Reykjavík Mayor Wears Drag at Gay Pride

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Reykjavík Mayor Wears Drag at Gay Pride

Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr led the Gay Pride parade on Saturday wearing a flowery dress and a wig, waving to the crowd from the back of a truck.

Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr. Photos by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

There were 35 floats in the parade this year which progressed down Laugavegur, Reykjavík’s main shopping street, Morgunbladid reports.

The parade ended by Arnarhóll where a concert took place. Among the performers were pop icon Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson and singer Sigrídur Beinteinsdóttir.

Minister of Education Katrín Jakobsdóttir addressed the crowd, emphasizing the importance of the Gay Pride festival.

The day was rainy to begin with but then the skies cleared. The festival’s organizers reported that there were 80,000 to 90,000 people at Gay Pride, a similar number as last year. 

The mayor also wore drag at the opening of the festival on Thursday, which caught the attention of the world news.