Bucharest PRIDE 2021

Aug
6
Fri
2021
QueerNight nr. 50 @ Club Guesthouse
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 7 @ 2:00 am

Friday, August 6th, 18:00, Guesthouse Club (Splaiul Unirii 160) Unleashed since 2010, the party series Queer♡Night is a nocturnal space for radical hearts + a dancefloor of our extended families. The 50th episode of this love celebration is the opening act of Bucharest Pride 2021. Soundtrack: Admina, Dragoș Ilici, Utopus
Show: Vergine Santa Frida. Everything for 20 RON

The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since the repeal of Article 200 of the Penal Code which criminalized homosexuality and we take a look together at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is celebrated.

Aug
7
Sat
2021
Special Screening: Poppy Field @ Cinema Elvira Popescu
Aug 7 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Special Screening: Poppy Field// August 7th (Saturday), 20:00, Elvire Popesco Cinema

After the world premiere at the 24th edition of the International Festival Tallinn Black Nights (PÖFF), and the national premiere at TIFF (Transilvania International Film Festival), the movie „Poppy Fields” will be seen for the first time in Bucharest, in a special screening during Bucharest Pride, followed by a discussion with Conrad Mericoffer and Florin Caracala, moderated by Andreea Pietroșel.

The movie presents a day in the life of Cristi (Conrad Mericoffer), a young gendarme from Bucharest. During one short visit of Hadi’s (Radouan Leflahi), the man with whom he is in a long distance relationship with, Cristi and his colleagues participate in an intervention in a cinema from the town centre, where a series of protesters sabotage the screening of an LGBTQ+ movie. In the middle of the cinema scandal, a fugitive relationship with another man, from the past, returns in the present, threatening his professional and personal stability.

“The movie is an act of resistance towards limiting human rights and it represents a manifesto for promoting diversity in art. It is the voice of a discriminated minority, through a love story, about the imposibility of love and about decisions. The world premiere in Tallinn, the capital of a country belonging to the former Soviet Union, where homosexuality was desincriminated in 1992, is it in itself a very strong message. I hope that my cinematographic debut will open a broader conversation about tolerance, acceptance and respect towards vulnerable groups.” says Eugen Jebeleanu about the movie.

The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since the repeal of Article 200 of the Penal Code which criminalized homosexuality and we take a look together at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is celebrated.

The price of the ticket will be 10 RON

Aug
8
Sun
2021
Adorație Performance-ului Radical @ Online
Aug 8 @ 12:00 am – Aug 9 @ 11:45 pm

APR (Adoration to the Radical Performance) // 8th-9th August // Online Event
APR is a performance about the ballroom culture, about the ways it was born and had been functiong from the get-go as a resistance movement.
It`s focus is on the dichotomy appreciation – cultural appropriation, guiding the audience on a self-questioning exercise. The show itself was put through the same self-questioning exercise, bringing into discussion the white context within which a performance that pays tribute to the BIPOC LGBTQ+ communities is created.
It contextualizes the transgen and queer experiences from Romania and goes to show the role that the night and dance play in creating the feeling of belonging, of family, of home.
It may at times break your heart to pieces, but then coerce you to pick up the pieces by yourself, dancingly.
A performance by:
Irina Milan,
Paul Dunca/Paula Dunker,
Waana Neagu
Raj Alexandru/Ramya,
Alex Bălă
and Octavian
Music: Alex Bălă
Costumes: Andrei Dinu
The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we`re celebrating 20 years since the repeal of the Article 200 of the Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality, and together we take a look at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is being celebrated.

Exhibition: “Our Queer Histories” @ Cazul 101 (Atelierele Malmaison)
Aug 8 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm

We welcome you, Sunday, August 8th at 19:00 at the exhibition opening “Our Queer Histories” at Cazul 101, Atelierele Malmaison. What is intimacy for the queer community? Which objects from your personal archive remind you of important moments of your LGBTQIA+ identity? This year, at Bucharest Pride 2021, we come together to explore what the history of our community means, beyond official archives or media representation. We have gathered objects, photographs and personal documents, from the intimate space of queer inidviduals, in a participatory exhibition which talks about the way in which all of our personal histories actually trace the history of Romania’s queer community.

This year, at Bucharest Pride 2021, we showcase objects, photographs and personal documents, from the intimate space of queer individuals, in a participatory exhibition. From photos from Bucharest Pride, to illustrations and collections inspired by moments of coming out and visibility, to the first costume in which we did drag, or the first shoes we did sex work in, we explore together what the recent history of our community means, beyond official archives or media representations.

People who will expose: Andrada and Ioana, Paul Muresan, Adrian Coman, Vergine Santa Frida, Reo, Antonella Lerca Duda, Stefania Mesteriuc, Gabriel Gherman, Cristi, Ghinea Stefania, Ioana Florescu, Alexandru-Daniel Tantu, Earowen, cerneala.inalta and Casiana, Alex, Damon, Billie Rose, Vlad Mot, Patrick Braila and others.

