Bergen Pride is the second largest Pride festival in Norway, and is a celebration of love and diversity. The festival, which takes place the first week of June every year, has over 80 different events during the 7 days of pride and gathers about 50 000 participants. The pride festival is owned by: FRI – The Norwegian organisation of gender and sexual diversity in Vestland.

On the west coast of Norway, one of the most gender equal countries in the world, you’ll find the historic city of Bergen. With it’s astonishing nature, and beautiful architecture, this historic Hanseatic city was voted the second most beautiful city in Europe by the readers of US Toay in 2013.

But what makes Bergen so special? Is it because it’s the “gateway to the fjords”? Is it Bergen’s historic wharf, Bryggen, and the city’s architecture with surrounding fjords and beautiful mountains? Or is it the fact that the city is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular port for cruise ships?

It’s actually all of the above, as well as the fact that Bergen is a diverse city, full of open minded and lovely people. The city is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, and a proud European City of Culture, with a wide range of concerts, international festivals and museums of all kinds. Since 2008, the city has had an action plan against homophobia and transphobia and is today a member of The Rainbow Cities Network, and Bergen Pride is a proud member of EPOA- European Pride Organisers. Norway is also ranked the third best country in Europe to be a LGBTI person in. Bergen is a city where you can proudly be who you are

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June 11th

Saturday June 11th we will once again bring thousands of people together for the annual pride parade in Bergen. Pride parades and marches are events dedicated to celebrating the diversity in our society, the right to love who you love and be who you are! Pride parades move millions of people through thousands of cities all over the world, and most of the events take place around June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in modern LGBTQ social movements. The parades seek to create community and honor the history of the movement. It is both a celebration and a protest

In 2019, more than 25,000 people participated in the parade in Bergen, and after three years of waiting, we look forward to being able to gather again on June 11.

Who can participate in the parade?

Everyone can participate in the parade, but if you want to go as a group (e.g. a political party, organization, football club or corps), you must register in advance.

Practical information:
Time:
Line-up for cars and other motorized vehicles: 11.00 – 12.00
Line-up for parade participants: 12.00 – 13.00
Parade start: 13.00

Where: Line-up on Festningskaien, and the parade starts at Statsraaden Bar & Reception.

Parade route (may change): Bryggen – Torget – Strandkaien – Strandgaten – Christian Michelsens gate – Veiten – Engen – Vaskerelven – Teatergaten – Neumannsgate og avsluttes ved Regnbueplassen.

Ved Regnbueplassen vil det være en kommentatorscene.

The parade ends at Regnbueplassen, and volunteers from the Bergen Pride will assist in dissolving the parade in a safe way.

After the parade we welcome all to Pride Park at USF Verftet

/ The Parade

June 11th

Saturday June 11th we will once again bring thousands of people together for the annual pride parade in Bergen. Pride parades and marches are events dedicated to celebrating the diversity in our society, the right to love who you love and be who you are! Pride parades move millions of people through thousands of cities all over the world, and most of the events take place around June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, a pivotal moment in modern LGBTQ social movements. The parades seek to create community and honor the history of the movement. It is both a celebration and a protest

In 2019, more than 25,000 people participated in the parade in Bergen, and after three years of waiting, we look forward to being able to gather again on June 11.

Who can participate in the parade?

Everyone can participate in the parade, but if you want to go as a group (e.g. a political party, organization, football club or corps), you must register in advance.

Practical information:
Time:
Line-up for cars and other motorized vehicles: 11.00 – 12.00
Line-up for parade participants: 12.00 – 13.00
Parade start: 13.00

Where: Line-up on Festningskaien, and the parade starts at Statsraaden Bar & Reception.

Parade route (may change): Bryggen – Torget – Strandkaien – Strandgaten – Christian Michelsens gate – Veiten – Engen – Vaskerelven – Teatergaten – Neumannsgate og avsluttes ved Regnbueplassen.

Ved Regnbueplassen vil det være en kommentatorscene.

The parade ends at Regnbueplassen, and volunteers from the Bergen Pride will assist in dissolving the parade in a safe way.

