The digital program items include lectures on various themes by RFSL, talks with MEP Emma Wiesner (C) from Västerås about the EU's work to defend everyone's equal rights and value, and ABB's approach to their work with inclusion.

Among the small physical meetings are the rainbow fair in the cathedral, an open house at the girls' shelter Ronja and a hotel hangout for women.

- Usually the commitment is mediocre, I would say.

Last year, the closest was a crash landing.

- But this year it feels like people and actors have come to life and get more involved.

They are the ones who contact us instead of us contacting them.

Västerås Pride 2021 is arranged 8–11 September.