The Local’s Guide to Stockholm Pride 2012

The Local’s Guide to Stockholm Pride 2012
As Scandinavia’s biggest Pride festival kicks off in Stockholm, contributor Salomon Rogberg takes a look at some of the highlights of the week-long celebration.

“This will be the best festival ever and finally it begins,” said festival manager Alf Kjeller in a statement on Tuesday.

This year, Stockholm Pride 2012 will be running between July 31th and August 4th.

Pride is the largest festival in the nordic countries highlighting LGBTQ issues. Each year the parade itself – which will take place on Saturday – attracts around 500,000 people to the streets of Stockholm.

This year’s theme – together– is meant to acknowledge what people can do together; stand up against injustices, change society and create love.

Apart from joining the parade or simply enjoying a nice day out watching it, the festival is also – as always – jam packed with things to do.

There are many seminars and debates to go to, theatre acts to watch, burlesque tea parties to attend, or even pornographic films to watch.

For The Local’s guide to the ten top venues and events to visit during Stockholm Pride click HERE.

The festival is not an event exclusively for those who are queer, gay, bisexual or transgender, say organizers, but also a “time and place for considering everyone’s equal value as well as for celebration and joy,”.

“Let the biggest love-fest begin,” the Pride organizers say on the site.

Salomon Rogberg

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