A group of Manchester-based Syrians, in collaboration with Superbia and Rainbow Noir invites you for a free screening of Mr. Gay Syria and a Q&A with Mahmoud Hassino. Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay identity. Mahmoud is the founder of Syria's LGBTI movement and is a refugee in Berlin. What brings them together is a dream: to participate in an international beauty contest as an escape from their trapped lives and an answer to their invisibility. Will the dream come true or will the refugee crisis and the harsh consequences of being gay in an intolerant world shatter it to pieces?
A rhythmically captivating exploration of love and loss at the fin-de-siècle. An amorous relationship between two women abruptly cut short. Dissolving under the impact of the loss of her soul mate, the surviving lover is drawn into the depths of mid-winter forests, into spheres of the subconscious, initiated by unknown forces. There is no return.
Combining rare archive footage with interviews from leading campaigners, Are You Proud? charts the LGBTQ+ movements momentous journey charting the joys and divisions toward equality. Celebrating the community’s greatest achievements, the film calls attention to the fights both past and present while asking tough questions about the future.
Superbia is proud to present the Manchester premiere of the new documentary Deep in Vogue at The Refuge! Meet the filmmakers and cast and see epic performances from House of Ghetto, with an after-party of voguing & music from DJs Jae & Night, and Lil'Fee & Veba!
Our annual celebration of LGBT+ culture as part of Manchester Pride. Deep In Vogue, live theatre, art, yoga, cinema programme, Queers Without Beets, Rainbow Noir exhibition at Manchester Central Library, and a celebration of all things bi for Biphoria’s 25th birthday. Join us…!
First staged in 2017 to five star reviews, Burnley Lesbian Liberator by Abi Hynes is returning for one night only as a rehearsed reading with the original cast as part of Queer August, an evening of free LGBTQ+ art and politics, at the Manchester Central Library on Friday 23rd August from 6pm.
HOME will be celebrating Pride with a specially curated season of films, including the award-winning documentary Before Stonewall; an evening of queer voices and awe-inspiring writers, poets and activists with Penguin Pride; and, of course, we’ll be taking part in the Manchester Pride Parade on Sat 24 Aug.
An evening to learn more about, and find out how we can act in solidarity with, LGBTQIA+ people affected by the Prison Industrial complex.
The Wellcome Trust and Aids Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) invite you to ‘AIDSTRAVAGANZA - AIDS, Art and Activism - We Are Still Not Silent!’
Pride in Trafford is a new initiative for 2019, a partnership between the Mayor of Trafford, Trafford Council and Waterside Arts. The collective have curated a series of events to celebrate and explore identity and LGBTQ+ life in Trafford, to coincide with IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.)
Beyond Babel 2019 starts on Tuesday 7 May with Call Me by your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.
Celebrated Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu’s feature is set to hit UK screens this April. With beautiful scenes connected through shades of fuchsia and violet, reflecting the femininity of the characters, this gentle film follows the development of love between two young women.
Set in Philadelphia, young black lesbian Cheryl works in a video store with her friend Tamara but is determined to make a documentary about forgotten uncredited black actress from the 1930s known only as ‘The Watermelon Woman’. This screening will be followed be a free, informal post-screening discussion led by Dr Monica Pearl.