Rainbow flags at Logomo for Finnish Pride and Stonewall
The Finnish Pride season 2011 starts June 27th with Helsinki Pride and ends with Turku Pride August 6th. Logomo raises the Rainbow flag during the day of remembrance of the Stonewall riots June 27th and the first Finnish demonstration July 27th.
The roots of the Pride tradition are long. The riots at Stonewall Inn in New York the night of June 27th, 1969 marks a turn in gay history. That night gays, lesbian and transpeople, who were tired of the constant raids at Stonewall Inn and of the persecution sexual minorities, fought back for the first time in history.
Demonstrations against homophobia and for sexual and gender multiplicity have taken place in Finland since 1974.
Logomo raises the Rainbow flag during the day of remembrance of the Stonewall riots June 27th and the first Finnish demonstration July 27th.
The rainbow flag can also be seen outside Logomo during Turku Pride August 6th-7th when Tom of Finland Retrospective arranges guided exhibition tours in connection to the gay historical days of remembrance and pride.
John-Eleanor is a story that breaks the norms for gender and sexuality combining research on the Middle Ages with puppetry theatre. It exposes a different perspective on Medieval times that are today perceived as morally strict and repressive. The performance by the Turku-based puppet theatre group HOX Company is based on medieval records.