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Celebrate Pride in Oslo

It's pride month, and of course we celebrate Oslo Pride! Oslopolitan gives you the details on how you can participate ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

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Photo by: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

Oslo Pride begins on June 18, and will end with the infamous pride parade on Saturday, June 25.

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 of Queer Oslo, check it out!

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See more Pride videos on our Youtube Channel

PS. did you know that Norway is one of the most LGBT-friendly countries to visit?

Oslo Pride 2022 will be hosted all across Oslo, 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 ๐Ÿ’ž.

(translated from Oslo Pride)

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Will it be Oslo Pride in 2022?

From 18.-25. June will Oslo Pride host Pride Park, Pride Square, Pride House and not least the Pride Parade.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ When and where will Pride Park be?

Pride Park is being built in Spikersuppa and is open from Wednesday 22 June until and including Saturday 25 June. The park's opening hours are 15:00 - 00:00. More information in English, scroll down here

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ When and where will Pride House be?

Pride House will be held this year at Youngs and Kulturhuset. Saturday June 18 - Thursday June 23. English information, scroll down here.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ The Pride Parade

The parade is the highlight of Oslo Pride for many people, and this year, itโ€™s back to its usual, glorious form!

Oslo Pride is a celebration of LGBTQ+ diversity, where we use a parade to show the world that we demand our rights and we stand together to defend them. No one is free until everyone is free.

This year, the parade will take place on Saturday 25 June, when Oslo Pride will conclude multiple days of debates, art, culture and celebrations with a large pride parade through the centre of Oslo.
The parade will go from Grรธnland to Spikersuppa, and Osloโ€™s streets will be full of joyous people cheering on the diversity that the parade represents.

For many people, the parade is the highlight of pride. Everyone who wants to support the event by participating is welcome, but if you want to join as a larger group with slogans, vehicles, logos, etc., you must apply to do so. Application is now closed.
Scroll down here for more information in English.

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Program

Looking for the full program? Enjoy!

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Former Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Oslo Pride Parade in 2019

Photo: Martin Fjellanger / Oslo Pride

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited Pride Park and Oslo Pride in 2019, here welcomed by Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen.

Photo: Martin Fjellanger / Oslo Pride

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 and must be able to live safe lives as full-fledged and free citizens.

2022 marks a special year as it is 50 years since sex between men was decriminalized in Norway when the Storting repealed section 213 of the Criminal Code. The celebration has been named "Skeivt kulturรฅr" and the goal is to make queer lives and queer art and culture visible. City of Oslo have therefore doubled their support for Pride, and will be visible for several pride activities.

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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