Maspalomas Gay Pride has officially started
The 16th edition of Maspalomas Gay Pride has been inaugurated on Friday, with a special event, which started with a Priscilla Queen of the Desert homage.The Pride event, which is becoming more and more successful year after year, will continue until 14th May and over 150,000 people are expected to attend, with a tourism boom for the island calculated in 100 million Euros.
This year Maspalomas Pride will also see the coronation of Mr Gay World, in conjunction with Madrid.
There will also be the traditional pride parade on Saturday 13th April, with the participation of 27 floats.
Sadly the event has also seen an unfortunate incident: on Friday a 27 year old British man disappeared after going for a swim with his partner at Playa del Ingles. He went missing around 1:30pm local time, but his body was found three and a half hours later.