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The West Pride festival is now over, but what a magical week it was in Pride House, På stan, Pride Park and not least the pride parade! The police estimated that 20,000 people went to the pride parade and that just as many people watched, which is a large increase from both last year’s parade and the one that was 2019.

First, we want to thank all our incredible volunteers with our eleven local managers in the lead – without your strong commitment and non-profit efforts, the festival would never be possible.

Of course, we do not forget our program organizers, individual artists, organizations, inaugural speakers and artists who in various ways have participated in the festival through their knowledge, their art and their performances – without the content that you are involved in creating, there is no festival.

We also want to thank our proud partners – thanks to your contributions, the festival will be so much more for everyone.

Our proud contributors, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götalandsregionen and Göteborg & Co, who are responsible for the structure of our financing, are extremely important to us.

Thanks to all the visitors and enthusiasts who made West Pride 2022 a festival we will not soon forget.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone who has gone before us and paved the way so that we, together with all the above, have the opportunity to carry out this festival, something that many people in the world are not able to do yet.

See you next year June 7-11!

Foto: Johan Dirfors