CULT: Climate Live

For your next ⛑dose💉 of deliciously radical drag CULT’s here, CULT’s queer and CULT’s about to get freaky and wierd. From punk to posh to out of this world, these genderbenders are about to bring the urgency to this 🚨🔥 climate emergency 🔥🚨

We are charging headfirst into human catastrophe but the capitalist bastards steering this bloody bus have got their eyes glued to their stock account balances📉. So we’re here to ever so politely say “erm sorry, excuuuuse me, YEAH YOU! GET YOUR EYES ON THE FUCKING ROAD YOU WANK STAIN.” 🚌😱🔥🔥🔥☠️

Get down to Kungstorget for our 15 minutes of fame during this star-studded evening to scream and shout the capitalist patriarchy down.

📢Climate Live wants to know “can they hear us yet?” Oh baby they’ll hear us with this one.📢

Climate Live Göteborg is organised by activists from Fridays for Future. Follow for details and the release of their full programme @climateliveswe (https://climatelive.se)

SJUKT: MORE

We’re back again with THE queer place to be: our naughty little party, SJUKT.
Serving you up safer spaces away from the prying eyes of cis-hets at pride – here is the saucyness you need to shake it loose during what is supposed to be our week.

Dress to impress for a chance to get your hands on some real goodies🍬🍭🧁 – info below.

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

LINEUP:
As always, we’ll serving you local fucking gems 🤩🤩🤩, bringing you everything from afro-beats to dancehall, middle-eastern to ballroom, hiphop to disco, experimental electronic to reggaeton 🔮 Watch out it’s about to get naughty 🥵🥵🥵

****Details coming soon…****

23:00 – Late

THEME: MORE

MORE JEWELS

MORE SKIN 

MORE HAIR

MORE BIZARRE

MORE POISONOUS

MORE FIERY

MORE ABSTRACT

MORE MORE

If you think it’s enough it’s not, we need MORE
MORE is MORE that’s why it’s not called less.

As usually, top tier lewks bag themselves 🍬goodies🍬 on the way in ❤️‍🔥 so dig out yer needle and thread 🧵 and get stitchin babs🎨

⚡⚡⚡ SJUKT is for everyone in the community, not just those who’ve got money to spend💸. So if you belong to one of our 5 LGBTQ+ priority groups 💖 (see below) and can’t afford a ticket but want to come just send us a message 💬 and we’ll put you on the list for free. No questions asked, no explanations needed. We trust you <3<3<3

👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽 You are one of our priority groups if you are: economically precarious/working class, racialised, living with a disability, an elder or a binary/non-binary trans person.

🎈The space is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet. For more info on accessibility drop us a message!

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

MOTGIFTET #5 ‘My Body My Home’ with Daniel Mariblanca

Oh my dearest 🥩meat babies🥩, we’ve got an absolute treat in store. For this edition of MOTGIFTET we’re bringing the 🎉​​fabulous Daniel Mariblanca 🎉 all the way from Bergen to give you a session of ❤️‍🩹healing❤️‍🩹, contact and personal exploration through dance. Have no fear, no dance experience or talent needed – this is all about using movement to really get in touch with ourselves. 🍃😍🍃😍

But first: What is MOTGIFTET??
Are you sick of cis-het normative bullshit poison being constantly rubbed into the wounds opened up by the violence of living in the 📛 racist 📛 ableist 📛 agist 📛 queerphobic 📛 transphobic world around us? 😵😵😵 💊 Then boy-o do we have the cure for you! 💉

⛑️⛑️MOTGIFTET⛑️⛑️ (the antidote) is the perfect time to come together, unwind, tool-up and heal – all while we put on a lil 🎭🎨cultural something-something🎥👩‍🎨 to get those good juices 💦 flowing and dive deeper into our theme of the month. 

** FOR THIS EDITION OF MOTGIFTET **

~~ My Body My Home ~~
Taking the artistic process from 🕺🏼💃🏿@71bodies💃🏿🕺🏼 as a starting point, this workshop will get us engaging with each other by exploring self boundaries and 👯dancing together👯 through improvisational tasks all while working through physical and mental challenges. We’ll focus on searching for personal and unique dance qualities with every participant. 

Most of all, we’re here to have 🤩fun, be experimental with the 🦵🏽body and expand our 🫀contact with others💗.

The workshop is open to all bodies, gender identities, backgrounds and ages. 

The workshop will be held in predominantly English, but we will support Swedish speakers as necessary. 

