. The first Pride parade took place in 1993, marking a monumental turning point in LGBTQ+ rights in Israel. Since then, Tel Aviv Gay Pride Week has ushered in gay-friendly events across the city. You won’t want to miss this year’s  Pride parade on June 10 or any of the other fun events (epic beach parties, anyone?).

Where to Stay: Offering stunning ocean views of the Mediterranean Sea, InterContinental David Tel Aviv is a modern showstopper in a historic city. Here, you’ll only be a seven-minute walk from Charles Clore Park – the last stop in this year’s parade which will transform into a lively afterparty. To recoup the next day, take time to relax and unwind at the outdoor pool or enjoy a luxurious treatment from the hotel’s spa.

Taiwan Pride

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