Saturday, July 13, 2013

From the Tupilak/ILGCN international desk:
Tupilak/ILGCN delegation to Kiev Pride: part of the Swedish-Institute supported Belarus-Sweden-Ukraine LGBT SolidarityMay 24-26, 2013.
Minsk in October, Stockholm: November 13-16, Vilnius: December

Tupilak/ILGCN at West Pride Gothenburg May 30th-June 2, 2013: with seminars on rainbow culturerainbow historyNordic co-operation and rainbow co-operation with Eastern Europe.

LIVING RAINBOW HISTORY MUSEUM: April 25, May 13 (last sessions of the spring of 2013) 

Stockholm:  The last two sessions of the spring 2013  of the Living Rainbow History Museum took place at the PositHIVagruppen local in Stockholm April 25 and May 13 with art work, photography, presentatons, music, poetry, film screenings and award ceremonies.

Receiving awards were Sahar Mosleh and her woman, Mayram, (Sweden/Iran) acceptning Tupilak's Sowelus 2013 award for their contribution to LGBT lesbian cuture and their outstanding film,"Sahar and her Wife." 

The ILGCN/Sappho in Paradis  award (for outstanding publications and journalism) was visiting Belarus website LGBT journalist Aliaksandr Paluyan of GAYBE.NET -- in Sweden thanks to the Swedish Institute's journalist exchange program -- and QX-Sweden, received by QX publisher, Jon Voss.  Both provided background information about their work and their publications.

Among other presentations: Ulf Petersson of the Unstraight Museum with its next stop in Albania, Raino Kirkma with a history of the Stockhlm Gay Choir,  about the PositHIVagruppen activities by chairman Anders Björum and Serguey of the PG youth movement and on Norwegian contributions to LGBT culture here by Magne Eliassen.

Poetry readings were provided by Sweden's Tomas Åberg and a translation of works by Latvian gay poet, Darius and words 

Photography was provided by Jonas Norén and Elinore Lindén Strand, both of Sweden, as well as selections from the Tupilak & ILGCN Travelling Rainbow Art & Photography Exhibition.

Performances included songs by Axel Mihau of Poland/Sweden and the Mad Monk of Sweden and film screeings also included "Mishama -- the death mask" of Malga Kubiak of Sweden/Poland and "Why so Silent"by PG.

Sahar & Maryam at PG
Jon Voss & Aliaks at PG
Axel Mihau at PG

Bill at P