summer ow seven
external links in red-events are sorted by date
last year christian fundamendalists, fascists, neo-nazis and deranged babushkas with the backing of the homophobe mayor of moscow, yuriy luzhkov managed to prevent the march. the local lgbtq activists claimed a victory though, both in terms of that being the first gathering [or more accurately, an attempt of] ever and the huge publicity which followed the police atrocities. things are looking more optimistic this year but the moscow pride still needs our support.
new york lesbian&gay film festival
new york, us
a ‘make or break’ event for the lgbtq people in latvia. demonstrators last year faced verbal and physical abuse from anti-pride protesters who significantly outnumbered them. leading political figures, such as the latvian president, vaira vike-freiberga effectively took homophobes’ side. the event has already received considerable attention from international media. american, french and british journalists visited riga last month and ken livingston, mayor of london issued a statement of support. keep it up, guys.
make capitalism history
with more than 650,000 visitors per year, ‘documenta‘ remains the most prominent european arts’ institution.
museum moderner kunst stiftung ludwig
sigmar polke retrospective opens on the 22nd of june. they normally hold very good exhibitions and the permanent collection is a good one too.
in the mud, somewhere in england
aint no english summer without glastonbury. sold out, back stage tickets still available [£300 pp]
savonlinna opera festival
honorary visit by the bolshoy ballets, at a spot of outstanding beauty
flamboyant, extravagant, unsurpassed parisian march+carnival+party. the biggest european lgbtq event attracts crowds in excess of half a million
casa de la campo, madrid, spain
probably a show rather than a dj set.
[good chance to see j. . havent seen him for ages]
soho w1, london, england
a pride that feels ‘homely’
festival internacional de benicàssim
benicàssim, castellón, spain
calexico, anthony and the johnsons, klaxons [the latter, v.v. up and comin’ in the uk right now]
vancouver, british columbia, canada
obudai island, hungary
watch out wan2 stage for the electro vibes [gus-gus, hooverphonic confirmed]
a sister event to folsom fair in san fransisco, berlin plays host to this pan-european event for kinky leather boys and their admirers 😉
black rock desert, nevada, us