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"The more drag in Reykjavik, the better"

  • Published: 01 December 2017

After years of just one annual drag show in Reykjavik things changed in October 2015 when a three friends decided to form a group and do a monthly show. Recently the celebrated the second anniversary and are still going strong. They have added another monthly Drag-Lab night with a more experimental program and a weekly Lipsync Karaoke every Sunday night at Queer Club Kiki. Loft Hostel has hosted a monthly Drag Extravaganza with local artists and drag queens they have flown in.


Now we have a new group of drag queens entering this blossoming scene called The house of Strike. Gayice.is contacted their spokesperson Jackie Moon.

“Drag-Súgur is a big community of all kinds of wonderful drag people, and as an organization it has gone from fun and games to being truly professional. It's a real light-tower in the Icelandic drag scene.”

“The House of Strike is different. It is a group of six close friends, who met through Drag-Súgur and we decided it would be fun to have our own show. We are kind of all tied together by the fact that we are being mothered and smothered by Pixy Strike. That's also why we picked that name for the group. “

“We are maybe also tied together by the fact that we all tend to be on the raunchy side of sexy compared to the general drag population. We like being nasty and not taking ourselves to seriously.“

“We are 5 drag queens; Pixy Strike, James the Creature, Wonda Starr, Tiffany with a C and Jackie Moon and one host Kat McDougal. “

“We don't really have any other ambitions right now than to tear the house down at Gaukruinn on December 1st and 15th. We're doing these two shows and are planning on doing more in 2018. “

“Hopefully this can be a monthly thing like Drag-Súgur and DragLab, meaning that there would be drag shows at Gaukurinn three times a month, which would be wonderful. The more drag in Reykjavik, the better.”

Below you can see a few teasers they put together for the first show.

house of strike logo

 

Pixy Strike

Stick shift, that's what I like ? #dragsugur #mehronqueen #dragart #dragqueen #jackoff

A post shared by Pixy Strike (@pixystrike) on

 

Jackie Moon Teaser

 

Wonda Starr Teaser

 

Tiffany Teaser

 

The Importance of Reykjavik Pride

  • Published: 10 August 2015

Reykjavik Pride has come to an end. After almost a full week of all kinds of events peaking with the Saturday Reykjavik Pride Parade we have to give the organizers and participants thumbs up for all their effort and hard work. We really appreciate it and so do the tens of thousands who, with their attendance, show their support and participate in the celebrations.

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Iceland: A gay destination?

  • Published: 28 February 2012

Gay pride 2011 

Tourism has become an important part of Iceland´s economy with more and more tourists visiting every year. The annual increase has been over 5% on average in the past 10 years1. In 2010 around 490.000 visitors came to Iceland and in 2011 the number grew to 565.0002 Read more ...

Gay tourist in the world´s northernmost capital

  • Published: 05 May 2011

northernmost gay capital 

Not sure if the world´s northernmost gay scene is to be found here but Reykjavik is the world’s northernmost capital. Known by many as the home of Bjork and Sigur Ros. It is a small city with only 120.000 people but about 2/3 of Icelanders live in greater Reykjavik area. It is easy to navigate the city whether by foot, bicycle, public transport or car. With a little bit of planning you should be able to explore the city of Reykjavik and see a little bit of Iceland as well in less than a week.

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The bears of Iceland

  • Published: 13 September 2010

bears of iceland 

The bear scene is fairly new to the small and mixed Icelandic gay scene. When BEARS ON ICE, the local bear run, was first held in Reykjavik in 2005 the word "bear scene" was unknown to most locals. But six years later BEARS ON ICE has made a name for itself both locally and internationally and has become an important part of Reykjavik´s small and welcoming gay scene. Read more ...

Czech point of view

  • Published: 14 November 2009

Queer! 

Producers of the Czech Queer tv program 'Q' visited Iceland this summer and did a short documentary about the icelandic gay scene. The crew met up with the local bear event BEARS ON ICE, paid a visit to the Queer Center, went whale watching, and interviewed it´s gay manager and guide,  played football with the gay football team Styrmir and met up with gay iceon Pall Oskar among other things.

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There is life with HIV

  • Published: 15 October 2009

hiv-island

There are 158 HIV positive men and women and 23 persons diagnosed with AIDS living in Iceland right now. Thirty-seven people in Iceland have died of the virus. HIV and AIDS have inflicted one person for every 1,466 on this small island and touched exponentially more through family ties, friendships and acquaintances.  Still, it’s difficult to imagine receiving such a diagnosis or learning that your loved one has. The sensationalised face of HIV and AIDS that has been imprinted on the public’s common mind—a frail and fragile homosexual male, confined to a strict regimen of medications, sentenced to death—is terrifying when imagined on a sister, brother, parent, friend, anybody.

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Iceland: Homosexuality and the Law

  • Published: 30 July 2009

althingi-mynd

1869: The first comprehensive penal code came into effect in Iceland, based on a Danish model. Among its provisions was the criminalisation of sexual intercourse between two individuals of the same sex, irrespective of age or consent. Clause §178, which covered sexual relations between two individuals of the same sex as well as intercourse with animals, was worded as follows: “Unnatural forms of sexual intercourse are punishable by a term in prison.”

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