Join the parade!

The toolkit consists of two parts. Each part can be used separately or together in connection with each event.

  1. A Pride parade kit. This includes everything you need in order to participate in a Pride parade. Banners, t-shirts, giveaways and a beginner’s guide to Pride.
  2. Topic suggestions and guidelines to organise events concerning LGBTQI+ issues. This focuses on topics, challenges and opportunities relevant to the local context and is intended as an inspiration for how activities can be arranged. The Swedish Institute offers assistance with finding relevant guest speakers.

The situation for LGBTQI+ people has improved in many regions and countries globally in the last 50 years. Discrimination based on sexual orientation is now prohibited in many countries. Laws against hate crime have become more common, as have same-sex partnership and marriage laws. At the same time, there are many countries where the situation for LGBTQI+ people is very worrisome. People are faced with discrimination and violence all over the world, and progress that has been made around these issues is now threatened in several places.

Our purpose with this toolkit, produced in cooperation with RFSL, is to give you the opportunity to show Sweden’s commitment and continued support for equal rights.

Target groups: LGBTQI+ organisations, the media, decision-makers, policy-makers and shapers of public opinion.

Building blocks

1. Products in the Pride parade kit

Examples with stickers on water bottles, here and here.
Swedish flags and Pride flags need to be purchased separately. See the manual for guidance.

The files for printing can be downloaded from the link provided by SI via email.

2. Topic suggestions and guidelines for an LGBTQI+ event

Topic suggestions and guidelines

The Swedish Institute offers assistance with finding relevant guest speakers.

Social media material

GIFs – Swedense (at

Images for Facebook events (download low or high resolution images from Media Flow)

Spotify playlist – Pride anthem!

Pride quiz

Inspirational stories

Europride in Stockholm, 4 August 2018.

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand


The toolkit consists of two parts that can be used together or separately.

  1. Manual for participation in Pride parades
  2. Manual for seminars or other events (see no. 2 under Building blocks)

If you and your colleagues are government officials with access to Klaranätet, we encourage you to take the LGBTQI+ training programme available. Instructions on how to find it can be found here.

Financial support

Applications for projects in April to December 2023

Due to the extraordinarily high number of toolkit applications, and a limited budget, we are unable to grant any further financial support for toolkits in 2023 with the exception of toolkit applications with following purposes:

– Higher education promotion
– Sweden alumni relations
– Sweden 500 celebrations (maximum of 5 000 SEK)
– The Nobel Prize (a limited numer of applications)
You can of course also use all material on but without funding from us.

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support up to a maximum of SEK 40,000 for production of the printed material, language translation and travel costs, and remuneration for Swedish guest speaker(s). To be granted maximum support, Swedish guest speaker(s) must be invited.

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

How to report

After the completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

If more than 10 per cent of the total grant has not been used, then the full amount of unused funds must be repaid to SI. Repayment shall be via UD EKO. When repaying, enter the project’s registration number (available in the agreement) and the name of your organisation in the notification field and notify the project manager in question.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Agnes Lidbeck.