Exhibition curated by Alex Zorilă and Luca Istodor, Diana Dragomir.
The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since the repeal of Article 200 of the Penal Code which criminalized homosexuality and we take a look together at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is celebrated.

Reclaiming The Queer Pleasure @ Curtea interioară Malmaison
Aug 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

We invite you, Sunday, August 8th from 17:00, at a queer pleasure exploration , facilitated by Billie Rose at Atelierele Malmaison, inside garden.

Using subversive practices, using play, using the bodies , using the body, we take back queer pleasure. The workshop is destined to people, couples and groups of people who wish to discover more about the possibilites of sexual and non-sexual pleasures and the healing power of freely expressing pleasure.

The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since the repeal of Article 200 of the Penal Code which criminalized homosexuality and we take a look together at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is celebrated.

Aug
9
Mon
2021
Hugging The Target Group: An Evening Of Queer Poetry @ Filaret 16
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Monday, August 9th , from 19:30, at Accept House/Filaret 16, we invite you, alongside a part of the members of the Queer Circle, at a poetry night – „În îmbrățișarea grupului țintă” (title taken from a poem belonging to Tudor Pop). We travel together through the reality and the imagination of queer individuals, with the help of a poetry night, which will light in us the emotion of finding ourselves again, of autoidentification, of hope for a kinder word. We create a space of our own and offer a platform to queer voices.

We are waiting for you, „în îmbrățișarea grupului țintă” all those who want to listen to verses which, we hope, will awaken in you the echo of recognition, of autoidentitication, of the common experience of being queer. In our writings, we approach subjects such as gender and sexual orientation, love and sex, ostracization and inclusion, things big and small which make up our life, our day to day joys and moments of sadness. We write about the personal and collective past towards obtaining healing. We create a space of our own. We trasncede the niche in which we were forces. We offer a platform to make everyone’s voice heard. We create milestones and we offer to those like ourselves the posibility to resonate/identitfy/ find themselves in our writings – something which we lacked until now. We imagine through our writings, a queer future, fair, free of restrictions and discrimination. We celebrate our existence and diversity.

They will read: Mișa Dragomir Mara Cioroianu Ada Eliane Nora Ugron Silvia Enache Cristina Mitroi Oana Giuverdea Flavius Sindie Razvan Andrei Eduard Lucian Ileana Negrea With recordings from: Tudor Pop Iulia Militaru Anca Gusti The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’

In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since the repeal of Article 200 of the Penal Code which criminalized homosexuality and we take a look together at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is celebrated.

Aug
10
Tue
2021
With Every Touch We Will Be Reborn @ Apollo111 Teatrul
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

With Every Touch We Will Be Reborn // Tuesday, 10th August // 7 PM // Apollo111 The Theatre

by: Mihaela Michailov, Bogdan Balla & Paula Dunker
with: Arhanghella, Iris Horomnea, Ioana Chițu & István Téglás
an idea by: Alex Zorilă, Luca Istodor, Diana Dragomir
thanks: Florin Buhuceanu, to the people who trusted us, telling us their stories for the script;

‘With Every Touch We Will Be Reborn’ (‘Cu Fiecare Atingere Vom Renaște’) performatively explores stories that cronologically – from the `70s to the future – traverse important stages of this silenced history and present us archival materials and subjective narratives, which are centered around representative local queer moments. A history that reclaims its right of being represented in varied ways. A history that becomes freeing when it is spoken. A history that retrieves and imagines a common fluid future.Cause with the imagination the healing touch will lie!

During the event, the following films will be presented: `Sașa and Petre’ (‘Sașa și Petre’), by Luca Istodor, ‘Dungeons and other hiding places’ (‘Temnițe și alte ascunzișuri’), by Bogdan Balla, and ‘The Articol 200 abrogation at TV in 2000 and 2001’ (‘Abrogarea Art. 200 la TV în anii 2000 și 2001’), by Ana Ciutu.

The price of the ticket is 20 RON.
The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we`re celebrating 20 years since the repeal of the Article 200 of the Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality, and together we take a look at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is being celebrated.

Resistance Is A Girl Who is Changing The World @ LondoHome
Aug 10 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

“Resistance is a girl who is changing the world” – display at Bucharest PRIDE 2021. Under the title “Resistance is a girl who is changing the world”, Giuvlipen – the first independent feminist Romani theatre company in Romania – presents at Bucharest Pride 2021 three video-poems capturing inspiring, complex and unfiltered stories of young LGBTQI+ activists from East Europe and Central Asia.

