Win a Trip to Stockholm
Explore Swedish culture, experience the Swedish lesbian scene and meet French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
You can win a trip to Stockholm, Sweden. To enter, all you have to do is like Gay & Lesbian Stockholm's Facebook page, answer the question, Where will the exhibition The Fashion World of Gaultier take place? (the answer is The Swedish Museum of Architecture) and then write about why you want to win a trip to Stockholm.
If you win, you will fly with SAS Scandinavian Airlines and you'll have two nights at Hotel Skeppsholmen, which is known for its innovative design and historic architecture. The hotel welcomes the LGBT community as a member of the Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and is situated at the center of Stockholm, next to the waterfront promenade with a gorgeous view of the city.
You will also get to meet French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier at the grand opening of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk in Stockholm, the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, which takes place from June 15 through September 22.
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While in Stockholm, you'll have to visit Mellqvist café. For you Lisbeth Salander fans, you'll recognize the café from Stieg Larsson's Millennium series. Also, make sure to eat out at lesbian-owned café Copacabana. They serve a variety of food, including vegan and vegetarian, and are right next to a movie theater if you want to catch a matinee after lunch.
If you want to get a taste of the lesbian nightlife, check out Club KG, a lesbian dance party held every Saturday. You can also get your dance on with Moxy. If you're into larger crowds, Moxy hosts parties year-round that bring together thousands of women.
Just 10 minutes from downtown Stockholm is Millesgarden, a museum, sculpture garden, art gallery and restaurant. Swedish sculptor Car Milles is the artist behind the sculpture garden. He is known for his erotic creations, including erotic lesbian sculptures.
The Royal Palace is also a must-see. It's filled with 600 rooms and is open year-round for tours. Also, be sure to visit the museum, and check to see if any special events are going on at the Royal Palace while you're in Stockholm.
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Culturally, there is plenty to see in Stockholm, and there is more to explore in the lesbian scene. Visit Gay & Lesbian Stockholm to find out more about what Stockholm has to offer so you can plan your itinerary before you arrive.
To win your trip to Stockholm, enter the contest here.