Saturday, August 11, 2007

Swedish Gay Pride

I never wrote about the strange experience that was marching in Folkpartiet's float in the Gay Pride.

The strangest part was probably: Tons of hetero middle class couples brought their kids. Apparently a thing to do is dress your kids up as fairies (literally, with wings etc) and all the kids in their strollers waved little rainbow flags. I heard one of these hetero dad say to his kid: "Look how many fun people there are here!" And the kid agreed. It was actually kind of touching.

Also: the Communist Party's float was all hardcore goth-girls with banners that said things like "Smash capitalism!"

And then there were some very un-american floats: the police officers float, the scouts' float, the army's float.


Blogger Amish Trivedi said...

If I'm not mistaken, aren't you guys a middle-class hetero couple with a child? Did said child make it to parade?

7:47 AM  
Blogger Johannes said...

Actually I'm alone in Sweden. But Sinead would definitely have been dressed up as a fairy if she had attended.

3:09 PM  

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