★Bety Cat Fur – The story of Bety, from Romania, about a bullying instance being approached by a theatrical troupe, about multiple discrimination and resistance met on the way of building a theatrical career. ★The Black Hoopoe – The story of Bianca, from Romania, a Romani activist fighting for more visibility in the LGBTQI+ community regardless of ethnicity or age, through an online entertainment show. ★Beyond the binary – The story of Deniz, from Kîrgîstan, a teen who creates comics and fights through art against teen discrimination regardless of nationality and sexual orientation. The stories have been documented during November 2020, through interviews with these young activists; texts have been created based on them by Mihaela Drăgan, also signing the artistic concept of the video material. Each and every story has been brought to life by Romani artists of Romania. The display of the three episodes, which are part of an 11 episode series with the same name, available online, will be followed by a discussion with the playwright and actress Mihaela Drăgan and part of the involved artists.

The event is organised with the support of the Accept Association at Bucharest Pride (6th – 14th of August 2021). This year’s theme is “Come Out. Speak Up.” In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since Article 200 has been repealed from the Penal Code, which incriminated homosexuality, and we take a look back to the evolution of our rights and community during these past 20 years, aiming to build together a safe, inclusive future for each and every one of us. Together once again, building safe spaces where our identity is celebrated.

Exhibition: inVisible – The Portraits Of The Trans Community in Romania // Bucharest Pride @ Apollo111 Barul
Aug 10 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 2:00 am

InVIZISIBLE Exposition // 9th-14th August // Apollo111 The Bar

‘InVISIBLE’ (‘InVIZIBIL’) – 20 portraits, 20 places, 20 people and just as many life stories carefully curated, which speak of the different aspects of living as a trans and/or non-binary person in Romania. The exposition is built around these stories, and the photography becomes an auxiliary support which channels the feelings and personal experiences of the ones that were photographed.
The opening will take place Tuesday, on the 10th of August, starting with 9 PM at Apollo111 The Bar. With this ocassion, we will find more about the importance of the visibility of the trans community from some of the ones that took part in creating the artistic project. The evening will continue with the lovingly chosen rythms of DJ Octavia.

The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we`re celebrating 20 years since the repeal of the Article 200 of the Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality, and together we take a look at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is being celebrated.

Aug
11
Wed
2021
Is The Online Space Safe For The LGBTQIA+ Community? @ Online
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

We invite you on Wednesday, 11th of August at 16 o’clock, to join us in an online discussion hosted by Antonella Lerca about the safety of the online space for the LGBTI community. We will talk about cyber-bullying, difficulties of expressing our identity online, who we interract with and how to be safe on social media, especially as members of vulnerable groups. Antonella Lerca is a transgender Romani activist who fights for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community and sex workers. To join us, you can access this link for Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88948922049pwd=MzdoWnNkNWNJR2xJeEoyL3dSaGx5dz09 .

The event is organised with the support of Accept Association at Bucharest Pride (6th – 14th of August 2021). This year’s theme is “Come Out. Speak Up.” In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since Article 200 has been repealed from the Penal Code, which incriminated homosexuality, and we take a look back to the evolution of our rights and community during these past 20 years, aiming to build together a safe, inclusive future for each and every one of us. Together once again, building safe spaces where our identity is celebrated.

Pride Park – Outdoor Activities @ Pride Park
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 11:00 pm

Outdoor Activities @Pride Park

For three days (August 11-13) we celebrate the queer community and queer culture outdoors, at Roaba de Cultură – Herăstrău. We have prepared a series of workshops, discussions and exciting events with activists and members of the LGBTI + community in Romania in order to have fun and enjoy  this edition of Bucharest Pride together.

Schedule:

Wednesday, August 11 – 17:00: Come Out and Paint – Coming Out is one of the most important moments for people in the LGBTQ + community, full of stories about truth, courage, love and trust. Come out & Paint invites us to express our thoughts about this moment on paper, through painting or through words, so as to give courage to others or to reassure them. We will paint, share our tips, draw inspiration from other people’s stories and display them on pieces of colored paper at Pride Park. Event organized by Alexandru Botea.

17:00: [H] umans United / fingerprints [20 years in 20 meters] Hlgbtq United –

The Hlgbtq United team brings a canvas and  skin friendly paints to Pride Park and invites  us to play. If this year we are talking about the importance of visibility, we can do this symbolically in this activity by imprinting the canvas.

17:00: Great Rainbow Minds by Cazul101 – We are pleased to announce Hortensia Mi Kafchin`s solo show “Great Rainbow Minds” which is part  of Bucharest Pride 2021. With this exhibition the artist highlights the subject of queer personalities  who have changed and shaped the culture and history of mankind.

18:30: FluidYoga in Pride Park (with Ral Bratu) – We invite you to a yoga and meditation session, in which we learn through moving our body and observing our thoughts how to celebrate and love ourselves as we are.

 

Thursday, August 12 – 16:00: Sports4pride by Q Sports – Q Sports organizes a fun afternoon with sports and blankets. We will play football and learn a new sport, speedminton, a combination of tennis and badminton.

