Iconic Gothenburg Trams Repainted for LGBTQ Rights
GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - To celebrate diversity and give room to the LGBTQ community in public space, Västtrafik, the Swedish transport service agency, has invited young artists to repaint six of Gothenburg's iconic trams.
”Public transport embodies diversity and equality. Everyone is welcome, no matter who you are, where you're from, what you believe in or who you fall in love with. With the art exhibition "Proud Trams", we want to support the rights of the LGBTQ community and at the same time celebrate Pride”, said Lars Backström, CEO of Västtrafik.
The colors of the rainbow are represented by the tram line numbers – from the red #5 to the purple #8. The whole rainbow train will be going through the city of Gothenburg during EuroPride.
All the trams have been photographed and framed to be auctioned off. All the proceeds will go to charity organization RFSL, in support of the fight for the LGBTQ community worldwide.
The artists participating in the manifestation are Ebba Chambert, Linnéa Teljas Puranen, Oscar Andersson, Nathalie Ruejas Jonson, Gustav Gigi Sandin, Linden Carter and Mira Cederwall Victorin.
EuroPride is a joint festival that is celebrated every year in Europe and hosts conversation, debate and networking for a stronger fight for equal rights. EuroPride was held for the first time in 1992 in London and has since been arranged in various European cities. This year, West Pride and Stockholm Pride arrange EuroPride together. EuroPride 2018 was opened in Stockholm on July 27th and ends in Gothenburg on August 19th.