Our vision is to live in an equitable and inclusive world free from prejudice and discrimination.

Word of value
West Pride spreads joy. West Pride is a festival where people meet up and enjoy time together. We offer meeting points and solidarity. Our visitors should feel strengthened in their identity and their life choices.

At West Pride everyone is treated with respect. We are welcoming, and we let everyone who wants to participate. We create a permissive climate, where debates and questioning may take place. We create new meetings.

Everyone can be a part of West Pride. Our vision is to have premises which are available for everyone, regardsless of functionality, language or other. West Pride is a free of charge festival which is open for everyone who shares our values.

West Pride wants to make a difference every day of the year. We want to encourage a commitment that extends beyond the festivals space and time. West Pride changes attitudes and take a stand from a norm critical perspective. We are in solidarity with other parts of the world. West Pride never gives up.


West Pride offers art and culture of high quality. Our visitors will be inspired, surprised, educated and hopefully they will be provoked. The range of art and culture is wide, courageous and innovative. We hope to challenge your approach to art and culture.

Idea and purpose
West Pride is a free of charge culture festival that creates safe meeting points for lgbtq-people. We talk about norm criticism and lgbtq-peoples life situations through art and culture.

The festival is aimed primarily to lgbtq-people in Gothenburg and western parts of Sweden, but also to a wider public both nationally and internationally.

Our purpose is to show a diversity of expression by coordinating and arranging art and culture. We create meeting points and areas for knowledge, conversations, reflections, attitude change and social influence. We want to inspire you into a more open society that counteracts prejudices and discrimination on the basis of sexuality, gender identity and expressions.

Through our arrangement and sponsoring partners we become a compound that always is working for a positive change locally and globally. Through creating these meeting points for people and organizations with art, culture and lgbtq-issues West Pride also wants to give effects outside of the festival.

Join us at West Pride 2016, 8—12 June.