March 16th 2010: Sitges, Barcelona, Catalunya
Today, AFGAL (Association for Gays and Lesbians in Sitges) announced the itinerary for Sitges first ever Gay Pride. The event will take place from Friday the 9th of July to Tuesday the 13th of July. Key events include the Pride Parade on Saturday 10th July, Mr. Gay Pride Sitges 2010 and two all-night Party in the Park events with DJ’s dancers and fireworks displays. A special afternoon T-Dance will take place at L’Atlantida; Sitges famous outdoor nightclub, on Sunday July 11th at 5pm in conjunction with Matinee’s Circuit Party. Sitges seafront promenade will provide the backdrop for the Gay Village, a purpose-built area with bars, a disco and a gay shopping fair.
“Our first Gay Pride will reinforce Sitges reputation as one of the leading gay destinations in Europe.” said Luis Enriquez, President of AFGAL. “We have been working with the town council and tourism representatives for the past 12 months to put together a Pride worthy of Sitges, a Pride which will showcase the diverse nature of life in the town.”
A Community Event
The bars and clubs of Sitges will host their own individual events. “AFGAL has over 85 different members,” said Romke Kramer, Vice President of AFGAL. “Local businesses are already planning a range of themed events from bears and leather parties to foam parties and drag competitions.”
Beach Life, Sport and Culture
AFGAL are working with local sporting groups to host a series of daytime events including beach volleyball, a mini-marathon and other sports activities. A series of cultural events, photo exhibitions and film screenings will also take place.
Marketing and Sponsorship
Gay Pride Sitges 2010 is sponsored by Gaydar, San Miguel and Coca Cola together with assistance and support from Sitges Town Council and Sitges Tourism Board.
Activities are updated on a daily basis online at http://www.gaypridesitges.com. Updates are also available via Facebook and Twitter.
Founded in 2009, AFGAL is an not-for-profit organisation with over 100 business members and is charged with promoting Sitges to the gay community both in Spain and Internationally.
Sitges is located just 30 minutes from Barcelona and a 15 minute train ride from the International Airport. It is one of the world’s leading international gay destinations. Its historic charm and unique location have earned it the title, “The Jewel of the Mediterranean.” Visit http://www.gaysitgesguide.com for comprehensive information on the town.