Preview: Stockholm Pride in Photos
Lola A. Åkerström shares photos from past Stockholm Pride events to give you an idea of what to expect late July to early August in Stockholm.
Thousands of participants, supporters, and curious viewers alike all clad in vibrant colors of the rainbow line the streets of Stockholm in one of the city’s hallmark summer events. Stockholm Pride is the largest Pride Festival in Scandinavia and it works to highlight LGBT issues and create a sanctuary for gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and gender expression that exist within the LGBT movement.
It is a nonprofit organization where all work with the festival takes place on a voluntary basis and its purpose is to annually organize the festival Stockholm Pride.
The route is usually about 3.5-4 km and takes about 2 hours to go with creative floats, colorful banners, and rainbow flags all the way. “Stockholm has no gay enclave as such, but gay and gay-friendly establishments are scattered throughout the city and rainbow flags fly high in many of Stockholm’s central districts. But the greatest concentration of gay bars and clubs is to be found in two areas: the trendy Södermalm district and Gamla Stan,” shares Visit Stockholm.
Here are some photos from past Stockholm Pride parades to give you an idea of what to expect if you’re in town over the weekend.