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Why Gays like Prague

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The Czech Republic is one of the most liberal countries in Central Europe with regards to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) rights. In recent years the country has been openly welcoming gays, lesbians or homosexuals. The country legalized registered partnerships or same-sex couples.
Though homosexuality is legal here, it is still not accepted by locals. Most of the gay bars, libraries, discos and saunas are located around the Vinohrady area (close to the city centre) and neighbouring Zizkov. The status of LGBT people in the Czech Republic is prominently marked by their annual festival : Prague Pride which is the first queer pride parade in the country's history.
Prague Pride 2011: Prague Pride is a pride and tolerance festival organized for the first time this year in support of LGBT and their families who want to simply celebrate and not protest. The reason being, gay and lesbian life in the country has been relatively easy compared to other countries. Organized in the Czech capital of Prague, the festival organises various events and exhibitions.  More than 70 sports events, music festivals, Film performances, guided sightseeing tours, picnics, dance parties take place in Prague. The Prague Pride festival is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, to Sunday, August 14, 2011.

The festival will conclude with a carnival-like parade down the streets of downtown Prague. Multiple embassies in Prague have come out in support of Prague Pride which was denounced by Czech President Vaclav Klaus. Moreover, multiple organizations and businesses are sponsoring the event by giving donations to the festival.

The Prague Pride gay carnival is the ideal season for the LGBT community to visit Prague and participate in the events. In fact, there are a number of hotels in Prague in and around the gay clubs and bars where they can book.

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