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Gay Pride Reykjavík 2012 Opening Ceremony Tonight

This year’s festival officially kicks off tonight with the opening ceremony at Háskólabíó cinema.

gaypridervk09-01_ccFrom Gay Pride 2009. Photo by Candy Caldwell.

Icelandic and international artists, including BETTY from the United States, will perform in concert. Admission is ISK 2,000.

Yesterday, the annual drag competition was held at Harpa Concert and Conference Hall.

gaypride_psFrom a previous Gay Pride festival. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Tomorrow, the Queer Literary Walk, a guided tour in English through the center of Reykjavík, will start at Ingólfstorg at 5 pm.

At 8:30 pm, Iceland’s diva of jazz, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, performs songs by various composers at Harpa.

At 10 pm, the annual Queer Cruise sets off from Reykjavík harbor.

On Saturday, the Gay Pride Parade begins from Vatnsmýrarvegur (near BSÍ bus terminal) at midday. The parade continues down Sóleyjargata, Fríkirkjuvegur and Lækjargata to Arnarhóll.

At 3:30 pm, an outdoor concert will be held at Arnarhóll. Various Icelandic and international entertainers will perform, including Páll Óskar.

On Sunday, the Rainbow Family Festival on Viðey Island will be held. The ferry starts sailing at 11:15 am.

For full program details visit the festival website.

Click here and here to read more about Gay Pride Reykjavík.

ZR

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