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Sex and politics shine at Stockholm gay Pride

Global rights, exhibits, fun & blasphemy prevail

The Swedish capital pulled out all the stops as host to EuroPride last summer. The city came together to present a seamless, sophisticated and sensual experience while the queers proved that parties and politics make a passionate mix.

It’s a unique place where a volunteer-run Pride sends money to Eastern Europe, where national pastimes are played with dildos and the police put on a show of historic gay porn. We catch the action, the sights and chat with organizers, activists, politicians and a prince in our photo essay. Our essays on the Millesgarden and nearby Copenhagen and southern Sweden follow. Scroll down and click to select from the galleries.

Photography and essays by David Walberg, publisher and editor at large at Pink Triangle Press.