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Two cities, one country - for a united Europe open to the world. Stockholm Pride and Gothenburg’s West Pride collaborate to host Europride 2018.

The European Pride Organisers Association has decided that Stockholm Pride and West Pride in Gothenburg will host EuroPride in both cities in summer 2018. 

"We’re looking forward to a summer painted with the colors of the rainbow, with a dazzling celebration, discussion and manifesting the equal rights of all people, starting in Gothenburg in June and ending in August in Stockholm. We want to challenge the framework of what a Pride festival is. Every festival is part of a larger battle for the equal rights of all people. By collaborating with other festivals in Sweden and Europe, we’re showing that Pride and the LGBT movement are bigger than each week and city,” say Sandra Ehne, Chairperson of Stockholm Pride, and Laila Poulsen, Chairpeople of West Pride.

The summer of 2018 will be filled with joy, politics and solidarity in Sweden – and the organisers aim to challenge norms and shine a spotlight on LGBT issues and everyone’s right to love who they want and be who they are. In the spirit of collaboration and joining forces, we will place extra emphasis on international solidarity.

“It is with great joy that I welcome EuroPride 2018 to Gothenburg! The rights of LGBT individuals are human rights and human dignity is international. Together, we can make a difference in the world,” says Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg.

Sweden and Stockholm held EuroPride 1998 and 2008. On yet another 10 year anniversary, Sweden has yet another= opportunity to demonstrate how LGBT rights have developed in 20 years, while simultaneously carrying out the 25th EuroPride event – in what is known as one of the most open-minded countries in the world. 

"Stockholm is known worldwide as an open city, and we are happy and proud to welcome EuroPride for the third time. We have the necessary capacity to hold this kind of big event, and I look forward to welcoming visitors from Sweden and the rest of the world to EuroPride 2018,” says Karin Wanngård, Commissioner of Finance in Stockholm.

“I’m thriled that Sweden will have the opportunity to host this globally renowned LGBT celebration in both our largest cities. Stockholm was earlier this year honoured as “Destination of the Year” at the British LGBT Awards as a result of a public vote and we have been doing great work to attract more LGBT people to holiday in Gothenburg and West Sweden. West Pride has grown as an event in which people from the UK travel to and it’s fantastic to have the opportunity to put all of Sweden in the spotlight and highlight what an amazing destination we are for LGBT travellers,” says Gabriel Dorch, of VisitSweden in the UK.

In 2015, EuroPride was held in Riga. In 2016 it will be in Amsterdam and in 2017, EuroPride will stand back for World Pride, which will take place in Madrid.

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Summer in Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia is guaranteed to excite travellers from all backgrounds; but this year, gay and lesbian visitors will experience an exhilarating ‘BIG GAY SUMMER’, kicking-off with the ever growing STOCKHOLM PRIDE and extending into EUROGAMES, one of the world’s largest LGBT sporting festivals and landmark events in the global LGBT calendar.

Stockholm, a breathtakingly beautiful capital city is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. Its stunning buildings (and people), fresh air and proximity to the water makes it a wonderful place to spend the extra long summer days. Take what you want from Stockholm: the exciting, cultured, adventurous, trendy, sensual, delicious, social, fun; many people say it, but Stockholm really does have something for everyone – we guarantee you will fall in love with the city and long to return.
Stockholm is a truly open-minded and diverse capital city, making it a perfect destination for gay and lesbian travellers. It is also a wonderful holiday destination for modern families. Also, the city is celebrating 6 glorious years of equal marriage, backed by the Church of Sweden, so making it a perfect setting for gay and lesbian weddings and honeymoons.

The Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network, a project within Stockholm Visitors Board is unique – funded by partners who are passionate about gay and lesbian travel into the city – and arguably the only network of its kind in the world. It works on groundbreaking global campaigns to market and develop Stockholm as an interesting and attractive destination to LGBT travellers.

For the latest updates on gay and lesbian Stockholm, news from members of the network and LGBTQ voices from the city, visit gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com
For more detailed press information on things to do in the city, shopping, food and drink and events, visit our press room: visitstockholm.com/press
For further press information, press-trips and latest news about gay and lesbian Stockholm: Uwern Jong, Boutique Marketing, uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk 

EuroGames is among the world’s largest LGBTQ-events (held just 3 times each decade), founded by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) in 1992 to combat discrimination and promote the right to engage in sport, politics and culture - regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, ethnic origin, political beliefs, or athletic or artistic ability.
EuroGames Stockholm is expected to attract over 5,000 participants and more than 250,000 visitors. Previous host cities include Barcelona, Paris, London and Antwerp. The games will feature an exciting range of events, both sporting and cultural.

Its Sporting Ambassadors include Swedish National Football team player and QX LGBTQ Person of the Year, Nila Fischer, fellow team-mate Victoria Sandell Svensson, German National Football Player Thomas Hitzperger and and Swedish National Handball player Tobias Karlsson. Other equally important Ambassadors include actress and transgender activist Aleksa Lundberg, politician Birgitta Ohlsson, and Artist Lars Lerin.
05 August – 09 August 2015 | www.eurogamesstockholm.com #eurogamessthlm

Stockholm Pride is the biggest of all the Nordic Pride festivals and an event that draws LGBTQ people from across the world to sample its atmosphere. A pioneer in innovative ideas for the LGBTQ community, Stockholm Pride features an action packed, week-long festival and celebration of all things LGBTQ.
27 July – 01 August 2015 | www.stockholmpride.org #stockholmpride



It’s Pride week here in Stockholm and we’re gearing up for Scandinavia’s biggest LGBTQI Pride Festival. But on a normal day, there’s so much to be proud of here. So we're thrilled to feature a few special Pride related nuggets from our proud city.




