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Fashion! is a new exhibition at Fotografiska, one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography.

The exhibition is based on Camera Work’s collection in Berlin, which received a great deal of attention the first time it was exhibited.

Over 200 photographs, of which a large number are vintage prints, created by 50 world renown photographers, make Fashion! one of the most comprehensive exhibitions of fashion photography in Europe. It is a spectacular odyssey through fashion photography’s visual world. From Man Ray’s experimental compositions from the 1920s, to icons such as Irving Penn and Richard Avedon to Steven Meisel and Peter Lindbergh’s cult of supermodels during the 1990s. Today’s fashion photography is represented by Steven Klein and Mikael Jansson, to name only a few.

In addition to a comprehensive description of fashion photography’s various styles and trends, the exhibition offers an overview of fashion history for the engaged visitor. The sexual revolution and the feminist movement is a reccurring theme throughout the fashion world of the 20th century, where stylists, photographers, fashion editors, and designers have consistently and tirelessly pushed the visual and functional boundaries of clothing construction and materials.

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It’s once again time for the Baltic Battle, the biggest fetish party in Scandinavia!
September 24 – 26. Men Only.

This year, the Main Battle will take place on September the 25th at Kolingsborg Slussen and to get the perfect atmosphere DJ Jack Chang from London will conquer the main dance floor. In the basement, Piotr will play at the “Blacklight” and Bernhard will play at “das Disco”.

Tickets are 200 SEK and are sold at:

SLM Stockholm |
QX Shop |
Läderverkstan |
Side Track |
Torget |
Eve Collection |

More info at


Enjoy the clear skies and falling leaves in Stockholm from SEK 288 per day!

AVIS offer great prices for weekend rentals (5 day max/incl Saturday night). The only documentation needed is a national driving license and a valid passport. Avis is one of the partners of Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and also one of the world’s leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services all over the world.

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Scissor Sisters, playing in Stockholm in October, thought they were “too gay” for mainstream success.

Singer Ana Matronic thought the band – who have now sold over six million albums – would be seen as too much of a novelty act to make it big.

She said: “I never thought the Scissor Sisters would make it outside of New York City, let alone outside of America. I thought we were just too weird and too gay for public consumption. I thought we were much more of a novelty and we’d never encounter success on such a level.”

We are so happy that Scissor Sisters are playing at Cirkus in Stockholm on October 27th!
Buy your tickets here>>


You can still enter the competition to win an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon experience in Sweden!

The winning couple will fly SAS Scandinavian Airlines with an all-gay crew from New York to Stockholm on December 7. They will then be whisked away to the ICEHOTEL in northern Sweden, where the wedding will take place. After two nights at the coolest hotel in the world, the honeymoon continues in Stockholm, where they will enjoy two nights at the only Scandinavian hotel featured at prestigious Condé Nast Traveller’s Hot List 2010 – Hotel Skeppsholmen. They will also enjoy a honeymoon gift, transfer with private car and some of the best dining, nightlife and cultural hotspots Stockholm has to offer.

To win, simply create a profile and share your love with everyone so they can vote for you and send you to Sweden for an experience of a lifetime. Share your love>> 


Lola van Dyke (SWE)
Photo by Olle Lundin

Swedish Sin Productions & The Amazing Knicker Kittens Burlesque Revue in collaboration with Berns proudly present the first annual Stockholm Burlesque Festival 28 – 31 October 2010

Weekend passes available at for SEK 990.

Four nights of high quality burlesque – national and international, great dancing music, fabulous drinks, a decadent, beautiful venue and a chance to get dressed up and glam the night away with all the talented performers.

Aside form the captivating shows there will also be workshops, Tassel Twirling Championship, dj:s, a breast cancer research benefit, burlesque shopping and much more!

Artists: Mister Exotic World 2010, The Evil Hate Monkey (US), The Dream Come True Girl – World Famous *BOB* (US), The Twirly Girl – Miss Indigo Blue (US), Burlesque Superhero Trixie Little (US), Big, Bad, Bettie Blackheart – Helsinki Hellcat (FIN), Kiki Hawaiji – the Quickest Showgirl in the World (FIN), Hellsinki Hotdog Frank Doggenstein – the Godfather of Manlesque (FIN), The Finnish Prince of Boylesque – Bent van Der Bleu (FIN), The Amazing Knicker Kittens (SWE), Madame Magduschka – Mistress of Mischief (SWE), Dazzling, Contessa d’Fancy Pants – the SINsational Siren of Sicily (SWE), Pepper Potemkin – the Bolshevik Bombshell (SWE), Lola van Dyke – the Sauciest Strudel in Showbiz (SWE), Miss Diamond – the Double D Delight (SWE), Yvette Les Fesses – the Dame with the Deadly Derrière (SWE), Donna Delight – the Blonde Venus (SWE) och Hannah the Heartbreaker – the Tempestuous Temptress (SWE).

