Stockholm has long been regarded as one of the most LGBTQ+-friendly destinations in Europe. Its large population, for a Scandinavian country — more than 2 million — coupled with a progressive attitude make it easy for travelers for enjoy a relaxing vacation without fear of judgmental looks. However, this openness comes with a few downfalls.
For one, there’s no true LGBTQ+ scene in Stockholm. At least, not what we in the States are used to seeing. While it’s great the locals are so progressive that there’s no need for a “gay corner” of town, it also means there’s a lot to be desired in terms of nightlife for the single crowd. Sure, there are a handful of gay-friendly bars, but it’s rare for one catered specifically to the gay community to last long in this city. Club King Kong does see a higher than average LGBTQ+ crowd, and the dance club is definitely worth checking out. Moxy, on the other hand, is a popular spot among young women in the city and also a wonderful place to go dance.
With a lack of a “gayborhood,” so to speak, there comes a lack of gay-owned cafés and shops. It can also be hard to find a great drag show here, though they do exist. They’re just not happening on a nightly basis. To find these things you have to engage with the locals or get online, a great thing if you’re looking to connect with Stockholm’s residents or other travelers. Like any comparable city of this size, you will find a Pride event here every summer.
While Stockholm is certainly a welcoming city, if you come looking for a large gay scene to rival that of a metropolitan city, you’re going to be disappointed. Instead, spend time appreciating the area for what it is, and have fun checking out the wealth of museums and beautiful parks the city has to offer.
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