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The SHOE Story so far...

Check out also our 10 Year SHOE Photo Album

1997

June 18th June, First contact by Email
July 2. July, Sunci & Fab meet for the first time. The idea of SHOE is born that same evening.
July 14th July, SHOE goes online!
December SHOE organizes the "SHOE Femme Party"

1998

January New design is launched
January SHOE organizes the "Dragking Party"
April SHOE organizes the "Come Out with Ellen" Videonight
July SHOE makes their first public appearance at Pride Zurich / Switzerland.
August SHOE participates at the Gay Games in Amsterdam. Category: Soccer. Result: VERY LAST *lol*
November The idea to launch worldwide has been born whilst on vacation in Jamaica.

1999

May SHOE now has 98 Members. After a redesign, SHOE is being launched worldwide
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland and participation at the parade
October New Design
December New Chat

2000

March SHOE has 500 Members
April SHOE has 1'000 Members
June Participating at the Eurogames in Zurich / Switzerland. Category: Soccer. Result: Gee... last again *lol*
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich and participation at the parade
July Market Stall at Pride Bern / Switzerland
August SHOE calls out a protest after a Ruling of the Federal Court against Same Sex Partnership Rights
October New Design and launch of the Messenger
November Launch of SHOE Online Shop (Articles we were selling then: SHOE T-Shirt, 1 Sticker and 1 Prepaid Karte) *lol*

2001

March SHOE has 5'000 Members
March Media Witch Hunt against the LGBT Community in one of the Swiss Cantons. SHOE again calls out a protest worldwide through the mailinglist.
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich with new yellow tent and participating at the parade
July Market Stall at Pride Sion
September Supporting Lesbian Group Sappho in India
September SHOE has 10'000 Members
October 1st Official SHOE Party France (Paris)
November 1st Official SHOE Party in Germany (Mannheim)
December 1st Official SHOE Party in Austria (Feldkirch)

2002

March SHOE has 20'000 Members
April Fab & Sunci receive national recognizion: "Faces of the Year 2001 "
April SHOE Party Berlin / Germany
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
July Market Stall at Pride Neuchatel / Switzerland
July Participation with Float at Europride Cologne/Germany to mark 5th Birthday of SHOE
July SHOE is 5 years old :-)
August SHOE has 30'000 Members
November SHOE Party Frankfurt / Germany

2003

January New Forum launched
March SHOE Party Cologne / Germany
April SHOE has 50'000 Members
May 1st Official SHOE Party in England (Brighton)
June New Design
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
July Market Stall at Pride Delemont / Switzerland
July 1st Official SHOE Party in USA (San Diego)
July 1st. SHOE Wedding taking part in Germany
November 2nd SHOE Wedding follows in Canada

2004

January New IRC Chat launched
March 1st International SHOE Day
March SHOE Party Zurich / Switzerland
March 3rd SHOE Wedding in Canada
March New Feature: SHOE Photo Gallery
April SHOE has 75'000 Members
May SHOE Party Vienna / Austria
June Nomination for Pride / Stonewall Award 04 for outstanding contributions to the lesbian and gay community
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
July Market Stall at Pride Geneva / Switzerland
July First Appeal for Donations
October Miss Gay Contest. SHOE supports this event and organizes a Meet & Greet with Germanys Pop Idol Winner Elli
October SHOE Party Stuttgart / Germany
September SHOE Party Houston / USA
November SHOE Party Berlin / Germany
December SHOE Donations Party Berlin / Germany

2005

January Sunci & Fab win the Fairy Awards in the category "Lesbian Personality of the Year "
March 2nd International SHOE Day
March SHOE Day Party with Pop Idol Winner Elli
March Mailingliste is being deactivated and completely revised
April Launch of Classifieds & Personal Ads
May SHOE Party Las Vegas / USA
May SHOE on Tour in Germany: Market Stall at LFT Hessen
May SHOE Party Augsburg / Germany
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
June/July SHOE on Tour in Germany: Stall at Pride Berlin, Pride Cologne and Pride Frankfurt
July SHOE has 100'000 Members
August Launching Blogs
September SHOE Party Arkansas / USA
November Launching SHOELaces (Upgrade of Membership)

2006

March 3rd International SHOE Day
March SHOE Party Zurich / Switzerland
July SHOE has 125'000 Members
July Reactivation of Mailinglist with new features
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
July Market Stall at Pride Lausanne / Switzerland
July SHOE wins Media Award in Germany for "Best Online Portal"
November Launch of MyPhotoalbum
November SHOE Party Lucerne / Switzerland

2007

January Launch of SHOE Awards for Members
February Start of planning to overhaul the complete SHOE Site
February Launch of new Forum
March 4th International SHOE Day
March SHOE Party Zurich / Switzerland
April Mona Lila Benefit Party for SHOE with Popstars Amy & Tiff from TEARs
April Launching User Verification
April Launching User Verification
June Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
July Happy 10th Birthday SHOE
August Launch of Video and Playlist Features
August SHOE has 135'000 Members :-)

2008

February Opening of PRIDE Store in Zurich / Switzerland
March 5th International SHOE Day
May Market Stall at Pride Zurich / Switzerland
June Market Stall at Pride Biel / Switzerland
July Market Stall at Lesbian and Gay Openair Festival Queerfeldein / Switzerland
August New Server
October Closure of PRIDE Store in Zurich / Switzerland

2009

February Relaunch of Swiss Site lesbian.ch
March 6th International SHOE Day
March Introduction of the SHOE Lesbian News (Newsletter)
April SHOE Party Alberta / Canada
May SHOE Party Northwest Territories / Canada
May SHOE Mascot Corky becomes a Celebrity in her own Right ;-)
June Market Stall at EuroPride Zurich / Switzerland
September SHOE has 150'000 Members :-)
October Launch of our own Clothing Label - SHOE EDITION -
November Relaunching SHOE after 2 1/2 years overhauling the complete site. Introduction of new features - amongst them: BUBBLES!

2010

March 7th International SHOE Day
March SHOE Party Thun / Switzerland
June Market Stall at Zurich Pride Festival / Switzerland
June SHOE wins Stonewall Award for outstanding contributions to the lesbian and gay community
September Sunci and Fab tied the knot
October SHOE has 160'000 Members :-)
December SHOE launches new Chat

2011

March 8th International SHOE Day
June Market Stall at Zurich Pride Festival / Switzerland
July Launch of Girl Power Shop
July Big SHOE Spring Cleaning (Removel of digital skeletons)
July Market Stall at Pride Geneve / Switzerland
August Big SHOE Survey
August SHOE has 170'000 Members :-)
September Server Night Session
November Launch of SHOE GURUS
December Launch of SHOE Mobile

2012

February SHOE launches new Chat - Now with Video Chat
March 9th International SHOE Day
March SHOE goes into the Cloud
April SHOE has 180'000 Members :-)
May SHOE Party Hamburg / Germany
June Market Stall at Zurich Pride Festival / Switzerland
June Market Stall at Delemont / Switzerland
July Happy 15th Birthday SHOE
August Our very last Pride Market Stall at GayWest Bern, Switzerland
September Relaunch of our SHOE Lesbian Shop http://www.shop4lesbians.com
October 1st SHOE Adventure Days in Gaschurn, Austria
December SHOE Party Bremgarten, Switzerland

2013

January Thanks to a change in the Law, we now both have the same Family Name :)
January Changed our company name from SHOE International Network Gmbh to SYZZLING Gmbh
February 2nd. SHOE Adventure Days in Oberstaufen, Allgu, Germany
April 1 month SHOE Vegan Challenge
October 3rd SHOE Adventure Days in Tirol, Austria
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