The numbers are in. 600000 people watching it and 60000 walking in it makes this years pride festival parade the biggest yet in Stockholm. The following public institutions and figures walked in the Stockholm Pride Parade yesterday:
Prime Minister of Sweden.
Most ministers of the government.
All leaders of the main opposition parties.
Swedish Armed Forces with the Supreme Commander.
Swedish Police and Police Union.
Swedish Teachers Union.
Swedish Prosecution Authority.
Swedish Prison and Probation Service.
Swedish Association of Managers.
Swedish Trade Union Confederation.
Greater Stockholm Fire Bridgade.
Stockholm County Council (responsible for the public healthcare in Stockholm County)
American Embassy in Stockholm.
And all in all 151 organisations, corporations, associations or other civil society groups.
And that feels damn cool! I was one of the people watching it and I took some photos that I just felt would be fun for you O-decks to see. Mostly the geeky stuff! But first some in line are some serious stuff:
The lady next to be was really excited about taking photos. She used her tablet and her phone at the same time.
Some roller girls. I think some is from the Roller derby team in Stockholm. But not sure.
A lot of people walking. A lot of very happy people. :)
Even the sami people traveled down to Stockholm. They did some yoik.
Some fabulous robot people.
The robot invasion can begin! All plates shall fear it!
Batman and Pug. Batman and Pug! Batman and Pug!
Some kind of plant is eating this persons face.
Apparently they are Gay Wars Troopers. I kinda think they look like that bear from Amazing world of Gumball. :')
Oh, I guess "Gun is good".
The asian family next to me went nuts seeing this guy.
SL. The train/bus company in Stockholm had this on a bus in the parade.
Baltic battle was ready for battle.
No idea but I want one.
A lot of happy cops! Right behind them was people walking with signs "Did the gaypolice help deport HTBQ immigrants?" Aaawkward.
Some gaming companies showed support as well.
The feminist party had a lot of people walking in the parade.
And the environment party as well.
Even the peafowl party was around. (Okey, that one is a joke)
This guy is the swedish prime minister. I don't like his politics but it's nice of him to walk in the parade. (But it's a election year, so...)
Loving that sign. "Sauron votes SD!" SD is a political party here with racist views. Two hobbits is holding the sign. :D
Vikings for Diversity! I could hear someone in the crowd say "Damn LARP:ers"
Bears because BEARS!
And here we go! Some of my friends organized this part of the parade. As you can clearly see. How many characters can you spot?
I waved to my friends and they waved back. :) Proud and nerdy!
Captain America and Winter Soldier. Together at last.
Some mermaids :D
And lets wrap my photos up with some eyes. I took a lot of photos but picked the photos I feel you all would enjoy.
It was a fun day. If you want to know more about the swedish pridefestival. I recommend checking this site out. It's one week long and ends with this parade.