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 is availability adapted, and offer events that are available based on functionality and language. West Pride is a free festival and that 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 festival 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 offer 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 and breathe courage and innovation. There should be room to be challenged in your approach to art and culture.

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

The festival is aimed primarily for lgbt-people in Gothenburg and western Sweden, but also for a wider public 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 sexual orientation, sex identity and/or expressions.

Through our arrangement and sponsoring partners we become a compound that always is working for a positive change local and global. Through creating these meeting points for people and organisations with art, culture and lgbt-questions West Pride also wants to give effects outside of the festival.

Join us at West Pride 2015, 10—14 June.