Reykjavik Old School Building Lightens up with Colour to Celebrate Diversiy


During the first weeks of August, Iceland celebrates Diversity. The theme for the 2016 festival is ‘Our History’ – the history of queer people – and the program, as well as the interviews and articles in the Reykjavik Pride Magazine, focus on various aspects of the theme and reminds that queer history is vast, complicated and varied. The festival program aims to give a tiny insight into this history and encourage the public to take a closer look at LGBTQI history in the community.

The school dates its history back to 1056, while the current iconic building was built in 1846, briefly housing the country’s Parliament.


Mayor Dagur B Eggertsson said: “It’s amazing something as everyday as the colours of the rainbow can be a symbol for human rights and freedom. And it’s especially beautiful that young and old people joined together to paint it.”

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