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Reykjavík Pride Begins Today

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  • Sólveig Gunnlaugsdóttir
  • 16-10-2015 13:07:35

Pride events have been a part of Reykjavik since 1993, when Icelandic lesbians and gays first gathered to demand better rights and freedom. Since 1999, Reykjavik Pride has been an annual part of Icelandic culture and this year will be the seventeenth official Pride event in Iceland!

From humble beginnings, Reykjavik Pride is now hosted across 6 days, beginning today and culminating in an amazing weekend march through the city. It might be a little Pride event, but nonetheless attracts around 100, 000 guests from across the world!

Each year the Pride event takes on a theme, and this year's is "health". The agenda of health care for the queer society will be the focus of several interviews and articles, approached in an informative and sympathetic light for the best discussion of these important issue.

The main event is Saturday's march and amazing concert at Arnarholl, but there's also a range of lectures and workshops throughout the week to promote more discussion of LGBTQA rights in Iceland, and to show solidarity with the LGBTQA community. The events range from documentary screenings to live music and queer cruise ship, anything can happen and it's all about love and equality.

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