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Be a Super Hero: Join us for the Pride March!

Once again, to show solidarity with our queer friends in Ukraine fighting Russian aggression, Munich Kyiv Queer & Friends are invited to walk in the front forming the huge Ukrainian column on position number 13. We are so grateful to the organisers!

Join us, be part of Munich’s Pride March. Do not just watch from the sidewalk, stand with us for Ukraine. An be in front!

In correspondance with MunichPride’s motto 2024 (“United in diversity. Together against the Right”) we have chosen the slogan: “Power for Peace”. The message is clear and simple: We have to fight for Peace with the Power of (queer) solidarity, creativity and wit. Bring your posters or just walk with us. Be part of Ukraine’s (queer) future.

Super Hero Cat. Graphics: Naomi Lawrence

The banners we carry with us were created by Munich based artist Naomi Lawrence. They are stunning and powerful!

PrideMarch CSD München
When Saturday, 22 June 2024, 11.00 (Come by till 11.20 for the lining-up!)
Where Nockherstraße/Nockherberg, position number 13
Organized by Munich Kyiv Queer

This is how you can donate


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via https://www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support queer people in Ukraine who are in need or on the run. Why? Because not all LGBTIQ* are organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. This help is direct, fast and free of charge if you choose the option “For friends and family” on PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, you can alternatively send money to the private account of Conrad Breyer, speaker of Munich Kyiv Queer, IBAN: DE427015000021121454.

All requests from the community are meticulously checked in cooperation with our partner organisations in Ukraine. If they can help themselves, they take over. If the demands for help exceed their (financial and/or material) possibilities, we will step in.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Queer Quiz. Score with your queer knowledge

Which sportswoman dared to come out during her career? When did the first Pride take place in Berlin? How many times has Ukraine won the ESC?

Three of 50 questions that we will be asking you on 21 June in the Lesbian-queer centre LeZ, via pictures, text, audio and video. At the Queer Quiz, you’ll find out everything about queer culture, queer history and a whole lot about LGBTIQ* celebrities. We have invited guests from Ukraine!

Form a team with your friends or find your peers on site! Attractive prizes await the teams in the top three places! Register using the QR code above.

A popular game

We would like to thank Vova and Vanja for their commitment and Sibylle for supporting them. They developed the Queer Quiz and refined the concept over the years. They now tour Munich’s community with it.

Queer Quiz Score points with your queer knowledge
When Friday, 21 June 2024, 7 pm
Where Lesbian-queer centre LeZ, Müllerstraße 16
Organized by Munich Kyiv Queer, LeZ

This is how you can donate


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via https://www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support queer people in Ukraine who are in need or on the run. Why? Because not all LGBTIQ* are organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. This help is direct, fast and free of charge if you choose the option “For friends and family” on PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, you can alternatively send money to the private account of Conrad Breyer, speaker of Munich Kyiv Queer, IBAN: DE427015000021121454.

All requests from the community are meticulously checked in cooperation with our partner organisations in Ukraine. If they can help themselves, they take over. If the demands for help exceed their (financial and/or material) possibilities, we will step in.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Munich Kyiv Extravaganza

The queer cabaret show from Ukraine! Immerse yourself in a world of glitz and glamour! Samantha Jackson, Bavaria’s first Ukrainian drag queen, the magician Markus Laymann and our special guest Pasta Parisa invite you to an evening with breathtaking performances by drag artists, singers and musicians! A unique fusion of drag and queer Ukrainian culture. Tuesday, 18 June, 8 pm, at Wannda Circus Freimann. Buy your tickets now!

Before things get started, we’d like to introduce here our cast in fast-forward. First of all, we proudly present our hosts and special guest Pasta Parisa:

Ukrainian’s Drag Ambassador SAMANTHA JACKSON from Odesa has a big stage presence, a big heart and an even bigger voice. Everything about her is big. Especially the longing for her old homeland, which she had to leave because of the war. With her songs, she reminds us of Ukraine. Her cause: A life in freedom! Samantha says: “All people in this world deserve to be free to choose who they love and be who they are.”

Reality seller MARKUS LAYMANN is a missionary of intelligent entertainment. That is why the style of his magic programmes is more cabaret than serious magic. The focus is always on entertainment, on entertaining the audience. In times when there are no more miracles for the enlightened spectator, it is more important to address the audience directly, to make them laugh or think or to surprise them.

Pasta Parisa. Photo: Merlyn Charles Nieto

PASTA PARISA is probably the rockiest, most feminist and hairiest drag queen in Bavaria, if not Germany. From her own small shows for Munich’s LGBTIQ* community to international stages, Pasta enchants with dance numbers following songs from pop history, modern burlesque and funny lipsync performances. Munich’s first “Queen of the Night” of the Garry Klein Club sets every party and every event on fire! Because who doesn’t like pasta?

And these are our perfomers

MERRITT OCRACY is Munich’s Ukrainian Drag Quing. A faerie harlequin, a vintage prince of the mischievous abyss, a crossover chameleon that flies through space and time and has landed on stage from somewhere out there. Merritt says: “Gender is a construct, build your own.”

BEE QUING came to Germany because of Russia’s full scale invasion of Ukraine, too. They love to entertain the audience with their energy and improvised dance moves. Combining their passion for dance with drag is an experience that amazes us all.

XENI SLAY Your favourite Ukrainian demon who will leave you like paralysed. Xeni Slay comes all the way from Düsseldorf where she hosts her show “Cirque du so SLAY”. Get ready for breathtaking acrobatics with a good dose of Slay and clowning! Xeni’s performances are a unique mix of her Ukrainian heritage and circus background, and she is ready to slay!

Olena Vyshnevska. Photo: Samir Sagaev

OLENA VYSHNEVSKA has been living in Vienna for a year and a half now. The war brought her to Austria. The mezzo-soprano, who worked in her home town Odesa as a soloist with the regional philharmonic orchestra, the opera house and as a teacher of solo singing at the State Academy of Music, continues to perform as a singer, travelling all over Europe to do so. She has won numerous international awards for her art.

SQUAREPLATZ is a queer band from Munich with Ukrainian-Turkish roots. Their unique sound combines electronic music and indie dance pop, inspired by the sound of the 90s. The lyrics by frontman Sezgin Inceel and Stanislav Mischchenko behind the keyboards deal with topics such as queer identity and social justice. With their music, the two artists stand up for diversity and inclusion.

Squareplatz. Photo: Stanislav Mishchenko

Munich Kyiv Extravaganza celebrates queer (drag) art from Ukraine. We offer a platform for young Ukrainian artists and also take the opportunity to collect donations for queer war victims in Ukraine. The donations will benefit LGBTIQ* people who are in need or on the run. Our team will be waiting for you at the information desk near the entrance hall to answer all your questions.

Munich Kyiv Extravaganza Queer Cabaret Show from Ukraine
When: Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 8 pm; admission/catering from 6.30 pm
Where: Wannda Circus Freimann, Im Park, entrance left of Völckerstraße 5; Metro: Freimann stop (U6); by car: Lindberghstraße 44, no parking spaces directly on the premises!
Tickets: 29 euros plus advance booking fees; BUY TICKETS HERE
Organised by: Munich Kyiv Queer, Munich Pride, Wannda, Cultural Department of the City of Munich

This is how you can donate


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via https://www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support queer people in Ukraine who are in need or on the run. Why? Because not all LGBTIQ* are organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. This help is direct, fast and free of charge if you choose the option “For friends and family” on PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, you can alternatively send money to the private account of Conrad Breyer, speaker of Munich Kyiv Queer, IBAN: DE427015000021121454.

All requests from the community are meticulously checked in cooperation with our partner organisations in Ukraine. If they can help themselves, they take over. If the demands for help exceed their (financial and/or material) possibilities, we will step in.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Those tempered at daybreak: LGBTQ* eyewitness reports of the war in Ukraine

30 stories, 30 fates. Portraits and stories of 30 LGBTQ* people from the south of Ukraine during the war. Exhibition at the Lesbian-Queer Centre LeZ from 24 May to 16 June; opening on 24 May.

Russia’s attack triggered a war that has not been seen in Europe since 1945. The ideas of human rights and collective security: What the modern understanding of justice and equality is based on, have been challenged.

Ukrainians united to defend their homeland, and amidst the fighting, losses, and deaths, everything else faded into the background. Any nation forced to defend its existence will face the consequences of war. It brings not only crippled lives and destroyed cities. It also brings radicalization of society and increased pressure on vulnerable groups of people. Social exclusion based on sexual orientation or gender identity is still present in Ukraine.

Living in the face of disaster

The advocacy campaign, which included collecting stories, holding an exhibition, publishing a book, and recording an audiobook, “Those Tempered at Daybreak: LGBTQ* eyewitness reports of the war in Ukraine,” is our response to the challenges of war.

The campaign was an opportunity for LGBTQ* people to share their unique experiences, on the one hand, and, on the other hand, common to many Ukrainian women and men from southern Ukraine. To speak out loud about their experiences, fears, and hopes, about their identity as a group member, even in situations where some of them were left alone in the face of disaster.

The artist Stasya Samar has portrayed these people. Her drawings are accompanied by text and audio reports from them. Stasya’s art makes communication possible where LGBTIQ*, as a vulnerable group, often prefer to remain silent.

There is a “before” and an “after”

“Those tempered at daybreak: LGBTQ* eyewitness reports of the war in Ukraine” is the title chosen to draw attention to the event that divided the lives of millions of Ukrainians around the world into “before” and “after” – the dawn of February 24, 2022. The dawn after which everything has changed and became hardened. The dawn after which the world lost so much forever.

All the stories are available to read and listen to on this website (English, Ukrainian)

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Those tempered at daybreak: LGBTQ* eyewitness reports of the war in Ukraine
When 24th of May till 16th of June in the Lesbian-Queer Centre LeZ, Müllerstraße 26
Opening 24th of May, 7 p.m., with the artist Stasya Samar and the curator Evhenija Kvasnevska from Gay Alliance Ukraine, Kyiv/Odesa
Organisedy by Munich Kyiv Queer, Gay Alliance Ukraine, MunichPride, Cultural Department of the City of Munich

This is how you can donate


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via https://www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support queer people in Ukraine who are in need or on the run. Why? Because not all LGBTIQ* are organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. This help is direct, fast and free of charge if you choose the option “For friends and family” on PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, you can alternatively send money to the private account of Conrad Breyer, speaker of Munich Kyiv Queer, IBAN: DE427015000021121454.

All requests from the community are meticulously checked in cooperation with our partner organisations in Ukraine. If they can help themselves, they take over. If the demands for help exceed their (financial and/or material) possibilities, we will step in.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations like Gay Alliance Ukraine in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people like those portrayed here. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Munich Kyiv Cabaret: Drag saves lifes!

We’re back. On 4th of November we celebrate queer solidarity with our friends in Ukraine. The Charity Drag Show starts at 8 pm. Get your tickets now.

Munich’s emcee and “reality seller” Markus Laymann (photo: Verena Gremmer; below right) presents artists from Germany and Ukraine with Bavaria’s one and only Ukrainian drag queen Samantha Jackson (photo: Raphael Renter; below left).

They have all joined forces to support LGBTIQ* in and from Ukraine with an entertaining cabaret evening. We offer you an extravagant show with drag, music, burlesque, magic and comedy.

And these are our guests from Germany

She is the enfant terrible of the German burlesque scene. When RUBY TUESDAY reveals herself on stage, it’s getting hot. Ruby has been performing throughout Europe as a neo-burlesque performer for over eleven years. This art form not only allows the performers to play with femininity and sensuality in a self-determined, creative and humorous way, but also to question social norms and blur boundaries.

Her versatility allows Ruby (photo: Verena Gremmer; below) to slip into many roles: she plays the fluffy bunny just as convincingly as “Ruben Tuesday” bursting with masculinity – Ruby was Munich’s first drag king.

MERRITT OCRACY is Munich’s Ukrainian Drag Quing (Photo: Merlyn Charles Nieto; below left). A faerie harlequin, a vintage prince of the mischievous abyss, a crossover chameleon that flies through space and time and has landed on stage from somewhere out there. Merritt says: “Gender is a construct, build your own.”

PERRY STROIKA does strange things (photo: Verena Gremmer; below right) and rhinestones his underwear. Munich’s well known drag king moves aesthetically somewhere between camp and campsite owner. In his performances he likes to show people the silly side of masculinity.

From Ukraine we get to see

BEE QUING (photo below left) came to Germany because of the war. They love to entertain the audience with their energy and improvised dance steps. Combining their passion for dance with drag is an experience that amazes us all.

The mysterious VIRIENA (photo below right), winner of Voice Zaporizhzhia, has also been living in Germany for a good year now. She has already given many concerts here and inspires the fans with her expressive voice.

Meet our hosts

Ukrainian’s Drag Ambassador SAMANTHA JACKSON from Odesa has a big stage presence, a big heart and an even bigger voice. Everything about her is big. Especially the longing for her old homeland, which she had to leave. With her songs, she reminds us of Ukraine. Her cause: A life in freedom! Samantha says: “All people in this world deserve to be free to choose who they love and be who they are.”

Reality seller MARKUS LAYMANN is a missionary of intelligent entertainment. That is why the style of his magic programmes is more cabaret than serious magic. The focus is always on entertainment, on entertaining the audience. In times when there are no more miracles for the enlightened spectator, it is more important to address him directly, to make him laugh or think or to surprise him.

And last but not least

Our stage hand is a young vegetable and the only source of vitamins who volunteers to help pick up underwear: That’s our dear Radieschen!

Munich Kyiv Cabaret is a charity evening for queer war victims. The artists all waive their fees; the entrance fee will be donated to Ukrainian LGBTIQ* who are in need or on the run. At the entrance, Munich Kyiv Queer will be waiting at the info desk to answer all your questions.

Munich Kyiv Cabaret Charity Drag Show in aid of Munich Kyiv Queer
When Saturday, 4 November 2023, 8 p.m.; admission from 6.30 p.m.
Where Drehleier, Rosenheimer Straße 123
Tickets 29/25 euros plus advance booking fees, PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Organised by Munich Kyiv Queer, Drehleier

This is how you can donate


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via https://www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support queer people in Ukraine who are in need or on the run. Why? Because not all LGBTIQ* are organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. This help is direct, fast and free of charge if you choose the option “For friends and family” on PayPal. If you don’t have PayPal, you can alternatively send money to the private account of Conrad Breyer, speaker of Munich Kyiv Queer, IBAN: DE427015000021121454.

All requests from the community are meticulously checked in cooperation with our partner organisations in Ukraine. If they can help themselves, they take over. If the demands for help exceed their (financial and/or material) possibilities, we will step in.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine like “You are not alone” and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people like Volodymyr. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Beer ’n‘ Chill, German-Ukrainian Oktoberfest

Munich Kyiv Queer’s mentoring programme invites you: On Monday, 25 September, starting at 7 pm, we want to combine Ukrainian with Bavarian traditions during a bar evening at the lesbian-queer centre LeZ – with Ukrainian beer and snacks.

Everyone is welcome who wants to meet people from Ukraine or Germany and celebrate together.

Creating perspectives, making friends

Why are we doing this? After 18 months of war, our friends are looking for perspectives in order to make a living here. To do so, they need to get in touch with people who speak German and understand how the local society works.

We don’t just offer them a roof (in German: DACH) to survive. We offer a safe space to find help and orientation. Nobody’s left behind.

When Monday, 25 September, 7 pm
Where: Lesbian-queer centre LeZ, Müllerstraße 26
Questions: mentoring@munichkyivqueer.org
Organised by: Munich Kyiv Queer, Mentoring programme DACH

Let’s go for a hike to Andechs

Our mentoring team will take you to the Bavarian mountains. On Sunday, 27 August, we’d like to go hiking to Andechs on the holy mountain. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Meeting point: 9.50 a.m. at Munich main station, platform of the S-Bahn number 8 towards Pasing.

And this is how it goes: From Munich main station we take the S8 to Herrsching in about 50 minutes. From there we walk for about one and a half hours through the forest to the Andechs Monastery, where we can stop in the beer garden before walking back to Herrsching or taking the bus.

In Herrsching, the Ammersee awaits us, where we can swim if the weather is nice and/or end the day at the kiosk there. If the sun’s not shining, we might have another coffee in Herrsching and then take the S-Bahn home.

About the tour: The Monastery of Andechs is located on a mountain. Therefore, the route is always uphill. However, there are no major inclines. A certain basic level of fitness is required, but not necessarily special boots. If you have difficulties walking, you can take bus No. 591 directly from the train station to Andechs’ monastery and reach the top in just ten minutes. Details of the tour can be found here

The Monastery: Andechs is considered the Holy Mountain of the Bavarians. For centuries, the Benedictine monks brewed the famous Andechs beer here. In addition to the baroque pilgrimage church, you can find a monastery shop here and several restaurants as well as a beer garden. In this very beer garden we can taste the famous beer and eat something.

Swimming in the Ammersee: The lido in Herrsching has a lot ot offer: two bathing jetties, a volleyball court, toilets, changing rooms and a kiosk where we can buy drinks and buy something to eat.

Please bring: good shoes, comfortable (hiking) clothes, a sun hat / rainwear or an umbrella, a water bottle for the hike, food for picnic and / or beer garden, your swimsuit, if necessary a volleyball or another play equipment (badminton?) for the beach.

Beer garden: You may bring your own food to the beer garden. However, drinks must be purchased on site. 

When: Sunday, 27 August 2023, 9.50 a.m.
Wo: Abfahrt: S8 um 10.25 Uhr; Treffpunkt 9.50 Uhr Hauptbahnhof am Gleis der S 8 Richtung Pasing
How much: If you are subscribed to a Deutschlandticket, the only costs for you will be for food and drinks. Without such, you may pay 5 Euros per person for the train. Those who travel by bus pay more.
Please register: mentoring@munichkyivqueer.org 
Organized by: Munich Kyiv Queer, mentoring programme DACH

Munich-Ukrainian Picnic Talk

We enter the 2nd year of war and luckily activists from Ukraine will join MunichPride once again. They are all fighting: for their country, their lives, for freedom, visibility and acceptance of LGBTIQ*, of course.

We want to talk and learn from each other, from our struggles and our history. How are queer people in Ukraine right now? What’s our business in Munich?

Meet people from Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv and Munich. Bring your food to the picnic talk of Munich Kyiv Queer and LesbenSalon. We have invited (in alphabetical order):

  • Lenny Emson, KyivPride
  • Zhenia Kvasnevska, OdesaPride, Queer Home Odesa
  • Anna Sharyhina, Sphere, Kharkiv

When: Friday, 23rd of June 2023, 6 p.m.
Where: LeZ, Müllerstraße 26
Organized by: Munich Kyiv Queer, LesbenSalon, LeZ

This is how you can help


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Munich Kyiv Extravaganza

In the spirit of the long-standing city partnership between Munich and Kyiv, drag artists from Ukraine and Germany have once again joined forces with Munich Kyiv Queer. They perform and raise money for the important work Munich Kyiv Queer conducts for queer war victims. Welcome to an entertaining cabaret evening on 10 June.

Charming guests, great show: Munich based Drag Queen VICKY VOYAGE (b.d.) leads the way through the international cabaret world. Because Vicky is always worth a trip. She guides her audience through the evening with charisma and clever wit. You can expect a colourful potpourri of Ukrainian and German drag art.

Before things get started on stage, we present our guests here in fast forward:

She is the enfant terrible of the German burlesque scene. When RUBY TUESDAY gets on stage, it’s getting hot. Ruby has been performing throughout Europe as a neo-burlesque performer for over ten years. This art form not only allows the performers to play with femininity and sensuality in a self-determined, creative and humorous way, but also to question social norms and blur boundaries.

