Pride parade in Seyðisfjörður

Why Pride Parade also in Seyðisfjörður?
It all started when Snorri Emilsson could not make the 2014 Pride Parade in Reykjavík, but he had taken part in it for the 3 previous years. He had heard of a few friends that had been in that situation before and had decided to walk up and down Norðurgata to show their support for LGBT rights. He found it to be an excellent idea and decided to do the same himself. Snorri got permission to plug his music player into the sound system at Kaffi Lára and put a single speaker outside, and with him 6 people took part in the parade some of whom just happened to be there. When he posted photos on Facebook a number of people asked why he had not advertised it so the following year he posted the event on Facebook and the reception it got was way beyond expectations. A group of friends came together and offer to help organizing the parade and because it looked to be a lot bigger affair than the previous year, it was decided to do walk around the town rather than just up and down Norðurgata. The local authorities and the police showed a lot of understanding and gave the green light even with the short notice. In 2015 around 70 people turned up to show their support and when the parade finished 45 minutes later the group was almost 120 people. That was the start of something great and the next year over 200 people took part in the parade. The Queer Parade – Pride Parade also in Seyðisfjörður is here to stay.

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