On Saturday, Helsinki Pride week culminated in a march of rainbow colors and a park festival just as colorful.
According to the organizers and the police, the march attracted about 100,000 people; triple the amount of last year, and It was the largest march ever in the history of Finland.
This year the theme of the event was “voice.”
The organizers wanted to highlight the diversity of their LGBTIQ community and make room for voices often left unheard or silenced in the society.
Helsinki Pride and the view from my DANCE!!! truck ❤️🏳️🌈 100 000 people came to celebrate pride this year and I couldn’t be more proud 😍🙌🏼#pride #pridehelsinki #dance #wildwildwonderland pic.twitter.com/YN6G2Q9ChZ
— Saara Aalto (@saaraaalto) June 30, 2018
I'm a rainbow too!
— Petrus Pennanen (@petruspennanen) June 30, 2018
It is a matter of #PRIDE to support the rights of any minorities. Hope next year we will have marches in #Iran and all over the #Muslim world as well. #HelsinkiPride #pride #prideHelsinki wearing my traditional #Kurdish outfit to the march🏳️🌈 pic.twitter.com/mjtzWoGI9Y
— Alan Salehzadeh (@AlanSalehzadeh) June 30, 2018
— Eetu Helminen (@EHelminen) June 30, 2018
— Marra (@julkeaperkele) June 30, 2018
— Michaela Moua (@Afrofinnomenon) June 30, 2018
— Irina Maaskant (@IrinaMaaskant) June 30, 2018
— sii🐚📉🎈🌵💜 (@SiiShell) June 30, 2018
"There's no love without freedom, no freedom without love."
— Oona (@andrejeffoona) June 27, 2018
— Anti-Racist Forum (@antiracistforum) June 30, 2018
Picture on the cover: A participant of Pride 2017. Tony Öhberg for Finland Today