Ah, Gay Zurich! The name conjures images of sophistication, beauty and charm, which the Swiss capital indisputably lives up to. With its extremely fashion-conscious populace, upscale shops everywhere and more luxury cars than on can fathom, Zurich might seem intimidating and overwhelming to the first-time traveler. Relax â€“ the locals are friendly and very easy-going. The proclaimed â€œlittle big cityâ€, the â€œgay capitalâ€ of Switzerland, is the perfect one-stop for the gay traveler. Beautiful architecture is found everywhere, the people immense pride in their local history and the nightclub scene thrives!
This year, lasting from 3. – 6. June, the Zurich Pride Festival combines the best of the political aspects of the annual Christopher Day movements and the in 2009 hosted Europride. With a slogan stating “Do Ask – Do Tell” this four days festival invites for communication, that being between men and women, gays and lesbians, homo- and heterosexuals, people with different skin color, religion, cultural background or opinion. Political debates, seminars and life music with multiple artists are just a few of the highlights that can be expected of this festival. Additionally, visitors of this magnifying happening can await a loud, gregarious and joyful parade at the end, all with the intent to spread joy between the LGBT and heterosexual community.