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International Gay and Lesbian Calendar 2017

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International Gay and Lesbian Calendar 2016

NOVEMBER

    • OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara LGBTQ Film Festival – Since 1992, the Santa Barbara Lesbian & Gay Film Festival has provided a spectrum of films and videos for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Our desire to represent the diversity of our community in film and video has resulted in a new name: OUTrageous: The Santa Barbara Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Film Festival. Santa Barbara, CA; Nov 2017
    • Out in the Open – OUTintheOPEN is Shepparton’s newest festival celebrating community diversity. It was developed to address some of the inequalities faced by the local gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer (GLBTIQ) & allied communities and to build a more inclusive community in Greater Shepparton. Shepparton, Victoria, Australia; Nov 2017
    • Queerstreifen Munster – Queer Monday, Queer stripes and what else More Options at the Cinema. Münster, Germany; Nov 2017
    • Queersicht Gay and Lesbian Film Festival BernThe aim of QUEERSICHT is to organize an event in Bern with highlights of the “queer cinema”, which do not find their way into “normal” cinema. The program includes short, feature and documentary films. The audience prize “The Pink Glasses” is awarded to the best short film. Bern, Switzerland; Nov 2017
    • Queer Film Festival Esslingen – Starting initiated and implemented by the “Pink Onion Esslingen” of a film series, originated in the late 1980s, the Esslinger Queer Film Festival (formerly gay and lesbian film festival Esslingen), the year in early November held a week-long program in Community Cinema Esslingen and exciting to a journey of discovery through the world of current queer cinema invites.With approximately 15 long and 20 short films, the festival presents the comical, colorful, happy, musical, comic and tragic, yet thoughtful, dramatic, experimental and militant sides of queer life. Since its creation, the festival has one of the oldest of its kind in Germany, has become a fixture in the gay and lesbian festival scene and is a member of Queer Scope, the independent German composite, gay and lesbian festival. The desire to offer the public fun and exciting entertainment, accompanied by the claim of (mostly volunteer working) festival organizers to provide a forum for social engagement, debatable and challenging film culture. The film program is complemented by live events, discussions, film discussions, etc. Esslingen, Germany; Nov 2017
    • Mezipatra Queer Filmový Festival / Mezipatra Queer Film FestivalWhat is Mezipatra? Around a hundred top-ranking films on lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and queer themes+ an international competition+ exhibitions, lectures, workshops, discussions and parties+ 110 000 viewers, both gay and straight, in ten different cities in the Czech Republic. Prague, Brno Czech Republic; Nov 2017
    • GearBlastEU – A men’s party for GEAR aficionados – Rubber/Latex, Biker, Sport, Uniform, Worker and COSplay. Munich, Germany; Nov 2017
    • Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference – We invite undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and concerned civic activists to the 2015 Mid-Atlantic LGBTQA Conference in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania to explore the possibilities of queering our world. This theme encourages participants to consider what can be done to make our worlds more livable for individuals who identify as members of LGBTQQIAA+ communities wherever they exist. Bloomsburg, PA; Nov 2017
    • SKIN-WEEKEND – Berlin Leather and Fetish eV the popular BLF GAY SKINHEAD – WEEKEND in Berlin. Berlin, Germany; Nov 2017
    • Mr Leather Spain – Elección de Mr. Leather Spain 2015. Benidorm, Spain; Nov 2017
    • Black Party Weekend – One weekend, 3 parties! To celebrate BLACK PARTY’S 20th birthday, Angels will organize a particularly spectacular party, the motto of which will be FALLING DEMONS. Encouraged by great music, fallen demons in the form of enticing Incubi, Succubi and fear inciting zombies will perform sexy dances on the stage of Club X-TRA, aiming to seduce beautiful und innocent angels. Top DJs from all over the world will heat up the night with their beats. DJ-Producer Mauro Mozart will be joining us from Brazil, Eddie Martinez is flying in from the US. Both DJs, supported by many others, will lead you into the realm of ecstatic dances with their hot beats and great tunes. A highlight of the party will be the live show act by Amannda and our Angels Gogo Boys. Zurich, Switzerland; Nov 2017