                          17:00: Come Out and Paint

                          17:00: [H] umans United / fingerprints [20 years in 20 meters]

                          17:00: Great Rainbow Minds by Cazul101

20:00: Talking with the enemy of the Polish government – Bart Staszewski by Greenpeace –

A discussion with Bart Staszewski, a Polish LGBTI + activist and documentary filmmaker, as well as one of the organizers of PRIDE in Lublin, Poland, which faces attacks and protests from right-wing extremists every year. Because of his fight against homophobia and his act of exposing far-right politicians, who declared several Polish cities “LGBT-free zones”, Bart became “the enemy of Poland and the Polish people”. We invite you to learn more about this struggle and to debate together about the importance of activism in the current context of Eastern and Central Europe. Moderators: Alina Aflecailor & Denis Blidariu, Greenpeace.

Friday, August 13 – 5pm: Come Out and Paint

                              17:00: [H] umans United / fingerprints [20 years in 20 meters]

                              17:00: Great Rainbow Minds by Cazul101

                              17:00: Eye Gazing Workshop with RENGLE – The eye gazing exercise is an exercise about intimacy, connection and closeness. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul: the moment we look into each other’s eyes, prejudices about appearance disappear and we learn to look at each other in an authentic and sincere way. Thus, in this workshop led by Emil Rengle, you are invited to look into the eyes of a person you do not know and feel the unique connection that is formed between you.

                            18:00: Stories from the time of Art. 200 by Identity.Education – Identity.Education Timișoara invites you to a relaxed discussion about how things were for some of us, back in the 90s. During a time when Article 200 was still claiming victims in the literal sense, we were there, unknown, silent. Let’s talk about how things used to be. Guest speakers: Cristina Săracu, Marian Zamfir-Enache, Florin Buhuceanu and Andreea Stratulat.

A Bucharest Pride 2021 event, organized by @Asociatia Accept and hosted by Roaba de Cultură.

We celebrate love, commitment and freedom through a marathon of events dedicated to the LGBTQIA + community in Romania.

Bucharest Pride 2021 | August 6 – 14

#ComeOut #SpeakUp

Get ready for Pride Park: an outdoor space where we celebrate the queer culture and community in Romania through a series of concerts, performances and workshops.

Bucharest Pride Park 2021 | August 11 – 13 |Roaba de Cultură 

 #BucharestPride is an annual festival organized by Accept Association, dedicated to the rights of LGBTQIA + people and to the allies of the community, first organized 16 years ago.

www.bucharestpride.ro 

 

(Română) Pride Park – Concerts&Performances @ Pride Park
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 11:00 pm

For three days, at Pride Park (Roaba de Cultură) we will be celebrating the queer culture through a series of concerts and performances alongside queer artists or allies of the LGBTI+ community. We will rejoice on exhilarating disco, new and old pop, bedroom pop rhythms and together we will explore a lot more other musical styles. We will get to witness drag shows, a voguing performance and a lot more surprises. We will also have beside us a part of the Global Records artists, who wish to celebrate love in all its forms alongside us: Wrs, Holy Molly & RENGLE. 

Line-up: 

Wednesday, 11th of August – 19:00: Sofia Zadar Performance – The artist`s music combines synth-pop, post-punk and art-pop influences and explores the linkage spaces between the emotional and the social, all from a queer and feminist perspective.  

Thursday, 12th of August – 17:50: Performance +SHE+ (Corina Sucarov) – A mixture of intense emotions at the border of synth-pop & dark-electro.

    18:40: Billie Rose, Cabiria Morgenstern & Poetrip Performance – A performance about the reclaiming of queer pleasure realised from the collaboration of Billie Rose – rope addict, experience curator and intimacy constructor, Cabiria Morgenstern – actress that searches for the interweaving of the performative arts with the avant-garde from a queer perspective, and Poetrip, a project that joyingly hops around through the musical styles, with strong contrasts between dance music and vulnerable interiorized passages, plus verses that make you laugh and make you think.

          19:20: Voguing Performance: Irina Milan&Students & Waana Neagu + DJ Set Octavia – A performance by Irina Milan, member of the Legendary Voguing House ‘House Of Milan’ & ‘Mother of the Romanian chapter’, alongside her students and Waana Neagu, the Voguing and Waacking pioneer in Romania and Mother of The Imperial House of Waacking (Romanian chapter). All of this to the music chosen by DJ Octavia, who combines the love of dance, music and culture, wishing to push the clubbing forward through the elegant selections of vogue beats, house and disco. 

    20:50: DJ Set YCS – a musical artist that activates as a DJ in the local queer scene and is conveying her politics and emotion through music. Ballroom is one of the artist`s main influences, being also a new vogue performer. For Pride, she is preparing a set dedicated to the Ballroom culture through a DJ set dedicated to the community, which exclusively contains a musical repertoire specific to this culture. 

