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The Stockholm Pride Parade will be held this weekend, and since I’ll be out of town, I decided to share a few snapshots from last year’s parade to give you an idea of what to expect. From politicians and celebrities to doctors and soldiers, thousands were out in full force waving rainbow flags.
As a middleweight boxer, Paolo Roberto fought for the WBC and WBO titles. He never became the world champion, but he showed tremendous bravery in the ring, which won him a lot of respect in the Swedish boxing community. Paolo retired from boxing seven years ago but he’s been keeping busy. He’s been a commentator and a columnist, he’s written cook books and even had a small part in one of the Stieg Larsson films (see if you can spot him in this trailer).
Petter is Sweden’s without question most successful rapper and got his breakthrough some 12 years ago with this hit.
Both Paolo and Petter are fathers of two. Neither one of them is gay but they did the shoot for the good cause. “I think everyone should have the right to marry, regardless of whether you’re homo, hetero, or bi,” Paolo told QX.
More people need to show some of that spirit! The right to marry might sound obvious, but as of now, gay marriages are a reality only in Sweden and nine other countries.
Just visited Stockholm Pride’s website and took their “How Hetero” test which measured just how straight or unstraight our Twitter page Swedense is, based on the tweets. Here’s the result when I said Swedense was a boy:
As you can see, Swedense as a boy is nowhere near hetero according to Stockholm Pride. The reason, said the website, is because we’ve tweeted about Abba, pirates, Stockholm, Marie Antoinette, and Pride. When I re-took the test and said Swedense was a girl, the result was not quite the same. But either way, we’re far from hetero:
PS. Yes, it was I who tweeted about Abba, the Pirate Bay and Stockholm, I admit it. Hell, I probably tweeted about Pride, too. But I swear to God, I never tweeted about Marie Antoinette, that was someone else. French royalty never was my cup of tea. DS.