Traditionally organized in Paris since 1977, the Pride March organized by the Inter-LGBT starts this year in Pantin, in the suburbs. The activists are to reach the capital at the end of the afternoon.
The LGBT Pride March procession starts on June 26 at 1:30 p.m. from the Église de Pantin metro station, in the Parisian suburbs, to reach Place de la République in Paris at the end of the afternoon.
The government did not fail to recall the holding of this event, through a tweet from the Minister delegated to the Prime Minister, in charge of equality between women and men, diversity and the equality of chances.
A symbolic departure in the Parisian suburbs
Since its first edition in 1977, this is the first time that this event will start outside Paris.
Its place of departure, located in Seine-Saint-Denis, was chosen symbolically. And for good reason: according to figures from the prefecture, in 2020, it is the only department in the inner suburbs where offenses committed because of sexual orientation have not decreased. From the same source, this type of offense has also exploded in Paris, with 104 incidents recorded since early 2021 against 68 the previous year over the same period.