Here are snapshots from The Reykjavik Pride Parade. The icelandic name for the parade is Gleðigangan or The Parade of Joy and you can see the joy in the faces.

Photos: Páll Guðjónsson

You can see among the supporters parliamentarians and people from the City council and the Prime minister is pictured on stage at the stage show promising to improve many of the outstanding issues in LGBT+ rights, especially regarding issues affecting trans and intersex people.

Reykjavík City is one of the biggest supporters of Reykjavik Pride and this is how they introduce the event:

This colourful event brings tens of thousands of people into the city centre every year to show solidarity and to have fun with the gay community in Reykjavik. 

People of all genders, friends, relatives, and a fast growing number of tourists, all come together to celebrate and support universal human rights.

Reykjavik Pride has been celebrated annually since 1999. Our cozy little pride, originally visited by some fifteen hundred onlookers, has blossomed and evolved into a colourful six day celebration that attracts over 100 thousand guests from all over the world. Reykjavík Pride is one of the biggest little Pride Parades in the world.

Reykjavik Pride is an important event for the LGBT community in Iceland. The festival promotes visibility and courage and provides people with a platform to manifest their pride. The celebrations do not only mark a successful stage in the LGBT struggle; Reykjavik Pride is also one of the most vibrant and popular events on Reykjavík’s cultural calendar. By participating in the event in such large numbers, the Icelandic people regularly show valuable support, recognition and respect for the cause.

For more information about the festival please visit the Reykjavik Pride website.