Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo Manifestacion

Yesterday, Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo Manifestacion happened – and it never failed to amaze me to the highest level. All the things my friends (who have been here before) told me about the celebration were true.

Madrid, I declare, is the proudest city in the world! The diversity of people attending is phenomenal and the way they express themselves in public without the fear of being judged is very admirable. I’ve seen too many heterosexuals tagging their gf/bf/husband/wife/friends/children along while having fun. Everyone was PROUD!

The Pride Parade here has a different vibe that even the most shy, the most introvert guy would definitely go home with new set of friends. A stranger or a visitor would leave the city with new sense of Pride. The Turkish guy, a gay couple from Qatar and three friends from Egypt – all came here to celebrate the Pride they couldn’t do in their respective countries.

I didn’t take too many photos of the parade. I have more photos with friends and random guys I’ve connected (or maybe asked for a photo op) with while prancing along the parade and while drinking that nasty gin tonic. 😀 I was drunk, for sure – and there were moments I couldn’t remember now, like when friends lifted me on the air and in the middle of a huge crowd. I have no idea it happened – and I just learned it three hours ago while scanning the contents of my camera.

And here are some of the photos from that camera. Enjoy.



The Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion started off with leaders of organizations and political-related  groups. 
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo Manifestacion

These drummers give beats to keep the crowd cheerful, alive and dancing! 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo Manifestacion

Of course, Her majesty’s presence would definitely add glamour to the celebration.

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

And yes, couples like them are welcome, too. 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion



The Queens from the Desert (Hello, Priscilla!), held their heads up high with that head dress! 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion



It’s Samba time! Olala! 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

Hey, boys! Can your guns squirt on me?! 😀 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

After the long queue of parade participants on foot, the sponsored trucks came next. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

And they’re not your ordinary trucks, believe me! 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

 They carry with them the hottest men on earth!

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

Oh, no! I’m not talking about 5 or 10 men in each vehicle.

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion



They carry TRUCKLOADS of delicious men in their shorts and thongs! 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

They dance. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

The seduce. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

They flirt.

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

They make you really thirsty. 😉 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

You dream about them. 😀 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

In between trucks, the crowd chants.

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

They dance, too. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

They seduce passersby, too. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

They feel the love. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

And they feel the Pride. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

Some walk shirtless because that’s the best thing to fight off the heat, right? 😉 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

And one carries a sacred statue because that’s the best thing to keep people turn their heads, yeah? 😀 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade 2016 – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

The Parade began at 6:30 in the afternoon. 

Madrid Pride Parade 2016 - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

And ended at 11:30 in the evening. Yeah, that’s almost midnight! 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

Even up to the end, the crowd never subsided. 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

There was a free concert after that at Plaza Colon. 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

And by midnight, the party just started! 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

Next year, Madrid will be hosting the WorldPride! Would you miss it? 

Madrid Pride Parade - Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion
Madrid Pride Parade – Madrid Orgullo 2016 Manifestacion

No, you won’t, right? See you then! 😀

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