Sunday, December 22, 2013
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Salute to those on the
"Rainbow Barricades in Eastern Europe"
Stockholm, Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Discussions of ongoing work, the importance of international LGBT co-operation, support for colleagues on the LGBT rainbow barricades in Eastern Europe, future strategies, and the use of rainbow culture as a powerful weapon against silence, intolerance and homophobia. Arranged by Sweden´s Green Party and taking place at the Swedish Parliaments´s Första Kammeren (the historic First Chamber, entrance Riksplan).
Opening Film (5:00 min.):
"LGBT Monuments" (from Visby to Berlin, Mauthausen to Barcelona)
by Willi Reichhold, Sweden
Helena Leander, Swedish Green Party Parliamentarian
Introduction of the Speakers:
Bill Schiller, ILGCN (International Lesbian & Gay Cultural Network)/Tupilak (Nordic organization of LGBT cultural workers)
Robert Biedrón, LGBT activist and the first openly gay member of the Polish Parliament of the Ruch Palikota - Palikot’s Movement.
Barbro Westerholm, Swedish Liberal Party parliamentarian (recently speaking at the Polish Parliament).
Aleksandr Kukharskii, Russian gay organization "Kirilja" / Russian input at the ILGA European conference - Croatia, October 2013.
Martin Ugglas, Sweden's "East Group (Östgruppen)" focusing on Belarus, Russia, former Soviet states.
Aytan M.,"LGBT reality in Azerbaijan today, strategies for tomorrow".
Dzmitry Karmazin, Belarus exile radio station "Radio Racyja".
Cecilia Rosing, Civil Rights Defenders (Sweden): "Behind the Russian propaganda laws: the rise of LGBT-grasroots and a larger trend of repression".
Ömer Akpinar, Web editor of "Kaos," Turkish human rights organization, Ankara.
Monica Collins, "Tupilak delegation to Kiev Pride, 2013"
20 minute intermission, with film (5:00 min.):
ILGCN Swedish, Belaruss, Ukrainian happening - Kiev
Ulrika Westerlund – President of RFSL (national Swedish LGBT organization) "Strategies for the Future."
Israel Young – Folk Lore Center, Stockholm "Culture vs. intolerance"
Henrik Husgavel – Novel Travel: "The importance of international exchange: Breaking the isolation."
Bill Schiller – Tupilak/ILGCN culture in Eastern Europe/rainbow culture at World Pride-Toronto, 2014.
From Russian, Belarus, and Turkish guests, others.
Closing film (5.00 min.):
"Nordic, Eastern European Rainbow Art & Photography – On the Road"
Rainbow cultural and solidaritet happening at the Folk Lore Centrum (Wollmar Yxkullsg. 2 – T-ban MariaTorget). Art, photos, films, music, poetry. Songs by Robert Hill and Anders(Brazil) Ödvall. And a salute to the world-wide colleagues honoring the International Day Against Facism.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Minsk in October, Stockholm: November 13-16, Vilnius: December
Bill Schiller & Ambassador Mandisa Dona Marasha (photos by Willi Reichhold)
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Riga, April 18-21, 2013
April 18, 18:30 – 20:30
"Humanism vs. Religious Dragons/European Rainbow Humanists" -- Rolf Solheim, Norway
April 19, 18:30 – 21:30
International Live Rainbow Museum
Latvian Presentations and Performances:
Anna Jurkovska, a popular photographer and Jolanta Cihanovica, a public person, will present the pilot photo-project "Men, women, angels"on people, individuality and gender.
Olga Helly, an artist, will present her popular LGBT comic strip.
Katrina Gaile, an artist, and Jade, a genderqueer graphic artist, will present their art.
Jolanta Cihanovica, an actress, will give a performance
Ieva, a journalist from a popular Latvian magazine.
Special guest: Olga Kononova (a transsexual women and Work of Art herself)
Film: selections from a Czech TV programme “Q” about Olga Helly’s dolls and LGBT
culture in Latvia.
