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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 statisticsEdit

Rank City Support Year Organizers' statistics Authorities' statistics Type
1   New York City WorldPride 2019 4,000,000[15] 5,000,000[16] March/Festival
2   São Paulo Local 2011 4,000,000[17] Parade
3   Madrid Worldpride 2017 3,500,000[18] 2,300,000[19] Festival
4   Madrid Europride 2007 2,300,000[20] Festival
5   New York City Local 2016 2,100,000+[21][22] 2,500,000[23] March
6   San Francisco Local 2014 1,700,000[24] Festival
7   Madrid Local 2019 1,600,000[25] Parade
8   Madrid Local 2016 1,500,000[26] Parade
9   Cologne Europride 2002 1,400,000[27] Parade
10   Toronto Local 2012 1,220,000[28] Festival
11   Cologne Local 2019 1,200,000[29] Parade
12   Cologne Local 2018 1,200,000[30] Parade
13   Madrid National 2012 1,200,000[31] 700,000[31] Parade
14   London National 2015 1,000,000+[32] Parade
15   Chicago Local 2016 1,000,000+[33] Parade
16   Cologne Local 2013 1,000,000[34] 900,000[34] Parade
17   Rome Europride 2011 1,000,000[35] Festival
18   Paris National 2010 800,000[36] 100,000[36] Parade
19   Houston Local 2017 750,000[37] Parade
20   London Local 2014 750,000[38] Parade
21   Berlin National 2012 700,000[39] Parade
22   Rio de Janeiro Local 2011 700,000[40] Parade
23   Amsterdam Local 2014 560,000[41] 450,000 [42] Parade
24   Denver Local 2019 525,000[43] Parade & Festival
25   Columbus Local 2017 500,000[44] Parade
26   Rio de Janeiro Local 2010 500,000[45] Parade
27   Mexico City National 2010 500,000[46] Parade
28   Los Angeles Local 2015 400,000[47] Parade
29   Minneapolis Local 2016 400,000[48] Festival
30   San Diego Local 2018 360,000[49] Parade & Festival
31   Atlanta Local 2018 300,000[50] Parade & Festival
32   Sydney Local 2011 300,000[51] Parade
33   Montreal Local 2012 290,000[52] Parade
34   Tel-Aviv Local 2019 250,000[53] Parade & Festival
35   St. Petersburg Local 2018 250,000[54]
36   Rome WorldPride 2000 250,000[55] Parade
37   New Orleans Local 2019 250,000[56] Parade & Festival
38   Tel-Aviv Local 2018 250,000[57] Parade
39   Belo Horizonte Local 2019 200,000[58] 200,000[59] Parade
40   Buenos Aires National 2012 200,000[60] Parade
41   Vienna National 2018 200,000[61] Parade
42   Tokyo Local 2019 200,000[62][63] Parade & Festival
43   Miami Local 2018 180,000[64] Parade & Festival
44   Hamburg Local 2018 180,000[65] Parade
45   Munich Local 2018 160,000[66] Parade
46   Palermo National 2013 150,000[67] 135,000[68] Parade
47   Taipei National 2018 130,000[69] Parade
48   Copenhagen Local 2014 120,000[70] Parade
49   Seoul National 2018 120,000[71] Parade & Festival
50   Atlanta Local 2018 100,000[72] Festival

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