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PRIDE
BERGEN
PRIDE
BERGEN
PRIDE
BERGEN
PRIDE

Bergen Pride is the second largest Pride festival in Norway, and is a celebration of love and diversity. The festival, that 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 Bergen and Hordaland.

Bergen City

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 Today 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 12th

Saturday June 12th 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 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 the Bergen Pride Parade gathered over 25 000 people in the streets. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bergen Pride has decided to move this year’s parade from land to sea, in order to carry out the parade in a safe way. This year we will organize Bergen’s very first pride boat parade / boat pride parade!

Everyone with a boat is welcome to join the parade, and participate in this celebration of love and diversity.

Practical information:
Date: June 12th 2021
Time: 11.00 – 14.00
Where: All boats must meet at Frøviken no later than 11.30. MS Rygercruise will be the official Bergen Pride boat and will lead the parade. All boats must sail behind this boat at a maximum speed at 5 knots.

The parade sails from Frøviken to Vågen, and will sail as close to land as possible along the way so the parade will be visible from shore. The parade will then sail into Vågen for a quick round before exiting Vågen again, continuing past Nordnes and ending at USF Verftet. Here the parade will end, and all boats must then disperse.

We encourage all parade participants to decorate their boats with what you normally would have in a walking parade, such as political banners, rainbow flags and other pride decoration. This years parade award will be given to the most visible boat with the most complete concept. 

Registration:
Registration is not required, but we encourage all participants to register for communicational reasons.

/ The Parade

June 12th

Saturday June 12th 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 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 the Bergen Pride Parade gathered over 25 000 people in the streets. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bergen Pride has decided to move this year’s parade from land to sea, in order to carry out the parade in a safe way. This year we will organize Bergen’s very first pride boat parade / boat pride parade!

Everyone with a boat is welcome to join the parade, and participate in this celebration of love and diversity.

Practical information:
Date: June 12th 2021
Time: 11.00 – 14.00
Where: All boats must meet at Frøviken no later than 11.30. MS Rygercruise will be the official Bergen Pride boat and will lead the parade. All boats must sail behind this boat at a maximum speed at 5 knots.

The parade sails from Frøviken to Vågen, and will sail as close to land as possible along the way so the parade will be visible from shore. The parade will then sail into Vågen for a quick round before exiting Vågen again, continuing past Nordnes and ending at USF Verftet. Here the parade will end, and all boats must then disperse.

We encourage all parade participants to decorate their boats with what you normally would have in a walking parade, such as political banners, rainbow flags and other pride decoration. This years parade award will be given to the most visible boat with the most complete concept. 

/ The Park

Come and celebrate diversity, unity and love with us!

June 11 – 12

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 at the outdoor area at USF Verftet and will be a miniature version of the original park and a joint event together with USF Verftet and PLOINK festival. Here you can experience concerts, DJs, and other social activities in a safe environment where you freely can express yourself.

Pride Park has free entrance.

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 11 – 12

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 at the outdoor area at USF Verftet and will be a miniature version of the original park and a joint event together with USF Verftet and PLOINK festival. Here you can experience concerts, DJs, and other social activities in a safe environment where you freely can express yourself.

Pride Park has free entrance.

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

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

June 05 – 10

Pride House is the festival´s arena for debate and discussion, and here you will find a variety of events with political, professional and educational content. Pride House 2021 is located at Øvre Vågsallmenningen, and consists of a large tent, with both indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a bar and our official Pride Shop, where you can buy rainbow flags, pride effects and Bergen Pride merchandise. Every evening will be filled with various social events and entertainment. See the program for more information. 

All Pride House events are either prepared by the festival’s organizing committee or in collaboration with other involved organizations. The festival is party politically neutral, and at Pride House there should be a high ceiling for exchange of opinions. However, the festival does not allow events or debaters who question other people’s identities. Event texts are descriptive of the debate topics, and can sometimes be put in a pointed language, in order to bring out the extreme points of the debate. If you react to something in the event descriptions, or experience the event itself as unpleasant, we ask you to contact us so that we can assess the content. Bergen Pride do not allow any form of discrimination or harassment at our arenas, and we ask the public and all participants to be aware of their own privileges and help create a safe space with room for everyone.

/ The House

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

June 05 – 10

Pride House is the festival´s arena for debate and discussion, and here you will find a variety of events with political, professional and educational content. Pride House 2021 is located at Øvre Vågsallmenningen, and consists of a large tent, with both indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a bar and our official Pride Shop, where you can buy rainbow flags, pride effects and Bergen Pride merchandise. Every evening will be filled with various social events and entertainment. See the program for more information. 

All Pride House events are either prepared by the festival’s organizing committee or in collaboration with other involved organizations. The festival is party politically neutral, and at Pride House there should be a high ceiling for exchange of opinions. However, the festival does not allow events or debaters who question other people’s identities. Event texts are descriptive of the debate topics, and can sometimes be put in a pointed language, in order to bring out the extreme points of the debate. If you react to something in the event descriptions, or experience the event itself as unpleasant, we ask you to contact us so that we can assess the content. Bergen Pride do not allow any form of discrimination or harassment at our arenas, and we ask the public and all participants to be aware of their own privileges and help create a safe space with room for everyone.

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