News from Iceland's LGBT community

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 ...

Iceland Express Cup

  • Published: 06 January 2009


St. Styrmir is hosting an international gay football tournament over Easter 2009. The tournament will take place in Reykjavik April 9th - 12th, with exciting events and optional excursions taking place outside the city.  Barcelona midfielder and Iceland’s national team captain Eiður Smári Gudjohnsen has announced his open support and endorsement of the ’09 Iceland Express Cup, in the spirit of FIFA’s Football for All program.

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The dates for Bears on ice 2009

  • Published: 28 November 2008


We´re happy to announce the dates for the BEARS ON ICE 2009 event which is to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland September, 10-13th, 2009. For the fifth time bears and friends will take over the local gay scene and have some fun. The 2008 event was the biggest so far but the event has been growing bigger every year since first held 2005. 

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Drag for a decade

  • Published: 22 November 2008


The Iceland Drag Competition has made a name for itself since first held 1997. An exhibition at the Queer Center on Laugavegur 3 (city center) offers a glimpse back in time at the event which has become more popular every year. The exhibition displays pictures from past events, newsclips and a video presentation which includes golden moments from previous events. Free admission.

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Transgender Day of Rememberance

  • Published: 19 November 2008

sass rogando

The Transgender day of Rememberance is held in November every year to honor Rita Hester, whose murder in 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. November 20th Sass Rogando Sasot from the Philippines will do a presentation/dialogue  tenatively named: The philippinese LGBT community - experience and opinions. The event will take place in the Queer Center on Laugavegur 3, 4th floor starting at 8 pm.

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New MSC Club venue opens

  • Published: 14 November 2008


Club MSC ICELAND has reopened on it´s new location at Laugavegur 28. MSC ICELAND has been the heart of the leather scene in Iceland but it has also attracted men of all types who simply like the company of like minded guys and relaxed atmosphere. 

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Now is the time to visit Iceland

  • Published: 02 November 2008


Last few weeks have not made any sense at all for Icelanders with the economy going into a tailspinning never seen before. The Icelandic krona has fallen dramatically and the local stock market has fallen 90 percent after Iceland´s largest banks were nationalized.  But with every struggle comes an opportunity. Iceland is becoming a cheap destination with growing number of tourists visiting last month compared to last year.

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