Stockholm Pride Week 2009: Events and Happenings

Stockholm LBGT Pride week began on Monday, July 27th. Evidently I totally forgot about it despite seeing pride flags posted everywhere. The Stockholmers really do have pride; managing to stick flags wherever they can be stuck. no pun intended) Gay Pride week will continue until Sunday and I listed a few interesting events from Thursday to Sunday.

Entry fees for Pride events:
Pride House and Pride Park: whole week is 700kr, one day pass is 300kr
Pride House only: 60kr for one day pass
Most events are events but you can buy tickets at the door.

Thursday, July 30th
Pride Park –
14:00-00:00 Bungy Jumpy – Booked online at peakexperience.se for 630kr or pay onsite for 750Kr
16:00-21:00 Free HIV Testing with results in one week
22:00-00:00 DJ Kim Bauer is a DJ, musician, and magician

Pride House –
Photo exhibition – “Bara Människa” (Only human) by photographer Linda Forsell who challenges gender roles and the definitions of men and women.

13:00–14:00 “Queens Girl” Performed by Lauren LoGiudice. It’s about fitting in with the family while still being dazzling and different in public.

14:00–15:00 The situation for LGBT in Warsaw/Poland led by Sylwia Strebska, a leading activist.

17:00–17:45 A Cultural focus on Nazi Hate Crimes. A seminar about the Nazi persecutions against the LGBT community.

Pride Garden –
12:30–13:00 Battle of the Wheel. The wheelchair race.

14:00–15:00 Play Boules with pink balls!

19:30–20:00 Moofish Catfish. A band playing for the first time at Stockholm Pride.

Pride and the City –
10:00–19:00 Pride’s info center at Gallerian. Open all week

12:00–18:00 “Joy of man’s desiring” – Arthur Tress’ photo exhibition from Wednesday to Sunday.

14:00–15:00 Guided tour from a queer perspective.

Full list for Thursday

Friday, July 31st

Listing for Friday for more info

Saturday, August 1st
Stockholm Pride Parade 2009 begins in Humlegarden at 1PM and traverses the city. The parade will cross the eastern side of Gamla Stan, Slussen, go west on Hornsgatan, and turn south on Ringvagen. It will end a few hours later at Tantolunden Park in Sodermalm.

More than 50,000 people participate in the parade and a half million participate as spectators. Get that pride flag out, a camera, and a beer and enjoy the day.

Sunday, August 2nd
Pride Park –
12:00–20:00 Meet Centerpartiet politicians. Wednesday to Sunday.

12:00–20:00 The Moderate party in Pride Park. Meet more politicians! Wednesday to Sunday.

15:15–16:00What’s up with Hairspray? An interview with the lead, Jessica Heribertsson, of the Broadway hit musical.

Pride Garden –
15:30–16:00 Salvadori Fantastico band performance

Photos from Stockholm pride week will be posted soon. Hopefully it’s not a marathon fail again!

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