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Past, present and future of the LGTBI liberation movement

Barcelona’s civic centres and libraries will host debates, exhibitions, workshops and scenic productions on sexual and gender diversity.

On 26 June 1977, a demonstration took place in the Rambla de Barcelona that marked a turning point in the struggle for sexual freedom. Gays, lesbians and transsexuals, together with feminists and trade unionists, took fearlessly to the streets, defying a Franco regime law that was still in force that sentenced same sex relations. Forty years after that historic moment, until June, Barcelona’s civic centres and libraries are hosting a series of activities to celebrate LGBT pride and liberation, and at the same time, reflect on the present and the future.

Here we will highlight a number of the many scheduled events, all of which are free. On 3 May, the theatre company Los Genios Locos will be performing a production of Un poder de família at Centre Civic El Sortidor. This black comedy/detective story is a critical reflection on the limits of tolerance in traditional families.  On 17 May, the same venue will host a dance performance titled CUIR by Romai Chat and César López. Meanwhile, on 29 May, at Centre Cívic Sagrada Família and Biblioteca Sagrada Família - Josep M. Ainaud de Lasarte, you can see a dance, theatre and performance production by the name of Crotch by the Baal theatre company under the direction of Catalina Carrasco. In contrast, Centre Cívic Navas will be hosting the screening of the films Pride by Matthew Warchus on 13 June and My Name Is Harvey Milk by Gus Van Sant on 20 June.

Until  16 May, Centre Civic Tomasa Cuevas - Les Corts will host the exhibition Girl, you've got an Expo!, while the exhibition at Casa Orlandai, in this case from 4 to 29 June, is Donar a la història la possibilitat de ser una altra by Clàudia Serrahima. Nous i vells moviments LGTBI is the title of the colloquium that will take place on Wednesday 6 June 6, while two days later, in this case at La Farinera del Clot, you can see the documentary EnFemme, after which the group Wilde Sisters, the protagonists of the documentary, will offer a concert that will mark the farewell to the band. EnFemme will also be screened on 9 June at Biblioteca Nou Barris, which will also host a number of exhibitions: Trans in Labor and Employment by Anja Weber until 15 May, and Cuando Travajar se Escribe con "V” by Delfina Martínez  from 16 May  to 16 June. Libraries like Francesca Bonnemaison,  Poble-Sec - Francesc Boix and Vila de Gràcia are other venues where you will find exhibitions, roundtable discussions and other activities related to over 40 years of LGTBI pride and liberation.

Additional information can be found at the following link.

 

Publication date: Thursday, 03 May 2018
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