Pride Parade in Oslo and Accessible March in Stockholm

Pride Parade in Oslo and Accessible March in Stockholm

The Pride Parade took place in Oslo the 9th of June with more than 400 people participating. The parade was organized by Uloba together with the two largest disability organizations in Norway.

This year’s Pride Prize was given to Marte Wexelsen Goksøyr. She became known when she showed up at the Norwegian Parliament wearing a t-shirt bearing the words «endangered». She has been keen to express her opionion on prenatal diagnosis and has been active in the debate about screening out unwanted foetuses. “The less perfect are sifted out”, she said when she accepted the price.

Two weeks earlier the Accessible March took place in the neighbouring capital of Stockholm. It was the 10th and last year of marches. Although marches for accessibility have ceased, that’s not the end of the struggle for an accessibility law in Sweden. The parliament’s recently request to the government to prepare a bill is a major step on the road, but a lot of influencing still needs to be done.

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