This year's Vienna Pride ran from June 12 to 16. Pride Village was constructed on Rathausplatz; a tent city in the middle of town, it offerws a mix of culture, entertainment, food, and information. This highlight of Vienna Pride is the Rainbow Parade. On trailers, on motorbikes, in carriages, or on foot, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender folk participated to send out a signal against discrimination. Read more about LGBT life in Vienna in this report from editor in chief Matthew Breen.
The ninth Pink Parade was held in Nice in southeastern France June 16, with the national slogan "In 2012, equality is just waiting." Organized by Aglae, an LGBT group, attendees met up at Avenue Saint-Jean-Baptiste and headed toward the Promenade des Anglais. A minute's silence was observed at the Centennial Monument, at Albert I garden. The parade ended at Mamac, where pink drinks were served outdoors on the terrace of C'Factory with DJ Lady Power.
People took part in the 11th annual Strasbourg Pride parade on June 16, in the city of Strasbourg in eastern France. Drag queens, civil rights activists, and scantily clad gay and straight couples made their way through the city to the thumping of dance music.