2008 Sept 29
Hello! This is chief editor Yuki again.
I've a little more to report from Europe!
In my last post I mentioned the Out Games to be held next year in Copenhagen. Well, now I'd like to share with you some information on one of Copenhagen's coolest nightspots, a lounge bar & club called Jolene.
Jolene is not an exclusively lesbian venue by any means; it's a mix space where plenty of straight folks also come to hang out. However, seeing as one owner and the booking manager are both queer women, the club itself is extremely queer-friendly and a draw for gay men and women from all around.
The booking manager is DJ Djuna Barnes - Copenhagen's newest rising star - known for her next generation-ly DJ skills and cool the world over. I will go into more detail later with a Copenhagen scene report, but let it suffice to say for now that Denmark has a lot to be proud of in this renowned dyke maestro. DJ Djuna Barnes not only performs at events throughout her own country but she has performed across much of the world, and also has her own column in the Copenhagen newspaper.
★Visit the Jolene and DJ Djuna Barnes Myspace pages here:
I learned about Jolene from three lesbians involved in both Danish and international activism: Minna Grooss- a musician and all-round activist, her girlfriend Katleene, and the communication director for IGLYO (International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organization) Nanna Moe.
※From the left: IGLYO communications director Nanna Moe, musician & activist Minna Grooss and her girlfriend Katleene.
Minna Grooss published a book about queer life titled Homo in 2004, which won a literary award for its innovative perspective. She is currently working on a number of projects including a documentary about lesbians - which would be the first ever made in Denmark.
Thanks to the guidance of these three fabulous queer women, I had the most wonderful time in Copenhagen. I'll give you a little bit more to know, later!
★The homepages for IGLYO and Minna Grooss are below:
www.jodeladies.dk/ （Danish only）
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