This will be the Salzburg Pride 2023
This year, the Salzburg Pride will be embedded in a Pride Festival from 27 August to 3 September. 8 days of events on queer themes to underline the visibility of the rainbow in the city of Salzburg. This will be the Salzburg Pride 2023.
“Be visible Schatzi” will also be the motto of CSD Salzburg in 2023. It is about the visibility of the community in the city – but also about the partners from institutions in the city showing themselves with us. That will be the focus this year,” says Conny Felice, Managing Director of HOSI Salzburg in an interview with gaysalzburg.at.
On Sunday 27 August, the Pride Festival will start with a Pride Brunch at the arte Hotel Salzburg. Gigi LaPajette will open the colourful programme of this year’s Pride Festival on Sunday morning at 11.30 am. With a brunch with shows by Gigi’s Austrian dargqueen colleagues. And ending on the newly furnished roof terrace on the 16th floor of the arte Hotel with a great view of the Hohensalzburg Fortress and everything around it. It can be chilling – above the rooftops of Salzburg.
A workshop is planned for Monday 28.08: Topic: Transsexuality, intersexuality and nonbinary. On Monday, this workshop will be for those affected. In the evening there will be a continuation of the very successful pub quiz in the Academy Bar. Last year the topic was Queer Music Knowledge. We are looking forward to the new edition.
On Tuesday 29 August, the workshop from Monday will be repeated, this time explicitly for medical and psychological professionals. In the evening, there will be a kitchen showdown from 7 pm. At Olina Kitchens, people will be chopping, cooking and frying. And last but not least, we eat together.
At the same time, you can speed-date at the HOSI Salzburg. And maybe spontaneously find a companion for the parade?
On Wednesday 30.08. Trixi will once again provide an appropriate haircut at the Social Hair Workshop in the MARK Cultural Centre during the day, after all the CSD weekend is just around the corner.
The new cut can be shown in the evening at the auditorium cinema at the University of Nonntal from 7 pm. In cooperation with DAS Kino (which is being renovated at this time) and the University of Salzburg, there will be a queer film, presumably “Als wir tanzten“. The film, set in the Caucasus republic of Georgia, revolves around themes such as identity, tradition, homophobia and the search for personal freedom. It shows the difficulties and conflicts LGBTIQ* people face in a conservative environment, while telling a tender love story sustained by the power of dance and individual development.” Looking at what a great success the queer film evening has been for quite some time, it will be useful to reserve seats in advance. Tickets at box office opening hours (Mon to Thu 10am-4pm, Fri 10am-12pm): +43 662 87 31 00 15
Parallel dazu wird Birgit Leichsenring vom Chemsex-Netzwerk Wien im Dark Eagle wieder unprätentiös und souverän Fragen zu sexueller Gesundheit beantworten. Im letzten Jahr war das unter dem Thema „High and Horny“ ein großer Erfolg. Sexuelle Gesundheit ist für viele ein Thema. Und sicher auch für viele, die es noch gar nicht wissen.
On Thursday 31.08. the highlight will be Ralf König‘s show. The well-known comic artist (“Kondom des Grauens”, “Der bewegte Mann”) will give an insight into his world of bulbous noses with an anniversary short story selection (40 years of Ralf König). And in addition, the speech bubbles will chat, squeal and roar into the microphone. We are looking forward to it.
Also on Thursday 31.08., the Magic Garage will do the honours at the Academy Bar. Those who have not yet experienced the Magic Garage can do so at this year’s Salzburg Pride. Or at the next performance at the Narrencastl on 8/9 September.
On Friday 1.09. from 6 pm there will be a rainbow market at the HOSI Salzburg. Rainbow paraphernalia to customise your parade participation the other day. Afterwards Gigi LaPajette will again play with her bingo balls and the audience. The scene bars Mexxx and Dark Eagle will of course also be at the start in the evening.
Rainbow for everyone
Also on Friday evening, a Queer Pride Slam is planned from 7 pm, i.e. a classic poetry slam with a queer twist. Florian Niederseer will moderate the poetry competition of 7 poets on queer sensitivities.
And from 9 p.m. the leather and fetish community meets for the Welcome Evening at the Dark Eagle. For a few years now, the leather and fetish friends have had their own programme at the Salzburg Pride.
Saturday 2.09. is the day of days: the queer city tour for the Pride starts at 11 am in front of the HOSI Bar. Also from 11 a.m. the vegetarian restaurant Furo in Lasserstraße will again shorten the time until the parade starts with great food, groovy music and a colourful crew. From a stomach point of view, there should be a good basis for such a day.
From 4 p.m., the parade line-up will begin in front of Salzburg’s main train station, from where the Pride Parade 2023 will start at 5 p.m. and arrive at Nonntal University around 7 p.m., presumably on the same route as last year. After the closing rally, there will be a Pride Night with two dance floors like last year. DJ K-Paxian will rock the basement at the fetish clubbing like last year. A drag show like last year and hopefully a lot of good-humoured people of all sexes and preferences will make the ARGE Kultur shake. The afterparties will be at the Mexxx Gaybar and the Dark Eagle.
On Sunday 3.09., the Café am Kai team will once again be serving breakfast in the Beachgarten on the Salzach X-tra-lang. While the organising team of Salzburg Pride will clean up the traces of the previous day with the slogan “‘s Schatzi räumen”. This time hopefully without any subsequent bills.
Building bridges to urban society
“Prideweek builds bridges between the community and Salzburg’s urban society,” says Conny Felice in an interview. All in all, this year’s CSD promises to be a Pride festival in a class of its own. Happy Pride
Salzburg Pride Festival: 27.08. to 3.09.2023 All of the above dates are subject to change. The calendar “Upcoming Events” presents the events in detail. Or see also the Salzburg Queer Update. Further information at salzburgpride.at. (pege)
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