One Million Attend Madrid Pride

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On Saturday Madrid hosted a Pride Parade as a culmination of the city’s LGBT Pride Festival.

Organizers estimate over 1.2 million people took part in the Spanish capitals Pride festival events. The parade has gotten a reputation as Europe’s largest LGBT Pride Parade.

47 year old Parisian Christophe Probst said ““I came because I was told it is the biggest Gay Pride parade, and that’s true.

“It’s fantastic. The whole city gets involved. There is nothing else like it.”

Organising group FELTGTB’s Boti G Rodrigo said ““We are organising one of the best Pride events in the world.

“It is time to speak up for all those who cannot, so they can see that they are not alone in suffering, that we are fighting for their freedoms and for our own and that LGBT human rights are inalienable.”

The festival opened last Wednesday with a performance from Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst. Spain legalized same sex marriage in 2005, making it the third country to do so in the European Union.

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