News from Iceland's LGBT community

BEARS ON ICE Iceland´s biggest gay event ever soon to kick off

  • Published: 24 August 2014

 

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Iceland´s biggest men only gay event, BEARS ON ICE, is about to kick off, the four day event starts September 4th. This is also the 10th anniversary for BEARS ON ICE. The event has grown bigger every year since the first one in 2005 and this year will be no exception. Over 150 bears and friends are flying to Iceland from all over the world for the event, making it the biggest gay event in Iceland ever.

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Successful Reykjavik Pride: Over 90.000 showing up for the parade

  • Published: 12 August 2014

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Reykjavik Pride weekend has just finished and we´re still busy sorting out all the pictures taken during the weekend, soon to be posted on our website gallery. The event was a huge success with around 90.000 people showing up for the Pride Parade and outdoor concert at Arnarhóll in the city center. It´s hard to imagine that when the first parade took place in 1999 it would grow from a few people participating and around 1.500 people showing up for the event, to almost one fourth of the country coming to  the event, showing support to the LGBT community, friends and families. This year over 30 floats took part in the parade, most of them bringing joyful message to the public and a few reminding our fellow citizens that work is still to be done and we still need to keep our eyes open and fight prejudice.

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Get ready, Reykjavik Pride is coming up

  • Published: 30 July 2014

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Reykjavik Gay Pride is just around the corner with number of events taking place all around Reykjavik for full five days. The official pride program runs from Tuesday (August 5th) through Sunday (August 10th) and offers diversity of events such as documentaries, lectures, Diving Divas, walk around Reykjavik´s Botanic Garden, concerts, Queer Cruise, dance parties and last but certainly not least a colorful parade.

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The Icelandic Drag Competition 2014

  • Published: 20 July 2014

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The Icelandic Drag Competition celebrates its eighteenth anniversary this year and will crown its Drag Queen and the Drag King of Iceland Wednesday August 6th at Harpa. Ticket price is ISK 2.800 and available at harpa.is. This year´s host is the Icelandic comedian Þorsteinn Guðmundsson so get ready for good laughs and lots of fun. This year´s theme is „On the cover of the DraggingStones“. 

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Reykjavik Gay Pride 2014 Program Guide now available

  • Published: 15 July 2014

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Reykjavik Gay Pride Program guide is now available. We´re expecting lots of fun for this year´s pride with local and international artists performing. The opening ceremony kicks off Thursday August 7th at Harpa Concert Hall (city center) with the one and only Willam (William Belli) performing who´s well known by many for his participation in RuPaul´s Drag Race as well as some of Iceland´s best known performers including the Icelandic gay icon Paul Oscar

Download the Reykjavik Gay Pride Program guide and get ready to party!  Visit Reykjavik Gay Pride website for more information about events, artists, tickets and venues.

Official 2014 Reykjavik Gay Pride song Surrender is out

  • Published: 14 June 2014

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Surrender (Á mitt vald) is the name of the official 2014 Reykjavik Gay Pride song performed by the Icelandic pop singer and Eurovision song contestant Sigga Beinteins.

Sigga Beinteins has been a household name in Iceland for over 30 years. Her first appearance with the Icelandic band HLH flokkurinn in 1983 was an instant hit and in 1989 she joined the band Stjórnin which was to become one of Iceland´s most successful pop acts ever.

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The Icelandic Queer Choir to perform in Dublin

  • Published: 01 June 2014

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The Icelandic Queer Choir is busy practicing and getting ready for their trip to Dublin to perform at Various Voices (www.variousvoices.ie) in June. Various Voices is a pan-European choral festival aimed at gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender choirs and choruses.

The Reykjavík Queer Choir is based in Iceland´s Capital, Reykjavík. From the beginning it´s mission has been to create a prejudice-free environment where LGBTQ people can meet and enjoy singing together.

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