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.
Iceland´s newly elected president, Mr. Guðni Th. Jóhanneson will address the event on Arnarhóll and be the first Icelandic president to do so and take direct part in the festivity. Since 1999 Reykjavik Pride has been an annual event in Reykjavik and one of Iceland´s biggest festivals.