fredag 18 mars 2016

Annual Tupilak Meeting

Tupilak Calling:

Annual Tupilak Meeting in Stockholm on April 2:

New ideas..?  New candidates..?   Get back to us!
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Tupilak-hosted CULTURAL ROUND-TABLE

LGBT cultural discussions at the Nordic Bear session in Tallinn. 

Arranged by Bearty-Tallinn of Estonia

Friday, April 15   14:00-15:00   
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Tupilak at  IDAHO DAY  

Stockholm, Tuesday, May 17 from 18.00.

Together  with LGBT-Amnesty, RFSL Middle East group, Nordic Bears, etc.

Joining colleagues all over the world for this international day against homophobia.

RFSL House
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TUPILAK CULTURAL FAIR 

Open to LGBT cultural workers and organizations supporting LGBT culture

May 28 (to be confirmed)      Stockholm.

Suggestions, volunteers welcomed!
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onsdag 30 december 2015

Belarus Winner Defends Trans Rights



Belarus Winner Defends Trans Rights

   Tupilak and the Belarus LGBT Journalist Group announce the winner of their 2015 contest for best journalist work combating discrimination and intolerance in the mass media of Belarus is Ulad Shviadovich of the publication, Nasha Niva -- for defending a trans person defamed by a regional newspaper in the city of Mahilou.

     "We salute Ulad for his courage in confronting hate speech, discrimination and ignorance of LGBT rights in the media in this Eastern European country," says Bill Schiller, chairman of Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers).  "It takes extra strength to defy the rampant homophobia displayed by both media, politicians and neo-nazi hooligans in Belarus today."


      Earlier winners have been honored for their work in newspapers and internet publications combating discrimination and homophobia in the Belarus media since the year of 2012.

onsdag 18 november 2015

Poetry and Music

 International Poetry and Music  

 
        Wednesday, November 18, 2015 (19.00-21.00) (last one for 2015!)

Secret Garden  Kornhamnstorg 59 (T-ban Gamla Stan) 

Eleonora Fors Szuba -- Unstraight Museum
 
Jon Voss, QX - comments     

Christine Zawall -- poesi

Tomas Åberg -- poesi 

Peter "Sexodus" Fröberg -- music, songs

Viking Bears -- senast information

Report on Gotland PrideVisby and Tupilak's Thor's Hammer 2015 award

"Bo Jangles" --Schiller monologue on prisons, rape, vagabonds, music and AIDS
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ART: works of Pink Armenia, "Nitrate Kisses" - Barbara Hammer, USA
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Supported by:

torsdag 29 oktober 2015

Tupilak & Belarus LGBT Journalist Contest for Anti-discrimination Reporting!!

CONTEST: ‘The Best Anti-Discrimination Journalist in Belarus-2015’ TUPILAK (Queer Cultural Workers in the Nordic Region, www.tupilak.org) in cooperation with the Belarusian LGBT journalists (www.gaypress.eu) announces a professional contest for the Belarusian journalists on the best anti-discrimination reporting. The best authors of articles and/or photo-audio-video reports, fostering equality of different social groups in the Belarusian society will be announced on the International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2015. The winners will receive special awards from the contest organizers. It is suggested that the contest materials have to appear in the media within the period since September 1, 2014 till October 31, 2015. The contest materials have to be submitted to the e-mail address
gayjour@gmail.com  for considerationno later than on November 30, 2015.

 Увага! Конкурс: “Найлепшы журналіст-барацьбіт з дыскрымінацыяй у Беларусі – 2015” Культурніцкая ЛГБТ-арганізацыя Паўночных краінаў ТУПІЛАК сумесна з Gaypress абвяшчае прафесійны конкурс на найлепшы журналісцкі матэрыял на антыдыскрымінацыйную праблематыку. Аўтары найлепшых друкаваных і Інтэрнэт-артыкулаў і/ці фота-аўдыё-відэа рэпартажаў, якія прасоўваюць ідэю роўнасці і недыскрымінацыі розных сацыяльных групаў у беларускім грамадстве, будуць абвешчаныя ў Міжнародны дзень правоў чалавека – 10 снежня 2015 года. Пераможцы конкурсу атрымаюць адмысловыя ўзнагароды. Чакаецца, што конкурсныя матэрыялы павінны з’явіцца ў прэсе ў перыяд з 1 верасня 2014 г. па 31 кастрычніка 2015 года. Матэрыялы конкурсу маюць быць скіраваныя на разгляд журы на электронны адрас gayjour@gmail.com не пазней за 30 лістапада 2015 года. CONTEST: ‘The Best Anti-Discrimination Journalist in Belarus-2015’ TUPILAK (Queer Cultural Workers in the Nordic Region, www.tupilak.org) in cooperation with the Belarusian LGBT journalists (www.gaypress.eu) announces a professional contest for the Belarusian journalists on the best anti-discrimination reporting. The best authors of articles and/or photo-audio-video reports, fostering equality of different social groups in the Belarusian society will be announced on the International Human Rights Day on December 10, 2015. The winners will receive special awards from the contest organizers. It is suggested that the contest materials have to appear in the media within the period since September 1, 2014 till October 31, 2015. The contest materials have to be submitted to the e-mail address:
gayjour@gmail.com for consideration no later than on November 30, 2015.

söndag 19 juli 2015

Latest Tupilak news:2015-07-19

Latest Tupilak news:

Tupilak will host a seminar "Rainbow culture, history and co-operation with Eastern Europe" at Malmö Pride on Friday, August 7 (15.00) with presentations, films and music.  Panel partners: Viking Bears-Stockholm.  

Tupilak will participate again in Umeå Pride with seminars, art, music and award ceremonies.  September 17-20, 2015.  Join us...?

söndag 31 maj 2015

Press Release: Stockholm, May 10, 2015

ILGCN World Rainbow Cultural Conference

takes place in Stockholm

Stockholm -- The first stage of the 2015 ILGCN (international rainbow cultural network) World Rainbow Cultural Conference has taken place in the Swedish capital May 4-6 including seminars on LGBT rights, identity and culture in China, the Philippines, Uganda, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Hungary, Canada, the Baltic states, Latin America and elsewhere.

One special seminar highlighted the homophobia and censorship in the news media controled by the dictatorship of Belarus -- a seminar presented by participating gay Belarus journalists from Minsk. Another focused on the determination of such publications as Sweden's Amnesty Press to include LGBT rights and culture in its regular human rights coverage.

Another presentations came from LGBT Amnesty working on the case of murdered South African lesbian, Noxolo Nogwas. The British documentary film by Ben Steele, "Hunted: the War against Gays in Russia" -- about vigilante groups trapping and beating up gays in Russia -- was followed by a panel discussion with visitors from Russia, Belarus and Kyrgystan thanks to assistance from Sweden's Östgruppen for human rights and democracy in Eastern Europe and Sweden's Central Asia group working with human rights in this area.

Other Swedish presentations came from the Rainbow Library in the northern city of Umeå, the Museum of Work of Norrköping on its "elderly LGBT documentation project", Gay Camps and its international program and the PositiHIVagruppen working with men having sex with men, with other seminars dealing with the cultural identity of trans persons and the differently abled and the eldery -- underlined by the documentary film "The Rainbow 's Song" on the elder LGBT's by Nasrin Pakkho, the work with HIV/AIDS in Sweden, the Swedish "Activists in Residence" program which invites in cultural workers from Eastern Europe, and the Swedish Viking Bears underlining the contribution of those breaking the sometimes narrow sterotypes of what LGBT people look like.

Seminars, Music, Art, Performances


This was the first ILGCN world conference in Stockholm since 1998. Others have been held in Warsaw/Auschwitz, Rio de Janeiro, Minneapolis and London. The conference was given crucial support by Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers) and the Nordic Rainbow Humanists -- with an important presentation by Rolf Solheim on the LGBT movement in Norway and the support of the humanist movement for LGBT rights and culture.

The conference also included music and sång performances, poetry, film screenings, art, photography and performances as well as a large exhibit of Ugandan handicraft sold to support safe houses in Uganda giving refuge to persecuted LGBT people.

Award diplomas handed out during the conference went to Swedish "Dyke Hard" film maker, Bitte Andersson, Russian Elena Klimova facing trial and prison for defyinng the Russian law banning information on homosexuality, and the LGBT organization of the Faroe Islands.,

The venutes includes the local of the PositHIVagruppen, the pub Secreta Garden, the local of Senses - human rights group, the gay pub Side Track and the gay-run café Röda Rummet -- essential co-operation for what was largely a 0-budget event..

The 2nd stage of this year's conference will be held in Palanga -- with invitations from Lithuanian collegues to the event read out at the confernce.. Contact the ILGCN Information Secretariat-Stockholm or Lithuanian ILGCN organizers, Darius or Arvydas Vogulis.

www.ilgcn.tupilak.org     bill@tupilak.org     arvo@takas.lt

onsdag 18 februari 2015

Press Release                                                Stockholm, February 12, 2015                                                                                                                    

  Stockholm -- The ILGCN World Rainbow Cultural Conference 2015 will take place in  Stockholm, Sweden  May 4-6  ( stage 1) and  Palanga, Lithuania: July 17-19  (stage 2).

  Delegates will be discussing LGBT film making, journalism,  art, music and literature.  Other seminars will cover rainbow culture for trans persons, the HIV positives and  differently ableled.  Other seminars will cover national LGBT situations in different countries and NGO human rights organizations' support for rainbow rights and culture.   

   Delegates will be coming from Norway, Belarus, Canada, Thailand, Peru, Cuba, Egypt, the Czeck Republic, Serbia, Sweden, Finland and elsewhere.

     There are no registration or entrance fees. Unfortunately, the conference has no travel grants but will try to find private accomodation for foreign visitors to avoid hotel costs.  

    The conference is being supported by the ILGCN (international rainbow cultural network) Information Secretriat-Stockolm, Tupilak (Nordic rainbow cultural workers), Nordic Rainbow Humanists and International Rainbow Seniors-Sweden.

     This is the first such event in Stockholm since 1998.  Other ILGCN world conference have taken place in Warsaw/Auschwitz, London, Minneapolis and Rio de Janeiro.

   More information:  bill@tupilak.org      www.ilgcn.tupilak.org     www.tupilak.org    Tupilak Facebook