Faroe Pride goes on the road

28.07.2021 - 07:35
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Faroe Pride goes on the road
“We want to spread the love,” said Faroe Pride organiser as this year’s LGBT parade took off in a different direction to previous years
This year’s Faroe Pride took the format of a high-spirited convoy
 

Ólavsøka has for many years kicked off with a colourful march on 27 July through the street of Tórshavn to celebrate LGBT rights.

However, due to Covid restrictions, this year’s march could not go ahead. So the organisers put on their creative hats and turned the event into a large convoy of cars travelling to various locations in Eysturoy.

Faroe Pride 2021

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A protest sign in Runavík read “Kynsvilla er sálarsjúka” (“Sexual identity confusion is a mental disorder”)

“Our objective is not to provoke but rather to spread love and celebrate life,” said chief organiser Siri Súsonnudóttir Hansen.

”We are lucky that we do not have any ‘no-gay’ zones here in the Faroe Islands like some countries such as Poland have.”

Faroe Pride 2021

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Chief organiser Siri Súsonnudóttir Hansen, who grew up in Søldarfjørður, decided to do this year's Faroe Pride parade near her home town, which she says is very supportive of LGBT rights

This year’s Faroe Pride speech was delivered by Danish actor Jakob Fauerby, who last year won the “Danish LGBT+ Person of the Year” award.

 

Read the Faroese version of this article here.

Translated by prosa.fo.

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