Uncovering Scandinavia’s LGBT Viking history at Stockholm Pride

Uncovering Scandinavia’s LGBT Viking history at Stockholm Pride

As Stockholm Pride kicks off this week, you might be wondering whether Sweden's status as a centre for gay culture is a recent phenomenon. Alex Volk, a Stockholm tour guide and researcher, is showing that this is far from the case, with a tour that highlights LGBT history dating back to the Viking Age.

In Pictures: Tens of thousands turn out for Stockholm Pride parade

In Pictures: Tens of thousands turn out for Stockholm Pride parade

Stockholm Pride begins: Here’s what you need to know

Stockholm Pride begins: Here’s what you need to know

Pride 2019: How to celebrate in Sweden

Pride 2019: How to celebrate in Sweden

Swedish LGBT group drops out of Sweden’s top political festival over Nazi threats

Swedish LGBT group drops out of Sweden’s top political festival over Nazi threats

‘I could be deported to Iran because Sweden doesn’t believe I’m gay’

‘I could be deported to Iran because Sweden doesn’t believe I’m gay’

Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden

Meet the American trans activist seeking asylum in Sweden

Watch: Sweden’s Supreme Commander sings an Elvis hit at EuroPride

Watch: Sweden’s Supreme Commander sings an Elvis hit at EuroPride

Ten of the most exciting events to check out at EuroPride

Ten of the most exciting events to check out at EuroPride

Sweden is getting its first LGBT-certified sports stadium

Sweden is getting its first LGBT-certified sports stadium

Transgender YouTube star Viktoria, 14, wins plaudits at Swedish gala

Transgender YouTube star Viktoria, 14, wins plaudits at Swedish gala

Swedish government orders study into mental health conditions of transgender people

Swedish government orders study into mental health conditions of transgender people

Malmö to share hosting duties of World Pride 2021

Malmö to share hosting duties of World Pride 2021

First same-sex overseas adoption takes place in Sweden

First same-sex overseas adoption takes place in Sweden

Opinion: Why I walk as a proud parent in the Stockholm Pride parade

Opinion: Why I walk as a proud parent in the Stockholm Pride parade

Stockholm to get new same-sex traffic lights in show of LGBT support

Stockholm to get new same-sex traffic lights in show of LGBT support

Stockholm named one of world’s best gay cities

Stockholm named one of world’s best gay cities

Ten reasons why Stockholm Pride is simply awesome

Ten reasons why Stockholm Pride is simply awesome

High security as Orlando top of mind at Stockholm Pride

High security as Orlando top of mind at Stockholm Pride

Swedes slam ‘censorship’ of cartoon lesbian romance

Swedes slam ‘censorship’ of cartoon lesbian romance

Hospital gets ‘world’s first LGBTQ-friendly’ stamp

Hospital gets ‘world’s first LGBTQ-friendly’ stamp

Swedish church boss: ‘Homosexuality is a trend’

Swedish church boss: ‘Homosexuality is a trend’

These are some of Sweden’s new gay pride mailboxes

These are some of Sweden’s new gay pride mailboxes

Sweden slides down Europe’s ‘gay friendly’ rankings

Sweden slides down Europe’s ‘gay friendly’ rankings

Swedish footballers fly the flag for gay rights

Swedish footballers fly the flag for gay rights

Swedish ‘vampire’ on trial for killing gay lover

Swedish ‘vampire’ on trial for killing gay lover

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons

Stockholm schools to teach LGBT lessons

Video exposes Swedish ‘anti-gay discrimination’

Video exposes Swedish ‘anti-gay discrimination’

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

Italian couple tie the knot at Swedish Pride festival

Lukewarm support for ‘alternative pride march’

Lukewarm support for ‘alternative pride march’

Swedish Facebook debut for gender neutral ‘hen’

Swedish Facebook debut for gender neutral ‘hen’

Swedish rainbow hockey club lands fresh support

Swedish rainbow hockey club lands fresh support

Stockholm Pride glides into seventeenth year

Stockholm Pride glides into seventeenth year

Sweden and US fight homophobia together

Sweden and US fight homophobia together

Sweden lags in European gay rights review

Sweden lags in European gay rights review

Sweden stops payouts to ‘anti-gay Uganda’

Sweden stops payouts to ‘anti-gay Uganda’

Swedish minister meets Ugandan gay activists

Swedish minister meets Ugandan gay activists

Sweden opens first retirement home for gays

Sweden opens first retirement home for gays

Stockholm sings in support of Russian gays

Stockholm sings in support of Russian gays

Hägglund turns down Stockholm Pride invite

Hägglund turns down Stockholm Pride invite

Transgender need more protection in law

Transgender need more protection in law

Christian Democrats sign up for Stockholm Pride

Christian Democrats sign up for Stockholm Pride

Christian Democrats discuss same-sex adoption stance

Christian Democrats discuss same-sex adoption stance

Christian Democrats uphold sex change sterilization demand

Christian Democrats uphold sex change sterilization demand

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Liberals push for end to sex change sterilisation

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Masses greet Stockholm Pride march

Peace activists target soldiers in Pride march

Peace activists target soldiers in Pride march

Christian Democrats in sex change law u-turn

Christian Democrats in sex change law u-turn

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Green Party calls for apology over HIV slurs

Ugandan couple’s family suffers over gay wedding

Ugandan couple’s family suffers over gay wedding

‘Third-sex’ fear cited to snip transgender Swedes

‘Third-sex’ fear cited to snip transgender Swedes

‘Idiot politicans can’t tell me I need surgery to be a man’

‘Idiot politicans can’t tell me I need surgery to be a man’

School sets up ‘gender-neutral’ dressing room

School sets up ‘gender-neutral’ dressing room

Lesbian kiss fails to shock Eurovision fans

Lesbian kiss fails to shock Eurovision fans

Guide to help companies attract ‘pink money’

Guide to help companies attract ‘pink money’

Rain on the pride parade fails to dim LGBT spirits

Rain on the pride parade fails to dim LGBT spirits

Stockholm Pride artist slams ‘barbaric’ Russia

Stockholm Pride artist slams ‘barbaric’ Russia

Topless activists target Russian embassy

Topless activists target Russian embassy

Russia needs a total gay rights U-turn: minister

Russia needs a total gay rights U-turn: minister

Pro-LGBT Americans join Stockholm Pride

Pro-LGBT Americans join Stockholm Pride