Tuesday, July 23, 2019

The Nice Pink Parade 2019!

It’s that time of year again, in the height of the summer in the Cote d’Azur when the LGBTI community comes together throughout the region to celebrate on a sunny afternoon in Nice with the Pink Parade.

As with every year in various parts of France, Pride is held at different times of the summer. This year, the Pink Parade in Nice takes place on Saturday, July 27, 2019.
Like the charms of France itself, what seems to make each of these Pride celebrations special is that they are community driven. The city of Nice for the Pink Parade is the central location for the weekend of events with those coming from as far away as Saint Tropez, Marseille, Paris and many other locations and countries.

No matter your background or nationality, everyone can join in solidarity for this very festive event. And instead of watching from the sidelines, one can actually walk in the parade route and be a part of it all and dance through the streets with various DJ’s spinning tracks on the various floats. 
There is nothing better than being the heart of an event like this and seeing people as you walk by smiling and cheering you on.

This year is marked with special importance as well as part of the theme of this parade is the remembrance of what started Pride…the Stonewall riots in New York on the evening of 1969 which kicked off the LGBT movement for generations to come.

The movement started to as part of awareness and to put a stop to daily persecutions, homophobia, and discrimination and to promote equal rights for all.
Although quite a few advances have been made with varying degrees around the world in terms of new laws and fundamental rights, unfortunately more still needs to be done so that is why the Pride Parade still takes place once a year around the globe.
To be a part of this weekend’s event, everyone will gather near the Square Head - Tête Carrée (pont Barla/St Jean-Baptiste) and between Rue Defly at 16H30 with the march starting at 17H. 
Basically just follow the crowds, the Pink Parade will go on for approximately two hours and lead all the way back at the MAMAC where at 19H until midnight the big Pink Dance Party will take place outside. 
In Nice for the Pink Parade, everyone is welcome to join the procession as one. Expect to see people of every age and gender with lots of colorful attire, music and smiles; it is simply one of the best atmospheres to be around and a highlight of summer.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Dolly Party 2019!

Also known as The Dolly Revolution, this exciting, charitable dance party gets underway this Friday, July 12th and is celebrating 50 years since Stonewall at the MAMAC in Nice.

This is one outdoor dance event not to be missed! Starting at 6pm and going on well past midnight with an array of bright, innovated DJ’s playing all the new mixes you want to hear providing the ultimate sound for everyone to enjoy.

You’ll know you are at the right place when you see the crowds all heading in the same direction on the edge of Vieux Nice while hearing the thumping dance beats in the background urging you to attend.

A highly anticipated event, the Dolly Party is a yearly summer gathering of love and acceptance that is produced by the Centre LGBT Cote d’Azur and helps raise much needed funds for yearly events and programs within the community.

The rules of the event are simple; The Dolly Revolution is a benevolent, non-judgemental and inclusive space where everyone can feel welcome.

Everyone is to respect the other person in their differences and choices.

Discriminatory and violent behaviors will not be tolerated.

Local bars and nightclubs will be in attendance provided a variety of drinks to freshen up and cool down with while you take to the massive outdoor dance floor.

If you want to catch the summer spirit and mix with the LGBTQI community and the tourists who happen to be visiting the city, the Dolly Party is the place to be!