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PHOTOS: Life Is Swede At Stockholm Pride 2011

Some things are universal—death, taxes, Dykes on Bikes heading up gay pride parades.

The lesbian motorcycle association led Stockholm Pride‘s street parade on Saturday, the largest LGBT gathering in Scandinavia. The march started at the Zinkensdamm sports arena in Södermalm and wrapped up in at Sergels Torg in the city center. And not even some last-minute rain could dampen the high spirits at the event, a culmination of a week of LGBT-related events.  Check out our colorful slideshow above.

Have you been to Stockholm Pride—or just have an anecdote from a trip to Sweden? Share with the group in the comments below!

 

Photos via Lars B, Julius L, Richard Levitte, Mattias O, Pellesten

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Aug 8, 2011
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  • 11 Comments
    • Kevin
      Kevin

      I was one of the volunteers along the parade route and it was great to see how many people turned out to watch, even when it started raining. The police estimated hundreds of thousands of people lining the route and (at least at the royal palace section) there was a fantastic mix of young and old, locals and tourists.

      This year even the Christian Democrats took part, evidence that despite their opposition to gay marriage a couple of years ago at least some in the party are more open-minded.

      Stockholm’s a beautiful city and the rainbow flags flying everywhere from public buildings to buses looked wonderful, especially when the sun came out again.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      These picture Galleries would be so much easier to browse if the pictures refreshed within the page without reloading the whole page. Pleeeeeeese make thins change. And anyone who wants the same thing pleeeeeeeeeeese say so in this thread!

      Aug 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rory
      rory

      @Ryan: I agree! Please make this change Queerty! On a side note, no. 24 ;)

      Aug 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rory
      rory

      @Ryan: I agree! Please make this change Queerty! On a side note, no 24 ;)

      Aug 8, 2011 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J bad
      J bad

      goodness! that’s a lotta whiteys!

      Aug 8, 2011 at 8:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @J bad: It’s always about you isn’t it? Did you know Africa has a lotta blackeys? You two faced double standard fucking racist hypocrite.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xander
      xander

      @J bad : It’s in Northern Europe, Sweden to be exact. What’s your point?

      Aug 8, 2011 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Betancourt
      Paul Betancourt

      Did you know that racist blacks at Rod McCollum of Rod 2.0 are always ripping on us over here at Queerty? Why are those blacks so hateful? Ugh.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 11:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul Betancourt
      Paul Betancourt

      Did you know that racist black Rod McCollum of Rod 2.0 are always ripping on us over here at Queerty? Why are those blacks so hateful? Ugh.

      Aug 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Viktor
      Viktor

      Ahhhh! Looks like so much fun! I must go to Sweden for Pride someday…

      Aug 9, 2011 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Anders S.
      Anders S.

      It’s nice but the men over there are too femme and now I’m only talking about the straight guys.

      Aug 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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