SIGN UP HERE
Confirmation emails sent 2 days before the workshop

🎈🎈🎈 As always priority groups are first in line to get workshop places. Read more about our priority groups on our Accessibility page.🎈🎈🎈

This workshop will be held in predominantly English, but we will support Swedish speakers and you are very welcome to participate in Swedish!

*** Here’s a lil more about the one and only Daniel Mariblanca***
Daniel Mariblanca has 15 years of experience dancing professionally and a degree from l’Institut del Teatre, in Barcelona, Spain. Shortly after beginning as a dancer with the Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance/ Carte Blanche, Daniel created his own company 71BODIES; a transgender inclusive dance & performance art company. 

MOTGIFTET #5 is a collaboration between Status Queer, Daniel Mariblanca and Atalante.

Status Queer is a non-profit using art & culture to build a more supportive, inclusive and intersectionally diverse LGBTQ+ community here in Gothenburg.

CULT of consumption

Sick🤮🤮🤮 of living in a world where everythings going to shit💩? Well get your ceremonial gongs at the ready hun because we’re about to paint the town the colour of blind indoctrination✨.

CULT is our new night where💋drag performers💋, 👾creatures👾 and 🤡cretins🤡 will take to the stage to scream, shout and stomp it all out💥💥💥. We’re slimy and we’re sexy, we’re wonderful and we’re wet and most of all we’re here to give you a show you’re not going to fucking forget🎈🎉💦💦💦.

It’s time Gothenburg got a mouthful of dirty radical drag.🍾🍾🍾

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🔥 20 – Doors open
🔥 21-22.30 Drag show
🔥 22.30-1.30 Good vibes and good beats
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GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

🎙️ HOST:
I know you’ve probably been told to stay away from cults💸, but honestly my love 💚 we’re not scary, you’re safe here and our dear leader 🥩Meatling AKA Köttungen🥩 [@sammessage] will take sweet soft care of you all night baby🥰.

💨 LINE-UP:
CULT is the 🌋culmination🌋 of weeks of indoctrination🤤 with our Initiations drag school where we’ve been working to bring a new generation of drag performers onto the scene🎁🎭. They’ve been sharpening their ceremonial 🍴claws🍴 behind closed doors but baby these 😻kitty cats😻 are taking to the stage for their big debut roars🌕.

🎛️ DJ:
Always here to take you to the 👅 edge of 👅 dance euphoria – the 🍭delicious🍭 DJ Demba is here to take you through to the early hours with ballroom, house, afrobeats and some absolute queer bangers🌡️💦💦💦.

💯 FEATURING…
It wouldn’t be quite a cult if there wasn’t another layer of mystery🌌, but sooth ye self sweaty, soon the secrets of the inner sanctum will be revealed 🎪

This Is The Queer Space

Here’s an event from our siblings over at This Is The Queer Space:

🍧It’s that time of the month again🤩, and in the best possible way.🍇🍧

This Is The Queer Space is a place to come to relax and 🌴refresh yourselves🧃🍓⛲🌴  with your mates – or to meet new mates in a queer and trans safer space. We’ll have music🎸🥁🎷, snacks and drinks available in our little LGBTQ+ castle 🏰out here in Ringön. You could bring board games, your most fabulous dance moves or your comfiest pyjamas to lounge around in.🧦🧩🩰

✨‼This is an open space for us by us.‼✨

18:00 – 23:00, 18+

Sign up HERE 📜🖋🎠

We hear all the time that we queer and trans folk need more social spaces so here we are,💞🐱‍🚀 gaping open for you to enter😻💫, don’t keep us waiting xoxo gossip queer👄

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Are you excited to organise an evening under the This Is The Queer Space umbrella? Get in touch and let’s see how we can make it happen!😎🧮

Secret Soundgardens

Get ready to plunge into the dimension of your dreams🔮 with our latest dive into queer and trans utopias🌅🏞🌺

On Thursday the 21st of April 18:00-20:00, we’re taking you on an adventure through space🌌, time⌛ and beyond🛸. Together we’ll be exploring sound as a medium to travel, expand our minds and imagine ourselves in a realm that is uniquely ours.🎡🐱‍🐉

🔊Introducing✳️SECRET SOUNDGARDENS✳️, a new workshop series with sound artist Isabel Taube centred around sound design where you will have a chance to explore storytelling🎭 and creating new worlds🌠🗻🦠 through medium of sound.🪐

This is an introductive workshop for anyone who has ever wanted to try out music software and is raring to add to their self-expression toolbox⛄ – but have no fear! If you’ve already dipped your toes into sound’s soothing waters🛁, this is still a workshop for you to come and play🎮. This is an opportunity for YOU, wonderful reader, to explore, experiment and learn in a fun and comfortable environment.🧣🍩

As always, the event is FREE and all you need to bring is your fabulous🧁 self and, if you have them, a pair of headphones and your laptop (don’t worry you won’t need to download any programmes, it’s all in-browser) If you don’t have access to a computer or headphones then please let us know at least a week in advance so we can source them for you.🛸🚙🧭

As always, we’ll be prioritising workshop spaces to our 5 priority groups. You belong to one of our priority groups if you are LGBTQ+ and are: racialised, working class/economically precarious, living with a disability, elderly or a non-binary or binary trans person.

