ILGCN Secretariats, ambassadors, co-ordinators & supporters:
ERATO (June 2008)
Successful participation of Nordic ILGCN representatives in Bucharest Pride. More information coming in the next Erato (under preparation).
Also, more information on the long-postponed Toronto stage of an ILGCN world cultural conference coming soon. To be arranged together with the LGBT group at the University of Toronto.
Photo by Colin de la Motte-Sherman, ILGCN-Berlin
2008 Grizzly Bear awards have been awarded to couragous activists in Bucharest and Chisenau -- the later where homophobes violently attacked colleagues in a bus and at the activists' center in the Moldav capital.
Proposals for other 2008 ILGCN awards are very welcome.
The stage of this year's ILGCN World Cultural Conference will be extended over 2 days instead of 1 -- September 13-14, 2008 -- as part of the annual Tribade Day & Night Festival in the Finnish capital (September 10-16, 2008).
The Information Secretariat is planing to provide multi-media seminars such as:
"Nordic Rainbow Culture"
"Rainbows under Seige, Rainbows in Chains -- Estonia, Latvia,
Lithuania, Poland & Belarus"
"Rainbow Culture -- a spotlight on Nazi & neo nazi persecution of
"Nordic Rainbow Humunists -- fighting the homophobic dragons of
"Music on the Rainbow Barricades"
"Films on the Rainbow Barricades."
"Rainbow Culture vs. HIV/AIDS -- Swedish Co-operation with Baltic
The secretariat will also display work from the Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers) /ILGCN Travelling Art & Photo Exhibition.
Input from other ILGCN secretariats, ambassadors, co-ordinators and supporters very welcome!!!
More information about the Minneapolis stage of this year's ILGCN World Cultural Conference September 19-21, 2008 is coming in the next Erato.
Participation from ILGCN contacts and supporters is very welcome!
WORLD CONFERENCE STAGES 2009
Proposals for ILGCN world conference stages for next year are welcome and have to be approved at the Helsinki and Minneapolis/St. Paul stages.
Please submit them as soon as possible.
Keep in touch,
Bill Schiller of the ILGCN Information Secretariat