News from Iceland's LGBT community

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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The largest attended bear dance party coming to Iceland

  • Published: 04 May 2014

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The largest attended bear dance party and most prolific gay dance event in the U.S. BEARRACUDA will be teaming up with BEARS ON ICE this year, celebrating BEARS ON ICE 10th event anniversary with a style. BEARRACUDA started in San Francisco in 2006 and has been throwing bear parties in all major cities in the US and around the world including San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, NYC, London, Austin, Cologne, Atlanta & Sydney. BEARRACUDA was voted “Best club for queer men” in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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Where do all the gays hang out?

  • Published: 31 March 2014

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When visiting Reykjavik you´ll soon learn that this is a small city with a tiny gay scene. Population in Reykjavik is just about 120.000 people but just over 200.000 people live in greater Reykjavik area. Once here you´ll notice how small the gay scene really is, there´s no "gay neighborhood" with gay bars, clubs, shops and restaurants where all the gays hang out. There is no Castro, Soho or Village but we still want to believe what we have is fun exploring.

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