News from Iceland's LGBT community

Happy Gay Pride

  • Published: 05 August 2010

Happy Gay pride

Reykjavik Gay Pride weekend kicks off tonight, Thursday August 5th, with the Gay Pride opening ceremony in the Icelandic Opera starting 8 pm. Variety of events will take place during the pride weekend such as queer walking tours around Reykjavik city center, Queer Cruise from Reykjavik harbor and Saturday queer dances. The Saturday parade down Laugavegur and outdoor concert will of course mark the highlight of the event and is expected to attract thousand of people showing solidarity with the gay cause while celebrating live itself. The Gay Pride festivities in Reykjavík have been a marvellous success since 1999 and has become one of Iceland´s biggest outdoor event.   Read more ...

Iceland hosting the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics championships in 2012

  • Published: 03 August 2010

Styrmir to host

Iceland´s queer sport organization Styrmir is to host the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics championships in 2012.  The event is expected to attract large crowd of athletes around the world and will be one of the biggest Aquatic sport event to be held in Iceland. According to Bjarni Sneabjorndsson, member of the local gay sport organization Styrmir, organizers are hoping to see some 1.000 athletes showing up for the event. Read more ...

Iceland's most entertaining competition

  • Published: 30 July 2010

Iceland Drag Contest coming up

Iceland's most entertaining competition, Iceland Drag Queen & Drag King, is coming up and will take place August 4th at the Icelandic Opera, the day before Reykjavik Gay Pride opens. Since first held some 11 years ago the competition has made a name for itself and is an important part of Reykjavik’s Queer Culture. Tickets available at Cafe Kofi Tómasar frænda (Laugavegur 2, city center) until August 3rd and at the Opera Ticket office. Browse through the picture gallery from last year´s event.

Thursday Cabaret with Viggó & Violetta

  • Published: 26 July 2010

Viggo og Víoletta

Thursday, July 29th, Viggo & Víóletta will host the fourth and last cabaret evening of the summer at Barbara (Laugavegur 22). The other nights have been more than fantastic, extremely good humour and an amazing atmosphere have always been present on these nights. This time they will have an all new program from the deep well of the musical world. For example, they will perform songs from Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde, Moulin Rouge, Cabaret and many many more.  Admission only ISK 1.000.-

The official Reykjavik Gay Pride song is OUT!

  • Published: 21 July 2010

Friðrik Ómar

The official Reykjavik Gay pride 2010 song, Dáinn úr ást, is out, written by Örlygur Smári and Friðrik Ómar and performed by Friðrik Ómar who one of Iceland´s most beloved gay artist. Friðrik Ómar has worked with many of the most succesful artists in Iceland, participated in many popular music shows in Iceland, worked with some of Iceland’s best known singers and fronted several bands. Friðrik has recorded two successful albums that reached gold status and one that was a certified platinum album. Friðrik Ómar is the other half of the duo Euroband which represented Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2008.   Read more ...

Reykjavik Gay Pride Magazine

  • Published: 18 July 2010

Gay Pride Program Guide

The Reykjavik Gay Pride Magazine and Program Guide is out and is also available online. The Program Guide includes information about the event and performing artist in Icelandic as well as in English. It is also possible to get a free copy at the Pride service center which is located inside bookstore Ida in Laekjargata (city center) as well as in hotels around town, bars and restaurants. The dates for Reykajvik Gay Pride are August 5th to 9th. 
Visit Reykjavik Gay Pride website for more information
Read Program Guide online

Reykjavik Pride Center to open

  • Published: 16 July 2010

Reykjavik Gay Pride 

The Reykjavik Pride service center opens Saturday 17th of July and is located inside bookstore Ida in Laekjargata (city center). The Pride center is open all days from 11 am to 8 pm. At the Pride Center you’ll find everything you need for the coming up Pride such as T-shirts and tickets to individual events. Those who have reserved VIP passes for the whole event can pick it up there as well. The Reykjavik Gay Pride Program Guide is also out and can be picked up at the centre as well as hotels around town, bars and restaurants.  Read more ...

Live piano karaoke at Barbara

  • Published: 13 July 2010

Viggo and Violetta

On Thursday, July 15th, Viggo and Violetta will host al a live piano karaoke evening at Barbara!  Everyone can come and sing their favorite musical hit. Viggo and Violetta will have a piano player at your disposal and he can play anything you want. Bring sheet music or just lyrics - but be sure that at least you know the song. Come and make the crowds to insane with your talent. Admission only ISK 1.000.-

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