News from Iceland's LGBT community

DJ Barney Philly to perform at BEARS ON ICE

  • Published: 30 April 2010

DJ Barney

DJ Barney Philly will be performing at this year´s BEARS ON ICE 2010, September 9-12. Coming from Philadelphia DJ Barney Philly has made a name for himself performing around the states but his most noticeable events include NYC (Furball, Summer Furr, Dugout), San Francisco (Bearacudda), Charlotte (Club Cub Bear Run, Charlotte Eagle), Chicago (Hydrate), York PA (Club XS), Asbury Park NJ (Shep Pettibone's Paradise), Columbus OH (Bear Camp), Madison WI (Woof's).

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Reykjavik Grapevine interviews gay musicians Nico and Jonsi

  • Published: 18 April 2010

Jonsi and Nico

"I feel like being gay and being a musician has helped me a lot actually. I think  wouldn´t have made as much music as i did if werent´gay; it really created an urge to create to be fulfilled, to be happy". Great interview in Reykjavik Grapevine with Jonsi (from Sigur Ros) and arranger Nico Muhly who teamed up with Jonsi on Jonsi´s first solo album "Go".

Best Gay Cities Article: Gay Marriage around the world

  • Published: 12 April 2010

Best Gay Cities

The small island nation of Iceland (pop. 320,000) is preparing to legalize gay marriage. The government introduced its gender-neutral marriage bill on March 23, reported. The bill has the backing of Prime Minister Johanna Siguroardottir, the world’s first openly lesbian politician to be elected to helm a country. Iceland was one of the first nations to recognize gay unions in 1996 with registered partnerships. The law has been expanded over the years to grant gay and lesbian couples all the rights, benefits and obligations of marriage, including adoption. Visit Best Gay Cities to read the full article.

BEARS ON ICE 2010 registration open

  • Published: 18 March 2010

BEARS ON ICE registration

BEARS ON ICE registration is now officially open. The event kicks off September 9th with a welcome party and finishes with Sunday brunch after four days of fun! This is the 6th year the event takes place in the world´s northernmost capital. 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.

Visit BEARS ON ICE website for information about the event.

Gay Pride Annual Meeting March 7th

  • Published: 19 February 2010

Gay Pride annual meeting

Hinsegin dagar í Reykjavík – Reykjavík Gay Pride – announces its annual general meeting which will be held Sunday March 7th 2009 at 14:00 in the Rainbow Room of the Queer Center, Laugavegur 3, 4th floor.

The program is as follows: Boards’ s report Cashier’s report Changes of law Board election Other issues Candidates for this years election are kindly requested to contact the president of Reykjavík Gay Pride before February 28th. The electoral period is two years, and this year president and deputy member will be elected. A candidate’s eligibility requires having served as a member of the Gay Pride Commitee for at least one year prior to the election.

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Jonsi´s debut album 'go' soon out

  • Published: 03 February 2010


Jón Þór Birgisson, better knows as Jónsi of Sigur Rós, is about to releases his debut solo album featuring 9 songs drawn from the large pool of material amassed by Jónsi during his many years as singer with Sigur Rós. The songs are arranged in collaboration with classical wunderkind Nico Muhly who has been labeled as "one of the hottest composers on the planet" in Daily Telegraph recently. Sigur Ros is one of Iceland´s best known names in music internationally coming second to Bjork.

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  • Published: 02 January 2010


BEARS OF ICELAND are proud to announce the date for the BEARS ON ICE 2010 event which is to be held the second weekend of September in Reykjavik, Iceland September, 9-12th. For the 6th time bears and friends will take over the local gay scene and have some fun.  

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