Sunday, May 1, 2016

​Calling Bear colleagues:

ILGCN's (international rainbow cultural network) newly-established Bears International aims at promoting Bear culture and international solidarity.

BI has no membership fee , does not compete with the important social events of local and national Bear organizations, and welcomes all interested -- especially Ursula and other women Bears, Trans Bears, Bear immigrants and refugees, the differently abled and HIV positives. (misogamists, transphobes, racists and intolerants are NOT welcome!)

BI aims at following the Bears-on-Ice, Reykjavik initiative to become involved beyond the Bear borders (with their major financial contribution to HIV work on Iceland) BI plans on promoting fund-raising to help LGBT refugees fleeing from persecution, violence, imprisonment and murder threats.

Bears International is located at the ILGCN Information Secretariat in Stockholm via our webmaster in Canada:

Bears International Calendar:

Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers)-hosted round-table "Bear Culture & Aging" on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Nordic Bear session in Tallinn April 15-17 event arranged by Bearty-Tallinn of Estonia.

Warsaw LGBT Film Festival featuring Bear films and working with Polish Bears for Bear events April 17-22.

May 17 in Stockholm for IDAHO (International Day against Homophobia) together with Tupilak other LGBT organizations in Sweden and/or on May 18th -- a special post-IDAHO Day hosted by BI and the ILGCN Information Secretariat-Stockholm.

1st Rainbow Art Fair (hosted by Tupilak) -- Stockholm May 28.

ILGCN (international rainbow cultural network) World Rainbow Culture Conference in Palanga, Lithuania June 10-12.

Baltic Pride 2016 -- Vilnius June 13-17.

1st Nordic Art & History Month -- Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg, October 2016.

Bears International culture program --at the International Bear Carnival - Maspalomas, Spain March, 2017.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the BI international secretary for the appropriate geographic region:

East, West, South, Belarus-Russia-Ukraine, and North America.

Bill Schiller, BI international secretary-East

NOTE: Do NOT ask for any travel grants to the above: There are none!