Scandinavia’s largest pride parade will march through the streets of Stockholm, Sweden, on Saturday 30 July 2016, bringing to a climax the Swedish capital’s low-key, week-long pride celebration.
The rainbow flag is flying from Stockholm’s buses and trams as well as a few public buildings and private businesses, such as restaurants, bars, and 7-Eleven outlets.
Curiously, it is flying at Stockholm Stadium, but no events appear to be scheduled there.
It pretty much seems business as usual in the city that proudly calls itself, “Scandinavia’s Capital”.
Is Stockholm also Scandinavia’s LGBT capital? Or should that honour go to Oslo? Or Copenhagen? What about Amsterdam?
Owing to Stockholm’s inclusive nature, the city does not have any gay ghettos. LGBT friendly bars, restaurants, and other types of businesses are scattered about the city.
Likewise, events during Pride Week are scattered about the city, as well. The focal points are Pride House and Pride Park, but try to find them on a map!
What map? A dearth of information is available on line in English. The website doesn’t even offer addresses.
As I wander about town in search of the focal point, I stumble across a couple of gorgeous young blondes draped in rainbow flags. They look as confused as I am!
Would love to see the parade (I’m leaving too soon). Would also love to have experienced Midsummer’s Eve (I arrived too late).
Oh, well. There’s always next time!
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