Lisbon Arraial Pride 2010, the biggest Gay & Lesbian event in Portugal (LGBT) & Party time

Lisbon Pride 2012 information

Lisbon Gay Pride (Arraial Pride), was held on June 26, Terreiro do Paço. Arraial Pride has been, since its start in 1997, the biggest and most nationwide participated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event in Portugal. A unique festival with diverse calender of events, highlights including Arraial Brides, Queer games, a welcome center, Gay Village and Expo Arraial.

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Famous Palace Square Praça do Comércio  (Terreiro do Paço) Lisbon, June 26, 2010

A free-access fesitivity with diverse events, activities, music performances, (video), happenings, delicious food and bars.

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Feijão Preto - restaurant in Lisbon

Following in the footsteps of five other European countries — Belgium, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and intensely Catholic Spain — Portugal recently legalized gay marriage (January 2010). Two Portuguese women, Teresa Pires and Helena Paixão, were the first couple to wed in Lisbon.

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Labyrinto. Gay cruising club

More than 20 party tents filled the enclosure and defined the space for public performances. About 25 bars, restaurants and terraces offered a wide range of catering services to its customers and visitors.

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Website Lisbon Arraial Pride  

Arraial Pride is a free party open to all people, no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity, that see themselves as a part of a more democratic and non-discriminating Portugal; an ‘open mind night’ with no homophoby, in the heart of a Lisbon free of prejudices and willingly to integrate and respect all kinds of people and recognizing their rights and full citizenship.

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Finalmente

This popular gay nightclub in the Bairro Alto, caters to the late night. Finalmente (video) opens at 1am.  Drag performances on the small stage and dance until dawn

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Designed to please a veried audience, the Arrial Pride festivities started at noon and ended at dawn, after a party set list with the best dance music in charge of well-known DJ’s, like Lara Soft, Nuno Galopim and Rui Murka.

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A celebration of diversity, alike what happens in the main European capital cities and which could also put Lisbon along with the other destinations in the LGBT travel routes.

Gay Pride Lisbon queer Lisboa

Queer Lisboa is, for the first time, present at the Arraial Pride. Lisbon’s Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is in this way associated with Lisbon’s oldest LGBT party. The profits from the Queer Lisboa Bar will revert to the Festival’s film programme

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The Memorial Bar in Bairro Alto is also a well-known entertainment center for the gay and lesbian community of Lisbon. Women patrons outnumber the men here. The bar features a wide variety of live entertainment acts twice a week – including comedy, cross-dressing, or live Portuguese musicians. Pictures

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The beautiful welcome center’s entrance of the Pride Festival, available for all information concerning the event like maps, accreditation, registration for games and activities, the program, a bar, exhibitions and a store.

Arraial Pride
Associação Ilga Portugal
Rua de São Lázaro, 88
1150-333 Lisboa – Portugal
Phone: [351] 218 873 918

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3 Responses to “Lisbon Arraial Pride 2010, the biggest Gay & Lesbian event in Portugal (LGBT) & Party time”

  1. Can you please stop assigning religious labels to countries? That’s a really bigoted and xenophobic (“intensely Catholic Spain — Portugal”). Spain and Portugal are not teocracies (like Iran or Saudi Arabia). There’s freedom for anyone to follow the religious he/she wants. Spanish and Portuguese people might or might not be catholic. When you say “intensely Catholic Spain – Portugal), you’re assuming (and make other people think)that all Spanish and Portuguese are catholic. And “intensely” so. I am Portuguese and to be called a catholic, for me, it’s an offense.

  2. Paulo, to call Iran a theocracy, as you mentioned, is a similar comment to what you’re protesting against! While Iran might have a government that is an Islamic republic, its people are not necessarily as religious either… so be careful, while you’re trying to make a point, don’t make another point that contradicts your original one ;) I think you’re point is religion and people are separate. And yes, I am of Iranian origin.

  3. Un article magnifique ! Continuez comme ça ;)

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