    • Greater Palm Springs Pride – 30 Years of Pride in the Coachella Valley. Palm Springs Pride is Southern California’s popular and longest-running LGBT festival in the Coachella Valley. Palm Canyon Drive will be closed to traffic and transformed into a vibrant, pedestrian-friendly Pride Festival, unique to Southern California. A diverse array of artists, entertainers, multiple beverage gardens and purveyors of all sorts including, jewelry, snacks, and sweets. Add all that to great shopping restaurants, clubs and entertainment venues located along world-famous Palm Canyon Drive and the result is like no place else – Palm Springs Pride. Palm springs, CA; Nov 2017
    • Uno Sguardo Normale, Sardinia Queer Short Film Festivalis a short movie contest dedicated to published and unpublished LGBT and queer films in all their possible meanings, perspectives, and realities. Caligari, Sardinia Italy; Nov Nov 2017
    • Tromsø Arctic Pride – We celebrate diversity at 69 degrees north. Any color, gender, and files are welcome to celebrate that we are all unique and of equal worth and that we all have a right to be as similar or different we want. Let us celebrate the diversity and joy of creating heat in a cold winter week. Tromso Arctic Pride is the northernmost pride festival. Tromsø, Norway; Nov 2017
    • Fancinegay – Cine Gay y Lesbico Extremadura – The Closing Ceremony of the Seventeenth Edition FanCineGay take place at the Palacio de Congresos Manuel Rojas de Badajoz will take place on Saturday November 15 at 22 am. The ceremony, in which FanCineGay Awards will be presented, will feature live music. From this year, the awards will focus exclusively on recognizing cultural initiatives such as film, television, literature or painting, which are linked to the LGBT culture. Caceres, Merida, Badajoz -Spain; Nov 2017
    • Winter Pride Maspalomas – Winter Pride Maspalomas is the final gay pride celebration in the European calendar year. An open air event with an average outside temperature of 23 degrees. One week of amazing events with live shows with international artists, pool parties, boat excursions, parade, dance sessions and more! The theme for the 2016 edition is Acceptance & Respect, Keys to Life. Maspalomas, Spain; Nov 2017
    • GFEST – Gaywise FESTival – London’s eclectic cross-art festival showcases films, art and performance work by LGBTQI artists, an annual event in November.  London, UK; Nov 2017
    • Filmovy festival inakosti – Slovak Queer Film Festival – The Slovak Queer Film Festival is a festival for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgendered people and their families, children and friends. Since 2007, the festival has been loosely inspired by the tradition of gay-themed festivals held in Slovakia from 1996 to 2001. Today, the Slovak Queer Film Festival (FFi) is the only LGBTI-oriented film festival in Slovakia, organized by the civic association Iniciatíva Inakosť. FFi was established as a sophisticated venue for the presentation of quality Slovak and international cinema, intended to entertain heterosexual and non-heterosexual film fans, fight homophobia and xenophobia, and encourage society to discuss and address the problems afflicting Slovakia’s continually ignored LGBTI minority. Bratislava, Slovak Republic; Nov 2017
    • Sneak Week Paris – EUROPEAN SPORTSWEAR/SNEAKERS MEETING Paris, France; Nov 2017
    • Florence Queer Festival – International film festival and art gay, lesbian and transgender people. Florence, Italy; Nov 2017
    • MixBrasil Sexual Diversity Film Festival – The Festival Mix Brazil of Diversity Culture is organized annually since 1993 by the Cultural Association Mix Brazil which aims to promote respect and the free expression of sexual diversity, seeking new perspectives for the understanding of the LGBT community, different prejudices, fostering tolerance and respect, promoting citizenship and combating all forms of discrimination. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil; Nov 2017
    • Q Cinema: Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival – Q Cinema is Fort Worth’s Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival. In addition to our film series programs, Guerilla Gay Bar FW and the History Project. Fort Worth, TX; Nov 2017
    • San Francisco Transgender Film Festival – The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) screens films that promote the visibility of transgender and gender variant people and challenge the mainstream media’s negative stereotypes of our communities. We provide opportunities for transgender and gender variant media artists, build community through our film and performance events, and engage our audiences in cross-community dialogue. San Francisco, CA; Nov 2017
    • PinkPanorama Festival Gay and Lesbian Film Festival LucerneWer denkt, dass sich das alljährlich im Herbst stattfindende Filmfestival nur an Direktbetroffene richtet, liegt falsch. Ziel der PinkPanorama-Veranstaltenden ist es schwule, lesbische, bisexuelle und transgender Lebenswelten einem breiten Publikum näher zu bringen. Lucerne, Switzerland; Nov 2017