💫This workshop will be held in English.💫

Sign Up here by APRIL 19 to get a spot!

@thisisthequeerspace will also be alive and kicking with music and space to chill out to and refresh yourselves🎧🎂🛋️. So come down and submerge yourself in our slice of queer paradise. 🏝️

NON : Gothenburgs #1 Gender Devour Party

💦Are you salivating for the taste of something queer, free & fabulous? 💦Don’t be embarrassed darling, we know you’re positively drooling 👅 Luckily we’ve got just what the gender clinic ordered: a prescription for 1 night of utter gender-bending debauchery. 🎊💣😻🎊

🔊Gothenburg is home to some serious queer talent and we’re lucky enough to have a thriving ballroom scene right here in the city 🔊 Now we’re giving you the chance to see it with your very own eyes with our new night NON 👀 

 

APRIL 16
20+
21:00-01:00
⚡FIND TICKETS HERE⚡

 

✨NON is a collaboration between Ballroom Exchange and Status Queer showing off some of gbgay’s finest beings hosted by Kulturhuset Oceanen.✨

🔥First, we’ll be marinating you in a thick sauce of electric ecstasy with our fabulous DJs before getting the grill sizzling hot with a showcase of some of gbg ballroom’s best.🔥🥵 Then it’ll be your turn. You heard us right: gender is a construct baby, let’s tear it up & 🐊devour🐲 it. 

As always, we want you dressed in your most fabulous looks. 🐱‍🏍👠👢👓👔👛The icing on the cake: we’ll be opening up the stage for you to strut your stuff and show us and everyone else what you’re really made of.👑 Category is: Fashion Killa. Best look gets a goodie bag – we know you want it.🍯👄👄

💥The theme is GENDERFUCK💥

For inspiration think: Grace Jones, Leigh Bowery, Prince, Hugaceo Crujiente, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Annie Lennox. Or go just your own way and design the gender fuck of your dreams. 😻⛲😻

 

🔊NON is *not* a ball, but we will be giving you a taste of what ballroom has on offer. 🎆🎁🎶

 

Ballroom is a living queer culture that was founded by black and latinx transwomen in New York in the 60s. A ball is a competition where primarily queer and trans people of colour compete in fashion, beauty and performance.
Get up to speed with Ballroom’s rich history and language here: https://www.houseofluna.org/ball-categories
https://www.redbull.com/za-en/guide-to-ballroom-vogue-scene

***PRIORITY GROUPS***

NON is for and by our community, not just for those of us who have the cash to come. If you belong to one of our 5 priority groups and can’t afford a ticket you can get in contact with us at info@statusqueer.se for a free ticket. No questions asked, no explanations needed. You belong to one of our priority groups if you are LGBTQ+ and racialised, working class/economically precarious, living with a disability, elder or a binary or nonbinary trans person.💕💕💕

MOTGIFTET #4 feat. Feminist Culture House

✨💊It’s time for your next dose of antidote darling💊✨

On Tuesday April 5th we’re teaming up with our fabulous Queer Agenda network partners, Feminist Culture House🎭🎨 They’re coming all the way from Helsinki to lead a workshop on making safer and healthier collaborations as artists and cultural 🎶moovers and shakers🎶

📍Location: Ringön – details with confirmation of place
🕕Time: 18:00-21:00 on April 5th

SIGN UP HERE NOW 

🌟We’ve got 15 workshop spaces. If you belong to one of our 5 priority groups (LGBTQ+ working class people, racialised people, people with disabilities, elderly people and binary & non-binary trans people) you’re first in line for a spot – so let us know in the sign up form! 

For more info on our priority groups click here.🌟

What is MOTGIFTET??
Are you 🤢sick🤮 of cis-het normative bullshit poison being constantly rubbed into the wounds opened up by the violence of living in the 📛 racist 📛 ableist 📛 agist 📛 queerphobic 📛 transphobic world around us? 😵😵😵 💊 Then boy-o do we have the cure for you! 💉

⛑️⛑️MOTGIFTET⛑️⛑️ (the antidote) is the perfect time to come together, unwind, tool-up and heal – all while we put on a lil 🎭🎨cultural something-something🎥👩‍🎨 to get those good juices 💦 flowing and dive deeper into our theme of the month. 