ACNE has joined forces with Candy Magazine to launch a new mini collection for transvestites and cross-dressers.

The Swedish label and the publication’s editor, Luis Venegas, have designed a collection of three androgynous shirts. Based on the classic western shirt, the three styles are named after Venegas’ favourite show Dynasty, with each design carrying the name of one of its characters; Alexis, Sammy Jo and Krystle.

“Luis energy really reminds of the energy we had when we started Acne,” says Acne’s creative director Jonny Johansson. “He seems to be this endless well of ideas and creativity. It is something that instantly attracted me to him. We share an openness to new ideas and expressions, so to work with him felt natural from the start. I’m in this business to have fun and to enjoy myself, and I feel that Luis is too. This collection is a playful collaboration and a celebration of diversity. It touches on ideas I have always played with when designing for Acne, the tension between male and female and what happens when you shift things around a bit. This project has been so much fun.”

The collection will be available in October.

Whether you are running for the competition to win an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon experience in Sweden, or if you are planning a weekend in Stockholm with your sweetheart – we’ve gathered a few tips for an exciting romantic experience!

Torget – Popular, baroque and reliably tasty. Queen of the Gamla Stan scene!
Momma – Relaxed, local meeting place that feels like home. Situated in the bohemian district SoFo, Södermalm.
Brasserie Le Rouge – Paris, Burlesque and lots of red velvet. Flowing romance with a touch of humor.
Mälarpaviljongen – Stunning views, floating pontoon deck and delicious food. The place to be during summer.

Chokladkoppen – Cozy little café at idyllic Stortorget Square, not far from the Royal Palace in the medieval Old Town.
Flickorna Helin & Voltaire – The romantic building, heavenly pastries and discreet location on picturesque Djurgården beside a pleasant walking track make this café the perfect place for a rendez-vous.
Copacabana – Charming, bohemian and located by the water. Renowned orange-chili hot chocolate!
Fåfängan – This outdoor café on Södermalm has been a popular place for romantic picnics since the 1700s and offers spectacular views of Stockholm.

Millesgården – Located on a serene cliff top overlooking Lake Värtan and chock full of monumental replicas of Carl Milles most stunning, often erotic works. The terraced garden is especially magical at sunset, when his world-famous Angel Musicians and Hand of God dance against the orange-streaked sky.
Stockholm from the water – Seeing Stockholm from the water is an enjoyable must. Fortunately, there are many tours to choose from depending on your interests. Do not miss the romantic archipelago! This magnificent maritime landscape of more than 30 000 islands, islets and skerries, of just some one thousand are inhabited, is unique in the world.
Monteliusvägen – A scenic walkway along the heights of Södermalm with postcard views of  Riddarfjärden, Kungsholmen, the City Hall and Old Town. A popular place to get engaged.

To win an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon experience in Sweden, simply create a profile and share your love with everyone so they can vote for you and send you to Sweden for an experience of a lifetime with SAS. For more information>>

SAS Scandinavian Airlines and VisitSweden together with Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network and the ICEHOTEL are proud to present this falls most exciting and worlds-exclusive LGBT social media campaign!

SAS Scandinavian Airlines is hoping to host the world’s first same-sex wedding in the air onboard an Airbus A340 between Stockholm and New York on December 6 this year. To find the couples, the airline today launched its first major social media campaign; Love is in the air!

For the US LGBT market, SAS has partnered up with VisitSweden and Stockholm Gay & Lesbian Network to offer one lucky couple the chance to win an unforgettable wedding and honeymoon package to Sweden, including Business class flights with SAS to Sweden, two nights’ accommodation at the world-renowned ICEHOTEL, where the couple will get married, three nights’ accommodation at Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm and a VIP Stockholm package organized by the Stockholm Visitors Board. This competition is only open to US-based residents, whilst the European-based winners will win a trip to New York and Los Angeles, as well as be the first to marry in what we hope will be the first same-sex weddings onboard a commercial flight.

At couples can create a profile and upload either a video or photos along with a presentation, which others can then vote on. For the best chance to win, couples are recommended to share their profile with as many friends as possible via various social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, in order to increase the number of votes. The US couple with the most votes will win the fantastic wedding and honeymoon package to Sweden.

For the world unique flight on December 6, SAS will turn a part of its Stockholm lounge into a wedding lounge and one of the Business class cabins onboard SK903 on December 6 will be made into an exclusive wedding cabin.

To enter a profile or view other couples, please go to

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