After the parade we welcome all to Pride Park at USF Verftet

/ The Park

Come and celebrate diversity, unity and love with us!

June 09 – 11

Pride Park is our music and culture festival focusing on queer culture, and creating a social space where we all can feel free and proudly be who we are. This year’s Pride Park is located in the Backyard at USF Verftet and inside at Røkeriet USF. At the park you can experience concerts, DJs, and other social activities in a safe environment where you freely can express yourself.

Pride Park has free entrance and is open for everyone.

Pride Park a place to dance, love, make friends,
be happy, be proud and BE YOU!

Come and celebrate diversity, unity and love with us!

June 09 – 11

Pride Park is our music and culture festival focusing on queer culture, and creating a social space where we all can feel free and proudly be who we are. This year’s Pride Park is located in the Backyard at USF Verftet and inside at Røkeriet USF. At the park you can experience concerts, DJs, and other social activities in a safe environment where you freely can express yourself.

Pride Park has free entrance and is open for everyone.

Pride Park a place to dance, love, make friends, be happy, be proud and BE YOU!

Would your organization or company like to be present and represented in Pride Park? Book a stand today!

Pride House highlights culture through debates, lectures, workshops and various cultural expressions.

June 04 – 09

Pride House is Bergen Pride´s educational and political arena with emphasis on events such as debates, lectures, talks and workshops. Pride House is a party-politically neutral debate arena which, through norm-critical and intersectional perspectives, will shed light on gender and sexuality diversity and topics concerning the queer population in Western Norway, Norway and the rest of the world.

Pride House can be located in the heart of Bergen – namely in the middle of Festplassen. Pride House is a tent with two floors, where the ground floor contains a stage, seating, bar, pride shop, toilets and a nice outdoor area where you can sit when the sun is shining. The 2nd floor is a lounge area where you can hang out during opening hours.

Pride House opens its doors from Saturday June 4 at 12:00 to Wednesday June 8 at 23.30. During these days we offer everything from debates, lectures and conversations, to quizzes, shows and parties in the evening.

All events at Pride House have either been organized by the festival’s organizing committee or in collaboration with other involved organizations. At Pride House we do not allow events or debaters that question other people’s identity or existence. Event texts are descriptive of what the event will be about, and can sometimes be put at the forefront to bring out the extremes of the debate. If you react to something in the texts, or that the event itself can be experienced as unpleasant, we ask you to contact us so that we can assess the content. Berge Pride does not allow any form of discrimination or harassment at our arenas, and we ask the public and participants to be aware of their own privileges and help create a safe space for everyone.

/ The House

Pride House highlights culture through debates, lectures, workshops and various cultural expressions.

June 04 – 09

Pride House is Bergen Pride´s educational and political arena with emphasis on events such as debates, lectures, talks and workshops. Pride House is a party-politically neutral debate arena which, through norm-critical and intersectional perspectives, will shed light on gender and sexuality diversity and topics concerning the queer population in Western Norway, Norway and the rest of the world.

Pride House can be located in the heart of Bergen – namely in the middle of Festplassen. Pride House is a tent with two floors, where the ground floor contains a stage, seating, bar, pride shop, toilets and a nice outdoor area where you can sit when the sun is shining. The 2nd floor is a lounge area where you can hang out during opening hours.

Pride House opens its doors from Saturday June 4 at 12:00 to Wednesday June 8 at 23.30. During these days we offer everything from debates, lectures and conversations, to quizzes, shows and parties in the evening.

All events at Pride House have either been organized by the festival’s organizing committee or in collaboration with other involved organizations. At Pride House we do not allow events or debaters that question other people’s identity or existence. Event texts are descriptive of what the event will be about, and can sometimes be put at the forefront to bring out the extremes of the debate. If you react to something in the texts, or that the event itself can be experienced as unpleasant, we ask you to contact us so that we can assess the content. Berge Pride does not allow any form of discrimination or harassment at our arenas, and we ask the public and participants to be aware of their own privileges and help create a safe space for everyone.

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