By Andrew Collins. From its modest beginnings in as a informal, one-day celebration at Walt Disney World at which gay and lesbian participants donned red shirts and traveled around the park together, Gay Days at Disney World—also known as Orlando Gay Days—has evolved into one of the world's foremost LGBTQ celebrations. It's also helped spawn an unrelated though similarly popular event in California each October, Gay Days Anaheim at Disneyland. Although neither Walt Disney World nor any of the parks or tourism organizations in greater Orlando actually produce this event, they do sanction and support this week-long series of social gatherings at the area's various theme parks and hotels as well as both circuit-style parties and concerts along with more laid-back revelry at countless venues throughout the region.
The event will change dates as well moving from its traditional spot on the first weekend in June to Aug. This will mark the first time since Gay Day at Disney began 28 years ago that the event will not be at the beginning of the summer. Alexander-Manley admits that while diehard traditionalists will be upset over the move he does not feel that will be the response from the majority of attendees. There are some that do come every year for that, which is great, but Magic Kingdom will be open for the Saturday of our event.
Thankfully another gay website is gone! Gay Days at Disney World was incorporated in June of Imagine the reaction of many married couples who save every dime to plan their vacation with their impressionable young children.
The massive corporation has been moving toward a more liberal approach to sexual identity over the last decade, but the "Magical Pride" parade, set to take place on June 1, , is the first time the Disney Parks have openly embraced and endorsed the shift. The event will take place right at the beginning of global pride month — June — and will feature a "Magical March of Diversity Parade," reportedly involving DJs, live music performances, and themed photo opportunities for visitors to the Disneyland Paris park, according to Queerty. Gay pride events in Disney Parks are not new. The "Magical Pride" celebration has been an "unofficial" event at Disneyland Paris since The first Gay Days celebration took place in the mid-to-late s.