Our history

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 queer people – and the programme, as well as the interviews and articles in this magazine, focus on various aspects of the theme and remind us that our history is vast, complicated and varied. The present also meets the past on the cover photo, which was shot at Árbær Open Air Museum in East Reykjavik and designed by Guðmundur Davíð Terrazas.

We hope the festival programme will give you a tiny insight into our history and encourage you to take a deeper look into LGBTQI history in your own community.

Welcome to Reykjavik Pride 2016!