Valentine’s Day is February 14th, but these events demonstrate that queer love is celebrated all month long. Here is the list of events you cannot miss.
The first is the 12th Annual American Indian Two-Spirit Powwow. This event will be celebrated in San Francisco on February 4, 2023. The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirit (BAAITS) organization sponsors an annual powwow for LGBTQ+ Native Americans, one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
The next is The Outing Festival which will be celebrated from February 10-12 in Dromoland, Ireland. Eddie McGuinness founded the Outing Festival devoted to LGBTQ+ love. This year the event is being held at The Inn at Dromoland in the romantic setting of Dromoland Castle Estate.
The third event you cannot miss is the Sydney World Pride from February 12 to March 5. It is one of the largest Pride events in the world. But this year the city will host the WorldPride as well. You will get to enjoy Live & Proud: Sydney WorldPride Opening Concert, Mardi Gras Fair Day, LGBTQIA+ Human Rights Conference, and Blak & Deadly: The First Nations Gala Concert featuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait LGBTQIA+ artists performing at the iconic Sydney Opera House.
The fourth must-attend valentine’s day event is Mates’ Snowbound Leather Weekend XV from February 24 to 26 in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Leathermen and aficionados of rubber and uniforms flock to P-town in winter to brunch, drink beer, dance, and strip down to chaps and jockstraps. The debauchery is all in the name of charity.
And the final event you better not miss is Olivia’s 50th Anniversary Caribbean Cruise from February 19 to 26. Olivia, founded as a women’s music company before transforming into the largest vacation company for queer women, celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2023.