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Airbnb and Prague Pride 2018 offer you a very special festival experience. Hop on a decorated float on Saturday 11 August and enjoy the whole route of Prague Pride Parade dancing to the music of a DJ, waving to the crowds on the street level and taking pictures of the gay atmosphere. By riding a float you will save your feet from getting sore from the uneven pavement in the historical city center.

Prague Pride returns this summer with more love, more parties, and more English-friendly events. The 8th annual LGBT festival, the biggest in Eastern Europe, will be held from Monday, August 6th to Sunday, August 12th. The Gay Parade will dance throughout the city on Saturday, August 11th. Prague Pride takes place outside the traditional Pride month of June, giving you another chance to enjoy this year’s rainbow season.

Born in Saudi Arabia to an Egyptian family, Nour Shaker has worked for Vodafone both in the Middle East and in Europe for the last five years in IT leadership roles, while undergoing her transition. Nour stood behind creating Vodafone’s HR policies to support colleagues who start their transition whilst working at Vodafone and she plays an important role as Trans Advisor for the Vodafone UK LGBT+ Friends Network.

Some use glitter makeup and wigs. Some bind, pack and meticulously craft their own facial hair, yet there are plenty of those who don’t. And for many of them, performing in drag allows them to express a part of the gender identity that they don’t necessarily perform in real life and some others continue living it out after their performances.

When a Central Asian fashion designer uses fashion to gain LGBT visibility. Prague Pride is hosting a rather unusual event: the Sild Road Fashion show designed and displayed by LGBT persons from Central Asia. Bakhodur is a gay fashion designer, born in Uzbekistan, grew up in Tajikistan, studied in Kazakhstan and spent some time in Kyrgyzstan.

The rainbow tangram has become a vital part of Prague Pride in recent years. Honza Valder, its author, succeeded to create a logo putting together rainbow colours, diversity of the LGBT community and a puzzle of issues that we face in the Czech Republic.

The internet LGBT peer mentoring service Sbarvouven.cz has entered its fourth year of existence. 2085 people used it in the first 3 years, mainly for questions concerning their sexual orientation and gender identity. Through online chats they exchanged over 43,000 messages with the mentors. Sbarvouven.cz is jointly operated by Prague Pride with TV moderator Ester Janečková, the patroness of the counseling site.

Friday 1 December is World AIDS Day, an occasion to raise awareness of the dangers of the illness and at the same time to express support for the people living with HIV and honor the victims of the epidemics. Around the world this day has been marked since 1988. The Czech Republic is still searching for its own approach on HIV and HIV-positive people. This confusion and the repressive attitudes of some officials in high places are best illustrated by the case of Max Blanck, a police officer who 2 weeks ago received another negative verdict in his discrimination complaint against his former employer.

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