Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir.

Gender Autonomy Act Applauded

21 Jun Alþingi, the Icelandic parliament, approved a gender autonomy act this week.

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

Pink Iceland wedding photo.

Safe to Walk Hand in Hand in Iceland

17 May “LGBT and queer tourists sometimes experience hindrances, inconvenience, prejudice and even violence during their travels, which is why Pink Iceland was founded.”

Reykjavik Pride begins today

7 Aug Reykjavik Pride begins today and at noon, Mayor Dagur B.Eggertsson helped the directors of the festival to paint rainbow colours on the central street of Skólavörðustígur.

Winter Pride Festival takes place in Reykjavik in February

4 Feb 2018 February may be one of the coldest months of the year in Iceland, but the LGBT travel company Pink Iceland hopes to warm things up with their winter pride festival.

An Icelandic man, although fully clothed, at Reynisfjara beach in South Iceland.

Magazine featuring naked Icelandic men becomes a bestseller

2 Nov 2017 Gay Iceland reports that the Reykjavik issue of photography, culture and travel publication ELSKA is getting its sixth reprint.

Thousands participate in Reykjavik Pride Parade

12 Aug 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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 2017 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”.

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