onsdag 20 juli 2022

TUPILAK / ILGCN Culture Evening / "Golden Tupilak" & "Elli's Rainbow" Award Ceremony

Your are warmly welcome to TUPILAK / ILGCN's Culture Evening with Award Ceremony for the prizes "Golden Tupilak" and "Elli's Rainbow".
The evening will take place July 30, 2022, 19.00-21.00 at Hjorthagen Culture Center (Artemisgatan 19 -- Tube station: Ropsten)

Award ceremonies: "Golden Tupilak" for outstanding rainbow cultural and historic contributions to Sue Sanders, Emeritus Professor Harvey Milk Institute 2015 and initiator of UK LGBT History Month/Schools Out-UK.
"Elli's Rainbow" for LGBTQI+ culture focusing a valuable spotlight on the elderly -- to Matt Cain, UK, writer and author of "The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle".

During the evening there will be presentations, rainbow music, poetry, films, art and photography.

Warmly welcome!

Professor Sue Sanders on The Experience of Campaigning for LGBT+ Rights Over the Last 50 Years - TUPILAK på Pride House 2022

- TUPILAK at Pride House 2022

                                         (Photo: https://pride365.world/champions/sue-sanders/)

Professor Sue Sanders on The Experience of Campaigning for LGBT+ Rights Over the Last 50 Years 

  • Monday 1 august 14:00-14:45
  • Pride House (C9, Plan 2), Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98, Stockholm

Sue Sanders is Emeritus Professor Harvey Milk Institute 2015 (born 1947 in London). She is an "out and proud" lesbian, a British LGBT+ rights activist who has specialised in challenging oppression in the public and voluntary sectors for over 50 years.

Sue Sanders:

Schools Out UK:

LGBT+ History Month UK:

tisdag 7 maj 2019

IDAHO Day & 101 Years of Estonian Independence

IDAHO Day & 101 Years of Estonian Independence
Estonia House May 17, 2019

Wallingatan 32-34 (T-Centralen)

17.00  Art & photo exhibition
Swedish/Estonian CD music

19:00 - 21.00
Skål to IDAHO Day & 101 Years of Estonian Independence
Taave Sööt Vahermägi -- Estonian House
Keio Soomelt -- Rakvere Festheart film festival/ Estonian LGBT Choir
Sarah Florén -- Tupilak (Nordic rainbow culture workers) chairwoman

Music/song/Art/LGBT poetry:   Music: Robert Hill, Sweden
Art work: Alice of Tallinn, Juri Marann of Tartu (slides)
Film trailer:  "I Let her Out"  - Joosep, Estonia
Music:  Christine Zawall, Sweden
Monologue:  "Gay Angels of Vilnius Ghetto" -- Bill Schiller, Tupilak/ILGCN
Film: " LGBT Monument" -- Willi Reichhold, Sweden
Film; "Unchechen"   -- Stephen Hornby, UK
Music/song: Peter “Xeller8” Fröberg, Sweden

Swedish-Estonian co-operation -- October, 2019 -- Bill Schiller, ILGCN/Tupilak:
Participation in Heartfest film festival with Tupilak(ILGCN art and photos...
Seminars on Tove Jansson, etc. in Tallinn, Tartu...?
Estonian participation in Stockholm's 4th Nordic Rainbow History & Culture Month (October-2019)?
and 1st Nordic Pride October 28-30...?

Film salute to all in Estonia and world-wide with HIV/AIDS.    
Late gay Brazilian, Renato Russo with "Amori Strani"
International LGBT Poetry

lördag 13 oktober 2018

ILGCN's 3rd Nordic Rainbow History& Culture Month October, 2018, Stockholm stage

MONDAY, October 15  (19:00-21:00) 
Hornstulls Strand 9 (T-ban Hornstull) Limited access.
“Nordic Month days in Södertälje, International LGBT History Hubs” – Sarah Florén, Tupilak

-"Gay and Lesbian History in Austria – and privileged contact to the early movement in Eastern Europe in the 1980´s” – Kurt  Krickler, HOSI-Wien
"The Power of Rainbow Culture -- weapon against homophobia and silence" -- ILGCN
"Gay art in Colorado" -- Victor Adeniran , USA
Music & Song – Dosan Johansson, Sweden
Hornstulls Strand 9 (T-ban Hornstull) Limited access.
"Why Bears on the Rainbow Barricades?"-- John Earhart - Norwegian Bears; Bill Schiller- Bears International; 
TUESDAY, October 16 (19.00-22:00) SECRET GARDEN 
(Kornhamnstorg 59) (T-bana Gamla Stan)
”Rainbow Music vs. Homophobia"-- Jan Hammarlund, Swedish singer, songwriter
“Humanists on the Rainbow Barricades" -- Rolf Solheim, Norway, Nordic Humanists
“Rainbows in Australia" - Australian Ambassador Jonathan Kenna
"History of RFSL, Latvian comments" - Kjell Rindar, Sweden
“Art of David Amin" – Iraq/Sweden
"Amnesty and LGBT Visibility" - Ulf Andersson, editor Amnesty Press, Sweden
“Music/song, "Autumn Song" (text of Tove Jansson) - Peter Fröberg , Sweden

At the same venue:   2nd BEARS INTERNATIONAL CULTURE FESTIVAL (day 2)
--"Nordic Co-operation with Bears in Eastern Europe” -- John Earhart of Norwegian Bears, Bill Schiller – Bears International, 
Written statements from Andrus – Lokys Bears-Belarus; Vladimir - Moscow Bears; Alexei - Petersburg Bears; Alvar Ameljushenko - Bearty-Tallinn, Estonia

WEDNESDAY, October 17 (19.00-21.00)  
COSMOPOLITE bar (T-bana Hornstull)  (Långholmsg. 28)
"Hate Crimes" -- Göran Stanton, Swedish Police
"Why No LGBT Monument in Sweden? -- Bill Schiller, ILGCN
Film: "LGBT Monuments" -- Willi Reichhold, Sweden
"Rainbow Culture in a Dictatorship" -- Belarus refugees, Edward Tarletsky -Minsk, Sidnimax
"Rainbows in Canada" – Eric Petersson, political counsellor, Canadian  Embassy
Film: "Narcissus" - Norman Mclaren, Canada

At the same venue:
"Bear Art, Photography, Films" – Bill Schiller – Bears International , 
THURSDAY, October 18(14.00-17.00)   
MELLANRUM Gallery  (Mellanbergvägen 100) (T-ban Hägerstenåsen)
LGBT Art & Photography -- Lightning Vernissage
(18.00-19.00)   SIDETRACK pub   
(Wollmar Yxkullsg. 7)  (T-ban Mariatorget) --  Rainbow poetry

TIME bar  (20.00 -22.00) 
(Hornsgatan 174 )  (T-Bana Hornstull)
"Rainbow Journalism/Homonationalism" -- Anna- Maria Sörberg, Sweden
"Gay Seniorer -- viktig möte för älder män" -- Hans Nordh, Gay Seniorer.
"The Power of Rainbow Culture -- weapon against homophobia and silence" -- ILGCN
"LGBT Sports & Culture" - Henrik Husgafvel, Sweden
"Rainbows in a Homophobic Hungary" -- ILGCN Hungary
At the same venue:
"Bears on the March --  future Bear activities”
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Bill Schiller - Bears International, 
TUESDAY, October 23 (19-00-21.00) 
International rainbow poetry -Tomas Åberg, Sweden, etc

bill@tupilak.org    facebooks: "ILGCN," "Tupilak   "Bill Schiller"

fredag 14 juli 2017



Press release from the ILGCN Information Secretariat:  July 5, 2017

Budapest --  Seminars on LGBT culture and history, films, music, poetry, art and photography were part of the ILGCN (international rainbow culture network) international cultural conference -- July 3-4, 2017 part of this year-s Budapest Pride.

Also discussions on the role of "Bears on the Barricades," the role of trans persons in rainbow history and culture, immigrants/refugee contributions to LGBT culture, the importance of  rainbow humanists and the anti-fascist movement on the rainbow barricades -- especially in nations facing growing threats from violent neo-nazis, intolerant politicans, negative media and homophobic religious leaders.  Discussions also covered research in the Nazi and neo Nazi persecution of homosexuals -- followed 10 years after the liberation of Auschwitz by Franco's Tefía concentration camp in Spain, and the growing number of LGBT monuments paying tribute to LGBT people arrested, imprisoned, and murdered over the millinnems.

Art and photography illustrated the works of colleagues from Poland, Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Finland and elsewhere.  Films included the Canadian "Beyond Pride" covering prides in Vancouver, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Russia and the British drama "Unchechen" displaying the recent wave of persecution and violance against gays in the Chechnyan republic of Russia. 

Participants requested another such conference in the Hungarian capital next year.  The 2nd stage of this year's conference is planned for one of the 14 Nordic cities of the 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month this October -- an event inspired by the LGBT history months taking place in London for over a decade and the LGBT history month in Budapest.

The Budapest conference was also supported by Tupilak (Nordic rainbow culture workers)European Rainbow Humanists and Bears International.

Some of the Budapest conference participants from Canada, Hungary and Sweden

måndag 22 maj 2017


 PRESS RELEASE                                                   Stockholm May 18, 2017...


      Stockholm -- Presentations, poetry, art, and film screenings were part of the Tupilak (Nordic rainbow culture workers) and the ILGCN (rainbow culture international) -arranged event at the Old Town gay-friendly pub Secret Garden marked May 17 as the international day against homophobia and transphobia.

