1 October, 2022

Sweden resumes Gay Pride parade, after two years on hiatus

More of 50.000 people took part in the colorful folk festival and nearly half a million additional spectators.

By Ana Maria Gonzalez

Sweden – After two years of pandemic, The Gay Pride Parade was held again in Stockholm, from one in the afternoon on Saturday, the party started again.

More of 50.000 people participated in the colorful folk festival and nearly half a million additional spectators.

Photo / Anna Maria Gonzalez

Security was extra great during the day, since the memory of the shooting in a gay bar in Oslo is fresh in the memory even among the police.

Stockholm Pride was held throughout the week and on Wednesday the Pridepark opened at the Östermalm IP, where people gathered to celebrate, discuss and express.

photo VD: Anna Maria Gonzalez.

The situation of LGBTI people has worsened in several countries in recent years. In many places in the world, people are still persecuted and imprisoned for their sexual orientation, something that was the subject of debate during Pride week 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden.