News from Iceland's LGBT community

Easter full of fun

  • Published: 01 April 2009

easter

Coming up easter is packed with fun things to do, a little bit of something for everyone. The big event coming up is the Iceland Express Cup football tournament which starts April 8th with teams from Iceland, UK, germany, USA and Denmark competing.

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Q annual meeting

  • Published: 24 March 2009

Q-Queer Students

The annual general meeting of Q - Organization of Queer students in Iceland will be held on Tuesday March 31st at Hitt Húsið, Pósthússtræti 3-5. The meeting starts at 8 pm sharp. At the meeting a new board will be elected. Q is searching for people who are interested in participating and working for the organization. On board members can help shape the future activities of the organization and enjoy a valuable experience.

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Footballers against homophobia

  • Published: 15 March 2009

Styrmir

A recent match between the local gay football team Styrmir and a celebrity line-up received a well earned attention in the Icelandic media. The purpose of the game was to drum up some publicity for the coming up Iceland Express Cup in April and to address the issue of homophobia in sports resulting in manly talented players giving up their career.

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New gay venue opens

  • Published: 06 March 2009

Barbara

This weekend the local gay scene celebrates the opening of a new gay venue in town. This is BarBarbara which opens Friday March 6th.  BarBarbara´s home is on Laugavegur 22 which was the home  of the legendary gay club 22 which ruled the world in the 90s.

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Gay Pride annual meeting

  • Published: 18 February 2009

Gay Pride 

Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavík – Reykjavík Gay Pride – announces its annual general meeting, which will be held March 7th 2009 at 14:00 in the Rainbow Room of the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, 4th floor. The Gay Pride festivities in Reykjavík, organized by the board and pride committee of the organization,  have been a marvellous success since 1999.

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The world’s first openly gay prime minister

  • Published: 02 February 2009

Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir

Mrs. Johanna Sigurdardottir is the world’s first openly gay prime minister leading a newly formed government after a conservative-led government for 2 years recently failed. Mrs, Sigurðardóttir, a former flight attendant and union organizer,  has a successful carrier in politics for over 30 years.

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Queer students celebrate

  • Published: 15 January 2009

Queer students

Q stands for queer but it’s also the name of the Queer Student’s Organization in Iceland which is celebrating it´s 10 year anniversary this year. Some 10 years ago LGBT students where hardly visible at the University of Iceland despite some major legislative improvements taking place in 1996. Read more ...

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