  Presentations included program plans from the Södertälje Art Hall producer Sarah Florén for the October 13-14 part of the 2nd Nordic Rainbow History & Art Month and Bill Schiller on the other 12 Nordic  cities in the October Month -- ranging from Reykjavik to Vilnius.

  Andrea Sjöfelt presented the outslines of her seminar "scientific rascism in the care system yesterday and today for transgender people"  to be deliverind in full in Stockholm and Södertälje during the Nordic Month.

    Sccreened films included "Komet", by Victor LIndgren about LGBT refugees coming to Sweden and "Stockholm Daybreak" by Elin Övergaard about two young gays with dawn hangovers slowly waking up to their true sexual orientation.

    The Stockholm event also expressed special greetings to colleagues in the northern Swedish city of Umeå -- also marking this as IDAHOT Day and screening the film "Komet" with the prescence of the film director participating in a panel discussion..

      Special salutes were made to colleagues in the dictatorships of Belarus and Chechnya.

    Veteran Swedish  singer, musican and song writer Jan Hammarlund performed and Tupilak's Tommy Åberg read his poetry.

      ILGCN awards announced included the "Roger Casement" 2017 dipoma for journalism (named after the human rights pioneering homosexual executed by the British 101 years ago) going to the Russian LGBT Network reporting on the persecution and murder of Chechnyan gays, Russian journalist Elena Milasjina of Novaja Gazeta, facing death threats for reporting on the situation in Chechnya. and Ulf Andersson, editor of Sweden's Amnesty Press.

    The ILGCN "Rainbow Warrior" 2017 was announced , going for the first time posthumously to French policeman, Xavier Jugelé, a popular gay activist murdered in a recent terrorist attack in Paris.

    ILGCN film awards for the coming year went to the U.S/Russian documentary, "Campaign of Hate," the annual LGBT film festival in St. Petersburg "Side by Side" and the British short-film drama "Unchechnen" about the violent mistreatment of gays in Chena.

     Also, a call for a pink dollar boycott of tourism and investment in Indonesia -- with the news of the sentencing of two young gays to 85 cane lashings -- sentenced on IDAHTO day as pointed out in the international news media.

    A special IDAHOT salute was made to the young- 2-years-old Ukrainina Bears, organizing international Bear events during the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, helping challenge the stereotypes often describing gays as "half" men in the Eastern European media, political and religious circles -- undesering of human rights.

   And a Swedish skål was made to American whistleblower, Chelsea Manning, released on IDAHOT Day after 7 years in prison.

  Also supporting the Stockholm event:  Bears International and Nordic Rainbow Humanists

NO CULTURAL EXCHANGE, NO  PINK TOURIST OR INVESTMENT                                                        DOLLARS TO INDONESIA
     On this May 17, 2017 IDAHOT Day, two slender gay men in their 20’s in Indonesia have been found guilty of having gay sex and have been sentenced to prison and 85 cane lashes each.  Such a high number of flesh-cutting lashes can be a death sentence even for strong, muscular men let alone frail youngsters.

    The BBC tv and Al Jazeera reports showing the men taken into a police bus also reported that the young men wept when hearing the verdict.  The reports also emphasized that the sentence came on the world day against homophobia.

     The ILGCN, Tupilak, Nordic Rainbow Humanists and Bears International not only send a loud protest – but also call for a global rainbow cultural, tourist and investment boycott of Indonesia -- a nation spending huge amounts of money daily on BBC television advertising in hopes of attracting more foreign investments and foreign tourists to Indonesia.
    The tourist adds display a harmonious people, beautiful scenery, and much food – to the song of the long-deceased American musician, Louis Armstrong, singing about "green trees and red roses, too...in a wonderful world.”

    We propose that this rainbow boycott begins on this IDAHOT Day, May 17, 2017.

                                                                                                      Bill Schiller, Stockholm

torsdag 29 december 2016


Drottninggatan 30 (T-bana Centralen at Sergels Torg)
Nya styrelsen (nytt blod behövs!) Planering för Tupilaks verksamhet 2017.
New steering committee! (New blood welcome!) Planning for 2017 activities .
Förslag till nya projekter, samarbetet, verksamhet..?  Proposals for new projects, co-operation, activities...?
Före anmälning bäst! Kom i tid (ingen bevakning på mottagning!)
Prior notification best. Come on time because of unmanned reception.

OBS: Kan inte komma 12 jan med vill ställ frågar, har förslag, vill vara med i nya styrelsen..?
If you can't come on January 12, but have questions, have ideas, want to join the new steering committee..?
Secret Garden (Kornhamnstorg 59 T-ban Gamla Stan) 19.00 January 5, 2017 

OBS no. 2: Lengthy Tupilak "Brain Storming Workshop" coming up in the spring of 2017! Who are we..? What do we want to do?
More information on date, place coming. Information om datum, lokal, etc. kommer!

Bill, Tupilak international secretary bill@tupilak.org