The theme for 2023: Joy & Riot

The theme for this year is Joy and Riot. 

Joy highlights the happiness that our own identity and the diversity of our community can spark when we are equal, seen, and proud. Just like pride, joy acts as a counterforce to hate, injustice, and oppression in all, also internalized forms. Riot represents our right to exist, be seen, and heard – and honors our history and roots of Pride-movement.

The 2023 Helsinki Pride will be loud and visible, and we will highlight the theme of Joy and Rebellion extensively in our content and program, in which LGBTIQA+ activists and artists will be in the center. Together we proudly celebrate our diversity and demand human rights for all of us, including children and young people.


Helsinki Pride & Karhu present: Pride month Opening Party

Helsinki Pride, in collaboration with Karhu, is organizing a Pride Month opening party, which is open to all. We will celebrate in Helsinki, Valkoinen sali on Friday June 2nd starting at 7 pm. Come join us in the spirit of joy and riot!
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Klaus K Hotel is the Pride House 2023

Pride House is the heart of Pride week, serving as a lgbtiq+ meeting place and event space.

Within the same walls, the Pride House will host discussions, performances, workshops and a wide range of other events from 26 June to 2 July, Monday to Sunday. Free admission for all participants!

The Pride House will also host the Helsinki Pride Info & Shop, where you can find official Pride merchandise. This year, the Pride House will be proudly hosted by Klaus K Hotel throughout Pride week.

Helsinki Pride partners 2023

Helsinki Pride Week is the biggest cultural and human rights event in Finland, gathering more and more support every year!

Our awesome partners are involved in promoting equality and equity: both by enabling Helsinki Pride -event, and by supporting our year-round human rights work.
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Our Partners in 2023

Main Partners

Working with Pride -Partners

Support Partners