    • Pink Screens – Queer Film Festival BrusselsPink Screens is back for the 15th consecutive time. The Brussels Queer Film Festival celebrates alternative sexualities and genders through nearly 80 films, performances, an exhibition, workshops, gigs, parties and lots of surprises… Brussels, Belgium; Nov 2017
    • Outburst Queer Arts FestivalOUTBURST ARTS, Northern Ireland’s queer creative initiative and the annual celebration of all that is bold and lovely in the world of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer + friends creative goodness. Belfast, Northern Ireland; Nov 2017
    • Holebi Filmfestival Vlaams-Brabant – 20 days of celebrations in 11 Flemish Brabant cities and municipalities with movies, documentaries, and theater around the LGBT theme. The Gay Film Festival Flemish Brabant is in a number of cities and municipalities around Brussels, Leuven and anchor point. The other locations are Aarschot, Dilbeek, Haacht, Halle, Overijse, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw Tienen, Vilvoorde and Zaventem. Brussels; Nov 2017
    • Indianapolis GLBT Film Festival – The Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival is an annual fundraising event benefiting the Indiana Youth Group (IYG), a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to serve the needs of Indiana LGBT teens. Indianapolis, IN; Nov 2017
    • PrideFest – Pride Western Australia is WA’s largest community group, representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex community. Originally incorporated in 1993, its roots go back to the 1989 march on Parliament. PrideFest kicks off with a Parade and Celebration in November. Northbridge, Western Australia; Nov 2017
    • Come Out with Pride Orlando – The largest LGBT event in Florida is an incredible opportunity for the entire Central Florida community to come together and celebrate our strength, our diversity, and our pride. The 12th annual Come Out With Pride festival, postponed due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew, has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 12 at Lake Eola Park. A full revised schedule of activities and entertainment will be released soon. Orlando, FL; Nov 2017
    • Global LGBTI Business Week – NGLCC Global LGBTI Business Week, created by the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with leaders & organizations committed to expanding global LGBTI economic opportunity, will be the first summit of its kind to converge economic, public policy, and global human rights experts with the goal of shaping a more equitable world for LGBTI citizens. Washington, DC; Nov 2017
    • Diva Film Festival – Festival Internacional de Cine Diversidad. Valparaíso, Chile; Nov 2017
    • Trans Awareness Week: Transgender Awareness Week, typically observed the first two full weeks of November, is a two-week celebration leading up to Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), which memorializes victims of transphobic violence. Individuals and organizations around the country will participate in Transgender Awareness Week to help raise the visibility of transgender and gender non-conforming people, and address the issues these communities face. #transwk Nov 2017
    • Gotland Pride – Pride festival in Visby on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden. Visby, Sweden; Nov 2017
    • Fringe! The London Gay Film FestFringe! is a film and arts festival rooted in London’s queer creative scene and welcoming everyone. We’re not-for-profit and run by a team of passionate volunteers. From feature films to experimental art, workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, Fringe! Fest 2015 will be hosting a multitude of diverse events to tickle every one of the senses. With our signature blend of eye-opening movies, DIY and experimental work, the thoughtful, the provocative and the strange, we’ll be packing out cinemas, art galleries, pop-up venues and basement clubs. London, UK; Nov 2017
    • LGBT Supplier Diversity Forum – Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) – Learn about the advantages of becoming a certified LGBT business enterprise, meet procurement leaders from Canada’s top corporations and network with other LGBT-owned businesses. Toronto, Canada. Toronto, Canada; Nov 2017
    • Waterford Pride – Waterford Pride Mardi Gras Festival, an event celebrating diversity in Waterford City, Ireland. From its humble beginnings in the early 2000s, the event has grown to become one of the country’s biggest pride festivals. In 2013 we take a massive leap by creating Ireland’s first Mardi Gras festival. Waterford, Ireland; Nov 2017
