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June 25 - July 1, 2012

Helsinki, Finland

Helsingin seudun SETA ry
presents:

Helsinki Pride
A Week of Events and More

In 2012, the theme of Helsinki Pride is Space

SATURDAY - PRIDE PARADE: Balloons, great music and happy rainbow people. The Pride Parade is a manifestation on equal rights and diversity and it will be seen and heard! We start gathering at 12 noon on Senaatintori Square and the parade starts at 1:00 PM moving from the city centre to Pride Park Hakasalmi. Senaatintori square.

Please support TOMís organization in Finland and wave at us in the parade!

Helsinki Pride is the biggest GLBT event in Finland. It is held every year on the last week of June and is with its over 19,000 visitors is also one the biggest week-long events in Helsinki. It is organised by Helsingin seudun SETA ry, a non-profit GLBT organisation in Helsinki.

Helsinki Pride consists of parties, meetings and discussions, the highlight being the Pride Parade across the city centre.

Art is So Gay
June 26 to July 22, 2012

The opening party will be held on the 26th of June from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. The exhibition is opened by Finnish Cultural Minister Paavo Arhinmäki.

Open: Tuesday - Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday - Sunday 12 noon - 4:00 PM,
Monday closed

The Art is So Gay exhibition will present an uniquely wide selection of contemporary art as a part of Helsinki Pride Festival 2012. The exhibition opens on the 26th of June at the Forum Box gallery in Helsinki. The exhibition will present the widest selection of art on sexuality and gender in Finland to this date. Included are 40 artists whose works deal with the diversity of sexuality and identity.

The exhibition will include paintings, sculptures, installations, photography, drawings, media art, video and performances. The artists are not selected according to their sexual orientation, but how their works fit the Pride theme.

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The free expression of one´s sexuality and gender as well as the promotion of rainbow subcultures are at the core of the festival agenda. The challenge of Helsinki Pride is in bringing different kinds of people together to discuss and debate even on subjects sometimes considered touchy. There is not just one right way of being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered. Diversity, its promotion and strengthening is one of Helsinki Pride´s main goals.

Helsink Pride
Various Venues

Helsinki Pride Website

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