Gay Pride Sitges took a stand at the official Gay Village in Barcelona at the weekend.
The Village had over 50,000 visitors over 2 days and thousands of maps, programs and Gay Pride Sitges merchandise were given away, promoting not only the Pride, but the town of Sitges itself to an international audience, many of whom had never been to Sitges before! The stand was also filmed by all of the major Spanish and International Television Stations.
We had many well-known Barcelona faces drop-in to say hello. The organisers would also like to pay a huge thanks to Brandon Jones, Ernesto and Michael for volunteering their time at the weekend to promote Sitges for AFGAL members. Their efforts ensured the stand was manned from 8.00hrs until 22.00hrs on Saturday and Sunday night.
The very hot, Ivan Banderas, who will sing at Sitges Pride on the Saturday night in the gay village was also at the Stand.
We also expect a lot of local Barcelona boys to attend the 5 day Sitges Pride, many looking forward to having their first every beach-side Pride! In fact Gay Pride Sitges is one of the few major Prides in Europe to host the main events by the sea!
Over the two days, we met all sorts of characters, all planning on visiting Sitges for the event… its going to be a colourful Pride to say the least.
The Mayor of Barcelona,Jordi Hereu, also visited the Stand.
Luis Enriquez, President of AFGAL, presented him with the official program and CD anthem for Sitges Pride!
And of course a final thank-you to Raul, who even stayed behind at the stand during the Pride Parade itself to ensure the town was promoted non-stop throughout the afternoon!