Helsinki is celebrating Helsinki Pride during 26.6. – 2.7. Helsinki Pride culminates on Saturday with the Pride Parade that starts from Senate Square and continues to a Park Party and the closing party in the evening.
Helsinki Pride is the biggest cultural and human rights event for gender and sexual minorities in Finland. Pride Week is a packed with a rainbow coloured programme, including lectures on current topics, discussions, workshops, art and culture - and of course many awesome dances and parties that continue late into the night. There are events for all ages - writes City of Helsinki.
The goal is to raise awareness, and improve visibility and the rights of sexual and gender minorities in Finland. Helsinki Pride highlights and rejoices everyone’s right to openly be as they are. Pride brings forwards the notion that our society is not ready until equality and equity includes all.
The theme of Helsinki Pride 2017 is freedom and responsibility, stemming from the 100 years of Finnish independence. We want to bring human rights, equality and equity back to the discussion from the point of view of the society, community and individuals. Freedom and responsibility as a theme is also an acknowledgment to the 100 year old Finland.