Helsinki Pride Week will be postponed to September

Helsinki Pride Week 2020 will be postponed to September, announces the Helsinki Pride Community, which is organizing the event.

Helsinki Pride Week, the biggest human rights event in Finland, is usually held in the week after Midsummer.

This year the event was scheduled to take place on 22-28th June, but due to the coronavirus situation it will be transfered in full to the 7-13th September.

-Helsinki Pride Week is important for all of us and we want to implement it so, that as many people as possible can join the week’s events. The need for both Pride Week and our year-round work will only grow during this crisis, says Aaro Horsma, Executive Director of the Helsinki Pride Community.

Helsinki Pride gives voice to those belonging to gender and sexual minorities and celebrates equality, human rights of all people. During Pride Week, the Helsinki Pride Community organizes various events, discussions and seminars, together with partners. Helsinki Pride Weeks best-known part of the event, the Pride Parade, is held on Saturday, which last year gathered more than 110,000 people. As last year, the parade starts at Senate Square and ends at Kaivopuisto, where the Pride park festival will be held.

-The most important thing now is to take care of each other and focus on the future. Even in challenging moments, we proudly move forward with the help of our community, supporters, and partners, and make sure that no one is left alone, Horsma emphasizes.

Further information and interview requests:

Aaro Horsma

Executive Director, Helsinki Pride Community

Tel. +358 45 121 0036 E-mail: aaro@pride.fi

As well as the event producer

Annu Kemppainen

Event and community Expert, Helsinki Pride Community

Tel. 050 559 5539 E-mail: annu@pride.fi