Visit Oslo and Innovation Norway Release Epic Pride Video
July 12 2018 12:52 PM EST
July 11 2018 9:54 PM EST
The folks over at Norway's official tourism board, Innovation Norway, have created an epic five-minute-long video showcasing three European members of the LGBT community descending upon Norway and getting ready for the big Pride celebration in Oslo. Kadir, Anna and Klára, were invited to take part in Norway’s largest celebration of love, freedom, and it "was Oslove at first sight." "It was an emotional experience. I come from a very masculine culture, and always have to restrict myself. But I take 100 percent pride in who I am and was very excited before my trip to Norway," Kadir say. "I love Oslo. Not only does it give med the freedom to be who I am. But it also gives me the joy to have fun as who I am. The Oslo Pride is very inclusive. Not just LGBTQ+ individuals participate in the parade, but everyone in Norway are welcome to join," he said after attending the July 1st festivities. Norway was among the first countries to enact anti-discrimination laws against gays and lesbians and ranks as third best in the ILGA-Europe 2018 rating of 49 European countries. Oslo Pride is Norway’s largest LGBTQ+ event and is held annually in June/July with the aim to contribute to the acceptance of people regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity.