Pride Park is an association created to promote cultural and recreational activities aimed at the affirmation and defense of civil rights and the quality of life of the gay and lesbian population.
Pride Park pursues the aim of conveying and strengthening the visibility of the LGBT community.
The association takes care of creating aggregative spaces and contexts for reflection and study in order to protect and strengthen the right to personal identity and the full realization of LGBT people against prejudices and discrimination in any form.
Pride Park has implemented cultural and educational projects, production of information materials, communication and visibility campaigns, also in collaboration with the association Azione Gay e Lesbica.
In particular, Pride Park organized two villages in Florence in the summers of 2016 and 2017 in a large space specially equipped and open every day from early afternoon to late night.
The two festivals proposed cultural moments – meetings, stages, workshops, book presentations – and artistic performances of various kinds – concerts, dance, theater, installations and exhibitions, DJ sets and live performances.
Since 2018, the parties organized originally by Azione Gay e Lesbica under the brand “Necessariamente” (NCS) pass under the supervision of the Pride Park Staff. The artistic direction of Valeria Santini remains unchanged, for years at the helm of these evenings. The spirit of these events is also unchanged: to advocate for free spaces for diversity expression, with one desecrating spirit to remind us how absurd social conventions are.
The money raised during parties is destined for the creation of spaces, events and actions for LGBT people wealth.