Reykjavik Pride 2023
Reykjavik Pride has been an annual event in Reykjavik since 1999, with the first Reykjavik Pride Parade taking place in August 2000. However, its history goes back to 1993, when Icelandic gays and lesbians first gathered in Reykjavik's city center, demanding equality, freedom, and human rights.
What was once a cozy little pride, initially visited by 1,500 onlookers, has blossomed and evolved into a week-long, colorful celebration that attracts over 100,000 guests worldwide. The Pride Parade gets more extensive and fabulous every year to convey messages addressing the realities of the LGBTQ+ community. There are infinite possible messages, and participants' creativity is vital. A good show does not have to cost much, but what is most important is imagination and getting help from friends and family.
Reykjavik Pride is organized and held by the not-for-profit organization Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavik – Reykjavík Pride. Any profit or surplus funds the organization raises are used to improve the events and support the LGBT+ communities. Full a full listing of Pride events, check out Reykjavík Pride Programme below.