The global focus of the advances and rights in social, cultural and business matters of the LGTBIQ collective will once again place Santa Cruz de Tenerife as the venue for Culture & Business Pride, which since its inauguration seven years ago promotes a complementary proposal to the Pride celebrations. Six days this coming summer, where the activities that make visible the work of the LGTBIQ+ collective in different fields from culture, business, science or technology will take place, and which will culminate with the International Alan Turing Awards Gala on July 27.
Among the names already confirmed in this edition, and that will visit Santa Cruz de Tenerife during the last week of July, is Samantha Fox, pop icon and sex symbol in the 80swho in 2003 announced his marriage to his former manager, Myra Stratton, thus normalizing the visibility of LGTBIQ+ women. Paco León, who has succeeded as an actor, screenwriter, director and producerwill be another of the guests in this edition: the organizers have understood how, through their different audiovisual works, their intention to eliminate barriers and make the collective visible can be glimpsed. Eduardo Casanova, an actor who in recent times has evolved to be behind the cameraand whose creativity has led him to advertising production, has also been invited by Culture & Business Pride.
La drag Aquaria, absolute winner of Drag Racehe show created pro RuPaul in 2018; either Carolina Iglesias, presenter and creator of the podcast stretching the gumThey will also travel to Tenerife, which for yet another year will become the capital of international LGTBIQ+ Pride.
The event, which is sponsored by the Cabildo de Tenerife through Turismo de Tenerife, the Autonomous Organism for Culture of the City Council of Santa Cruz, and Government Tourism of the Canary Islands through Promotur, is completely free, so for a week Visitors will be able to attend dozens of activities in different venues of the city as well as massive outdoor concerts.
Culture & Business Pride is one of the few festivals in the world included in the Work Program for 2023 of the World Tourism Organization. All your activities aren free, open, accessible and 100% heterofriendly.