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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.

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:

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: