HELD every year on the last week of June, Helsinki Pride is the biggest GLBT event staged in Finland.

Once again offering a variety of parties, meetings and discussions, the core of the festival agenda is the free expression of one’s sexuality and gender, along with the promotion of rainbow subcultures. Things culminate on Sunday 29 June with the Pride Parade that makes its way through the city centre.

First established in 1975, Helsinki Pride has grown to include around 30,000 participants during the week. This year’s main theme is the world of work. Other important themes include the human rights situation in Russia and the attitude towards sexual and gender minorities in the world of sports.

James O’Sullivan

Helsinki Pride 2014
23-29 June