Press Release Stockholm, May 18, 2007
Rainbow Salute to International Day Against Homophobia:
STOCKHOLM CULTURAL EVENT ON EVE OF IDAHO DAY
Stockholm * Discussions on "rainbow culture on the barricades, music and song, art and films were the focus of a gathering in the Swedish capital on May 16 * the eve of the International Day Against Homophobia marking the May 17th anniversary of the WHO's abolishment of the "sickness" lable for homosexuality.
The Stockholm event included song and musicians from such performing artists as Jenny Gabrielsson and Peter Fröberg, documentary films from Belarus, international same-sex dance competitions and Stockholm Gay Choir's 25-year history, gay CD music from Estonia and elsewhere, as well as discussions of "rainbows in chains and under siege" in Eastern Europe * and the coming ILGCN (International Lesbian & Gay Cultural Network) culture conference in Vilnius May 24-25.
ILGCN/Tupilak Travelling Art Exhibit
"We were proud to launch our travelling art exhibit starting off with works from Sweden, Lithuania, Finland and Norway for fund-raising for colleagues on the Eastern European barricades, says Bill Schiller of the ILGCN and Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers).
The cultural gathering took place at the downtown offices of the NBV educational organization and was organized by ILGCN, Tupilak, Nordic Rainbow Council and the Nordic Rainbow Humanists .