Stockholm Pride 2011
 

Stockholm Pride 2011

Stockholm Pride, the annual event for equality for all sexual orientations and genders, tried something new this year: The event area was open to everyone, not just those who had purchased a ticket. The ends results were "mixed": On one hand, it caused many straight people to go to Pride, and perhaps demystified "the gays". The downsides were that some straight people apparently didn't like what they saw and reverted to their usual homophobic selves[a]; and that the festival area turned into something like a zoo where straight people went on "gay safari". I never went to the festival area - HBTQ people are not particularly exotic to me, and I figure the last thing they need is another straight guy, with telephoto lens, on safari. However, the gay agenda had one event scheduled that not only made it worth showing up with a telephoto lens - it was actively encouraged: The parade.

2011-08-06 14:06

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

The parade is tranditionally led by Dykes on Bikes.

2011-08-06 14:07

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

2011-08-06 15:31

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

2011-08-06 15:31

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2011-08-06 15:32

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

2011-08-06 15:32

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2011-08-06 15:33

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

Scandinavian Leather Men, Stockholm[b] (SLM Stockholm) brings the leather. Is that a leather tie?

2011-08-06 15:33

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

2011-08-06 15:33

Sergels Torg, Skeppsbron

[a]

http://www.dn.se/sthlm/krankningarna-fler-pa-pride

[b]

http://slmstockholm.se/