Discover 'Orgullo Vallekano'
Orgullo Vallekano is a programme of Pride celebrations in the Madrid neighbourhood of Vallecas, which started in 2016 to create visibility, educate, raise awareness and fight for equality and rights of LGBTI people in the neighbourhood. The organisation is putting on a big party in the Cerro del Tío Pío (popularly known as the Parque de las 7 Tetas, or Park of 7 Tits): the Festival 7 Tetas 6 Colores, with performances by La Prohibida, Algora, Dnoe, Pupi Poison, Carolina Sobe and more, including Roma Cabaret as your mistress of ceremonies. The show is outdoors and it's free. You can also check out the LGBTI art exhibition 'El Puente', which features participating artists Dimas Fernández, Fran de Gonari, Marcelo Mendonca, Cachorro Lozano and Antinoo, among others, at the Espacio ‘La Dialéctica’ (Sierra Carbonara, 34). What's more, Orgullo Vallekano are holding their own demonstration on June 28, recalling that of 1981. You'll find poetry recitals by Gloria Fuentes, gay rugby matches, sun hat parties, lesbian film sessions, cabaret, and more, all under the halo of this working-class neighbourhood programme, and alternative celebration to the more commercial fiestas during World Pride.