Looking for lgbt clubs, bars and events in Turin? June is the lgbt pride month. After two years, we are ready to celebrate the LGBT pride with a colorful parade in Turin as well as in many other Italian cities. Something I have always attended with family and friends as I firmly believe in the motto: gay rights are human rights. On this occasion, I have decided to write a little guide to gather all the most beloved locations of the gay community in Turin. So, if you come to Turin, have a look at these places or events.
Let’s start with gay-friendly bars
Pausa Caffè is a lovely bar along the Dora River near Porta Palazzo market that organizes events under the name Senzafronzoli . They prepare nice aperitifs with a lot of appetizers to eat. They organize concerts and in summer you can sit along the river to sip your favorite cocktail. On every second Sunday of the month, with a 3 minutes walk, you can reach the Gran Balon Market, Turin’s flea market.
Nora book&Coffee is a bookstore and cafeteria specializing in LGBT books. You can have a coffee or get something to drink while reading or chatting. The atmosphere is cozy and very often they organize events.
Casa Arcobaleno, in Italian Rainbow house, is an association that organizes events, debates, and meetings.
Circolo Maurice is probably one of the most important associations in Turin and Italy. They have a library and archive center and are among the pride organizers. Located in the center of Turin, Maurice represents an important reference point for the LGBT community.
Fancy an LGBT Event?
Centralino is one of the most popular and historical clubs in Turin. This is the place where we all have been at least once in our life, we all have met people, danced, fallen in love, and cried with a heartbreak. Bananamia is the event that Centralino organizes every Friday night for the gay community. Definitely, the place to be.
I confess, I do not like the expression “gay-friendly” when talking about a bar or cafeteria because we should not have specific gay-friendly bars or cafeterias. My whole city is gay-friendly or better, human being friendly. Sometimes there are idiots who forget it, but the great participation to the pride always prove that gay rights are human rights. See you there!