Saturday, May 4, 2019


MAY 17 -- ILGCN joins with Tupilak (Nordic rainbow culture workers) for a May 17 event saluting IDAHO Day and Estonian 101 year-independence at Estonia House in Stockholm.  (Program in ILGCN and Tupilak facebooks.)

GOTHENBURG -- ILGCN and Tupilak will have several seminars on LGBT culture and history and Nordic co-operation at 
WestPride, Gothenburg June 12-16. Works from the  ILGCN & Tupilak Travelling Rainbow Art & Photo Exhibition will 
be displayed at the event. (Now works from over 60 countries!)

AUGUST 9 -- ILGCN Information Secretariat-Stockholm will ask all ILGCN members and friends to join us in a "skål"
 to the International Day of Rainbow Culture on August 9 -- also the birthday of Finnish author and painter, Tove Jansson
 - creator of the "Mumintroll.

OCTOBER --ILGCN and Tupilak will join forces -- and encourage LGBT organizations in the Nordic region -- for
the 4th Nordic Month of Rainbow Culture & History -- October, 2019 (in a dozen Nordic cities).

Nordic Month -- Stockholm, October 27: :  "Skål" to Nordic LGBT History
Swedish researcher Oscar von Seth on German writer, Herman Hesse
StockholmOctober 28-30  ILGCN's 1st Nordic Pride including  Nordic Rainbow Humanist 
seminar  with Rolf Solheim, Norway.  Nordic Council parliamentarians.

Nordic Month -- StockholmOctober 31  International seminar on Rainbow History & Culture
"Bears on the Barricades - breaking the stereotypes" -- Bears International
"Bears working with colleagues in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland"
 -- John Earhart, Bamse Norwegian Bears

(ILGCN secretary generals, ambassadors and co-ordinators welcome!  (Alas we have no travel grants but will find private accommodation to eliminate hotel costs!)
OTHER ILGCN EVENTS? Discussion continue about ILGCN events in Budapest and Malta in the autumn. 
Any ILGCN'ers interest in attending...?  Helping out...?  Contact us!
ERATO -- next web publication in preparation.  Any notices, articles, photos for publication..?

ILGCN AWARDS 2019  -- Recommendations wanted for "Sappho in Paradise" (literature, libraries),
                                        "Orfeo Iris" (Nazi, neo Nazi research), "Arco Nordica,
                                        "Clio's Silver Cup" (history), "Orfeo Imago" (art & photos), "Wings" (film)

                                     -- "Orfeo Musica 2018" -- Swedish singer, song writer Cristina Kjellsson
                                                                           (to be handed over at WestPride-Gothenburg, June, 2019)

                                    --  "Orfeo Music 2019" -- Swedish singer, song writer Elise Street (handed over
                                                          on International Day Against Discrimination, March 21, in Stockholm)
                                                                           -- Veteran British singer, song writer Tom Robinson

Bill Schiller of the ILGCN Information Secretariat - Stockholm