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Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Lola Magazine: Local Hero

Local Hero: Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and Beyond Verena Spilker On Elevating Opportunities for Artists in Berlin and BeyondThe TQU founder’s simple advice for those looking to support Berlin’s queer artists: ‘Be brave and be...

Interview: Siegessäule

Interview: Siegessäule

“Ich habe mich erniedrigt und hilflos geführt”, erzählt die Aktivistin Verena Spilker, als sie, eine lesbische Frau, auf der Straße mal wieder von einem cis Heteromann sexuell belästigt wurde.Magazin: Juni 2018 U-Bahn, Parks, nächtliche Straßen – öffentliche Räume...

Interview: Gay.ch

Interview: Gay.ch

Verena Spilker und ihr Projekt TQU: Vor neun Jahren hat Verena ein Internet-Projekt ins Leben gerufen, dass nicht nur einzigartig ist, sondern auch stätig wächst: Transnational Queer Underground.Magazin: April / Mai 2018Die etwas anderen LGBT-Reisetipps, der Hashtag...

Interview: Pelican Bomb

Interview: Pelican Bomb

Queer Traces: Transnational Queer Underground’s #TheGalleryProject Ben Miller talks with Verena Spilker about a Berlin-based project that raises questions about how to create more inclusive archives and how communities can form through art. When queer people express...

Interview: Sleek Magazine

Interview: Sleek Magazine

Transnational Queer Underground is an artist platform dedicated to bringing artists from all over the world together and making queer voices be heard. In times when LGBTQ people are still being persecuted and even murdered as reported in Chechnya, forming a strong...

Interview: FELGBT

Interview: FELGBT

We talk with Verena, the creator of Transnational Queer Underground “#TheGalleryProject is a transnational repository of queer art open to everyone. Collages, comics, paintings, photographs, performances and installations –among other formats– participate in such an...

Podcast: NoStrings

Podcast: NoStrings

Verena Spilker, a German art lover and journalist has spoken to NoStrings about her interest in Art, its relationship with sexuality and how she has been using it to champion the LGBT cause.NoStrings Development Initiatives is a Nigeria-based non-profit working to...

Kunst verbindet – und das weltweit.

Kunst verbindet – und das weltweit.

Wir stellen euch heute Nachmittag das Projekt Transnational Queer Underground vor. Ab 16 Uhr, mit Cathrin, live bei lulu.fm. Entdecke alle 11 Radiosender von lulu.fm. Da ist für jeden schwulen Musikgeschmack was dabei.

Podcast: CouchFM

Podcast: CouchFM

Vom Mainstream zum Underground – und zurück Queere Musik ist kein neues Phänomen. In den 70er Jahren war queere Musik mit David Bowie und Boy George sogar ziemlich mainstreamtauglich. Ende der 70er Jahre wurde die queere Musik in den Untergrund gedrängt und...

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