The Faroe Pride was a huge success this weekend with an estimated number of between five and up to six thousand participants mbl.is reports.
The planners were expecting around one thousand to show up and are therefore ecstatic with the results. They say that the huge number of people place the festivities as a milestone in the LGBT society’s fight for equal rights in the Faroe Islands were they have been downtrodden in the past. The pride hasn’t been held there since 2007 mainly due to prejudice.
Among participants in Faroe Pride this year was Jón Gnarr, the mayor of Reykjavik in Iceland, who was well greeted as well as Reykjavik’s Queer Choir. Gnarr has played a part in Reykjavik Pride for the last two years where he has shown up in drag. On this occasion however he let do a pink jacket and pants which viewers seemed to like.
More on Faroe Pride on the online Faroe newspaper Dimmalætting