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    Posted on Jun 4, 2015

    20 Cities That Really Know How To Put On A Pride Parade

    Lonely Planet's Guide to Pride has the scoop on the cities with the greatest LGBTQ celebrations. Here's a look inside.

    1. São Paulo, Brazil

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    When: The Sunday following the holiday of Corpus Christi (usually May or June)

    Where: Avenida Paulista and Rua da Consolação

    Estimated attendance: Five million

    2. San Francisco

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    When: Last Sunday in June

    Where: Market Street, from the Embarcadero to Civic Center

    Estimated attendance: 1.7 million

    3. New York City

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    When: Last Sunday in June

    Where: Fifth Avenue, 36th Street to Greenwich Street

    Estimated attendance: 1.5 million

    4. Madrid

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    When: First Saturday in July

    Where: Puerta de Alcalá to Puerta del Sol

    Estimated attendance: 1.5 million

    5. London

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    When: Late June

    Where: Baker Street to Whitehall, with events in Trafalgar Square and Soho

    Estimated attendance: 750,000

    6. Paris

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    When: Last Saturday in June

    Where: Place Edmond-Rostand to Place de la République

    Estimated attendance: 700,000

    7. Berlin

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    When: Late June

    Where: Changes!

    Estimated attendance: 700,000

    8. Vancouver

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    When: First Sunday in August

    Where: Robson and Thurlow Streets to Sunset Beach

    Estimated attendance: 650,000

    9. Amsterdam

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    When: First Saturday of August

    Where: Along the Prinsengracht canal and Amstel river

    Estimated attendance: 500,000

    10. Sydney

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    When: First Saturday in March

    Where: Oxford Street and Flinders Street

    Estimated attendance: 300,000

    11. Toronto

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    When: Last weekend in June

    Where: Yonge Street, from Bloor Street to Dundas Street

    Estimated attendance: 250,000

    12. Atlanta

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    When: Second Saturday in October

    Where: 10th Street and Peachtree Stree, to Piedmont Park

    Estimated attendance: 250,000

    13. Buenos Aires

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    When: November

    Where: Avenida de Mayo to Plaza Congreso

    Estimated attendance: 200,000

    14. Melbourne, Australia

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    When: First Saturday in February

    Where: Fitzroy Street

    Estimated attendance: 150,000

    15. Reykjavík, Iceland

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    When: Second Saturday in August

    Where: Central Reykjavík

    Estimated attendance: 90,000

    16. Taipei, Taiwan

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    When: Last Saturday in October

    Where: Begins and ends at the Presidential Office Building on Ketagalan Blvd.

    Estimated attendance: 80,000

    17. Auckland, New Zealand

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    When: Late February

    Where: From Western Park, along Ponsonby Road

    Estimated attendance: 45,000

    18. Dublin

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    When: Last Saturday of June

    Where: From the Garden of Remembrance to Merrion Square

    Estimated attendance: 30,000

    19. Cape Town, South Africa

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    When: Late February

    Where: Starts and ends in De Waterkant, looping through City Centre

    Estimated attendance: 6000

    20. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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    When: Late May

    Where: Paseo Diaz Ordaz, across the Rio Cuale, into Zona Romántica

    Estimated attendance: 5000

    Lonely Planet’s Guide to Pride: 20 Cities & Their Celebrations is available, for free, now.

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    São Paulo's pride parade falls on the Sunday following the holiday of Corpus Christi, which can occur in May or June. An earlier version of this post misstated the date.

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