Aarhus Pride

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Aarhus Pride
Aarhus Pride, 2012, start of day.jpg
Aarhus Pride Parade 2015
Genre Festival
Frequency Annually
Location(s) Aarhus, Denmark
Years active 2012-present
Website aarhuspride.dk

Aarhus Pride is a pride parade in Aarhus, Denmark and the largest Danish event focused on LGBT issues outside Copenhagen. The first event was held in 2012 and has been repeated every year since. It is managed and controlled by private individuals from the LGBT community and supported with funds from the city of Aarhus.[1] In 2017, about 6,000 people took part in the 3.5-kilometre-long (2.2 mi) parade with floats and flags.[2]

The parade is held every year on the first Saturday of June and lasts from morning to late night. The first event is the parade itself which moves through the historical Latin Quarter before it ends back at Vester Allés Kaserne where a festival is held until evening. The festival includes various sports like volleyball, badminton, foosball etc. on the green areas in front of the Concert Hall next to the Officers Square and a children's area with bouncy castle and playground. Local and national LGBT associations, organizations, companies and political parties man booths with information and food and drink. Various activities take place on the small stage located centrally next to the Aarhus Concert Hall. Djs plays music.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Om Aarhus Pride" (in Danish). Aarhus Pride. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Aarhus Pride 2017 – Parade, prisuddeling og underholdning i topklasse!" (in Danish). good-evening-europe.dk. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Aarhus Pride" (in Danish). Aarhus Municipality. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 12 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Aarhus Pride hylder mangfoldigheden" (in Danish). Århus Stiftstidende. Archived from the original on 2016-09-23. Retrieved 12 September 2016.

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