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LGBT History Month starts in Bratislava
Dtum pridania:: 03.02.2012, Autor: FFi.sk
Press Release (Feb 3, 2012)

The Slovak Queer Film Festival supported the LGBT History Month, starting in February in Bratislava, with a screening of queer films in Lumiere Cinema. Not only film screenings, but also theatre plays, discussions, a dance party or public literary readings of non-heterosexual authors are a part of the programme. These events are a great opportunity for making a peaceful closer contact with the so called invisible minority – lesbians, gays, bi and trans people. We believe, we all have our own story, and now it is time to show those less known and see how they can enrich the community itself and the society, explains Ján Benec of Iniciatíva Inakos, the organiser of the pilot project.

In Lumere Cinema viewers can see 10 films dealing with the life of LGBT minority. In cooperation with the Lumiere Cinema, we supported the LGBT History Month in February with exceptional distribution titles and purely festival ones, a selection of the Slovak Queer Film Festival 2009 – 2011, commented Monika Višniarová, the festival programmer. In February, you can see, for example Fucking Amal (Lukas Moodysson, 1999), Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011), or Kids are Alright (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010). Also, Heartbeats (Xavier Dolan, 2010), A Single Man (Tom Ford, 2009) and the new distribution title Suicide Room (Jan Komasa, 2011) are a part of the cinema programme.

Queer Party (Tepláre!) is also a part of the LGBT History Month programme, taking place on Friday, February 3 in KC Dunaj. The best of the queer music is to be on that evening. NoMantinels Theatre has two plays in the programme: Sissies and Na doraz. Both will be on in Štúdio 12. Here, also the public reading of authors prose, stories of LGBT people lives will take place. The texts for reading will be selected from poems and stories sent in Who will tell your story?. Two discussions make this project complete: Queer Art will be the topic discussed in the Q-Centre and a Queer History of Czech and Slovak Republics in the Open Gallery. For the full programme, please go to Iniciatíva Inakos website

LGBT History Month is organised by Iniciatíva Inakos in cooperation with LGBT Youth Scotland within Changing Hearts and Minds, Engaging Communities project supported by the European Commission. Besides Inakos, Legebitra (Slovenia) and ACCEPT (Romania) take part in this project. Local partners of Inakos for this project are the Slovak Queer Film Festival, Lumiere Cinema,  NOMANTINELS Theatre, Open Gallery and Q-centre.

Roman Samotný
PR Manager
Slovak Queer Film Festival