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Europride kicks off in Oslo. Norway’s Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion Minister Solveig Horn opens the international event in the Norwegian capital, Friday. The official opening in Litteraturhuset (House of Literature) at 7 pm is headlined by Britain’s Max Zachs. Organisers say the Mr Zachs is one of the UK’s most well-known Trans people, known from the British TV series My Transsexual Summer on Channel 4 (external link).

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Europride kicks off in Oslo

Published on Friday, 20th June, 2014 at 12:53 under the news category, by Sarah Winkelmann.
Last Updated on 20th June 2014 at 13:06.

Norway’s Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion Minister Solveig Horn opens the international event in the Norwegian capital, Friday.

Pride Parade
Pictured here are Pride Parade participants at Oslo Pride in 2012.Pride Parade
Photo: Petter Ruud-Johansen/Oslo Pride/Commons licence


The official opening in Litteraturhuset (House of Literature) at 7 pm is headlined by Britain’s Max Zachs.

Organisers say the Mr Zachs is one of the UK’s most well-known Trans people, known from the British TV series My Transsexual Summer on Channel 4 (external link).

Litteraturhuset is the location of Pride House – a temporary location dedicated to LGBTIQs (lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer).

”Pride House is a unique venue and the largest LGBT political workshop organized on a voluntary basis in Norway, with over 50 different debates, lectures and workshops. It is important for me as Minister for Equality to promote the event and show that we in Norway take clear position and say that LGBT-rights are human rights,” said Minister Solveig Horne on the event’s homepage.

The facility functions as an arena for discussion of LGBTIQ issues. Visitors attending Europride 2014 in Oslo can also take part in Pride Park at the City Hall square (Råhusplassen), and Pride Parade.

Pride Parade on 28th June starts at 1 pm in Oslo’s Grønland borough by the main police station. The 3 kilometre-long parade ends at the City Hall square.

Those in Oslo might also notice trams flying rainbow-coloured flags and rainbow-coloured security constructions outside the American Embassy.

Taking over the event from Marseille in 2013, Norway is hosting Europride for the second time. The 2005 event saw 1,400 visitors come to Pride House, 40,000 visited Pride Park, and 12,500 participated in the Pride Parade then, according to organisers.

Europride 2014 runs from 20-28th June. The full programme can be found here (external link).




Published on Friday, 20th June, 2014 at 12:53 under the news category, by Sarah Winkelmann.
Last updated on 20th June 2014 at 13:06.

This post has the following tags: europride, oslo, lgbtiq.





  
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