25 - 27 May 2023
Lille Gay Pride
The first Lesbian & Gay Pride in Lille, France was held in 1996. The local association Les Flamands Roses had been participating for several years in the Parisian and Brussels LGBTQ parades, but they wanted to walk directly in Lille. So, at the initiative of the Flamands Roses, Act-Up Lille and the Collective of Homosexual Expression of Nord-Pas de Calais, the first gay pride brought together nearly 1,000 people in June 1996.