    22:30: Drag shows with Rayne O`Plasty, Ander Bishhe & Vergine Santa Frida – Bucharest Pride 2021 marks the debut on the Bucharest drag scene of Rayne O`Plasty: 50% pop star, 50% clown, but at all times a 100% memorable performance. Also going up on the Pride Park stage will be Ander Bishhe, first born of the Santa Frida House, who describes drag as being for her an unending source of inspiration and manifestation. Her passion for drag and her taking pride in her gender fluidity contributes to her desire to radiate forward, to the young people of the community, the courage to express their most authentic selves. We`re also eagerly awaiting Vergine Santa Frida`s show, a drag queen present on the scenes of Bucharest since 2018, who succeeded in amazing us over the time with her unexpected performances and extravagant outfits, always leaving room for evolution.

 

Friday, 13th of August – 17:00: Ioana NX Performance – Ioana NX is a bisexual artist who manages to reach people`s hearts through the message of her chosen songs and her calming voice.

              17:40: Wrs Performance – Andrei Ursu, aka wrs, is a multidisciplinary artist with an unique vision. Since January of 2020, wrs has been working on his electro pop project, writing music, lyrics, but also directing his own clips, and creating the covers for his singles.

              18:10: Performance with Special Guests 

              18:50: Holy Molly Performance – Holy Molly is bold, sexy and unpredictable. Singer, songwriter and actress, Holy combines all of the qualities of a true pop star. Among her hits we remind ‘Menage a Trois’ and ‘Alcohol’, and recently ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ launched her into the international charts.

                                       19:30: RENGLE Performance – Emil Rengle is one the most known members of the LGBTQ+ community in Romania. The activist artist broke the barriers, changed the mentalities of some in Romania, pleading for diversity and inclusion. 

              20:30: DJ Sett LK – Professional DJ with over 20 years of experience in making the public dance and have fun on the dance floor

A Bucharest Pride 2021 event, organised by @Asociația Accept and hosted by Roaba de Cultură.

We`re celebrating the love, pride and freedom through a marathon of events dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community in Romania.

Bucharest Pride 2020  | 6th – 14th August

#ComeOut#SpeakUp

Prepare yourself for Pride Park: an outdoor space where we`re celebrating the queer culture and community in Romania through a series of concerts, performances and workshops.

Bucharest Pride Park 2021 | 11th – 13th august | Roaba de Cultură

#BucharestPride is the annual festival organised by the Accept Association, dedicated for 16 years to the rights of the LGBTQIA+ persons and the allies.

www.bucharestpride.ro

Pride Park @ Pride Park
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 11:00 pm

This year at Bucharest Pride, for the first time there will be Pride Park – an outdoor space, hosted by Roaba de Cultură, where we will get to enjoy a series of events that will celebrate the queer culture and community in Romania. We will bring beside us artists, activists and entrepreneurs that support the queer community through their work.

We will get to enjoy concerts, performances, drag shows, workshops, sporting activities, but also a fair that puts together representatives of the NGOs from the big cities of the country that fight for the rights of the LGBTI+ community, publishers that support and publish queer texts and small queer businesses.

According to the current legislation, to these events there will be able to attend only the ones that can present a vaccination certificate that certifies that 10 days since the completion of the vaccination scheme had passed, the ones that present a RT-PCR test with a negative result no older than 72 hours, the ones that present a rapid antigen test with a negative result no older than 24 hours, and also the ones that find themselves between the 15 to 180 days period of time after the confirmation of the infection with SARS-CoV-2.

At Pride Park we will have a special anti-Covid testing area with rapid antigen tests available for the price of 50 lei, as well as a free mobile vaccination center (Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose).

Schedule by days:

Wednesday – 11th of August 

17:00 Pride Park Fair

17:00 Come out and paint

17:00 [H]umans United /imprints [20 years in 20 meters] by Hlgbtq United

18:30 FluidYoga in Pride Park (with Ral Bratu)

19:00 Performance Sofia Zadar

20:00 Corp Fluid 

21:30 The long nights of The Queer Films by Art200 & ShortsUp

Thursday – 12th of August:

16:00 Sports4pride by Q Sports

17:00 Pride Park Fair

17:00 Come out and paint

17:00 [H]umans United /imprints [20 years in 20 meters] by Hlgbtq United

17:50 Corina Sucarov Performance

18:40 Billie Rose, Cabiria Morgenstern & Poetrip Performance

19:20 Voguing Performance: Irina Milan&Students & Waana Neagu + DJ Set Octavia

20:00 Word with the enemy of the Poland’s Government – Bart Staszewski by Greenpeace

20:50 DJ Set YCS 

22:30 Drag shows with Rayne O’Plasty, Ander Bishhe & Vergine Santa Frida

Friday – 13th of August:

17:00 Pride Park Fair

17:00 Come out and paint

17:00 [H]umans United /imprints [20 years in 20 meters] by Hlgbtq United

17:00 Eye Gazing workshop with RENGLE

17:00 Ioana NX Performance

17:40 Wrs Performance

18:00 Stories from the time of the Art. 200 by Identity.Education

18:10 Performance with special guests

18:50 Holy Molly Performance

19:30 RENGLE Performance

20:30 DJ Set LK

 

A Bucharest Pride 2021 event, organised by @Asociația Accept and hosted by Roaba de Cultură.

