International Pride events 2022
27 May 2022
Pride is a global lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) event to celebrate and advocate for LGBTQ+ equality.
Pride events began in 1970 to mark the riots which took place in the Stonewall inn, a gay bar in New York City in June 1969 which was one of the most significant events leading to the modern gay rights movement.
In many countries, June is officially recognized as pride month even though some cities may hold their pride events on alternate dates.
- See the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association (IGLTA) website for a calendar of events worldwide.
Advice for travellers
Make sure you have valid travel insurance that covers all aspects of your planned trip.
Read the COVID-19: Health Considerations for Travel page for information on things you should consider both during and after travel in relation to COVID-19.
Since May 2022 some cases of monkeypox have been reported in the UK, Europe and other international countries. Monkeypox does not spread very easily between people however can spread if you have close contact with an infected person with monkeypox through:
- touching blisters or scabs and having any skin contact (including during sexual contact)
- touching clothes, bedding, towels or personal items used by a person who has a monkeypox rash, blisters or scabs
- coughs or sneezes from a person with monkeypox infection
If you are travelling to pride events you can reduce your risk of exposure to monkeypox by avoiding:
- close contact (including sexual contact) with someone who is unwell and may have monkeypox
- touching the clothes, bedding or towels of a person who may have a monkeypox rash
- coughs and sneezes from a person who may have monkeypox
Other Health Considerations
If you are attending a Pride event, consider:
- reading the LGBT Travellers page
- if you are up to date with your routine vaccinations; and check if you might need any boosters
- seeking advice on safer sex and how to prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
- take care with respiratory hygiene precautions and wash your hands often
- taking safe food and water precautions
- practicing safer sex and use condoms
After Pride Events
After returning home from a pride event, remember to:
- seek medical advice if you are experiencing any symptoms of infection or illness
- seek sexual health advice and screening if you had unprotected sex with a new partner
Further information on accessing sexual health clinics and/or monkeypox, see: