OBSERVE: NEW DATE 2 SEPTEMBER 18.00–19.00
A city walk that highlights the lesbian activist and trans pioneer Eva Lisa-Bengtson (1931–2018). Based on a personal portrait, a picture is drawn of Stockholm's LGBTQ history. The city walk tells the story of a vital community – and a political and personal struggle.
► GUIDE: Sam Hultin, artist
► WHEN? Thursday 26th August, 18.00–19.30
► TICKETS? The ticket cost 50, 100 or 150 SEK. You decide how much you want to pay. In order for everyone to feel as safe as possible, we have a limited number of tickets to each event, a total of 15.
► WHERE? The city walk takes place on Södermalm in Stockholm, starting in Björn's Trädgård (next to Medborgarplatsen subway station) and takes about 1,5 hours.
► HOW? We will not use stairs, so it’s fine to participate with, for example, a wheelchair or permobile.
STOCKHOLM MUSEUM OF WOMEN'S HISTORY (Stockholms Kvinnohistoriska) is a groundbreaking museum dedicated to women’s history. Together with our member organisations, we work to have women’s history and stories explored, acquired, preserved and made accessible and visible to the public. Read more about the museum at www.kvinnohistoriska.se.
EVA-LISA'S MONUMENT is a project that highlights the lesbian activist and trans pioneer Eva-Lisa Bengtson (1932-2018). Eva-Lisa was very active in both the feminist and lesbian movement as well as in the early trans movement in Sweden. In 1964 she started the first club for trans people in Sweden – Transvestia, that from 1965 arranged gatherings in a dancing studio at Östgötagatan in Stockholm. She was also active in Lesbisk front in the 70ies and 80ies and was also one the people who (literally) built Kvinnohuset – The Women’s House at Snickarbacken. Eva-Lisa was later also engaged in RFSL Stockholm and a devoted visitor at both the clubs Lash and Wish as well at Golden Ladies (RFSL’s club for senior queer women).
After Eva-Lisa’s passing her unique archive containing photos, letters, books, protocols, newsletters and magazines are managed by Sam Hultin. Read more about the project at www.samhultin.com/evalisasmonumentENG.html.