Globe Guides: Gay Pride

With more countries opening their doors and minds to the gay traveller than ever before it’s a great time to visit some of the worlds more liberal countries.

In this guide to the planet’s greatest Gay Pride celebrations, Justine Shapiro begins by taking a gay history tour of San Francisco and learning about the start of the gay rights movement in America.From here we journey to the best gay parties the planet has to offer.

Jonathan Atherton visits ‘pride’ events in London and Amsterdam, while Justine gets dolled up in Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Megan McCormick heads to the home of ABBA, and follows Dancing Queen Marco in the Stockholm Gay Pride.

Finally we end the party in the largest gay pride event in Europe as Adela Ucar travels toMadrid. It’s a city keen to shake the fascist history of dictator general Franco and Madrids’ massive Gay Pride event certainly does that.