Flowers were laid in front of the ruins of Bræðraborgarstígur 1.

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From the protest.

Thousands Protest in Austurvöllur

4 Jun Between 3,500 and 5,000 people gathered in Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, yesterday to express solidarity with those who have in recent days protested police brutality against black people in the US.

Iceland Ranks First in Children’s Rights

26 May For the second year in a row, Iceland ranks first on the Kids Rights Index as the country where children’s rights are best guaranteed.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir.

Former President Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Turns 90 Today

15 Apr Today is the 90th birthday of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former president of Iceland.

Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson.

Icelandic Minister Criticizes Perry for Banning Same-Sex Marriage

14 Oct Icelandic Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Guðmundur Ingi Guðbrandsson criticized US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry at their meeting with Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir on Thursday.

The conference takes place at Harpa Concert Hall.

MeToo Conference Opens in Iceland

17 Sep The first major international MeToo conference opens this afternoon at Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík.

US Vice President Mike Pence.

‘Party against Pence’ Planned by 11 Associations

4 Sep Eleven associations are planning a protest today in Austurvöllur square, Reykjavík, at 5:30 pm, called “Partý gegn Pence,” meaning “Party against Pence.”

Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson was the flag-bearer of the parade.

Proud of Pride Parade

19 Aug A record number of people gathered downtown on Saturday for Reykjavík Pride Parade.

Hallgrímskirkja church is at the top of the street.

Gay for Good

16 Aug Skólavörðustígur, one of the streets in downtown Reykjavík, has been painted in rainbow colors – for good.

In 2016, the steps in front of Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík junior college were painted in celebration of Reykjavík Pride.

Reykjavík Pride Opens Today

8 Aug Reykjavík Pride (Hinsegin dagar) takes place August 8-17, with various events planned throughout the city.

Little Gay Reykjavík: Book on Queer History

23 Jun 2019 A new book, titled Little Gay Reykjavík: Queer History and Anecdotes, by Guðjón Ragnar Jónasson, has just come out in English.

A rainbow being painted on the steps of Menntaskólinn í Reykjavík junior college in 2016. For several years, rainbows have been painted at various locations in Reykjavík around Gay Pride, but they have been washed away after the festivities.

Permanent Rainbow in Reykjavík

6 Jun 2019 The Reykjavík City Council has unanimously voted to approve a proposition to have a permanent rainbow painted on a street in Reykjavík.

New agreement lowers dental bills for the elderly

24 Aug 2018 The elderly and disabled in Iceland frequently put off seeing the dentist, because of the high cost involved.

Anna Dís Ólafsdóttir, left, and Glódís Erla Ólafsdóttir graduated from FB in the spring.

Newspaper article leads to job offer

23 Aug 2018 Arna Dís Ólafsdóttir, who graduated from FB high school in the spring, has a job offer, following coverage in Morgunblaðið of the plight of young people with developmental disabilities.

Unnur Brá Konráðsdóttir, former speaker of parliament, did not get reelected.

Fewer women in Iceland's new parliament

30 Oct 2017 The Icelandic general elections took place last weekend. The results show that the number of women as members of parliament decreases. The last government had 47,6% women and they will now be 38,1%, of the 63 elected members. The rate has not been this low since 2007.

Iceland has had equal marriage legislation since 2010.

Iceland urges Faroes to adopt gay marriage

16 Mar 2016 Iceland’s Young Socialists have sent a letter to the Representative Office of the Faroe Islands in Reykjavik urging the Faroese parliament to pass a bill legalising same-sex marriage.




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