Archigay Milan is hoping to host Europride in 2015, the same year that the city holds the universal exhibition Expo2015. The application has the support of the city councillor for social policies.
The LGBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) festival has never been held in Milan before although it has been hosted twice in Rome, once in 2000 – the first-ever Worldpride event – and then Europride in 2011.
Other cities applying to host Europride in 2015 are Barcelona, Manchester and Riga. The choice will be made in Marseille at the beginning of September.
Europride 2013 takes place in Marseille from 10-20 July.