Queer Clean & Sober Tattoo Artist

Queer Clean & Sober Tattoo Artist

Queer Voices
Recently, we sat down with Brody Polinsky in Berlin.  We talked about his journey as a queer, clean & sober tattoo artist. Originally post on Bear Riker's Berlin Why did you feel the need for a queer safe space? I have tattooed in a lot of other dynamics and spaces, even gay, yet never been totally comfortable in my own skin. Most were conventional tattoo studios, which can be hyper masculine and party environments. The personal dynamics between everyone in a studio sets the tone for the day and the outcome of the tattoo, in my opinion. It’s hard to leave your shit at the door and it really affects everyone around you. Queer Clean & Sober Tattoo Artist Thus the clean and sober tag line? Yep, I’ve been sober…
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Spencer Reed Life After Porn

Spencer Reed Life After Porn

Queer Voices
Berlin is a pretty gay city, but it's still impressive to run into a porn star on the U-Bahn.  Even more impressive when it's Spencer Reed.  We caught up with Spencer far from the drama of the porn world to chat about "retirement." Originally posted in Bear Riker's Berlin Spencer Reed Life After Porn Are you officially a “former” porn star? Yes, I officially shot my last movie in January 2013. I have no plans of making any comebacks. I worked as a gay porn-star for about 6 years and shot well over 300 movies. How did you get started? I can't say that I was ever very shy about getting naked. I was recruited by a bunch of companies all at once after I put a shirtless picture up…
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Queer Voices Berlin Transgression

Queer Voices Berlin Transgression

Queer Voices, Trans
Berlin Transgression is a collection of untold stories of lovelorn queens of Berlin fighting to tear down a new, invisible wall which is the basis of our isolation. The film documents how the transvestite, transgender and transsexual artists struggle between two genders, two identities, two lives. It sheds light on the life of the artists who perform mainly at gay bars and fetish clubs. We followed our main characters not only to back-stage but also to their homes where they opened up their hearts about their deepest dreams and desires. Directed by Joel Lei, Yuki Terada Queer Voices Berlin Transgression Recently, we had a chance to sit down with Yuki to talk about the film and its KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN. Can you tell us a little bit of your background? I was…
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Berlin SKIN WEEKEND 2015

Berlin SKIN WEEKEND 2015

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SKIN-WEEKEND 2015 – Berlin Leather and Fetish eV the popular BLF GAY SKINHEAD – WEEKEND in Berlin. Berlin, Germany. Berlin SKIN WEEKEND 2015 The members of the BLF | Berlin Leather and Fetish eV are pleased to present for the 18th time the popular BLF GAY SKINHEAD - WEEKEND in Berlin. DETAILS : klick here As part of this weekend, there is again a great program for the Berlin SKINS and the numerous guests from home and abroad, which of the members of the BLF | Berlin Leder und Fetisch eV. "Berlin Leder and Fetisch e.V." was founded on April 16th 1998. Our goal was and still is to build a community for all gay men who are interested in the leather and fetish scene (rubber, uniform, biker, skin...). BLF is a…
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Queer Tango Festival Berlin 2015

Queer Tango Festival Berlin 2015

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Internationales Queer Tango Festival – Germany and queer tango metropolis invites for the fifth time in a row: from 23- 26 July 2015 will again be in Berlin, the renowned Queer Tango Festival! Berlin internally. Queer Tango Festival has established itself in the two four years one of the most successful QueerTango events worldwide. More than 200 registered participants came from all over the world to Berlin to get together to dance tango, learn to make friends and to make new contacts. The workshops with internally. Renowned tango dancers and lessons were booked and the nightly social events and milongas were very well attended. Especially the open and relaxed atmosphere has been repeatedly emphasized by the participants and guests. The end of July, there is now the fourth edition of the…
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Gay Night at the Zoo 2015

Gay Night at the Zoo 2015

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Gay Night at the Zoo – As a highlight of the summer season is now over the past ten years, the charming and unique GAY NIGHT AT THE ZOO. In the midst of elephants, tigers and penguins sing, geswingt celebrated casual danced and skipped. Berlin; Germany. Gay Night at the Zoo 2015 Luci van Org , Roman Shamov , Kay Ray and the grand BVG Orchestra under the direction ofYukari Ishimoto and Dirk Wucherpfennig provide the musical mood and will bring with her ​​songs and Swings also the last dance floor moving. The gay and lesbian open-air party in will be moderated Zoo Berlin this year by Gerhard Hoffmann.
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CSD ON THE SPREE 2015

CSD ON THE SPREE 2015

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“Christopher Street Day” auf der Spree – CSD ON THE SPREE is unique Berlin tradition: Sightseeing Tour and “demonstration” on the water combine with fun and culture made ​​within the CSD week a contribution to the rich spectrum of gay and lesbian clubs and big city life. CSD ON THE SPREE always takes place on Thursday before the Parade weekend. CSD ON THE SPREE 2015 Many friends from home and abroad to travel at the start of the Berlin CSD week on Thursday (25.6.) To - because then drive our 10 Rainbow ships through Berlin. "Puschelalarm" is the visual code on all ships: pom poms decorate in a rainbow of colors not just have the boats and their guests, they are, above all, a visible sign of acceptance and tolerance…
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Respect Gaymes 2015

Respect Gaymes 2015

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Respect Gaymes – On Saturday the 6th June 2015 the Lesbian and Gay Federation in Berlin-Brandenburg (LSVD) in Berlin Jahn Sports Park present the Respect Gaymes. Under the motto “Show respect for gays and lesbians,” the sports and cultural event for prejudice and discrimination-free co place already for the eighth Time this year. Around 700 athletes can have fun at the soccer and beach volleyball tournaments. Visitors can take part in rap and graffiti workshops, the Breakdance Battle or the other competitions cheer or live music on the main stage listening. For the first time this year there will be a tournament at the trendy sport Jugger. In the Action Area of the SV Empor is also present with basketball, chess and weightlifting have many sports activities. Another highlight will be like…
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XPOSED International Queer Film Festival 2015

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  XPOSED International Queer Film Festival - Originally, the International Queer Short Film Festival was launched to the public in Berlin to present queer short films from Australia. Meanwhile, the view has expanded: the organizers present in the last few years, films from Canada, Korea, Turkey, India and the Middle East. The festival not only shows the latest queer short films from different countries, but its focus is primarily on identifying and developing the state of queer life of the region. Therefore, the organizers also look for lost treasures and film classics of queer film scene. Berlin, Germany. The Program for the 10th edition of XPOSED to be announced on 4th May, 2015 XPOSED International Queer Film Festival 2015 It's about eXposure and eXposing. It's about fun, it's about Berlin…
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TEDDY AWARD Berlinale 2015

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TEDDY AWARD at the International Film Festival in Berlin – The 29th TEDDY AWARD will be in the context of the 65th International Film Festival on Friday, 02.13.2015 awarded. The festive ceremony will be held at the Komische Oper Berlin. Berlin, Germany; Feb 13, 2015 TEDDY AWARD Berlinale 2015 The TEDDY AWARD is a societal engaged political award, which is given to films and people, that communicate queer themes and content on a large scale and contribute with this to more tolerance, acceptance, solidarity and equality in society. The TEDDY AWARD has with this not only cultural importance. As long as queer life is threatened in parts of the world with the capital punishment and is even in towns like Berlin a homo- and transphobe power in the agenda, TEDDY…
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