Swedish popsensation Eric Saade will perform at Stockholm Pride tonight!
Eric Saade is doing his only concert in Sweden this summer at Parkscenen in Pride Park, Tantolunden in Stockholm, Friday, August 3rd at 22:00.
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.
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.
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
Stockholm Pride is coming up! The list of artists is still growing and the latest addition is Jedward who recently sang for Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest. There is also the international comedienne Margaret Cho, Swedish pop star Agnes, popsensation Eric Saade and many more.
Other parties this upcoming weekend:
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.”
Jo Webber was here for the Stockholm Pride. Read her fantastic article on Stockholm at When Sally Met Sally.
“The night before the march itself (alarm set for a healthy, non-bleary eyed 1pm kickoff on Saturday), we went to girls club Clustret billed as ‘a popular party for the hottest girls in town’. Didn’t it just live up to that reputation! For a city one eighth the population of London, the venue made the Candy Bar seem like an annex to the main room, as wild throngs of (mostly tall, mostly blonde, mostly friendly) girls gyrated against one another. They went especially bonkers when sexy Swedish cover band Beastie Girls (see below) sauntered on stage rip roaring through an enchanting set.”
The history of Vasa is a history of many men. The king who ordered the ship, the ship builder and most of the people who build and later rescued her were mostly men. But what if that story contains more? What happens if you look at the story of Vasa in a different way?
Last year during the Pride, The Vasa Musuem presented a quite different tour, where focus were on the women who went to war. It was forbidden but several women tried to take part in war as soldiers, dressed as men. Their life onboard of a war ship was very hard constantly hiding their true identity. Many of them got caught!
In the autumn 2011 the Vasa Museum presents a series of lectures with focus on the women around Vasa throughout her history. It was a woman who sold the Swedish timber to the ship yard.
When Vasa sank the widow of the ship builder had taken over her husband’s business. There was a female journalist that wanted to write about the excavation of Vasa, but she was stopped and a man wrote the story instead.