News from Iceland's LGBT community

Reykjavik Pride 2016 has started

  • Published: 02 August 2016

Reykjavik Pride kicks off today for the eighteenth time. The week is packed with variety of queer events and activities including lectures, walking tours, drag show and dances. This year´s Pride theme is “Our History” with number of events focusing on Iceland´s Queer history, battles and achievements. The event's highlight is as always the Saturday Pride Parade and the outdoor Concert at Arnarhóll in the city center where thousands of Icelanders come together to show solidarity with the Queer community.

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Reykjavik Pride 2016

  • Published: 19 June 2016

August is Iceland´s Pride month. Reykjavik Pride, one of Iceland´s largest festival, has been an annual event in Reykjavik since 1999. The event´s history dates back to 1993 when Icelandic gays and lesbians first marched through the city center demanding much wanted freedom, respect and human rights. Pride program is still to be released but according to Eva Maria Þórarinsdóttir, President of Reykjavik Pride, a few new items will be on the list this year including Friday Rainbow Techno party but well over 30 events will be on the menu during pride week which kicks off August 2nd and runs through 7th.

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Prosumer to Perform at BEARS ON ICE 2016

  • Published: 12 March 2016

Achim Brandenburg aka Prosumer will perform at BEARS ON ICE taking place first weekend of September 1-4th, 2016. Prosumer started to built a name for himself in his hometown Saarbruecken, Germany, before relocating to Berlin, but his current home is in Edinburgh, Scotland. In Berlin Prosumer became one of the residents and a house hold name in Berlin´s  most influential clubs.  Since his debut release Newborn in 2004 Prosumer has releases number of singles and remixes and is by many considered one of the most influential DJs and important producers of our days. Prosumer is Connecting tracks and songs of his golden age with present the groove, Prosumer will for sure bring that special magic he´s best known for and make the room rumble.

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National Queer Organisation elects new board. BDSM Iceland becomes member Organisation.

  • Published: 06 March 2016

Samtökin 78, The National Queer Organization, has selected new board of directors and for the third year Hilmar Magnusson was elected chair of Samtökin '78 board. Controversial application by BDSM Iceland to become member organisation under Smatökin´s 78 umbrella was approved by 37 votes agains 31. Groups & organisations working for the benefit of queer issues are free to apply to become members of the National Queer Organization.

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Are you ready for Rainbow Reykjavik!

  • Published: 02 January 2016

Rainbow Reykjavik can be labeled as Reykjavik´s LGBTQI+ Winter Pride Festival welcoming guests from all over the world to have fun in Reykjavik for a few days. The program offers a great mixture of nature, activities, culture, cuisine, music & nightlife & is an excellent excuse for a mid-winter visit to the world´s northernmost capital, Reykjavik.

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