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Celebrate Pride in Oslo 2023

It's pride month, and of course we celebrate Oslo Pride! Oslopolitan gives you the details on how you can participate 🏳️‍🌈

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Pride colors in Oslo!
Photo by: VisitOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

Oslo Pride begins on June 23, and will end with the infamous pride parade on Saturday, July 1st. Oslo Pride is Norway's largest celebration of queer love and diversity, focusing on equal rights and human dignity.

Visit Oslo also has an overview of Queer Oslo, check it out!

Have you seen this video? 🤩
See more Pride videos on our Youtube Channel

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

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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

Oslo Pride 2023 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 💞.

(translated from Oslo Pride)

🏳️‍🌈 Will it be Oslo Pride in 2023?

From June 23. - July 1st will Oslo Pride host Pride Park, Pride Square, Pride House and not least the Pride Parade.

🏳️‍🌈 Program

Looking for the full program? Enjoy!

🏳️‍🌈 When and where will Pride Park be?

Pride Park will be at Kontraskjæret (near Akershus Festning, here's Google Maps) and is open from Wednesday June 28 until Saturday July 1st. The park's opening hours are 15:00 - 00:00.

Pride Park is the largest festival venue and it is built each year right in the heart of Oslo. Pride Park has something for everyone and there is always something exciting on the program - for partying, protesting or socializing. It is a place where everyone can be exactly who they are. Everything is love.

The area contains several stages, restaurants, mingling areas, bars, the Pride store, the stands of various organisations and associations and a separate youth area.

More information in English, scroll down here

🏳️‍🌈 When and where will Pride House be?

Pride House will be held this year at Legenes Hus (Google Maps). Saturday June 24th - Thursday June 28.

For five days there will be debates, lectures, workshops and more. It will put queer culture and politics on the agenda!

English information, scroll down here.

🏳️‍🌈 The Pride Parade

The parade is the highlight of Oslo Pride for many people, and this year, it’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 July 1st.
The parade will go from Grønland to Rådhusplassen, and Oslo’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.

Pride Parade map

Illustration: Pride Parade map, by Oslo Pride

From sorrow to joy

Last year, the joy during Oslo Pride suddenly turned to sadness after the terrorist act outside the London Pub.

This year we will try to take the joy back!

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