REPORTS PUBLISHED IN PREVIOUS TRANNY GUIDES
in Europe by Pamela A
year many countries all over the world hold their Gay
parades. Last year I went to four of them in Europe in
Brussels, Paris, London and Amsterdam, and I must say
it's been a lot of fun at all four of them.
The main reason of these
parades, the world over, is the same, it's a visible celebration
of gay, lesbian bisexual and transgender PRIDE and to
remind everyone that discrimination is still experienced
every day. I'm not gonna start here telling what kind
of problems but if you are gay, lesbian or a transsexual
you know what I mean.
first pride was 4th May in Brussels,in Belgium they also
cal it 'Pink Saturday', a day when every gay person can
party and feel good. The parade starts in the centre near
Brouckereplein and goes all the way through the heart
of the old city to end at the same place where it started.
After the parade there is a little festival on the square
with live music from, this yer, Amanda Lear which was
really great to see. Mor einfo fo rnext year's pride is
at www.blgp.be the date is 3rd May 2003.
Next in line was Paris
Pride on the 23rd June. I was here the year before and
I'm gonna be here next year. Last year police counted
around 500,000 people watching the parade so that says
enough. As you know the Mayor of Paris Mr Bertrand Delaneo
is also a gay person - he lead the procession behind a
banner reading "All together
against discrimination". The start
was at Porte Doree in the southeast of the city, then
passed by the Bastille Jail and ended at the Place de
la Republique where the big trucks kept on playing their
music for a long time. Oh yes the reason for me to come
back here to Paris every year is because this parade has
more drag-queens, trannies and sexy dressed she-males
than any other parade. Also when you are in Paris dont
forget to go to the Escalita Club (Follies Pigalle) here
you will see lots of transsexuals. More info at www.escualita.com
two weeks later 6th July my next pride was one in London.
I went to this event with my good friends Alekssandra,
Barbara and Priscilla who are well known on the London
trans scene. They showed me where to go and took me afterwards
to the famous Mardis Gras which is a big festival with
a fun fair, live music, and lots more! More info at www.londonmardigras.com.
I will come back here next year because the atmosphere
on that day was just super.
My last parade was the
one in Amsterdam on the 3rd August. In the days leading
up to the parade you can do lots of things here. For more
info about the schedule you can surf www.amsterdampride.nl
because there's alot. The parade itself is on the canals
with small boats all with wonderful decoration. You have
to get there early to get a good spot to see the parade,
dont forget! After the parade there is a lot of fun on
the gay streets of Amsterdam, and for T-girls the place
to be is Leliebel. This is a small tranny bar that you
have to see!
here you have a little info from some hot parades in the