As usual pop sensation Paul Oscar will take part in the Reykjavik Pride Parade this year. In an interview in todays edition of Fréttablaðið the singer says that he intends to show up today in the form of a sea good surrounded by mermaids and all kinds of sea creatures.
“It´s a reference to the IGLA championships that took place in Iceland earlier this year and a reminder that gay people have always played a part in sports. We are going to make the float as big and colorful as possible to underline the fact that gay athletes have no reason what so ever to lurk in the shadows,” he explains.
According to Paul Oscar there are still a lot of gay people who for some reason are afraid to come out of the closet. “Spiteful comments on the internet are common and gay teenagers are still at risk of falling for their own hands. When the situation is still like that I intend to keep fighting on. I’m not asking anybody to tolerate me. I don’t want a pat on the head, I don’t want pity. I want to be accepted for who I am. There is a huge difference between tolerance and acceptance.”
For the past years Paul Oscar has held his own dance at NASA. This time around there will be no ball at NASA due to plans to close the place down. But there’s no need to panic, fans will get a glimpse of the pop star in the Parade today as said before and he also intends to perform some of his most popular songs at the Gay Pride dance at Broadway tonight. More on the dance here.