General Meeting – Reykjavik Pride
Reykjavík Pride announces its annual general meeting on Thursday, February 22th at 6:00PM at Samtökin'78, Suðurgata 3.
The programme includes boards’ s report, treasurer’s report, board election and other issues. Candidates for this years election are kindly requested to contact the board of Reykjavík Pride before February 15th. The electoral period is one year. Please note that candidates for election need to have volunteered for Reykjavik Pride for at least one year.
Colors of the Rainbow – The song of Reykjavík Pride 2017
Colors of the Rainbow is the song of Reykjavík Pride 2017, performed by Daníel Arnarsson and written by Örlygur Smári, Michael James Down og Primoz Poglajen. The lyrics are by Hólmar Hólm. Colors of the Rainbow is an ode to love and the rainbow – Aphrodite, Eros and Iris. From the dawn of time mankind […]
Welcome to Reykjavik Pride 2017
Greetings from the Management Team
Dear friends As of this year, and for the next three years, Reykjavik Pride is officially one of Reykjavík’s key city festivals. This honor shows that Reykjavik Pride has established itself as a key event in the festival calendar in Reykjavik and reaffirms all the hard work performed by hundreds of volunteers throughout the years […]
The United States and Iceland: To Live with Dignity
U.S. Embassy’s Chargé d’Affaires Jill Esposito:
Message to the People of Iceland and visitors to Reykjavik Pride 2017 I am delighted to extend my greetings to all the participants in Reykjavik Pride as the U.S. Embassy is a proud supporter of LGBTI rights and this festival. In honor of LGBTI month in June 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: “…the […]
Programme launched on 21 July
The programme for Reykjavik Pride 2017 will be launched on Friday 21 July. Ticket sale opens at the same time online at reykjavikpride.is. Programme and ticket sale Pride Magazine Tickets to George Michael Tribute can be bought already here.
General Meeting – Reykjavik Pride
Reykjavík Pride announces its annual general meeting on Monday, February 27th at 5:30PM at Samtökin'78, Suðurgata 3.
The programme includes boards’ s report, cashier’s report, board election & other issues. Candidates for this years election are kindly requested to contact the board of Reykjavík Pride before February 20th. The electoral period is one year. Please note that candidates for election need to have volunteered for Reykjavik Pride for at least one […]
Reykjavik Pride 2016 Official Song
“Við getum sameinast” is Reykjavik Pride 2016 Official Song. Music and Lyrics by the members of September performed bt Bjartmar Þórðarson and September. Music video by: Heiðskírt. You can download the song here or use the player bellow: You can watch the music video here:
Welcome to Reykjavik Pride
Greeting from the Management Team
The theme of Reykjavik Pride this year is ‘Our History’ – the history of queer people. We look back and think about how the past has shaped our society and ourselves. In Iceland our history is still largely unwritten, but it lives within us; in the stories we tell about ourselves and the people around us. These stories […]
From the editors
We would like to welcome you to the 18th Reykjavik Pride festival which takes place 2–7 August. We look forward to sharing with you the happiness and fighting spirit that have put a special mark on the LGBTIQ community here in Iceland. The theme for the 2016 festival is ‘Our History’ – the history of […]
Puppets controlled by the system
Ugla Stefanía Jónsdóttir and Kitty Anderson talk about trans people, intersex people and the health care system
Trans and intersex individuals often need to rely on the health care system, for example to transition and get hormonal treatment and surgeries, or the opposite: to deal with the consequences of unnecessary surgical interventions. In this dialogue Ugla Stefanía Jónsdóttir and Kitty Anderson talk about trans people, intersex people and the health care system, […]
Welcome to Reykjavík Pride 2015
Jón Kjartan Ágústsson og Ásta Kristín Benediktsdóttir editors
This summer we celebrate the 17th Reykjavík Pride and the programme is fabulous and diverse as usual. Between 4–9 August pride visitors are invited to enjoy all sorts of events, from film screenings, circus shows, lectures and panel discussions to sports events, and of course the main annual events: the Opening Ceremony, the Pride Parade […]
Those who take HIV drugs do not pass the virus on to others
In this interview Einar Þór Jónsson discusses the role of the organisation HIV-Iceland and the reality of living as a HIV-positive individual today. New drugs that control the virus level have now made it possible for HIV-positive people to live a ‘normal’ life, and the World Health Organization recently announced that those who receive successful […]
The hardship makes you stronger
Ragnar Erling Hermannsson was diagnosed as HIV-positive a few years ago when he was brought to a hospital, seriously sick, and found out that he had AIDS. In this interview he talks about his childhood, being bullied and his love of Tina Turner; the drug addiction and his journey towards attaining self-respect, as well as […]
Queering the Icelandic upper secondary schools
Heteronormative discourse and the experiences of queer students in Icelandic upper secondary school.
Jón Ingvar Kjaran, PhD, is a researcher/lecturer at the University of Iceland, School of Education. His main fields include in education theory and policy, queer and gender studies within education. In this interview Jón talks about his PhD dissertation, Queering the Icelandic upper secondary schools: Heteronormative discourse and the experiences of queer students in Icelandic […]