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Celebrate Pride in Oslo
This weekend kicks off Oslo Pride, and Oslopolitan gives you the details on how you can participate 🏳️🌈
Photo by: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen
Oslo Pride begins on June 18, and will end with a digital pride parade on Saturday June 26.
Oslo Pride is the largest Pride Festival in Norway and is part of an international movement where we celebrate diversity and marks the skewed struggle for rights.
In Norway, there is protection against discrimination on the grounds of gender expression, gender identity and sexuality orientation has been part of the legislation since 2014, and all public and private companies are obliged to work actively to promote equality and prevent discrimination.
Visit Oslo also has an overview over Queer Oslo, check it out!
Have you seen this video? 🤩
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PS. did you know that Norway is one of the most LGBT-friendly countries to visit?
Oslo Pride 2021 will be hosted mostly digitally, but check out the program to see how you can join and participate in the different events.
Unfortunately, most of the information on the official website is in Norwegian, but here you can get some of the details - in English.
(translated from Oslo Pride)
🏳️🌈 Will it be Oslo Pride in 2021?
From 18.-27. June will Oslo Pride host Pride Park, Pride House and not least Pride Parade. You can participate in this year's Oslo Pride both physically and digitally!
🏳️🌈 When and where will Pride Park be?
Pride Park is being built in Spikersuppa and is open from Wednesday 23 June until and including Saturday 26 June. The park's opening hours are 12:00 - 00:00
🏳️🌈 When and where will Pride House be?
Pride House will be held this year at Youngs and Melahuset. Saturday 19 June - Thursday 24 June. We can accommodate 90 people at Youngs, and 50 people at Melahuset. There will be no pre-booking at Pride House. Admission to each program item starts about 20 minutes before.
🏳️🌈 The parade
The parade will create visibility and life in the city, while ensuring COVID-19 restrictions. Without revealing too many details, we can say that we have been inspired by the King on May 17th! We encourage the public to keep their eyes and ears open, and follow our digital broadcast that follows the parade, this starts at 12.00 and is shown here at www.oslopride.no
The program can be found here
In 2020, the City of Oslo adopted the action plan Stolt og Fri (Proud and Free). The goal of the plan is for everyone to be independent of gender expression, gender identity or sexual orientation must be able to live safe lives as full-fledged and free citizens. Oslo Municipality's value document from 2001, OXLO - Oslo Extra Large - a city for everyone - emphasizes that Oslo must be a generous and inclusive city, free from racism, discrimination and prejudice.
Oslo Municipality's support for Oslo Pride is an expression of this, and the city encourages employees to participate in PRIDE. Oslo Pride 2021 also takes place digitally this year due to the COVID-19.
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