On the Stockholm Gay and Lesbian blog this month at gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com, you can get acquainted with Sandra Ehne, President of Stockholm Pride. Despite her being a busy bee this month, she took time out of her schedule to speak with us, and we asked her about everything from where she finds her inspiration, to what not to miss in Stockholm. Read the whole interview here. More about Stockholm Pride 2014.


“We hold hands and kiss just like everybody else who’s in love.” Morgan.

Rather than showing the classic image of Stockholm, ten Stockholmers have been asked by Stockholm Visitors Board as part of their mainstream campaign, to share their thoughts about the city they love. Neither attractions nor classic views are on display. Instead, ordinary Stockholmers openly discuss their love for Stockholm, their interests, their relationship to the city and how they live here. 

The ten videos feature people like Jonas the geocacher, Madde the skateboarder, Sam the runner, Öivind the grandfather, and Otilia, who found love on the subway. But our favourite here is Morgan’s story – a gay man who believes Stockholm is the greatest gay city on earth and recently married his husband on a church on Södermalm.  The videos conclude with the hashtag #mystockholm and the pay-off “What’s yours?”.

View Morgan’s story at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ch7kPt373w



One other thing we’re really proud of here in Stockholm is our food. Stockholm has experienced a culinary boom the last couple of years. Now everything, it seems, evolves around food. New venues are opening one after another. A block or two away from the tourist track you will find some of the most interesting places in town right now. Here are our tips!



Vigårda is a fast food restaurant located in the shopping center Mood. We like the interior as much as the food! It’s a stylish, affordable, fast food BBQ restaurant with delicious food. Vigårda is – fast food as we like it! http://vigarda.se/


Brasserie Le Rouge

There’s no Swedish minimalism at this place. Visiting the restaurant Le Rouge is like stepping into French fin-de-siecle. Classic French and Italian composed menus are served here, and tradition is more important than trendiness. Don’t miss the bar next door, Le Bar Rouge, which has quickly become one of Stockholm’s most popular hang-outs! http://lerouge.se/



This convivial cocktail bar and outdoor cafe is located on Norr Mälarstrand seafront. The bartenders are topnotch, and the stylish décor is reminiscent of English gardens. The high level of ambition and attention to detail are familiar from Melker Andersson’s other restaurants. http://orangerietbar.se/



To celebrate Stockholm Pride 2014 (28 July to 2 August) the Berns is hosting its own epic party. Packed with international and local acts from the world’s LGBT scene, Berns’ celebrations get going as soon as ‘The Queen of Europe’, Conchita Wurst, has opened Pride - at Östermalms IP AKA Pride Park on Wednesday, 30 July - with revellers heading to the hotel’s newly-launched gay club night, ‘Glory’.

Then, on Saturday, the real party starts. Kick off an unforgettable evening at Berns’ chandeliered concert hall, Stora Salongen, which promises a wild and insanely-fun night of cutting-edge music and unforgettable atmosphere - courtesy of London-based GutterSlut - featuring renowned DJs such as Per QX, Nic Fisher and Ralf Obergfell. UK DJ club collective,Horse Meat Disco, will also be pumping out exciting tracks in the hotel’s Spegelsalen, or pop downstairs to Berns’ own basement nightclub, Gallery 2.35:1 (open for one night in the summer only), for a live set from resident DJ Staffan Lindberg and DJ Boris -  a popular fixture of Berlin club life.



The above ideas are excerpts from the fabulous Gay and Lesbian Network blog, with the inside track on what’s hot in Stockholm for LGB people. To find out more, visit gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com or join the Facebook page at Facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm


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MARCH 2013 | Banner photographs: JENS GRIP
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The ever welcoming city of Stockholm is proud to launch their brand new lesbian and gay portal and blog. This is where your readers and followers can connect with what the city has to offer for LGBT travellers.

Blog: gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com
Facebook page: facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

Stockholm has given the world gay icons for hundreds of years, from ”Queer” Queen Kristina in the 17th century to modern day icons like Abba, Greta Garbo, Lisbeth Salander, Robyn and TV’s True Blood’s vampire Viking, actor Alexander Skarsgård - we're pretty much a gay icon too. It's time to for the UK to upgrade its city break to a stylish, cultural and cosmopolitan destination just a mere 2.5 hours flight away.

These are some of the highlights for 2013...



Don’t deny it, you’re a fan. From retro-Eurovision, to West-end revival, you can’t help but sing along to Sweden’s favourite foursome. 

ABBA, The Museum will become the home of ABBA’s collected works, set to be showcased in a contemporary, musical and interactive exhibition that allows the audience to get close to their favourite band. 



Calling all fashionistas - From June 15-September 22, Stockholm’s Arkitekturmuseet will present ‘THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’, the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier. 



Stockholm Pride is something unique. The largest Pride festival of the Nordic countries and growing in strength, this year sees its 16th anniversary. Previous supporters have included Margaret Cho, Eurovision winner Loreen, Jedward and a host of other fantastic international acts. Guaranteed fun times!



The Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network and Visit Sweden UK are proud to present Swedish electropop artist LIZETTE in London. She will be performing at ONE LOVE event at the Cafe de Paris on Thursday 28th May. 

Lizette, who is bisexual, will be flying the flag for Sweden and Stockholm and be giving away a 2 night holiday for two in Stockholm. Attendees can enter by "LIKING" Gay & Lesbian Stockholm facebook page on the night.