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The Local's Guide to Pride

The Local's Guide to Pride

Published: 29 Jul 2010 15:38 GMT+02:00
Updated: 29 Jul 2010 15:38 GMT+02:00

Thursday

2pm-1am: Sing your heart out at the Karaoke tent in Pride Park. The best contestants will compete for a spot in the Swedish National Karaoke Championship. A ticket is required for entrance to Pride Park unless you have a weekly pass. Learn more

7pm-11:30pm: The most popular concert of the festival - the Schlager evening. With lots of catchy Swedish ditties and former Eurovision winners, this concert is always guaranteed to pull in the crowds. The first part of the evening, until 9pm, will be dominated by classic Swedish schlager singers from days of yore. The second half, starting at 9:55pm, will have a more poppy, contemporary feel. To enter, buy a day pass for Thursday at 400 kronor. Learn more

10pm-3am: Party time. Put your dancing shoes on and celebrate at the Girl’s Party at Le Bon Palais. The party is hosted by the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights and will feature three dance floors, karaoke and 1,500 guests. All genders are welcome, but there is a cover of 200 kronor at the door or 185 kronor with a prepaid ticket. Learn more

Friday

1pm-6pm: Get cultural and check out Gardet's new art exhibit at Galleri Kocks in Södermalm right near Medborgarplatsen. The mixed media exhibit has something to please everyone's taste. Free entry. Learn more

2pm-10pm: Play dress-up while learning something, too. Visit the Maritime Museum's exhibit Uniforms, Norms, and Power. Try on different uniforms, and if you so desire, have your picture taken and be part of a slideshow. Entrance is free with a Pride ticket. Learn more

9pm-10pm: Giddy-up! Grab your chaps, boots, and cowboy hats for a line dance party hosted by A Six-Pack To Go, Stockholm's best country-western club. Located in Pride Park, festival ticket required for entry. Learn more

Saturday

1pm: The Pride Parade. A colorful mix of a party, parade, demonstration, the Pride Parade can be anything you want it to be. Come down and check it out, everyone is welcome. The route is new this year, but will leave 1pm from Tantolunden and go across the entire city. Learn more

10pm-12am: Celebrate the Parade Gala with great acts like Therese, Le Kid, Love Generation, Ola Joyce, Rebound, Babsan and Dark Ladies, among others. At Pride Park, festival ticket required. Learn more

10pm-5am: Hit up the after-party, which goes all night at Göta Källare. Clean Event is organizing a wild party, with live performances and tons of DJs. 140 kronor prepaid ticket, 200 kronor at the door. Learn more

Sunday

3pm-11pm: Nurse the previous night's hangover and weary feet by cuddling up at Södra Teatern's film festival. Free entrance. Learn more

11pm-5am: One last hurrah. Celebrate Pride's last day and dance the night away with a huge Sunday night closing party hosted by Kolingsborg. Entrance is free. Learn more

Visit the Stockholm Pride website for more detailed information about the festival and the many events going on around town.

Emy Gelb

Paul Rapacioli (paul.rapacioli@thelocal.com)

Your comments about this article

10:56 July 30, 2010 by Da Goat
Why don't heterosexuals have pride marches too after all they have much more to be proud of, I detect some discrimination here!

maybe it is because they are secretly ashamed that they have to come out and tell everyone they are proud. why do they have to stick their crap down our throats. I say crawl back under your rocks people and get on with your life.

another thing why must they sully good things like rainbows and the words pride and gay, they have turned respectable words/things into base and crass things.

I don't mind you prancing around just keep out of public view there are small children watching and lots of others shaking heads in disbelief !
02:08 August 1, 2010 by wenddiver
I don't think the Sex out in the streets thing adds to a positive view of Gays or any other group for that matter. Pitifully Sad.
19:51 August 1, 2010 by Mike #1986
a weekend of filth white trash.
12:14 August 2, 2010 by rufus.t.firefly
I don't know about the statements above, but for my part, the parade had a rehearsed, corporate, dutiful ambience. Only about five Dykes on three Bikes, one a scooter. There was no sense of celebration, no spontaneity, only institutionalized political correctness. Definitely organized from the top down.
10:49 August 3, 2010 by cosplay
I don't know about the statements above, but for my part, the parade had a rehearsed, corporate, dutiful ambience. Only about five Dykes on three Bikes, one a scooter. There was no sense of celebration, no spontaneity, only institutionalized political correctness. Definitely organized from the top down
15:32 August 3, 2010 by amalkhan
@ Da Goat: you really do sound like a homophobe. N get your facts straight: words like 'gay' and others were picked by ''staright'' people to describe the socalled 'gay' people.

If it effects you so badly, you can stay indoors in the future. N there were thousands of children who watched the parade and took part in it. N there were so problems.

When a group has been discriminated against for so long, its only natural to come out show your pride in what is hopefully acceptance.
12:51 August 4, 2010 by Nemesis
@ Da Goat, wenddiver and Mike #1986,

You don't like it, tough.

In Sweden people have rights. If you don't like it, leave.
03:44 August 9, 2010 by llongoria0
can we say sick 0? How gross. no one needs to parade their deviant sex practices. and no matter how much they parade, they won't change my mind about them. nasty.
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