We`re celebrating the love, pride and freedom through a marathon of events dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community in Romania.

Bucharest Pride 2020  | 6th – 14th August

#ComeOut#SpeakUp

Prepare yourself for Pride Park: an outdoor space where we`re celebrating the queer culture and community in Romania through a series of concerts, performances and workshops.

Bucharest Pride Park 2021 | 11th – 13th august | Roaba de Cultură

#BucharestPride is the annual festival organised by the Accept Association, dedicated for 16 years to the rights of the LGBTQIA+ persons and the allies.

www.bucharestpride.ro

Pride Park Fair @ Pride Park
Aug 11 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 13 @ 11:00 pm

Pride Park Fair

For three days (August 11th-13th), starting 17:00 o’clock, we are going to celebrate queer culture and the queer community, open-air at Pride Park Fair – a fair meant to bring together, from the big cities of the country, NGOs’ representatives fighting for the rights of the LGBTI+ community, publishers who support and publish queer texts and queer small businesses.

You are welcomed to visit the stands of the invited organisations, festivals, publishers and queer businesses: Accept Association, Pride Romania Association, the Super & ART200 Film Festivals, Cutra Publishing, Pagini Libere Publishing, Hecate Publishing, Black Button Books Publishing, ROGVAIV (artisanal candles business), Jargon Trans (clothing business).

Additionally, during Pride Park Fair there will also be a FreeShop available, thanks to the help of Transcore, where anyone can bring clothes and accessories they do not wear anymore. The items will be displayed and ready for adoption by anyone who can find them of good use. Trans people especially are more than welcomed to join and confortably look for items that fit their gender expression.

ARAS are also invited and thanks to their support we organise a testing centre for HIV at Pride Park, Wednesday to Friday, starting 17:00 o’clock. With the ocasion of Bucharest Pride, ARAS launches the Pride Testing Week initiative, where the testing center Checkpoint ARAS Bucharest will be open for the LGBTQIA+ community for one full week. This year you can get your tests free of charge, anonymously and confidentially at Checkpoint, for HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B and C. Monday – Friday: 14:00-21:00 at Checkpoint ARAS (bd. Eroii Sanitari 49, appointments at 0751 010 539).

Withal, ARAS will also be present at Pride Park Fair, where you can get daily testing during August the 11th-13th, starting 17:00 o’clock.

A Bucharest Pride 2021 event, organised by @Accept Association and hosted by Roaba de Cultură.

We celebrate love, responsability and freedom through a marathon of events dedicated to the LGBTQIA+ community of Romania. 

Bucharest Pride 2021 | 6th – 14th of August

#ComeOut #SpeakUp

Get yourself ready for Pride Park: an open-air space where we celebrate the queer culture and the queer community from Romania through a series of concerts, performances and workshops.

Bucharest Pride Park 2021 | 11th-13th of August | Roaba de Cultură

#BucharestPride is the annual festival by Accept Association, 16 years of dedication to the rights of the LGBTQIA+ people and allies. 

www.bucharestpride.ro

 

FluidBody @ Pride Park
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FluidBody. Embodied personal histories // 11th August (Wednesday) // 8 PM // Pride Park (Roaba de Cultură)

‘FluidBody. Embodied personal histories’ (‘CorpFluid. Istorii personale întrupate’) is at the same time a manifest and an invitation to introspection. The performative concert proposes itself to question our relationship with our own body, self image and the social models influencing it. The performance is based on personal histories of becoming, on themes such as bullying, discrimination based on sexual orientation, colorism and racism.
””my body belongs to me
my body is mine
it`s my body and it belongs to me
my body is my home.
it`s everything I have, had, or will have.
it`s everything I can always touch.
it`s a body.
a flesh.
a carcass.
she is.
it`s her. ””
text: Alina Medoia, Raj Alexandru Udrea, Paula Dunker
music: Alex Bălă
distribution: Raj Alexandru Udrea, Paula Dunker și Alex Bălă
PR & communication: Ioana Chiţu
project manager: Jo Brăilescu

The event is organized with the support of ACCEPT, within Bucharest Pride (6-14.08.2021). This year’s theme is ‘Come out. Speak up.’ In 2021 we`re celebrating 20 years since the repeal of the Article 200 of the Penal Code, which criminalized homosexuality, and together we take a look at the evolution of our rights and communities over the last 20 years, trying to build together an inclusive and secure future for everyone. We are together again, building safe spaces in which our identity is being celebrated.

The Long Night Of Queer Movies @ Pride Park
Aug 11 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 12 @ 2:00 am

Wednesday, 11th of August, we are going to visualise a queer shortfilm marathon in the open-air, at Roaba de Cultură, at Pride Park. Display starts at 21:00 and ends at 2:00. The evening begins with a movie premiere: “I was night-walking when I say all of those colors”, directed by Bogdan Balla, with Paula Dunker and Istvan Teglas. The movie is inspired by Derek Jarman’s installation Section 28 and makes a comparison between recent history stories of the community and the present personal experiences, aiming to distil the distance between the silent realities of queer love and its hysterical public representation.