    • Side by Side LGBT International Film Festival – Side by Side Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) International Film Festival aims to establish free open cultural spaces in which homosexual and transgendered persons are able to affirm, question and extend their identities. We call for the elimination of all forms of discrimination and inequality based on sex, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and gender expression. Through the medium of high-quality, intelligent film we seek to create a forum for discussion with society at large dismantling myths and obsolete stereotypes that continue to hamper the development of the LGBT community in Russia. By generating a positive dialogue we endeavor to facilitate change, fostering respect of human rights of LGBT persons and fundamentally bringing about greater tolerance and broader acceptance of sexual minority groups within Russian society today. St. Petersburg, Russia; Nov 2017
    • El Lugar Sin Limites – We are pleased to present the Rules of Participation of the 12th edition of LGBT Film Festival PLACE WITHOUT LIMITS; artistic and cultural area nonprofit that works for social equality LGBTI, creating spaces for cultural and social integration, with the development of artistic activities that combine knowledge, entertainment and reflection on the diversity of its own genre every society. Quito, Guayaquil, Loja, Cuenca y Manta, Ecuador; Nov 2017
    • Annual National NGLCC Dinner Gala – NGLCC will celebrate 14 years of connecting the LGBT business communities with a premier gala at the 2016 NGLCC National Dinner on Friday, November 18 at the stunning National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Each year, this signature event is dedicated to celebrating leading LGBT business owners and entrepreneurs, corporations and supplier diversity advocates, and government and community leaders. Washington DC; Nov 2017
    • International Gay And Lesbian Volleyball Tournament – Vorspiel and the women/lesbian sports club Seitenwechsel invite you again to the international Goldelsen-Cup in Berlin. Nov 2017
    • ALICE Summit 2016 is waiting with a diverse program and offers more room for networking, education, political discussions and fun activities and all underneath the motto “Finding Unicorns – Connecting LGBTI Lawyers”. Visitors may get in touch with many others during the speed networking session, they may discuss during a panel about marriage equality, talk to company representatives in the company lounge or enjoy a drink at the Law Reception in the evening. To celebrate a successful day you are welcome to join like-minded people to one of Cologne’s famous clubs. The days prior and after are also going to be used to enjoy some fun activities with others interested. Cologne, Germany; Nov 2017
    • EurOUT is Europe’s leading LGBT conference for graduate students, MBAs, PhDs and alumni from top business schools to hear from, network with and seek employment from thought leaders and leading companies from around the world. London, UK; Nov 2017
    • Festival internacional de cine lesbico y gay de Andalucia – After a historic tenth edition emotionally charged for having achieved a decade of LGBT cinema for Andalusia, AndaLesGai Film Festival closes its tenth year with record of public and projections. It’s been almost 20 days of cinema where the Triangle Andalusia Foundation has been able to project the triangle room in theaters Nervion Plaza, closing the festival with the cycle AndaLesGai the Three Cultures Foundation, held during the month of December. Seville, Spain; Nov 2017
    • Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn’t perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who’ve died by anti-transgender violence. Nov 2017
    • Winter Pride: Hamburg’s gay and lesbian Christmas market, at weekends with shows in the evening. Daily (except 24–26 December) 12:00 – 22:00, Fri, Sat till 24:00. @ Lange Reihe/Parkplatz Kirchenallee (St. Georg). Hamburg, Germany; Nov 2017
    • FACE a FACE Festival du film gay et lesbien de Saint-EtienneThe Festival FACE A FACE is one of the most important LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) film festival in France! Saint-Etienne, France; Nov 2017
    • White Party Week Miami South Beach – The Miami White Party features a week of fund-raising events and parties with the main event being the legendary White Party. Miami, FL; Nov 2017
    • Perv Queerotic Film and Video Festival – We will not be holding the proper big Perv Queerotic Film Festival this year. Instead, we will be having one super great screening and panel on Friday 26th November. Big thanks to all the filmmakers that have already submitted their fabulously dirty films for this year’s festival. We will keep your films for consideration for our proper festival next year. Sydney, Australia; Nov 2017
    • Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – Ljubljana, Slovenia; Nov 2017

    DECEMBER

    • TropOut is heading back to Phuket, Thailand, bigger and even better in December 2017.  Chic accommodation, luxurious open-air beach clubs, private island beach parties, cultural excursions to enable you to uncover the destination, like-minded gay travellers, and some unique surprises.
