Seminars and activities that are suitable also for non Swedish speaking visitors to Pride House. For a full programme please see the Swedish version of GayMap

13:00–13:45 The Power of LGBT Culture!
Why do some LGBT activists -- and even some culture workers -- limit their focus on the younger, mostly male, white and wealthier participants -- instead of using LGBT cultural events to spead the light and information on all elements of the LGBT community -- women, trans, elderly, handicapped, HIV positive, refugees, immigrants, ethnic minorities, etc.
Why have some enemies argued there is no such thing as gay culture? Why have LGBT activists long denounced culture at a hindrance, a "competitor" instead of an "ally" to the fight for LGBT rights?
Why do both hetero and LGBT activists know so little about the Nordic VIPS in the Nordic scene -- from artists, Nobel prize winners, authors, journalists, military heroes and heads of state...?
Why do the Prides in the Nordic zone have such little interest in Nordic rainbow co-operation which could enrichen all involved...?
Film: "When Harry Met Santa" -- Norwegian Postal Service (3 min.)
Art: Art from Estonia, art from Sweden, Denmark, Finland

14:00–14:45 LGBT Culture, History and Co-operation with Eastern Europe
Why is LGBT culture important when most gay activists and hetero critics don't know that it goes back 4,000 years?
Why is history such a bridge to today and tomorrow...? Why does LGBT culture include those often ignored by the "activites" -- that is, the elderly, the immigrants and refugees, the handicapped, the HIV positives, etc. How does working with colleagues in Eastern Europe enrichen our own struggle..? How do visits to the East strengthen our our awareness of the human rights battles not only at home by also beyond!

15:00–15:45 LGBTIQ Newcomers from Ukraine: Challenges and Current Needs
Since the end of February when Russia invaded Ukraine, many LGBTIQ Ukrainians have decided to flee to Sweden in order to seek refuge and protection. This panel explores particular challenges that queer Ukrainians experienced in their home country, as well as the treatment that they receive today in Sweden in terms of support and access to services.
The government of Sweden has initiated a series of supporting mechanisms for those Ukrainian refugees who seek protection in this country. Considering the specificity of the intersection of being a refugee and LGBTIQ person, this panel explores first-hand experiences of queer Ukrainians. In addition to exploring government support and its relevance for the LGBTIQ community, this panel focuses on non-governmental initiatives directed towards this target group, as well as to what extent international queer solidarity helped these individuals to feel included.

16:00–16:45 Transgender Asylum Seekers outside of the Healthcare System
Transgender healthcare is not considered as "vård som inte kan anstå" (care that cannot be delayed) for asylum seekers in Sweden. In practice, that means that transgender refugees do not have a right to access gender-affirming care and surgeries in most cases until they do not get a residence permit. This panel explores what it means to live in limbo with daily gender dysphoria and exclusion on an institutional level.
Within Newcomers Stockholm, there has been a reported cases of transgender asylum seekers who were in the asylum process up to three years without having a right to access trans healthcare free of charge as other Swedish residents can. This panel focuses on the dependency of healthcare rights on migration politics and how one can navigate in this limbo period.

16:00–16:50 Coming out at work
How does it feel to come out in your workplace? Do you feel safe, do you feel supported? What can the employer do to help you and what do you wish your employer had not done?

16:45–17:30 How may I compensate you for your help? The borders between helping and sexual exploitation
Newly arrived LGBTQ refugees often have no resources nor networks to rely on. They turn to the LGBTQ community for help. Many are there to help but sometimes compensation is expected for aid given. During this seminar the border between helping and further exploitation is discussed.
, Maria Källner, chairperson of Rainbow Refugees Sweden, and Thomas Wimark, associate Professor at Uppsala University, discuss the limits and the borders between helping and exploitation. Maria Källner has long experience from working with LGBTQ refugees and base her reflections on work in several different organizations. Thomas Wimark has conducted research on

17:00 - 18:00 Try Rueda Queer (salsa)!
Rueda is the most fun you can possibly have.
It’s Cuban salsa danced in a circle where we call the next move and you all do it.
Everyone dances with everyone else and everybody dances both roles. The traditional Rueda is all about joy, togetherness and wild confusion. Our version is all that but also amazing queerness, equality and freedom. You don’t need to bring a partner and you don’t need to have any previous experience. Come and try Rueda!and with LGBTQ refugees for several years and has many recent publications on the subject.
Rainbow Reugees Sweden.