Madrid begins Pride Week on June 28 to commemorate the Stonewall riots in New York City beginning in 1969. At the time, Spain was still under the Franco regime, which declared homosexuals as “dangerous” people with “the lowest levels of morality”. Four years after Franco’s death, on June 25, 1978, at the beginning of La Movida Madrileña, Madrid held it’s first Pride (Orgullo) March
Rainbow flags are everywhere and the Madrid Pride Parade is the biggest gay demonstration in Europe!
A boy wondered what the people in the parade were there for and with boundless enthusiasm they told him, “For the gays!”