International Presentations and Performances:
Belarus: Rainbow in chains -- Belarus LGBT Journalist Network
Rainbow culture & history -- Tupilak/ILGCN
>Nordic Rainbow co-operation with Eastern Europe - Tupilak/ILGCN
A summary of "Humanism vs. Religious Dragons/European Rainbow Humanists" -- Rolf
"Nordic Rainbow Islands & Remote Regions" -- Mariahamn-Stockholm
archipelago-Visby -- Tupilak/ILGCN.
Peter "Sexodus" Fröberg - songs and music from Sweden
The Mad Monk of Sweden -- a rainbow monologue
Short films: "LGBT Monuments," "Survival" by Willi Reichhold, Sweden
Travelling Tupilak & ILGCN Rainbow Art & Photography Exhibition
Art from Serbia
April 20 23:00 – all night, at the Golden Club
The Q-party is a possibility to dress up for the party, wearing what you have always wanted to wear, but have not had a place to come in such an appearance. People can become Art, using themselves as the creator, the creating and the creative process. A costume competition in the following categories: drag kings, drag queens, carnival, subcultures, BDSM and freak out. Everyone is free to choose whether to participate in the costume competition or just to enjoy the party. The party will be held in two languages – in English and Latvian. After the costume competition we’ll have music and fun!
-- Yolanta and Olga in Riga, Rolf in Oslo, Journalist Network in Minsk, Bill in Stockholm
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Latvian, Polish, Finnish and Swedish contributions
LIVING RAINBOW HISTORY MUSEUM
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
European Rainbow Humanist Network
THE AIMS ARE:
- To help spread the LGBT humanist information through workshops, seminars, cultural events, etc. in the European zone at Prides, conferences, rainbow cultural festivals and other events -- with special emphasis on work in the East where colleagues face especially fierce homophobia and religious intolerance. (with the use of material from the numerous LGBT humanist workshop presentations in Eastern Europe by Rolf Solheim of Norway, art & photography of Elisabeth Wallin Ohlson of Sweden and Pave Leszkowicz of Poland, films of Willi Reichhold of Sweden and others, rainbow humanist cabaret numbers and monologues, etc.)
- To meet once a year (via internet if face-to-face conferences can not be arranged) to exchange experiences and plan time schedules and target events. (Possibilities for 2013: on the sidelines of Montenegro Pride - May, Budapest Pride - July, Belgrade Pride - September, Oslo -- autumn)
- To require NO membership fees but to accept donations and to seek funds and other support where appropriate.
- To minimize bureacracy and administrative work.
- To hand out an annual ERH award -- the "Priapus" to some one on the national or international scene notorius for anti-LGBT work and propaganda (a complement to the annual Nordic Rainbow Humanist award for positive support of LGBT rights.)
NOTE: Some of the preliminary steering committee members
(until the first yearly meeting):
Chair: Rolf Solheim - Oslo, Norway
Finance secretary: Colin de la Mottte Sherman - Berlin, Germany
Polish secretary: Pawel Leszkowicz - Poznan, Poland
International secretary: Bill Schiller - Stockholm, Sweden
Please get back to us with any feedback, questions, suggestions or comments. Recommendations for the Nordic Rainbow Humanist and Priapus awards welcome!
Bill Schiller, Stockholm -- also via Nordic Rainbow Humanist link on Tupilak/ILGCN
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013: ILGCN Happening in Rio de Janeiro
The 2nd ILGCN event in Brazil and the first of annual ILGCN celebrations in Rio! International get-together, discussons, drinks in the evening and participation in the giant, pink-ballon and gay-filled, pre-carnaval parade "Simpatia é Quase Amor" (Sympathy is Nearly Love).
In Rio: Anders Ödvall
In Stockholm: ILGCN Information Secretariat
Saturday, March 30, 2013: The History of the ILGCN in Stockholm
A multi-media presentation at the Living Rainbow Museum, part of the rainbow cultural evening at Café Mannekäng (18:00 – 22:00).
Other ILGCN Happenings, to be confirmed:
Montenegro Pride May, 2013
Belgrade Pride September 28, 2013
More information coming.
Bill Schiller at the ILGCN Information Secretariat, Stockholm