The hottest and most good-looking Swedish gay star this year must be Anton Hysén. The 20 year old football player came out as gay to the Swedish football magazine Offside in March 2011. This became a worldwide sensation. Even BBC covered it on their news.
This coming Saturday Anton will host the Clean party at Kolingsborg, one of the most famous gay clubs in Stockholm. The Clean parties are famous for their extravagant themes, top performers and the good-looking party crowd.
We called up the hottie Anton and asked him about why you should come and visit Stockholm. “Swedish people are open and friendly, you can be yourself without being judged, and I’m also proud that Sweden is such a clean country.
When I go to clubs I like Kolingsborg, where the Clean party is held, and I also like the gay club number 2 at Berns.”
The Clean party feat Anton Hysen is held the 4th of June at Kolingsborg Gula gången 2 at Slussen Stockholm. Both Red One produced Love Generaton and pop sensation Loreen will perform. Read more about the Clean party on facebook
To get a 5-star gay friendly hotel in Stockholm. Reserve Sheraton Stockholm’s Rainbow offer. Sheraton Stockholm Hotel is located in the heart of the city, and you can stroll out of our doors and enjoy the surrounding shopping area, and the stunning views of Lake Mälaren.
Today the annual Stockholm Bear Weekend starts. A weekend full of parties, good times and fun activities!
For more info visit vikingbears.com
Our dear friends The Hilton Brothers are touring Stockholm, West Sweden and Skåne this week and we had them to do their own meatballs at Hotel Skeppsholmen in Stockholm the other day.
Even people who don’t know much about Swedish food will probably at least have heard of, or tried, the great dish that is Swedish meatballs.
Check out Cook like James for a recipe of traditional Swedish meatballs.
We would like to welcome you to the first international handball tournament for gay teams organized by Stockholm Snipers in Stockholm, Sweden. Join us to play handball and to meet the great Scandinavian summer in the beautiful city of Stockholm on May 20-22 2011.
The handball tournament starts at 09.00 and finishes at 17.30. Light lunch will be available between the matches. There is also a small coffee shop operated by Stockholm Snipers.
Stockholm Snipers Cup>>
Stockholm Dolphins are proud to invite you to Stockholm in May for the Stockholm Queer Viking Swim, an international masters swim meet for queers and their friends. The competition is open for registered Masters swimmers from all countries.
Warm-up starts at 12.00 and the swimming is planned to start 13.00. The swimming is finished at 18.00. Medals can be collected as soon as the results of each event have been published.
Stockholm Queer Viking Swim>>
The Stockholm Card – discount
If you plan to spend some time sightseeing, it may also be worthwhile to checkout ”Stockholmskortet”(the Stockholm Card). It provides free admission to a large number of museums and other venues, free public transport and discounts in lots of stores.
The Stockholm card is valid for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days from the first time you use it. If you buy it online you will receive a 10% discount. When making a purchase please use this link, Stockholmskortet discount code: stockholmsnipers.
For many Swedes the Eurovision is something special. With ABBA’s Waterloo fresh in the memory we consider ourselves to be the true schlager nation. (The Swedish national competition is Europe’s biggest.) Last year’s disappointing score leaving Sweden out of the actual final turned into a national gay drama trauma. Therefore last night’s semi final win for Eric Saade and his hit Popular was more than welcomed at Stockholm’s most happening gay bar Torget where the Eurovision is shown on big screen. Our correspondent sent us this video:
We’re sure Saturday will be even more hysterical. So if you’re visiting Stockholm this weekend make sure to be ready for Eurovision mania. Why not start your night at Torget where they will be showing the competition live as it all happens. Then head to Zipper, the gay club just off Stureplan, and celebrate whoever wins. If the Irish Jedward boys spandex trousers aren’t enough for you why not watch the show on big screens at SLM? Dress code applies, of course!
Not so into the Eurovision? Garage is open in Kolingsborg and The Dasco, the club’s sweaty success of last summer, is once again The Place To Be. (Haven’t been yet? Well, let’s just say it’s a loo full of hot Swedes – and you of course.)
Queer club 2:an in the Berns basement is also a fabulous choice for a Saturday night in Stockholm. But make sure to be on the guest list if you want to be let into Miss Inga’s VIP world of sin. (For guest list email email@example.com before 9.)
Have an amazing Eurovision weekend!
Image from www.aftonbladet.se Photo: Lina Boström Einarsson
Robert Mapplethorpe 17 June – 2 October 2011
Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) is undoubtedly one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century. He was inspired by the sculpture of classical antiquity and the Renaissance, and translated this aesthetic to a time and culture of his own, namely New York’s gay scene in the 1980s.
The resulting images portray the beautifully lit unadorned bodies of muscular men. Moreover, Mapplethorpe depicted female nudes, various flowers, in addition to portraits of his friends and acquaintances such as Patti Smith, Louise Bourgeois, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Regardless of motif Mapplethorpe’s photographs continuously reflected the same formalist aesthetic for which he is known. Fotografiska is proud to present a retrospective of nearly 200 of these stunning prints, many which have never been exhibited in Sweden before.
Robert Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in 1989.
“Is Stockholm, Sweden the world’s gayest city? Its fabulous residents and the millions of annual visitors might say so. With a cosmopolitan attitude and enough activities and sights to keep tourists occupied for a month, the “capital of Scandinavia” proves that Sweden offers more than just meatballs.”
“Stockholm’s reputation as an open, cosmopolitan city isn’t just marketing-speak. Sweden legalized same-sex marriage in 2009; civil unions had been legal since way back in 1995. Gender-neutral marriages have the support of the dominant Church of Sweden as well: in 2009, its leaders voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing priests to wed same-sex couples in religious ceremonies.”
Read the whole article in GO Magazine>>
In the dark, at the dancefloor, among the sparkling drinks and the beautiful people you’ll find it… the number 2. Where many want to enter but only a few can come. The heart of the Stockholms trendiest hotspot, Berns Nightclub 2.35:1 together with hostess Miss Inga and resident DJ Marcus Ullmarker produly presents the gay club “The number 2”. Every Friday and Saturday. Guestlist only. Mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Welcome!