Gayfest week to be presented in Bucharest

Newsroom 05/06/2013 | 13:57

This week, the ACCEPT Association organizes the celebration and recognition of diversity festival Gayfest. This tenth run of the festival awaits its supporters, friends and sympathizers with movies, exhibitions, debates, parties and the Diversity March, which will take place on June 8. The annual parade will run from 5 PM to 7 PM along Kiseleff Boulevard, from the Arch of Triumph to Victoriei Square.

Check out bellow several highlights from Gayfest 2013 program.

Wednesday, June 5th

Location: Faculty of Political Sciences, SNSPA, Room 12
Address: Povernei Street no. 6

17:00 Discussion: CESIP – Center of Political Ideas Studies
Guests: Liliana Popescu, Florin Buhuceanu, Roxana Marin, Rafael Andrade

Facebook event here.

18:30 Documentary Film Projection + Discussion about HIV, the gay, bisexuals and transgender men community and about their current situation in Romania
Special guests: Kevin Sessums, Tudor Kovaks, Marian Ursan

The documentary follow the evolution in time of the social perception regarding HIV/AIDS, of the steps made towards changing and improving it, but also towards obtaining legal protection for the highly exposed communities.
The projection will be followed up by a discussion about GBT men community (gay, bisexuals, transgender) in Romania, from the HIV/SIDA perspective, and about the current social and legal context.

Location: Control Club
Address: Constantin Mille Street No. 4

23:00 Boulangerie – LGBT Party
Swizz Creepz (US), Ursa Majora

Thursday, June 6th

Location: Elvire Popesco Cinema
Address: Dacia Blvd. No. 77

19:00 LGBT Short films projection

Prora (11 min)
(Switzerland, 2012)

Attu Vatn? (17 min)
(Iceland, 2010)

19:30 Discussion: Why do we go to the Pride?

Before watching the movie Beyond Gay. The politics of Pride, we invite you to a discussion about the meaning of Gay Pride, its importance but also about the need for public expressing and visibility.

21:00 Film projection (long-length)

Beyond Gay. The politics of Pride
Documentary (Canada, 2009)
Director: Bob Christie
Runtime: 87 min

Beyond Gay. The politics of Pride is a stunning documentary about the evolution of Gay Pride, from its early years and up until today, about its role and importance in the modern LGBT liberation movement.


Friday, June 7th

Location: Elvire Popesco Cinema
Address: Dacia Blvd. No.77

17:00 Film projection (long-length)*

Los Amantes Pasajeros**
Comedy, Drama (Spain, 2013)
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Runtime: 90 min

A gay-friendly, straight-friendly or, better said, diversity-friendly comedy that will inevitably make us recall Almodóvar’s early years as a director.

Original Spanish version, with Romanian subtitles.

*connected event – Entrance fee: 10 RON

(**English title: I’m so Excited!)

19:00 LGBT Short films projection

Kiss & Kill (11 min)
(France, 2011)

Dentro Roma (27 min)
(Italy, 2006)

Skallaman (12 min)
(Norway, 2011)

20:00 Discussion: Transgender people in Romania

The projection of the documentary Prodigal Sons will be preceded by a more than necessary discussion about transgender people in Romania, about visibility but also about the current legal frame in which they fit.

21:00 Film projection (long-length)

Prodigal Sons
Documentary (USA, 2008)
Director: Kimberly Reed
Runtime: 86 min

Prodigal Sons, the debut movie of Kimberly Reed as a director, is a stunning documentary about family, sexual and biological identities, childhood traumas, but also about the power of family love.

Location: Control Club
Address: Constantin Mille Street No. 4

00:00 Boulangerie – LGBT Party
Massimiliano Pagliara / Andrei Rusu / Ursa Majora

Facebook event here.


Saturday, June 8th

17:00 Gay Pride + Discrimination-free zone

This year, Gay Pride takes place on the Kiseleff Boulevard, from the Arch of Triumph to Victoriei Square, according to the following schedule:

17:00- 17:30 Gathering of the participants
17:30- 18:00 Gay Pride: Arch of Triumph –> Victoriei Square
18:00- 19:00 Discrimination-free zone

The participants’ gathering will take place at the Kiseleff Boulevard outset. Our volunteers will guide you towards the starting point.
This year, the Pride will end with a discrimination-free zone, near Victoriei Square, in the Kiseleff Park. There we will listen to a few speeches, initiative discussions and activities, thus creating a safe space in which each participant will be able to get involed.

Location: Atelier Mecanic
Address: 12, Covaci Street

22:00 GayFest 2013 Closing Party

After the Pride, ending with the discrimination-free zone, Atelier Mecanic becomes the free-party zone. For all of those who participated at this year’s GayFest edition, for its supporters and for other people as well, the most colorful party takes place at Atelier Mecanic!

Facebook event here.

Photo courtesy of Accept Association Facebook page

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