Coming up is a retrospective of ART200, the international queer film festival in Bucharest. ART200 set out in 2020, and through the movies, events and people involved, wishes to encourage self-presentation, collaboration and an intra-community approach to the problems we face as LGBTQIA+ people. In October 2020, the festival took course exclusively online, so this is the first time the Bucharest Pride shorts will be run offline, in a physical format. The selected shorts include themes such as: trans & non-binary experiences, sex work, mental health of queer people, polyamory and kink, queer movies made in Romania. The evening ends with a ShortsUP shortfilms selection which invites dialogue and addresses day-to-day problems, sometimes humourously, sometimes patiently and sensitively. ShortsUP is the cinematic project of the ORICUM Association, which created numerous public development programmes in the past 11 years, including programmes which support shortfilm industry and develop collaboration opportunities between artists and creative communities.

The event is organized with the support of the Accept Association at Bucharest Pride (6th-14th August 2021). This year’s theme is “Come Out. Speak Up.” In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since Article 200 has been repealed from the Penal Code, which incriminated homosexuality, and we take a look back to the evolution of our rights and community during these past 20 years, aiming to build together safe, inclusive future for each and every one of us. Together once again, building safe spaces where our identity is celebrated. Films from the ART200 selection: Hard, by Sasha Ihnatovich, Jasmina Mustafić (Slovenia, 6’). Shortfilm ”Naporno” represents an attempt of questioning the status quo of normative heterosexual pornography. Stray Dogs Come Out at Night, by Hamza Bangash (Pakistan, 11’). Karachi, Pakistan. Iqbal, a migrant sex worker cannot make peace with his illness. About-hair, by Josefina Lubojacki (Czech Republic, 19’). How do you feel about your hair? This is Right; Zak Life and After, by Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece, 13’). A short narrative documentary about Zak’s murder aftermath, from his community’s perspective. Sauce, by Daniel Daniel (UK, 15’). Waiting in the car at the drive-through, a couple talks about what they want – from the menu and from one another. Laynie Needs a Light, by Jill Harrigan (USA, 9’). A woman enters an illicit bar to have one drink, but soon becomes a stranger’s terrifying love interest. Projecting, by Ariel Robbins, Cal Calamia (USA, 2’). A poetic and loving duet in a bathtub. Followed by queerness. Goodbye Rebecca & Eileen, by Sarah Hill (USA, 12’). The short presents a non-linear story exploring the moments before, during and after top surgery. Vergine Santa Frida, by Daniel Benchea (Romania, 17’). The portrait documentary Vergine Santa Frida explores the life and blooming career of the drag queen. RAMYA, by Raj-Alexandru Udrea, Alina Medoia, Bogdan Balla (Romania, 14’). Raj’s life becoming Ramya. Between work and the freedom of being at home, queer identity finds its own ways. Cerul va fi curând senin, by Ana-Maria Cioroianu, Nora Ugron, Alexandra Șerbenco (Romania, 10’). Two girls go out on a date in Bucharest. Suddenly, a passer-by’s remark triggers a traumatic memory for one of the girls. She tries to overcome it together with her lover. Alexa, by Diana Matilda Crișan, David Bularca, Mișa Dragomir, Mihai Bostan (Romania, 6’). The documentary attemps to explore the idea of community, of home, of visibility versus privacy, from the experiences and life stories of Alexa Valianatos, a trans woman living in Bucharest with her daughters. Patruped, by Cristian Frînculescu, Ilinca Oprea, Andrada Balmez (Romania, 6’). Two people seemingly typical meet up, become friends and relate to each other through similarities… or at least their legs do. Films from the ShortsUP selection: Long Distance (r. Anoop Lokkur, Australia) 7′. Aayushi, a young lesbian from India living in Australia receives a phonecall from her mother. The Name of the Son (r. Martina Matzkin, Argentine) 13′. Awarded at the Berlin International Film Festival, the argentinian shortfilm patiently captures the relationship between Lucho, a 13 year old trans boy, and his father. The Distance Between Us and the Sky (r. Vasilis Kekatos, Greece) 9′. Awarded at the Cannes International Film Festival, the greek shortfilm tells the story of two men’s closeness. God’s Daughter Dances (r. Sungbin Byun, South Korea) 24′. A transgender dancer is constrained to participate in the army recruiting process. The shortfilm won the Audience Award at this year’s edition at the Clermont-Ferrand International Shortfilm Festival. Revolvo (r. Francy Fabritz, Germany) 8′. What seems to be an elegant walk of two elderly lesbians, proves to be completely something else. Tracing Utopia (r. Catarina de Sousa și Nick Tyson, Portugal/USA) 27′. Tracing Utopia is a documentary into the dreams of a queer teens group based in New York who dream of a better world.

