An Icelandic musician intends to file formal charges against the organisers of the Gay Pride Festival, on the grounds that the celebration was harmful to children.
Gylfi Ægisson, an Icelandic musician behind such legendary hits as Minning Um Mann, has been none too pleased with Gay Pride festivities in Iceland. Last month, he expressed concerns that the festival could harm children, telling reporters in part, “It made me sick to see the mayor in the [women’s] national costume”.
Gylfi has now decided to take things a step further. Vísir now reports that he intends to file charges against the organisers of the Gay Pride festival.
To justify the charge, Gylfi has cited Article 93 of the Child Protection Law, which states that concerts and festivals of a sexual nature must prohibit children under the age of 18 from being present.
However, the police are of the opinion that Gylfi does not have enough evidence to file charges, and have given him another week to gather more evidence.
The Gay Pride Festival has in recent years become one of Iceland’s largest, second only to Independence Day (June 17) in terms of sheer numbers of participants in the greater capital area.