Tag Archives: Stockholm

SWEDEN: Neo-Nazis Crash Stockholm Pride [VIDEO]

Pink News reports: Far right activists admitting interrupting Pride in Stockholm, claiming that “traditional family values” are “threatened”. Nordisk Ungdom, or Nordic Youth, admitted to attempting to interrupt the Pride event on Saturday. Speaking to Göteborgs-Posten, spokesman Fredrik Hagberg confirmed that the group had attempted to counter protest during the festivities leading to a scuffle. He said: “We were there ...

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ABBA Performs Together For First Time In 30 Years

The Independent reports: Look who’s back – ABBA reunited on stage last night to celebrate Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s 50th anniversary as friends. The four musicians celebrated by throwing a private party in Stockholm, with an exclusive guest list. And they’ve almost broken the internet – with the majority of fans waiting with bated breath for video footage of ...

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Eurovision To Air Live In USA For First Time

From the New York Times: Eurovision has finally made its way onto American television. The popular European song contest, now in its 61st season, will air the season’s Grand Final live on Logo on May 14. More than 200 million viewers tuned into the show last season, making it the most watched live entertainment program in Europe, according to Eurovision. ...

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Stockholm To Host Eurovision 2016

Eurovision reports: This morning, SVT revealed Stockholm as the Host City for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The capital city’s Globe Arena will stage the contest for the second time in its history. The Semi-Finals will be held on 10 and 12 May, the Grand Final on 14 May 2016. Information about ticket sales is expected later this year. The ...

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Stockholm Pride Invites Gay Russians

Last year a Russian court banned pride events in Moscow for the next 100 years. Via email from Visit Sweden: Stockholm Pride invites all Russians to instead # GOWEST and celebrate Pride in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.  On the campaign page you can compose your tweet-invite that’s automatically translated into Russian. In addition, your location for this particular tweet ...

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US Embassy Marches In Stockholm Pride

(Tipped by JMG reader Jonas)

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It’s The Gays’ Fault!

During Stockholm Pride, Swedish state television aired this skewering of fundamentalism, which was performed at an audience sing-along festival. If subtitles do not appear, click on the red “CC” button at the bottom right of the player. (Tipped by JMG reader John)

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STOCKHOLM: Violence Erupts At Panel Featuring Muhammad Cartoonist

Andrew Sullivan tips us to this: Lars Vilks, a Swedish cartoonist whose sketch of the Prophet Muhammad enraged many Muslims, was head-butted today while giving a lecture about freedom of speech. Vilks, who depicted the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog in 2007, said he was assaulted by a man sitting on the front row as he spoke ...

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Sounds About Right

According to a widget created by Stockholm Pride, my Twitter feed is 1% hetero. I’ll try to do better. Or worse, depending on how you look at it. Stockholm Pride is July 27th – August 2nd.

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