🎨**THIS EDITION**🎨
Feminist Culture House (FCH) is hosting a workshop on collaborations and agreement writing in the arts 🖼 and cultural 🎭 field. Peer support, collective sharing, and community building are central elements of their practice,🤗 so this workshop will be conversational—we’ll practice thinking about our needs, then create small zines 📒 about them. FCH will also provide guidance and examples of the feminist practices they use when approaching collaborations, and introduce tools ⛏ for welcoming trans artists and arts workers into safe collaborative relationships. 🥰

FCH is a Helsinki-based non-profit working with and for underrepresented artists. 👨‍🎨 They work towards equitable futures and advancing feminist politics in the arts 👩🏾‍🎨through providing learning opportunities for individuals and institutions. They focus on creating tools 🔨for change to create fair working conditions, 💪🏻 better representation, 💪🏽and more inclusive institutional structures. 💪🏾

SJUKT: Bizarre

Here’s a message from our siblings over at This is the Queer Space:

Gothenburg’s filthiest LGBTQ+ party is back again baby and this time we want to get totally BIZARRE 💎

LINEUP:
As always, we’ll serving you local fucking gems 🤩🤩🤩, bringing you everything from afro-beats to dancehall, middle-eastern to ballroom, hiphop to disco, experimental electronic to reggaeton 🔮 Watch out it’s about to get filthy 🥵🥵🥵

Details coming soon…

Location: TBA

Enter the competition to win a goodie bag for you and your mates by sharing your weirdest dreams here on instagram

THEME BIZARRE
🤯 Blow our minds with your totally off the wall concepts 🤯
🐌 Take us down a twisted garden path 🐌
🃏 Put a subtle twist on the normal so that it’s just not quite right 🃏
👾🦚💦 Make it alien, make it colour, make it naughty, make it weird 💦🦚👾
💯 We want to see you take it to the max with your bizarre looks 💯 

As usually, top tier lewks bag themselves 🍬goodies🍬 on the way in ❤️‍🔥 so dig out yer needle and thread 🧵 and get stitchin babs🎨

🚫 No cultural appropriation is allowed in our events. This includes hairstyles. If you are found to be appropriating another’s culture then you will not be allowed in 🚫

⚡⚡⚡ SJUKT is for everyone in the community, not just those who’ve got money to spend💸. So if you belong to one of our 5 LGBTQ+ priority groups 💖 (see below) and can’t afford a ticket but want to come just send us a message 💬 and we’ll put you on the list for free. No questions asked, no explanations needed. We trust you <3<3<3

👉🏽👉🏽👉🏽 You are one of our priority groups if you are: economically precarious/working class, racialised, with a disability, an elder or a binary/non-binary trans person.

🎈The space is wheelchair accessible and has an accessible toilet. For more info on accessibility drop us a message!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE NOW 

From now on you can keep updated on gbg’s sauciest social spaces for and by LGBTQ+ people via @thisisthequeerspace on instagram

OPEN CALL : Initiations

We need to shake it up. Gothenburg needs a loud, naughty and loving night of delicious drag. 🔥🔥🔥 That’s why we’re bringing you Cult, a new night full of themed fabulous performances 😱😱😱 

BUT FIRST! 

We need performers! This is where you come in, yes you, you who has no experience and you who’s a semi-seasoned pro and you who’s somewhere between or beyond these categorisations! As long as you’re dreaming about doing drag then this is for you!

We know that drag can be super intimidating to get into and there’s a lot of barriers between you and doing your first performance but have no fear, Status Queer is here 🦹‍♀️💥

We’re putting together ‘initiations’: a mini free-school to build a grassroots fun, fearless and radical performance scene here in Gothenburg. Through a series of 5 different sessions you will develop a drag persona, look and performance from beginning to end. At the end you’ll be inducted into our cult and take to the stage for a public performance in our first ever CULT night.

This series is open to beginners and those with more experience too. What’s most important to us is we get a wide variety of voices and performers to get the ball rolling for an exciting, regular and cutting edge drag scene that we’re craving!

For those who want to get involved we’ve got a (very short) application where you can tell us a little bit about why you want to take part.

APPLY HERE By 23:59 on March 17th

So roll up roll up, whether you’re a bby bby drag bby or are you raring to take your performance to another level then we want to hear from you <3<3<3<3