Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien

1. Lesben- und Schwulenverband Österreichs

25th Viennese Pride Parade on 13 June 2020

Friday, 15. November 2019
by Karl Kreipel

Dear friends of the Rainbow Parade and Vienna Pride,

You’ve had to wait a long time for the date of the 25th Rainbow Parade (as we call the Pride Parade here in Vienna), and many of you have been waiting with anticipation to get this information. So we are very happy to be able to announce these dates: Vienna Pride will take place from 1 to 14 June 2020, and the Rainbow Parade will be on Saturday, 13 June 2020, marching across Vienna’s famous Ringstraße as every year!

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Lesbians Against Transphobia #LwiththeT

Tuesday, 10. October 2017
by Anso Otte

Events on inclusive feminism in solidarity with trans people in the LGBTIQ community starts in November in Vienna.

With growing bewilderment, we have been observing for months how transphobic discourses try to drive a wedge between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and non-binary people. We, which is a coalition of majority lesbian women from various organizations in the LGBTIQ community, are taking a stand against transphobia in any form with this statement. Statements that deny

transgender people their right to exist, or even put their human rights up for discussion, are not opinions, but they stir up prejudice and hatred against transgender people. Such behavior has no place in our community.

We cannot and will not let transphobic statements and discriminatory behavior go uncommented and therefore see it as our duty to take a stand against the public, clearly transphobic statements of the Green Member of the Austrian Parliament Faika El-Nagashi. The fact that El-Nagashi will now speak as a keynote speaker at the LGB Alliance – an organization so transphobic that it is classified as a Hate Group by Global Project Against Hate and Extremism – speaks for itself. After her exclusion from the 3rd Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community (EL*C) conference due to her transphobic statements El-Nagashi accuses an EL*C activist* by name of being to blame for her exclusion from the conference. While Faika El-Nagashi, as a Member of the Austrian Parliament, voluntarily puts herself in the public eye, she knowingly puts the EL*C volunteer activist at risk by publicly accusing her by name. We hereby call upon her to take responsibility for her actions and to ensure that the name of the activist she falsely accused is removed from the interview she gave. The fact that this interview is given to an openly trans-hostile medium, in which transgendered people are principally misgendered and defamed with wild conspiracy theories, unfortunately speaks a clear language. We observe how Faika El-Nagashi continues to burn bridges in many small steps instead of seeking dialogue in the many offers of conversation that have been made to her.

Solidarity needs more than words

Faika El-Nagashi does not represent the majority of the lesbian community and certainly not the LGBTIQ community in Austria. We are appalled by her behavior and stand in solidarity with all trans people, especially with the activist she attacked, and thank the organizers of EL*C for their clear action.

We as an association of majority lesbian women want to demonstrate our solidarity with trans people in the following months not only with words. On November 22nd, we will start a series of events focusing on the topic of “Inclusive Feminism”. It will start with a film screening followed by a discussion at the Schikaneder cinema. Together with the lesbian, queer and heterosexual community, and all other allies, we are forming trans-inclusive gangs! Let’s show that we won’t leave our trans siblings alone. Above all, let’s create spaces where we can respectfully discuss, share, and affirm each other. So this is also an invitation to talk, to educate ourselves and to clarify open questions.

We stand for an inclusive LGBTIQ community, where the struggle for rights and acceptance is not over until all members of our community enjoy all rights and are accepted throughout society. We will not be divided – neither from the outside, nor from the inside.


Katharina Schöll (Sprecherin der Grünen Andersrum Wien)

Ann-Sophie Otte (Obfrau der HOSI Wien)

Lisa Hermanns (LesBiFem-Referentin der HOSI Wien)

Tatjana Gabrielli (Vorsitzende der SoHo Wien)

Marty Huber (Queer Base)


Denice Bourbon; Rhonda D’Vine; Katharina Kacerovsky-Strobl; Dominique Trappl; Theresa Bergthaler; Petra M. Springer / Petra Paul; Claire Kardas; Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic; Kati Tribus; Vera Huber; Nelly Lötsch; Pandora Nox; AYGYUL; Miss BunPun / Ursi Wögerer; Barbara Fröhlich; Katta Spiel; Louise Beltzung; Sara Hassan; Gazal Köpf; Faris Cuchi Gezahegn; P. Sußner; Farah Bazant; m Horvat; Alice Möschl / Alice Moe aka Eric big Clit; Nooshin Mehrabani; Julia Tinhof; Valerie Lenk; Eva Fels; Julia Köck; Viktoria Veronese; W1ZE; Lilly Janoska; ORQOA – Oriental Queer Organization Austria; Grüne Andersrum Vorarlberg; Verein Nicht Binär (Venib); Grüne Andersrum Salzburg; Vienna Roller Derby

Welcome to HOSI Wien


Saturday, 3. December 2016
by Christian Högl

We apologize for the rudimentary state of the English version of our web-site. Due to our numerous activities we lack the time to translate our press releases and event announcements into English.

However, please don’t hesitate to contact our office for any information you need.

18th Rainbow Ball: Ticket sale starts on 6 October 2014

Regenbogenball 2015

Wednesday, 1. October 2014
by Marian Fink

On 31 January 2015, the Viennese Rainbow Ball (Wiener Regenbogenball), which has lately turned into one of the events most popular among gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities, will endow the imperial ambience of the Schönbrunn Parkhotel and brighten it with rainbow dazzle under the slogan “True Colours”. The ticket sale for this glamorous climax of the LGBT ball season begins on 6 October 2014 at 12:00 noon. Continue Reading →

17th Viennese Rainbow Ball completely sold out

Wiener Regenbogenball 2014

Sunday, 16. February 2014
by Marian Fink

Hopefully you have already grabbed your ticket for the 17th Viennese Rainbow Ball, because we are completely sold out! No wonder! After all, the Rainbow Ball is the ultimate ball event by and for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people and their friends and is one of the highlights of the Viennese ball season. Event location is the magnificent premises of Park Hotel in Schönbrunn. Continue Reading →