Saturday’s parade starts in Piazza Duca d’Aosta
The high point of Milan’s tenth Gay Pride week will be on Saturday 28 June, World LGBT Pride Day, when a colourful parade moves off from Piazza Duca d’Aosta, in front on the main railway station, at 17.00, heading for the finishing line at Porta Venezia.
Most of the week’s events are centred around the Porta Venezia area, the historic home of Milan’s gay community. This zone, the cultural and recreational centre of the week’s activities, is known for its multicultural and tolerant atmosphere.
The blue-bereted City Angels social volunteer group have offered to provide the welcoming and security service and to accompany the parade, helping any members of the public in difficulties along the way.
The city’s Zone 3 local council is offering free, fast and anonymous HIV and HCV screening with a simple saliva swab, with a doctor present and results in 20 minutes, in Piazza Oberdan, also in the Piazza Venezia area, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
More details about events and initiatives during Gay Pride Week in Milan can be found on the Milano Pride Facebook page.
The week of celebration for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals has been organised by the Coordinamento Arcobaleno and with the patronage of the City of Milan and the Region of Lombardy.