Stockholm Pride launching digital festival and new Winter Pride

Instead of the traditional summer festival, Stockholm Pride 2020 will be divided into several new events to continue highlighting LGBT-rights in Sweden and the world.

  • To be a steady platform for LGBT-issues is more important than ever this year. As for many others, this pandemic has had a negative effect on Stockholm Pride but we take this opportunity to gather our strengths and creativity together with our community and our partners. We generate joy and manifest improved rights for members of the LGBT community together says Vix Herjeryd, chairperson of Stockholm Pride

Friday, July 31 to Sunday, August 2 Stockholm Pride will present a digital festival with live-streamed seminars, performances, a digital parade event, and broadcasts from several events around the city. This digital festival will be called Stockholm Pride Summer Stream and will replace the original festival this year.

At the same time during that week, we encourage stores, restaurants and the city of Stockholm to join in the festivities with flags and rainbows as much as possible to get that special Pride feeling. To experience the digital festival will be free of charge, a more detailed program and activities will be presented closer to the event.

  • To take a stand for everybody’s equal rights is even more important now than ever when places to meet up and gatherings for support have been closed, Vix Herjeryd says.

We are also thrilled to announce the new Stockholm Winter Pride festival this fall. It will be a four-day festival taken place both indoors and on different locations outside in the city. We are looking forward to share the creativity from our community and to create this winter festival together.

  • We’ve had thoughts about brightening up the darkest times of the year with a winter event, like several other pride organizations do, for many years and now it’s finally happening, says Vix Herjeryd.

This year’s celebration kicks off in June during Pride Month with a participation in Global Pride 2020. The digital manifestation is an initiative by the organizations InterPride and EPOA. Just in Europe over 300 festivals had to be cancelled this year, this is an alternative way to come together.

We also want to thank our Platinum Sponsor Nordic Choice Hotels. In these difficult times, especially for the hotel business, they have been standing up for human rights and kept supporting us, making it possible for us to execute these upcoming events in 2020.

Quick Facts Stockholm Pride 2020:  

  • Stockholm Pride Summer Stream, a digital festival with live-streamed seminars, performances, a digital parade event, and broadcasts from events around the city. Takes place Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2 
  • Stockholm Winter Pride, a four-day festival taken place both indoors and on different locations outside in the city. Takes place November 26 through Sunday, November 29. Tickets are 200 SEK full price and 100 SEK reduced price.  
  • Stockholm Pride 2021 will be a summer festival as usual. For those holding a ticket för 2020, this will be valid for 2021, we also offer different kinds of refunds. Information will be sent out by the ticket administration Tickster. 
  • Global Pride is an international event for 24h on June 27 arranged by InterPride and EPOA. For more information visit: www.globalpride2020.org 

Source: stockholmpride.org

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