News Tagged with “LGBT”

Thousands participate in Reykjavik Pride Parade

12 Aug It's a beautiful sunny day in Reykjavik and a great number of people are participating in the Reykjavik Pride Parade.

The Pride Parade last year in Reykjavik.

Asexuals march for the first time at Reykjavik Pride

11 Aug This year, asexuals join the Reykjavik Pride Parade for the first time. The parade takes part in the city centre tomorrow bringing the Reykjavik Pride to a close.

The directors of Reykjavik Pride and Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson.

Rainbow painted for Reykjavik Pride

9 Aug Reykjavik Pride Week began yesterday with a rainbow being painted in the walkway to the City Hall in Reykjavik.

The agency accepted the first registration from an Icelander, a woman, in January.

Gay Icelanders look for partners in India

25 Jul The only international agency for arranged gay marriages is operated from India and currently has 26 people of Icelandic ethnicity registered, reports Gay Iceland.

Transgender Australian couple apply for asylum in Iceland fearing persecution at home

21 Jun Two Australian women have applied for asylum in Iceland for humanitarian reasons. They say that the Australian attitude to gay and trans people puts their lives in danger.

Eva Ágústa is a photographer from Hafnarfjörður. She’s very active in the LGBTQI+ society in Iceland,

First trans woman as the Fjallkona on Iceland's National Day

18 Jun For the first time in Iceland’s history, a trans woman has taken on the role of the Lady of the Mountain, the national personification of Iceland, on the country’s National Day, reports Gay Iceland.

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

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