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Reykjavík Pride Kicks Off Today

Reykjavík’s annual Pride Festival kicked off today with the painting of a rainbow on Klapparstígur street in the city centre. The festival, which takes place from August 8-17, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

This year’s festival program features a wide variety of events. On the educational end, a series of lectures at the National Museum will cover topics such as the Stonewall riots, queerness in the workplace, and queer art in Iceland. For those who can’t sit still, there are a fair share of active events such as a Queer Literature Walk, a Queer Hike, and a Queer Walking Tour.

Reykjavík Pride is known for being family-friendly, and this year is no exception. Family-focused events include a Drag Queen Story Hour held at the Kópavógur Public Library and a Family Rainbow Festival at Klambratún park. Of course, there will be plenty of chances to party, including a cruise and a gala, as well as the Icelandic Royal Drag Competition.

The annual Pride Parade is not to be missed: it will be held on Saturday, August 17, at 2.00pm, concluding at Sóleyjargata near Hljómskálagarður park, where the annual Pride concert will follow. The full festival program can be found on Reykjavík Pride’s website.

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