In Gothenburg on May 16 the city's fourth LGBT festival ended with the so-called rainbowwalk. The largest block was our black block, the rainbowriot, organized by Rainbowrabidradicals and Gothenburg Queer Institute.
A great big thank you to everyone who participated in our block. Together we have shown how the queers should go down in this town. There is a strong tradition of class-conscious and radical gender and sexual politics in Gothenburg, and now it should be clear to everyone that we will never accept that sexual politics is made to a liberal consensus stunt.
Many groups and organizations rallied behind our diverse slogans. Including SUF with the banner: "The working class fucks who they want!" and OFOG called for a "sexweaponless world". Foamrubber stones rained over a heterosexual nuclear family in a performance by street theater group Embarrassing hair growth. Radio Disaster and Unsciencesakademy turned plates. Stonewall Singers led the singing and dancers from the movie "Moral instruction musical: the revolutionary conduct" taught bash back choreography.
At Bältespännarparken a counter-demonstration from the christian sect Word of Life showed up, and was quickly and effectively dismantled through direct action by queer activists.
Arriving at Götaplatsen the LGBT festival arranged a "artist show" and two same-sex couples would be married. One pair was, however, members of the action group Social Life Committee, which managed to infiltrate into the LGBT festival events. The activists managed to transform the manifestation of consent into a public renunciation of the norms and exclusionary structures that still surrounds the marriage.
Watch a clip from anti-marriage campaign here:
Social Life Committee press release can be read here:
Camera & editing: filmeffekt.zzl.org