Zoe Lyons - Stand-up Show

Harpa -  8 August 2012, 9 p.m.

Price: 2000 ISK
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One of this year’s Reykjavík Gay Pride highlights is the award-winning British comedienne Zoe Lyons. Her hilarious stand-up act has been featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has received various awards, including the prestigious London Comedy Award in 2011.

“In the African jungle the lion is king, in the Fringe comedy jungle Zoe Lyons is definitely a Queen, she’ll pounce on you with her witty repartee and have you rolling about the floor in fits of hysterics.”


“Lyons lit up the stage for an hour with her genuine, bitchy sarcastic humour that left everyone in stitches. I don’t think I have laughed so hard at a stand-up show in my life.”


“Probably the most impressive British female comic on the circuit.” The Skinny, Edinburgh

“Zoe is the epitome of camp comedy … her audience interaction is the best I have seen” Scotsgay


A Queer Broadway Songbook The Kristjana Stefánsdóttir Trio

Harpa 10 August 2012, 8.30 p.m.

Price: 2000 ISK
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The “Queer Classical” concert in Harpa was among the highlights of last year’s Reykjavík Gay Pride. This year’s “Queer Broadway” concert features the outstanding work of queer Broadway and jazz composers. Iceland’s diva of jazz, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, performs songs by Cole Porter, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Rufus Wainwright and others. She is joined by pianist Kjartan Valdemarsson and bassist Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson, as well as musicologist Árni Heimir Ingólfsson who will provide queer stories of the composers and their works.


Performance Request

Each year Reykjavik Gay Pride signs on number of foreign artists to perform at the pride event. Normally, the pride board decides before the end of February, which artists and performers to sign up.

If you are interested in performing at the Reykjavik Gay Pride, please fill out this form and e-mail it as an attachment.



Iceland Express sponsoring Reykjavik Gay Pride

 Reykjavik Gay Pride has signed an agreement with the airline Iceland Express, which thus becomes one of the major sponsors of this year’s celebrations. Reykjavík Gay Pride is one of the biggest and most important annual events in Reykjavík and attracts close to 100,000 guests every year. For the last twelve years the Reykjavík Gay Pride has become well-known outside Iceland. Numerous foreign visitors attend the Pride event each year and the support of Iceland Express is a linked with our general effort to promote the event to foreign visitors.
Studies show that LGBT people travel even more than the average heterosexual, individuals or families, and that they prefer to come to countries like Iceland, where the human rights of LGBT people are respected. In 2011, a total of 560.000 foreign tourists visited Iceland.
It is the policy of Iceland Express to serve the LGBT community equally as well as other passengers. To strengthen this policy, in 2011, the airline became a member of International Lesbian & Gay Travel Association (ILGTA). Iceland Express will also offer special package deals for foreign visitors to Reykjavik Gay Pride in early August and package deals for Icelanders visiting similar events in other countries. In the preceding weeks and during the event their crew members are wearing rainbow scarves and ties, and the Reykjavik Gay Pride will be actively promoted aboard their aircraft.


Human Rights Prize to Reykjavik Gay Pride

 On May 16th the mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, awarded the city’s Human Rights Prize to Reykjavik Gay Pride at an official cermony, attended by members of the city council, the city’s committee on equal rights as well as members of the Reykjavik Pride. According to the tradition, the prize is anually, after a nomination from the committee on equal rights, either awarded to a person, a group or an organization for an outstanding contribution to the humanitarian cause.


Reykjavik Gay Pride Annual Meeting

Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavík – Reykjavík Gay Pride – announces its annual general meeting which will be held Sunday March 6th 2011 at 14:00 in the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, 4th floor.


Trúnó - Reykjavík's Only Gay Café

In the house that now is the home of both gay dance club Barbara (second and third floor) and Trúnó queer café, Laugavegur 22, (street level) used to be the most famous gay club 22 in the 80's so it is very fitting that today it is once again the "gay palace" of Reykjavík.