News from Iceland's LGBT community

Twelve years out and time to celebrate

  • Published: 17 January 2011

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Q - Association of queer students is celebrating its 12 year anniversary this year.  Q (first named FSS) was founded early year 1999 by group of people within the University of Iceland who felt the gay community was hardly visible within the university and something had to change. Raising the awareness of LGBT issues within the university, both among students and staff, was important as well as to provide some level of support for those LGBT students that might need it. Since 1999 a lot has changed, both within the University and in Icelandic society. Progressive steps have been taken since 1999 and over the years the level of acceptance has changed for the better. But Q´s role is still very important despite all the improvements we´re enjoying. Read more ...

Dates for BEARS ON ICE 2011

  • Published: 04 January 2011

BEARS ON ICE day 2

BEARS OF ICELAND are proud to announce the date for the BEARS ON ICE 2011 event which is to be held the second weekend of September in Reykjavik, Iceland September, 8-11th. For the 7th year bears and friends will take over the local gay scene and have some fun. This small and friendly four day event (Thursday - Sunday) offers bears, cubs, admirers and friends the opportunity to see little bit of Iceland and have fun with like minded guys. Read more ...

Christmas and New years in Reykjavik

  • Published: 24 December 2010

Christmas and New years

If you´re in Reykjavik for Christmas keep in mind many restaurants and cafes are  closed on the 24th and 25th. So if you don't want to stack some food up in your hotel room go HERE for a fairly good list of places that are open in Reykjavik´s city center from 24th to 26th. Keep in mind some of those places require you to make a reservation in advance. Read more ...

Christmas opening hours

  • Published: 20 December 2010

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If you´re in Reykjavik for Christmas keep in mind most restaurants and cafes will be closed on the 24th and 25th. So if you don't want to stack some food up in your hotel room check HERE for a fairly good list of places that are open in Reykjavik´s city center from 24th to 26th. Keep in mind some of those places require you to make a reservation in advance. Read more ...

Transgender day of Remembrance: Queer Center Film night

  • Published: 14 November 2010

Stonewall Riot

As a part of the Transgender day of Remembrance held November 20th every year, the Emmy Award film 'Screaming Queens' will be shown at the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, Monday, November 15thScreaming Queens tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn. Read more ...

Cabaret Bonanza with the amazing Viggó & Violetta

  • Published: 11 November 2010

Viggo og Víoletta

Thee AMAZING AND JOYOUS MUSICAL COUPLE Viggo & Víóletta will host a wonderful Cabaret Bonanza evning at Club Barbara (Laugavegur 22) Friday night, November 12th. They will exceed all ethical happiness boundaries like always. They will perform a variety of songs from a grand variety of musicals. Prepare for high heels, wigs in abundance and perhaps big beards. Free admission. Show starts 22:30.

Purple day: Stand up against homophobia

  • Published: 18 October 2010

Purple day 

October 20th is Purple day to honor the memory of the 7 American gay boys who recently committed suicide after being victims of homophobia. The Purple day is a day to stand up and show solidarity in the fight agains homophobia and show support to all those who are being bullied because they are somehow different. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbours and schools and wear purple on October 20th. Join the event on FacebookListen to councilman Joel Burns tell gay teens "it gets better". If we all stand up and say NO to hate crimes things will get better.

Trúnó queer cafe opens

  • Published: 17 October 2010

Trúnó

Trúnó is the newest addition to the small and friendly Icelandic gay scene. Labeling itself as queer cafe Trúnó will be serving coffee, drinks and light meals (lunch and dinner), international magazines will be available as well as wireless internet for those who need to set up a quick date or just browse the internet. Trúnó will be open seven days a week from 11 am to 1 am on weekdays and 11 am to 2 am on weekends. Read more ...

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