Aug
12
Thu
2021
The Intersectionality Between Neurodivergency and Queer Identities @ Casa Accept
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The intersectionality between neurodivergency and queer identities // Thursday, 12th of August // 14:00 o’clock // Casa Accept

The story of a personal experience, supported by a historical perspective, aiming to raise awareness and offer valid information about the intersectionality between queer identities and neurodivergency, while also raising the visibility of intersectionality and help queer neurodivergent people relate and better accept themselves. The event takes approximatively 2 hours and comprises historical context, sharing of personal perspective, a series of questions and sharing of the participants’ experiences and stories.

The host for this event is Ralu Baciu. Ralu is the co-vice president of PRIDE Romania, activist for the rights of vulnerable groups in the LGBTQ+ community and passionate educator. They received their ADHD diagnosis in the first half of 2020, only to discover their trans non-binary identity in the beginning of 2021. Coming out recently as non-binary lesbian and demisexual, Ralu wishes to present the way neurodivergency has played an important role in the denial process, perception, discovery and understanding of his gender identity, as well as the double discrimination the people in this intersectionality can receive, both socially and systemically.

The initiative for this event started from the alarming lack of awareness and valid information about ADHD and from the realisation of the impact neurodivergency had on his trans identity discovery.

The event is organised with the support of the Accept Association at Bucharest Pride (6th – 14th of August 2021). This year’s theme is “Come Out. Speak Up.” In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since Article 200 has been repealed from the Penal Code, which incriminated homosexuality, and we take a look back to the evolution of our rights and community during these past 20 years, aiming to build together a safe, inclusive future for each and every one of us. Together once again, building safe spaces where our identity is celebrated.

Aug
13
Fri
2021
Lil’ Paris is Burning – POSE (ep. 3, sezon nou) @ Apollo111 Barul
Aug 13 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 2:00 am

Friday, August 13th 2021, starting from 6pm at Apollo 111, Lil’ Paris is Burning – POSE (new season, ep. 3). In the 1980’s, ballrooms have flourished as an underground movement of the US LGBTQ+ community. Drastically affected by the poverty, discrimination and the yet uncurable AIDS epidemy, trans and queer folks have built a safe space for them to manifest freely. Starting here, these events became a form of radical resistance against homophobia, transphobia and racism. We celebrate the ballroom culture through the third edition of “Lil’ Paris is Burning- POSE” (New season) at the 2021 Bucharest Pride. DJs: Lili Putana & Eugen Rădulescu. Categories, jury members and entries will be announced online on the Facebook event.

 

Free entrance. The event is organised with the help of Accept Association, at Bucharest Pride (6th-14th August 2021). This year’s theme is “Come Out. Speak Up.” In 2021 we celebrate 20 years since Article 200 has been repealed from the Penal Code, which incriminated homosexuality, and we take a look back to the evolution of our rights and community during these past 20 years, aiming to build together safe, inclusive future for each and every one of us. Together once again, building safe spaces where our identity is celebrated.

Aug
14
Sat
2021
Bucharest Pride March @ Calea Victoriei
Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

At the Bucharest Pride 2021 March we celebrate the visibility of the LGBTI + community in Romania. Saturday, 14th of August, we will paint Calea Victoriei in the colors of love and we will celebrate together 20 years since the decriminalization of homosexuality in Romania.
Event schedule:
17:00 – 18:00 – We meet at the intersection of Calea Victoriei and Victoriei Square.
18:00 – 19:00 – We start walking on Calea Victoriei and follow the 2.3 km route to University Square.
19:00 – 20:30 – We finish the march in the University Square.
Come out. Speak Up.
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A Bucharest Pride 2021 event, organized by ACCEPT.
We celebrate love, commitment and freedom through a marathon of events dedicated to the LGBTQIA + community in Romania.
Bucharest Pride 2021 | August 6 – 14
#ComeOut #SpeakUp
Get ready for Pride Park: an outdoor space where we celebrate the queer culture and community in Romania through a series of concerts, performances and workshops.
Bucharest Pride Park 2021 | August 11 – 13 |Roaba de Cultură
#BucharestPride is an annual festival organized by Accept Association, dedicated to the rights of LGBTQIA + people and to the allies of the community, first organized 16 years ago.

OUt, LOUd & PROUd // Bucharest Pride @ Club Control
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 2:00 am

Coming soon ~

Color Me In Rainbow @ Q Club
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 15 @ 2:00 am

We are closing Pride with lots of colors. This week we are prouder than ever and our community is ready to gather together in one place: Q Club’s dance floor. Veteran queer Dj Amber Amber is going to bless the night and be in charge with the emotions. Freedom is the magical ingredient sparkling ✨the night✨ and the soundtrack of our movie is going to be a great mix of everything 🌈 Queerness, inclusivity and love is our dress code. See you on the dance floor.