Portraits of Pride.
Yesterday was Reykjavik’s Gay Pride Parade. It was pouring at one. By two when the parade started, the sun was shining brightly and the crowds were thick with blond children and rainbows. Gay marriage was legalized on June 27 of this year so there is much to celebrate. Who was one of the first to get married? Iceland’s out Prime Minster Johanna Sigurdardottir.
Iceland, in general, has a delightfully open society. Reykjavik, in particular, embraces all kinds of love and all kinds of families. So much so that the mayor, Jon Gnarr (a former actor/comedian and leader of the Best Party) led the parade. In drag.
Rather than document everything and everyone we saw, here are some portraits of the day (Mayor Gnarr is first).