Tomorrow Tuesday is THE day for LGBT-lovers and persons. Stockholm Pride kicks off for five amazing days filled with artists, seminars, parties, dumping lover(s) and finding new one(s) during this 120 hour of craziness. If you´re a party person I’ll give you a hint of where to do this – if not you can find the full festival program here.
Club Proud will have it’s première on Stockholm Pride on Tuesday and will give you one party every night during Pride with different music orientation each night. Club Proud is not only here during Stockholm Pride, it´s a club here to stay – so take the chance to dance your shoes of to great DJ:s when in Stockholm.
On Friday 3/8 all you girls should visit the MOXY-party. The MOXY-parties is know for having the hottest and most talented DJ:s, the best party feeling as well as great serving staff (hot as well of course). This Friday they will give you two dance floors, filled with the latest hits and schlagers (swedish term for our version of Eurovision) and a big terraces outside where you can combine catching some air while enjoying your drink to house and R´n´B music.
For those of you that think competing in looks is the shit you can enjoy gorgeous men on Friday at Mr Gay Sweden at Hamburgerbörs, Jakobsbergsgatan 6, and the female version Miss Gay Sweden on Saturday at Club Proud.
If would would like to pre-party you can’t miss Mälarpaviljongen that has one of Stockholm’s most beautiful view combined with great food and maybe the most important ting – hot LGBT-persons in every corner.
You shouldn’t do this if: You can’t stand people in a good mood.
You should do this if: You look the hottest on a dance floor.
Hallongrottan is a book shop in Stockholm specializing in queer literature. Lots of books in English! The bookstore is named after a raspberry pastry with a funny tongue-in-cheek wink to the female genitalia. Besides books focusing on LGBTQ issues and feminism they have lots of movies, comics, sex toys and second-hand books.
Hallongrottan, Bergsundsgatan 25, Subway Hornstull, Stockholm.
Sweden’s, for now, only gay rugby team is here to stay. Take a drink, chat, dance and much more with the players in Sthlm Berserkers at Stockholm’s vert first gay sports bar. The team members welcomes you to a night of fun!
Sthlm Berserkers was founded in 2011 with the aim to make the sport more open to LGBT-members. Today the team consists of more then 50 members and two coaches with several years of rugby experience. In 2012 Sthlm Berserkers will participate in Bingham Cup in Manchester. Berns is a proud sponsor of Sthlm Berserkers and their calendar.
The sports bar is open the last sunday every month.
Berserkers Sports bar at Side Track
Address: Wollmar Yxkullsgatan 7
Subway station: Mariatorget
My colleague Christina Guggenberger has been nominated for the QX Gay Gala Awards in the category “Hetero of the Year”. She’s nominated because of the fantastic job she’s doing working to promote Stockholm as the perfect LGBT destination.
Magnus Lindbergh, VisitSweden NY and Christina Guggenberger, Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network
- Openness, diversity and respect. These are the three core values necessary to attract the LGBT segment. Christina Guggenberger knows what she’s talking about, she’s been the project manager at Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network since the start – working side by side with organizations rooted in the Swedish gay community. And the result speaks for itself: today Stockholm is considered as one of the top 10 most interesting gay city break destinations in the world, according to a survey conducted by the San Francisco based organization Community Marketing Inc.
Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network started in 2005 as a project within Stockholm Visitors Board. The aim? To market and develop Stockholm as an interesting and attractive destination. – It’s gone fantastically well. Stockholm and partner products are today visible in and through all major LGBT media as well as selected travel channels, says Christina Guggenberger.
Please vote for her and make her Hetero of the Year>>
Read this beautiful article on Stockholm. Written by Mark Thompson, Style & Travel Editor for EDGE.
“Beauty has been, for years, synonymous with Sweden. After all, this is the country that conquered the world with their Nordic models, clothed the globe in H&M fashions, furnished our homes in Ikea – and drowned the world in Absolut. In other words, Swedish beauty conquers all.
Stockholm, one of the world’s most beautiful capitals, is often considered the “Venice of the North” – and to find yourself in the Swedish capital in the midst of Stockholm Pride, the largest LGBT Pride festival in Scandinavia, is to be nearly dumbfounded by the simultaneous visual beauty of both citizenry and city.”
It’s still summer in Stockholm and one of the best places to enjoy the warm summer nights is at Mälarpaviljongen.
Overlooking Lake Mälaren this is a cosy, green haven where you can chill out over a glass of wine, lovely lunch or why not just enjoy a coffee & cake after a pleasant walk along Norr Mälarstrand Promenade?
This is the place if you are looking for an atmospheric, cozy local restaurant and high-spirited bar with great music and people. It also happens to one of the hottest LGBT spots in town!
Fridays: Club Before at Mälarpaviljongen
Saturdays: Club Boyz & Boyz at Mälarpaviljongen
Photos by Andre Landeros Michel
Love is in the air! SAS Scandinavian Airlines have now counted 350,000 votes and will soon announce the winners of both the European and US-based competitions. They say: “You might think you know who won, but we can guarantee you will be surprised.”
The winners will be announced early next week, so stay tuned…
For the fifteenth year, QX is publishing the QX GayMap for Stockholm in English. A map covering all the LGBT-friendly restaurants, bars, clubs and events in Stockholm.
The GayMap is available online and in print. Pick up your copy at Stockholm Tourist Centre or at many of the restaurants, cafées and bars in Stockholm.
Download the new QX GayMap.
Photo: Jonas Norén