Stockholm Pride Parade

Stockholm Pride - Marching for those who can't which is always my favourite float

There was a brief moment earlier today when the bloke standing next to me and I looked at each other in momentary disbelief. A second later, and we didn't need to exchange any words, because we both knew we both just seen a man go past us on roller skates wearing nothing but a rainbow [...]

Stockholm Pride – Chinese Queer Film

Fan Popo - New Beijing New Marriage

Sadly, my "Swedish" is not sophisticated enough to understand the complexities of some of the discussions you might encounter at an event like Stockholm Pride. While it won't be too much of an issue at events like the Schlagerkväll (the pop music night), I'm still very interested in going to talks and events, especially since [...]

Catch Up

The last few weeks have been "crazy busy" which is why I haven't posted here much lately. However, it's Thursday night, I'm sitting at home with a glass or two of wine, listening to the radio, and I'm determined to achieve some catch-up posts. When I say "crazy busy", it's mostly been work-related. There's been [...]

Ola är jättebra!

Today I would like to introduce you to my favourite Swedish pop star at the moment, Ola Svensson. I first discovered his work when he was an entrant in Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals leading to the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2008. I thought the song, Love in Stereo was "okay". A few months later [...]

Stockholm Pride Parade

Stockholm Pride 2011

"It's a lot more political, lacks a bit of the humour, but also seems more inclusive" was how I described the differences and similarities between Stockholm Pride and Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras to an Australian living in Stockholm, but who has now been living abroad for 12 years. "That's not to say Sydney [...]

Schlagerkväll @ Stockholm Pride

Lotta Engberg

I never really "rated" Sanna Nielsen all that much until I saw her perform this year at the Schlagerkväll at Stockholm Pride. I always thought her performances were a little "wooden", a little "mediocre" when compared with other schlager greats like Shirley Clamp and Pernilla Wahlgren. But her performances blew me away and she came [...]