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Second Prague Pride announced

Prague Pride 2011

PRAGUE – The Czech Republic’s capital, Prague, will hold its second Pride event 13 to 19 Aug. organizers have announced.

Prague Pride took place for the first time last year. Czech president, Václav Klaus openly criticized the event and far-right groups attended to protest the march, but it still drew more than 25,000 visitors. This year, organizers aim to attract even greater numbers with seven days filled with entertainment, debates, concerts, exhibitions, theater and more.

Director of the festival Czeslaw Walek said, “We want to show the Czech society as well as visitors from abroad that we will continue to put Prague on the map as Central and Eastern Europe’s capital of diversity and as one of Europe’s main LGBT travel destinations. By giving Prague Pride 2012 his auspices, the mayor of Prague acknowledges the significance of its LGBT community, with Prague Pride becoming a tradition in Europe’s LGBT summer season.”

The theme of this year’s festival is “Bringing our colors together” with the aim to introduce the general public to the LGBT communities that are usually hidden from the public eye.



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