    • Mad Bears – 16th International Meeting of Bears, Chubbies, Chasers, and Admirers. MAD.BEAR will be 5 to 12 December. MAD.BEAR 2016 offers 7 DAYS holidays and fun with visits to bars and discos, saunas, dinners, contests, trips, gastronomy, and culture. Remember, as always, MAD.BEAR 2017 coincides with the largest bridge of Spain. Last year more than 4,000 people joined MAD.BEAR convertiendolo in one of the most important events in Europe ursine. You envitamos to join Madrid and discover for yourself that makes MAD.BEAR 2016 so special and so different. GO QUALITY MADRID GO, GO MAD.BEAR. Madrid, Spain; Dec 2017
    • LGBT Leadership Conference – The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute is the national voice on issues pertaining to openly LGBT leadership, including elected and appointed officials.  Senior members of the Victory team are available for on-the-record comment about LGBT leadership and related LGBT news, trends ,and developments. LGBT Leaders 2016 will bring together hundreds of openly LGBT leaders in government, politics, advocacy, business and community organizations. We’ll gather for three days of networking, skills-building, and workshops designed to help LGBT advocates make changes across America and around the world. Washington, DC; Dec 2017
    • WE New Years Festival – On its 5th anniversary, WE PARTY has become the best themed gay party of today’s updated electronic and house music. It’s two big annual events – the New Year Festival and the Gay Pride Festival, its monthly main party in Madrid (La Riviera ) and London (The Coroneth Theatre), and its ongoing World Tour, bringing ¨the WE PARTY experience ¨ to the best clubs and festivals around the world ( XLSIOR ( Mykonos) , Circuit (Barcelona ), TAIPEI Pride Festival, PACHA NY and Wonderland Weekend at Universal Studios in Hollywood (LA Pride) ), makes WE Party as one of the biggest gay festival worldwide. A list of well-known artists as Dj Offer Nissin, Dj Abel, Steven Redant and Micky Friedman, and collaborations with international stars as Kylie Minogue in Ushuaia Ibiza has been a part of WE PARTY in recent years. Madrid, Spain; Dec 2017
    • FETISH-FINALS WEEKEND – Get hot and bothered by the horny smell of leather, rubber, sportswear, worker-wear and sweat lingering in the air. Fetish freaks of every kind, being turned on and by the music and letting their pig sides run free. The main event is the “FAST – DIRTY BASTARDS BERLIN” – the sexy party in CONNECTION. Work it up on the dance floor to the beats of DJs, and dance till the sun comes up. Dancefloor upstairs, playroom downstairs, sexy guys everywhere. Berlin, Germany; Dec 2017
    • ELLA, the “International Lesbian Festival” – In addition to a planned film festival, it include a conference with international participation to protect the rights of lesbians and LGBTI. Lesbians from all over the world enjoy nine days of the festival with beach parties during the day and also in sports and events. With its convenient accessibility of Mallorca, ELLA is certainly the most international of the European Women’s festivals, though last time pleasantly many Spaniards were among the 1,500 guests. Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Dec 2017

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