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It’s only three days left until Stockholm’s biggest yearly event takes place – Stockholm Pride!

If you can’t wait until Stockholm Pride’s big opening party on Monday you have some pre-pride parties to choose from.

Club KG

Saturday July 30

Girls: Club KG Megaparty #3 – PRE-PRIDE PARTY 
Check out who’s going on Facebook>>
Debaser Medis. Free entrance until midnight, then SEK 100.

Boys: GARAGE Summer Edition PRE-PRIDE PARTY Hosted by Leo.B & Tommie X
Kolingsborg. Free entrance until midnight, then SEK 80.

Sunday July 31

The Sunday nights onboard the old steamer Patricia are legendary. Stunning view from the sun deck. Slussen. SEK 100.


Check out QX Gay Map for more parties and events.

Stockholm Pride, Gay Stockholm, lesbian stockholm

In recent years, Stockholm has become a favourite destination of the tourist in search of the latest trends, culture, fashion, design, music, entertainment, good food and relaxing atmospheres. The city has also become a favourite spot for gays and lesbians who want more than just a neighbourhood with gay-friendly bars. Some people say that if there was ever a capital city designed by gay people for gay people to enjoy, Stockholm would be it!

The Stockholm Card

We want you to experience the most during your stay in Stockholm, so check out the Stockholm Card!

The card provides free admission to a large number of museums and other venues, free public transport and discounts in lots of stores. The Stockholm card is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days from the first time you use it.

If you buy it online you will receive a 15% discount. When making a purchase please use this link, The Stockholm Card.

Check out our other Rainbow offers>>

We love Stockholm this time of year. The city is hot, hot, hot! (And it’s not just the weather!)

Scandinavia’s largest Pride festival is to take place between the 1st – 7th August. Haven’t booked a ticket yet? Then it’s about time you act!

This year’s Pride will take place in the very centre of Stockholm: the beautiful Kungsträdgården park as well as Sergels torg square with the Culture House just next to it, will host this year’s festival.

Another new exciting development is the scrapping of the entrance fee. Kungsträdgården is to be open to each and every one of those who which to participate. And as the Pride theme for 2011 is “openness” we think that’s a lovely development.

Great parties, interesting political seminars, meeting the love of your life – everything happens at the Stockholm Pride! Now book that ticket! For places to stay, click here.

Stockholm Pride, Pride Parade, Stockholm, Royal Palace

Peter Farago & Ingela Klemetz-Farago

Northern Women in CHANEL
1 July – 11 September 2011
Fashion photography has perhaps captured the times like no other genre. In the suite Northern Women in CHANEL, photographer Peter Farago and stylist Ingela Klemetz-Farago have realized their dream of photographing classic creations by CHANEL.

In 2010 Farago, in close co-operation with CHANEL, was given the opportunity to choose among collections from 1920 up until today. Several well-known models from the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, such as Freja Beha Erichsen, Helena Christensen, Iselin Steiro, Edita Vilkeviciute, Sigrid Ågren, Suvi Koponen, Kirsi Phyronen, Carmen Kass, Siri Tollerod and Caroline Winberg, took part in the project and every creation and surrounding were picked specifically for each model.

This is a modern, contemporary staging of the classic garments. Farago’s personal style is prominent in the pictures, inspired by opera, dance and art. A unique universe is created, and every suite becomes a fashion fairy tale. In the images Scandinavian meets French. The result is an interesting meeting between timeless clothes and melancholy in a barren Scandinavian landscape.

Peter Farago was born in Hungary and started taking photos when he was four years old. Among other things he has done several covers for Russian Vogue. Ingela Klemetz-Farago comes from the music industry, but she soon started working as a stylist together with her husband Peter Farago. The couple works from Stockholm, New York and Paris.

Mademoiselle Chanel (1883-1971) was one of the previous century’s most influential fashion designers. Her life’s work is extensive, but she is perhaps best known for her opposition against standards and traditions. She created casual clothes for women, and trousers became as normal for women as they were for men. Today Karl Lagerfeld carries her name in fashion forward.

qx gay map 2011, gay stockholmFor the sixteenth year, QX is publishing the QX GayMap for Stockholm in English. A map covering all the LGBT-friendly restaurants, bars, clubs and events in Stockholm.

The GayMap is available online and in print. Pick up your copy at Stockholm Tourist Center or at many of the restaurants, cafées and bars in Stockholm.

Download the new QX GayMap>>

Congratulations Lorna Haddon-McMillan! You are the winner in the competition Stockholm’s Leading Ladies.

Stockholm's Leadin Ladies, winner, Lorna Haddon-McMillan

Lorna voted for the outdoors girl Josefin who got the most votes of the “Leading Ladies”. Congratulations Josefin!

Lorna will travel with her wife Rachel to Stockholm, and I asked what they are looking forward to the most.

“We are especially looking forward to exploring Stockholm’s sights and culture, and spending time together in such a fantastic gay friendly location.  Winning this competition means such a lot to us as although we have been married for a year, this will actually be our honeymoon so it is extra special!”

Stockholms Leading Ladies, winners, Lorna Haddon-McMillan

This is what Lorna and Rachel will get:

–          Free flights courtesy of SAS Scandinavian Airlines

–          3 nights stay at Hilton Stockholm Slussen

–          Free dinner at Restaurant Roxy

–          The Stockholm Card that entitles you to free entrance to museums and attractions aswell as free local transportation

–          Free entrance to clubs

Contratulations and welcome to Stockholm!

Rainbow offers
We are proud to present a new partner in the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network. Welcome Rica Hotel Kungsgatan!

Stockholm’s true shopping hotel, with an unbeatable location in a classic department store. Located in the recently renovated PUB department store, with its high-end shopping malls, traditional square market, two pedestrian shopping streets and two covered markets right on your doorstep. You can even take the elevator from our lobby straight to the department store’s third floor. You will find more shopping, culture and nightlife just around the corner. Enjoy the pulse of the city!

Book Rica Hotel Kungsgatan’s Rainbow Offer and get a 10% discount at selected stores in the PUB department store.  The offer also includes strawberries and chocolate crème served in the room and of course late check-out until 15:00.

Stockholm gay, Gay friendly hotel Stockholm

WE LOVE ART! This is happening right now in the center of Stockholm.
The Chinese artist Liu Bolin camouflages himself into the square Sergels Torg.

Liu Bolin is renown for his series of images entitled Hiding in the City. What makes these images unique is that Liu Bolin literally paints himself into each scene. His body resembles “camouflage”, thereby making Liu Bolin both present and absent in each photograph. These cleverly orchestrated images have earned him the name, the invisible man. However, the story of how these images came about is less than lighthearted.

Do not miss the fantastic Liu Bolin exhibition at Fotografiska.

The Invisible Man at Fotografiska
2 July – 11 September 2011

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