List of largest LGBT events

This list presents the largest LGBT events (pride parades and festivals) worldwide by attendance. Statistics are announced both by the organizers and authorities (police). In this table, the largest single event by city as well as notable international events such as WorldPride or Europride are indicated. Only referenced statistics are accepted. National parades, usually held in the national capital, are generally further supported by nationwide LGBT associations and medias. Certain statistics may include celebrations or festivals that may be exclusive of the parade.

As of June 2019, the NYC Pride March in New York City is consistently North America’s biggest pride parade, with 2.1 million attendees in 2015 and 2.5 million in 2016;[1] in 2018, attendance was estimated around two million.[2] During Stonewall 50 – WorldPride NYC 2019, five million took part over the final weekend,[3][4][5] with an estimated four million in attendance at the parade.[6][7]

The São Paulo Gay Pride Parade in Brazil is South America’s largest event, and is listed by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest Pride parade starting in 2006 with 2.5 million people.[8] They broke the Guinness record in 2009 with four million attendees.[9] They have kept the title from 2006 to at least 2016.[10] They had up to five million attend in 2017.[1][11] As of 2019 it has three to five million each year.[12]

As of June 2019, the largest LGBTQ events in other parts of the world include:

All time statistics

Rank City Support Year Organizers' statistics Authorities' statistics Type
1 United States New York City WorldPride 2019 4,000,000[15] 5,000,000[16] March/Festival
2 Brazil São Paulo Local 2011 4,000,000[17] Parade
3 Spain Madrid Worldpride 2017 3,500,000[18] 2,300,000[19] Festival
4 Spain Madrid Europride 2007 2,300,000[20] Festival
5 United States New York City Local 2016 2,100,000+[21][22] 2,500,000[23] March
6 United States San Francisco Local 2014 1,700,000[24] Festival
7 Spain Madrid Local 2019 1,600,000[25] Parade
8 Spain Madrid Local 2016 1,500,000[26] Parade
9 Germany Cologne Europride 2002 1,400,000[27] Parade
10 Canada Toronto Local 2012 1,220,000[28] Festival
11 Germany Cologne Local 2019 1,200,000[29] Parade
12 Germany Cologne Local 2018 1,200,000[30] Parade
13 Spain Madrid National 2012 1,200,000[31] 700,000[31] Parade
14 United Kingdom London National 2015 1,000,000+[32] Parade
15 United States Chicago Local 2016 1,000,000+[33] Parade
- Germany Berlin National 2012 1,000,000 Parade
16 Germany Cologne Local 2013 1,000,000[34] 900,000[34] Parade
17 Italy Rome Europride 2011 1,000,000[35] Festival
18 France Paris National 2010 800,000[36] 100,000[36] Parade
19 United States Houston Local 2017 750,000[37] Parade
20 United Kingdom London Local 2014 750,000[38] Parade
21 Germany Berlin National 2012 700,000[39] Parade
22 Brazil Rio de Janeiro Local 2011 700,000[40] Parade
23 Netherlands Amsterdam Local 2014 560,000[41] 450,000 [42] Parade
24 United States Denver Local 2019 525,000[43] Parade & Festival
25 United States Columbus Local 2017 500,000[44] Parade
26 Brazil Rio de Janeiro Local 2010 500,000[45] Parade
27 Mexico Mexico City National 2010 500,000[46] Parade
28 United States Los Angeles Local 2015 400,000[47] Parade
29 United States Minneapolis Local 2016 400,000[48] Festival
30 San Diego Local 2018 360,000[49] Parade & Festival
31 United States Atlanta Local 2018 300,000[50] Parade & Festival
32 Australia Sydney Local 2011 300,000[51] Parade
33 Canada Montreal Local 2012 290,000[52] Parade
34 Israel Tel-Aviv Local 2019 250,000[53] Parade & Festival
35 St. Petersburg Local 2018 250,000[54]
36 Italy Rome WorldPride 2000 250,000[55] Parade
37 United States New Orleans Local 2019 250,000[56] Parade & Festival
38 Israel Tel-Aviv Local 2018 250,000[57] Parade
39 Brazil Belo Horizonte Local 2019 200,000[58] 200,000[58] Parade
40 Argentina Buenos Aires National 2012 200,000[59] Parade
41 Austria Vienna National 2018 200,000[60] Parade
42 Japan Tokyo Local 2019 200,000[61][62] Parade & Festival
43 Taiwan Taipei National 2019 200,000[63] Parade
44 United States Miami Local 2018 180,000[64] Parade & Festival
45 Germany Hamburg Local 2018 180,000[65] Parade
46 Germany Munich Local 2018 160,000[66] Parade
47 Italy Palermo National 2013 150,000[67] 135,000[68] Parade
48 Denmark Copenhagen Local 2014 120,000[69] Parade
49 South Korea Seoul National 2018 120,000[70] Parade & Festival
50 United States Atlanta Local 2018 100,000[71] Festival