Time to Celebrate our PRIDE!

August 1rst was Parade Day for PRIDE Week!IMG_2612 Stockholm’s Pride Festival is Scandinavia’s largest festival. From July 27th -August 1rst, It celebrates diversity and promotes tolerance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities.

IMG_2633I marched with the U.S. Embassy of Sweden. This is their third time since they first marched in 2012 to show support for human rights.

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This year also marks Same-Sex  Marriage rights!

In the United States and 20 countries in Europe, it is now legal for same sex couples to marry internationally.
Same-sex marriage in Sweden has been legal since 1rst May 2009, following the adoption of a new, gender-neutral law on marriage by the Swedish Parliament.

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Photo by: Björnfan VoyeurBoy Pettersson

I am usually a Spectator on the sidelines taking photos, but this time I was a participant seeing the Parade and spectators at a whole new angle.IMG_2655While I walked the trail, it was encouraging to see and feel the positive energy. It was also wonderful to recognize friends supporting the cause and calling my attention to them to connect. We were 86 out of 200+ groups that walked the Parade that day!

Now at the end of August, we can still, and hopefully will celebrate and support Stockholm Pride. For more information, Just follow the link and remember to continue to show PRIDE!

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