How gay friendly is Madrid? Well, considering the fact that it is the capital city of a country that legalized gay marriage and adoption over ten years ago, it can’t be that bad of a place for LGBTQ travelers to visit, right? Gay Madrid is a major destination in Europe for gay tourists, with an abundance of night life and gay events for any type of personality.
Gay Madrid Neighborhood
The gay neighborhood of Chueca is a place of interest, hosting a variety of gay shops and bars. During the summer months, Chueca is full of life, the perfect place to sit back and party with all the beautiful people. How accepting is this area? Well it’s not uncommon to see gay people in a passionate embrace, with no one that passes by giving it a second thought. One could say that Chueca is the model of coexistence between long established natives and the new arrivals who appreciate diversity.
Madrid Orgullo, otherwise known as Madrid Pride, is a series of parties and celebrations that take place during the first week in July as part of LGBTQ Pride. It is a very busy and fun week, and is also the largest in Europe. Six different stages hold outdoor concerts, parties are plentiful, and visitors can take part in many cultural and sports activities. In the past few years, Madrid Pride has attracted more than two million people. Other festivals include Sleazy Madrid, the number one gay fetish event that has celebrated for the past fifteen years, and Mad Bear, which is a gathering of hunk bears and big men during the month of December.
Gay Madrid is a major clubbing destination, with clubs that have such clever names as Strong (dancing and dark rooms), Hot (a bear watering hole) and Liquid. New Year’s is quite an exciting to be in Madrid, because that is when the We Party Pride Festival stops by. The best and most popular clubs in Madrid gather together to deliver six parties with over 20 DJs and impressive visuals. Not to mention a bunch of toned, half naked bodies to admire.