A cultural cycle to reflect upon the history of LGTBIQ activism
Sep 26, 2017
Although nowadays talking about the LGTBIQ collective is usual and, fortunately, many social boundaries regarding the understanding, adapting and integration of the group have been overcome, the truth is that a large lack of awareness on the nature of the transgender problem does still exist. Actually, we no longer talk of LGTB, but of LGTBIQ, in order to include within this acronym a reality that is not new, but that only recently has started to be understood and attended by the society together.
The initiative puts together the work of activists, artists and researchers in a program that offers workshops, exhibitions, cinema, music and performances. But the cycle also wants to document the changes that happened in the collective awareness, the political treatment and the cultural construction in regard to this group since the democratic Transition. The goal is to go deeper into the visibility of the collective with a historic perspective to understand its diversity from a sociological and political dimension, and what has been its evolution in the past forty years.
The program was displayed in three main locations: the Centro Cultural Conde Duque, CentroCentro and Matadero Madrid. Fefa Vila Núñez was the artistic curator of the project, which is framed within the activity World Pride 2017 of the city council of Madrid.
Precisely during these days, the Cineteca of Matadero Madrid hosts the projection of the documentary “Talking back. Memorias transfeministas queer/cuir”. This work focuses on understanding this figure, which takes its name directly from English and has developed an evolved meaning beyond the pejorative idea of “weird” linked traditionally to homosexuality.
And until the 1st of October, the exhibition “Nuestro deseo es una revolución. Imágenes de la diversidad sexual en el Estado español (1977-2017)” will be open at CentroCentro. This project gathers images of the evolution of the LGTBIQ activism since the first claiming manifestation in favour of gays and lesbians rights in 1977.
Images are taken from the official site of Madrid City Council.