, by Jean-Benoit RICHARD

The Swedish gays and lesbians will meet in Stockholm between 31 July and 6 August.

The parade

The demonstration will take place on Saturday 5 August, in the streets of the capital city.

The parade will start at 3pm from Humlegården (tube Östermalmstorg, exit Stureplan), and will follow the route :

Engelbrektsgatan - Birger Jarlsgatan - Norrlandsgatan - Kungsgatan - Sveavägen - Sergels torg - Hamngatan - Kungsträdgårdsgatan - Strömbron - Skeppsbron - Slussen - Södermalmstorg - Hornsgatan - Ringvägen

end of the parade at Zinkens väg. 250.000 persons are expected.

The Festival

All the details about the Stockholm Pride festival can be found at the Pride House, located 23, Mariaskolan on Ringvägen. Seminars, workshops,... will also take place here.

But the main events are organised in the Pride Park located at Tantolunden (tube Zinkensdamm). Organisations, associations as well as companies will be present to meet the public. Restaurants and bars will serve food and drinks, and multiple shows, concerts, exhibitions, ... will entertain the audience. The Pride Park will be the hottest place in town for the whole week.

Tickets are on sale at the Tourist Office, or with the Ticnet representatives.

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