News Tagged with “LGBT”

The Rainbow Map 2017.

Iceland drops in annual ranking of LGBT rights

18 May Rainbow Europe, the annual map of ILGA Europe shows that Iceland only complies to 47% of the requirements of the ILGA compared to 59% in 2016.

Former Minister for Health, Kristján Þór Júlíusson announced a breakthrough for sufferers of Hepatitis C in Iceland last year. Mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannsson

Rapid HIV and Hep C tests available in Iceland for the first time

17 Jan Website GayIceland reports that in the next few weeks, quick and easy tests will be available for HIV and Hepatitis C. This is part of an incentive to eliminate Hepatitis C from Iceland.

Director Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (left) and producer Anton Máni Svansson (right) receiving their award.

Icelandic film wins Queer Lion award at Venice Film Festival

12 Sep The award is given to the film dealing with LGBTQ issues – selected across all categories – “most deserving in terms of artistic contribution, social impact”.

The new signs are up at music venue and pub Gaukur á Stöng.

Reykjavik bar removes gender signs in bathrooms

14 Aug Gay Iceland reports that popular music venue and watering hole Gaukur á Stöng in central Reykjavik has removed gender signs in their bathrooms, replacing them with "All Gender" signs.

Dagur B. Eggertsson.

Mayor of Reykjavik to take part in Reykjavik Pride Parade

5 Aug Mayor of Reykjavik Dagur B. Eggertsson will be making his first appearance on an official Pride float at this year’s Reykjavik Pride parade tomorrow.

PHOTOS: Reykjavik Pride 2016 Opening Ceremony

PHOTOS: Reykjavik Pride 2016 Opening Ceremony

5 Aug Fun, colour and unity were the order of the evening in Reykjavik’s iconic Harpa Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre last night, as the 2016 edition of Reykjavik Pride officially got under way.

Páll Óskar: Iceland’s shining Pride Parade star

3 Aug It is of course Reykjavik’s annual Pride Parade this weekend and, as every year, the many thousands of onlookers will be waiting for the highlight of the camp extravaganza – the arrival of the Páll Óskar float.

This is the first time that an Icelandic president takes part in Reykjavik Pride.

Iceland's new President to make speech at Reykjavik Pride

2 Aug President Guðni Th.Jóhannesson who signed the oath of office yesterday will be making a speech at Reykjavik Pride which takes place this week culminating in a Gay Pride parade on Saturday.

The parade is the high point of Reykjavik Pride for many.

Don’t miss Reykjavik Pride 2016!

26 Jul Next week sees the 2016 running of Reyjavik Pride – and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, President 1980-96.

Iceland travel review mixes up President and gay PM

7 Jul Heightened interest in Iceland over the past few weeks has generated a slew of articles about Iceland, some not entirely properly fact-checked.

The Iceland cruise is for all women, not only lesbians.

Lesbian cruise to Iceland sold out

28 Jun The world‘s biggest lesbian travel company, Olivia, is preparing a cruise around Iceland next summer; the trip sold out as soon as the new destination was announced reports website Gay Iceland.

Reykjavik City Hall flying rainbow flags at half-mast

13 Jun Reykjavik City Hall is currently flying rainbow flags and a US flag at half-mast, in a mark of respect for the fifty people killed the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Orlando at the weekend.

Grandma has arrived!

WOW air takes delivery of brand-new ‘family’ jets

24 May 2016 Icelandic low-cost WOW air is currently taking delivery of two shiny new Airbuses straight off the production line in France.

Iceland falling behind other countries in LGBTI rights

10 May 2016 Iceland is slipping down the ranking of European countries as regards the human rights situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people, according to a newly published report.

TF-GAY in China.

WOW air’s GAY jet painted and ready

21 Mar 2016 The A330 is the largest passenger aircraft type ever to have been used in scheduled flights to and from Iceland.

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