ILGA WORLD CONFERENCE – DECEMBER 10-16 IN STOCKHOLM.
RFSL, the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights, is the host organization for the ILGA World 2012 Conference. The theme of the conference is “Global Rights, Global Respect”.
Visit www.ilga2012.org for more information!
World AIDS Day is held on December 1st each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.
In Stockholm the World AIDS Day Gala has been arranged annually since 2007. This year the gala will be held on December 3rd at Kolingsborg.
Experience a different and unforgettable night with great food and a spectacular show! Performances by some of the best artists in Sweden. And the best part, you’ll be a part of fighting HIV.
Buy your ticket here>>
Discover Moxy, one of Stockholm’s best lesbian nightclubs!
On November 10th Astoria, an old cinema in Stockholm, provides the location for Moxy – one of the biggest lesbian parties in town! The two dance floors will be packed with dancing women. Music by DJ Inca and DJ Joanna “Patti” Högberg.
Buy your ticket at Roxy or Hallongrottan.
Berns Asiatiska restaurant claims top spot at the Guests’ choice award.
The cool Berns Asiatiska has been awarded the prestigious honor of ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at The National Restaurant Guests’ choice award.
After polling the votes of 10 000 guests, Berns Asiatiska was announced the winner out of 1361 Swedish restaurants.
“It feels amazing to have been awarded with such a prestigious title. We always strive to offer something exceptional to our guests and this shows that we are on the right path” says restaurant manager Johan H. Lindqvist.
So why not enjoy a dinner at Sweden’s “Restaurant of the year” and continue to the glamorous gay club “Ball Room”?
Carlos Melia visited Berns Asiatiska a week ago and loved it! “ Finally I have found my favorite hangout venue in Stockholm.”
Read his story on Berns on CARLOS MELIA BLOG>>
A bike tour with style and elegance! Wear your best, preferably tweed, but make adjustments for cycling.
The race will be held around central Stockholm and without steep hills, a comfortable ride at a leisurable pace, open for both ladies and gentlemen. Bring a picnic basket if you like, there will be time both before and after the race. All bicycles are welcome to join the race, old as well as new.
Saturday October 6, starting at 11.00 in Kungsträdgården.
Looking to take your partner on a romantic weekend to Stockholm? The fastest and most environmentally friendly way to travel from Arlanda airport to central Stockholm is by the Arlanda Express train. The journey to the city center takes 20 minutes. All Saturdays and Sundays, two adults travel together for only SEK 280.
But what if you are single? No problem! Take a chance and share the ticket with a new acquaintance. You have the opportunity to flirt at the ticket machines, you never know what it might lead to. At least, you surely will get a nice chat with someone who is also on its way to Stockholm, and maybe you can also get tips on sights and events in the city?
If you are too shy to flirt with strangers at the ticket machines there’s another solution for you. The staff at the Arlanda Express ticket offices will be happy to match you with another single traveler whenever they get the chance.
The Arlanda Express trains are comfortable and modern – and, who knows, when you arrive at the end of the journey, you might share more than just one ticket. You might even have met your true love or a friend for life. So if you participated in the contest “Win a date with Stockholm” without winning – don´t worry, you still have a chance to a date.
Take a chance on Stockholm!
Urban Deli is a restaurant, bar, deli and food store in the heart of style-conscious SoFo. Gay friendly and very popular among the locals! At Nytorget Urban Deli you can shop and eat food from early morning till evening.
If you enjoy bar hopping, just cross the street and you’ll find the cozy lesbian owned restaurant and bar Roxy.
The grand opening of the Pride Park last night was fantastic!
Today is yet another day of fun. World famous bisexual comedian Margaret Cho is performing at Stockholm Pride 16:30-18:00. Then at 19:00-23:00 is the big SchlagerPopNight!! This is one of the most popular highlights and Loreen, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to perform! And also the Irish pop twins Jedward.
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KPMG, IKEA, Microsoft, Swedbank and DSB are among the participating companies that see a good business case in developing equality strategies for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. They will all meet at a new workplace forum in Stockholm this August.
“Equality is often defined as treating everyone the same. We believe that true equality means treating everyone differently in order to treat them the same. Hence, equality at Swedbank is about assuring equal rights and opportunities for all. Diversity for us is about recognizing, valuing and taking account of people’s different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to create an open, caring and simple work environment and customer service.”
- Amanda Jackson, Group Specialist Human Rights and Corporate Sustainability, Swedbank.
The Nordic LGBT Workplace Forum & Career Fair will bring together businesses, NGOs and government organisations to discuss strategies for development of LGBT workplace equality in the Nordic countries. The event is to take place 2-3 August in Stockholm, during the Stockholm Pride week.
With our special Stockholm Pride offer you get a 100 SEK discount when you buy a ticket valid for the whole Pride week. Use this link to book the offer>>
Why Stockholm Pride?
More than half a million people and a dead king can’t be wrong: Stockholm Pride is a perfect celebration of gay culture!
The festivals mix of party, politics and culture turns this summer hot capital into a bustling city painted in the colours of the rainbow flag. Since it was first held in 1998, Stockholm Pride has grown to become Stockholm’s largest annual festival, as well as the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia.
The week-long festival culminates in the annual Stockholm Pride parade with about 50,000 participants and more than 500,000 spectators who gather to watch the procession of Viking Bears and butches, boy toys and drag queens, gay Christians and gay policemen … you name it!
And the aforementioned dead king? Well, the extravagant king Gustav III (1746-1792) would have loved the parade, which is why it stops at his statue, located below the Royal Palace, and lays a wreath of flowers at his feet.
Stockholm Pride July 31 – August 4