10 cool things to do in Paris for Pride Month

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We're watching season 3 of Drag Race France

For those who may have missed the news: Drag Race France has finally returned for a third season, with a fantastic lineup of ultra-talented drag queens. And with a new season comes the exciting return of viewing parties with your favorite show's stars. We'll be meeting at Ground Control every Sunday to watch the episodes, all with the fiery hosts, Ruby on the Nail and Lula Strega. It's going to be a LEGENDARY Sunday!

Ruby & Lula's Viewing Parties
Ground Control
81, rue du Charolais - 12th
Every Sunday at 6pm
More info

Let's see the enchanting photos of Roxane Pillet

Until June 30, enter Roxane Pillet's magical universe, where fairies are in love, queens are lovers, and princes court knights. In the heart of the LGBTQI+ Center of Paris and Île-de-France, we discover her creations and scenes, fairy-tale atmospheres fueled by a visual approach to photography.

Exhibition Roxane Pillet
LGBTQI+ Center of Paris and Île-de-France
63, rue Beaubourg - 3rd
Exhibition until June 30
Opening on Wednesday, June 12 at 7pm
More info

Let's get our glitter fix at the Drag & Queer Market

Ghost Elecktra and Replicant Events present the 5th edition of the Drag & Queer Market, back at the Cité Fertile from June 8 to 9. The perfect event for all the lovers of glitter, hairspray and high heels, with a variety of exhibitors, roundtable discussions, creation workshops, queer art, drag shows, and a bunch of DJ sets. All accompanied by a talented lineup of drag queens including the finalist and Miss Congeniality of Drag Race France 2, Mami Watta and Moon.

Drag & Queer Market
La Cité Fertile
14, avenue Edouard-Vaillant - Pantin
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June 2024 from 12pm to 9:30pm
More info

Let's see lesbians and trans in the movies

Two exciting new films to watch this June in your cinemas! The first one, Love Lies Bleeding, a lesbian thriller directed by British filmmaker Rose Glass with a good dose of guns, steroids, and steamy scenes (starring Kristen Stewart). For the second one, we have Paul B. Preciado, writer and trans activist, delving into Virginia Woolf's work, Orlando, the first novel in which the main character changes sex, as seen by a director 100 years later.

Love Lies Bleeding by Rose Glass (in theaters on June 12)
Orlando, my political biography by Paul B. Preciado (in theaters on June 5)

Celebrating Afro-Caribbean Queer Identities

Get ready for a show that will make you feel the heat! Comedian and vogue dancer Noam Sinseau presents his Makoumè Superstar Cabaret at La Flèche d'Or. This is a celebration of Afro-Caribbean queer arts and identities through a spectacle filled with emotions. Humor, poetry, singing, dancing, and flamboyance will light up our evening for this incredible first edition.

Makoumè Superstar Cabaret
La Flèche d’Or
102 Bis, rue de Bagnolet – 20e
Wednesday 12th June 2024 at 8pm
Price: 15€
More info and tickets

Discover the new book Afroqueer

From Quebec to sub-Saharan Africa, through the Caribbean and Europe, Fabrice Nguena met 25 AfroQueer individuals engaged in their communities, in order to break down the prejudices they still face. A touching book, released on May 17th by Écosociété Editions, which amplifies the voices of Black and LGBTQIA+ individuals who are still subjected to discrimination and aggression worldwide. To discover it, join the event at Mots à la Bouche (a queer bookstore we adore) on Wednesday 12th June for its launch party!

Les Mots à la Bouche
37, rue Saint-Ambroise – 11th
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 7pm
More info

Supporting our local LGBTQIA+ bookstores

Violette and Co, a feminist, lesbian, and LGBTQIA+ bookstore-café, which reopened at the end of 2023 on Jean-Pierre Thimbaut Street, offers Parisians a welcoming space with nearly 6,000 book references that promote openness, diversity, inclusivity, and acceptance. The added bonus? This quaint little shop, dressed in pink, also hosts a variety of events, readings, and workshops throughout the year. The date marked on our calendars in June? Friday, June 21st for a discussion on the experiences of queer migrants with MIF (Militants for the Prohibition of Borders).

Violette and Co
52, rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud - 11e
Friday, June 21, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Free entry
More info

Let's walk at the Suburbs Pride Parade

On June 22nd, join the march that advocates for the rights of LGBTQIA+ people in working-class neighborhoods. The Suburbs Pride Parade is back on the streets from La Courneuve to Aubervilliers. Meet at 1:00 pm at 55, boulevard Pasteur for an arrival expected at 3:30 pm in Aubervilliers for a great gathering with association stands, speeches, and artist performances.

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Pride des Banlieues
Meeting point: 55, boulevard Pasteur - La Courneuve
Saturday, June 22, 2024 starting at 1pm
More info

Join us for the traditional Pride March

When it's Pride Month, it means the return of Prides in the biggest cities of France. It's a time to come together, showcase our brightest colors, sing, dance, and celebrate love and the LGBTQIA+ community. For this new edition, we'll meet on Saturday, June 29th starting at 1pm for a route - details are still to come - that will lead us to Place de la République for a joyful and inclusive party.

Pride March 2024
Saturday, June 29, 2024 starting at 1pm
More info on inter-lgbt.org

Let's have an after party with Dyketopia and La Kidnapping 

After the Pride Parade, what could be better than a night of celebration to keep the party going? Well, Cabaret Sauvage has taken care of us and invited Dyketopia and La Kidnapping collectives to keep us dancing all night long. Featuring the best DJs and LGBTQIA+ performers.

Celebrate with Aïe·Pride at Cabaret Sauvage! Saturday, June 29, 2024 starting at 6pm. Free entry before midnight! More info and tickets here.