Her versatility allows Ruby to slip into many roles: she plays the fluffy bunny just as convincingly as “Ruben Tuesday” bursting with masculinity – Ruby was Munich’s first drag king.

“All people in this world deserve to be free to choose who they love and be who they are.”

Samantha Jackson

Ukrainian’s Drag Ambassador SAMANTHA JACKSON from Odesa has a big stage presence, a big heart and an even bigger voice. Everything about her is big. Especially the longing for her old homeland, which she had to leave because of the war. With her songs, she reminds us of Ukraine.

Her cause: A life in freedom! Samantha says: “All people in this world deserve to be free to choose who they love and be who they are.”

Drag King Holey Father. Photo: Merlyn Charles Nieto

Drag phenomenon HOLEY FATHER spreads blasphemous fun wherever it can. With a mix of pop culture and social criticism, Holey makes people laugh, cry, but also think.

AGNETA LINCHEVSKAYA from Berlin is an icon of intellectual eroticism and the biggest rule breaker of burlesque. She stubbornly refuses to work according to the laws of this genre and likes to assert herself. She is suspected of being a double agent working undercover as a cabaret performer – ultra sexy, aristocratic, intelligent and extremely dangerous! Extremely suspicious, isn’t it? Join “Munich Kyiv Extravaganza” to find out the truth.

LIUDMYLA KURALIESOVA currently lives in Switzerland. The singer from Odesa feels confident in every musical genre, from rock to opera. Her performances are steeped in Ukrainian culture. In every song you can feel the endless expanse of the Ukrainian steppe, the warm breeze of the Black Sea and the majesty of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

Liudmyla’s art combines the irrepressible power of an independent woman with her sensitive lyrical nature. In her work, Liudmyla draws the attention of the world community to the war in Ukraine. She believes in equal rights for all people.

„Gender is a construct, build your own.“

Merritt Ocracy

MERRITT OCRACY is Munich’s Ukrainian Drag Quing. A faerie harlequin, a vintage prince of the mischievous abyss, a crossover chameleon that flies through space and time and has landed on stage from somewhere out there. Merritt says: “Gender is a construct, build your own.”

Munich Kyiv Extravaganza (Flyer: Stanislav Mishchenko) is a charity evening for queer war victims. The artists all waive their fees; the entrance fee will be donated to Ukrainian LGBTIQ* who are in need or on the run. At the entrance, Munich Kyiv Queer will be waiting at the info desk to answer all your questions.

When: Saturday, 10 June 2023, 8 p.m.; Admission from 6.30 p.m.
Where: Wirtshaus zum Isartal, Brudermühlstraße 2
Tickets: 29 euros plus booking fees, PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Organized by: Munich Kyiv Queer

This is how you can help


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations

Fancy some karaoke?

Do you like to sing? Would you like to meet people from Ukraine, get to know them and perhaps make new friends ? In this case, we can offer you a perfect evening programme.

Join our karaoke competition on Tuesday, 11th of April, from 7 pm, at the Lesbian-queer centre LeZ. Germans and Ukrainians will meet to sing against each other.

Karaoke. Photo by Theo Eilertsen Photography on Unsplash

This evening organized by our dear friend Oleksandra Semenova from the NGO “You are not alone” and Stephanie Hügler is all about proving your own show talent, competing with others and having fun. Cool awards await the winners.

Singing together brings new friends

With our mentoring programme we want to bring Ukrainian and German queers together; they will get to know each other better.

On the long run, we hope this will lead to stable mentor-mentee relationships between people from Ukraine and Germany (one-to-one mentoring). However, there is no obligation to take on a mentorship during this evening!

Graphics: Natalia Nazarenko / NGO “You are not alone”

When: Tuesday, 11th of April, 7 p.m.
Where: LeZ, Müllerstraße 26, Munich
Please register: mentoring@munichkyivqueer.org (Marco and Steffi)
Organized by: Munich Kyiv Queer, LeZ

This is how you can help


INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.

HELP FOR LGBTIQ* ORGANISATIONS To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which around 40 German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved. All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people. Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations