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‘LGBT Sheffield and Interplanetary Division are proud to present the first in a new programme of events titled QUEER PRESENCE. Our launch event shall be South Yorkshire’s first Queer Film Festival. Oh did we mention its FREE. And we did it with no budget. Like none. I knowwwwww. You are welcome.
Once again the British Film Industry is not touring any of the films or events from its LGBT Flare Festival whilst putting on TEN DAYS of events in London so we thought right lets do our own punk DIY version.
So we asked directors and artists if we could show their films and they said YES. YEAHHHHH. So we are taking over the Theatre Delicatessen on the Moor for a day and a night. This will involve films in the day and a DIVINE DISCO in the evening following a showing of the I am Divine Documentary.
YOU AND YOUR MATES SHOULD COME.
IF PEOPLE DON’T COME TO THINGS THEN WE CANT DO MORE STUFF AND APPLY FOR MONEY TO DO EVEN BETTER STUFF.
The full programme can be found here
and there is a summary below.
This event is brought to you by ethically minded volunteers who believe queer is not just about sexuality or gender. Its a mind set. Divine represented outsiders and with the rise in UKIP and austerity there are more outsiders than ever. Gay, lesbian, transgender, gender neutral, victims of the bedroom tax, people with mental health problems not helped by the welfare state, immigrants, strong women who don’t do what they are supposed to do, the partners of strong women who don’t do what they are supposed to do, those on low incomes working hard, allies who fight every day against discrimination on our behalf, anyone shouted at in the street for being themselves. THIS IS FOR YOU. COME AND DANCE AND REVEL WITH YOUR PEOPLE. PARTY AND MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT.
THE DAY – 12:30 – 17:30
We will be showing a series of films and documentaries in a number of categories which are as follows:
Feature Presentation – Show me Love
Queer Sheffield Then
Queer Sheffield Now
Documentary – The Cockettes
THE NIGHT – 8:00pm – 1:00am
A cool as flick lecture on the Cult of Divine by the fabulous Missy Tassles
A screening of the I Am Divine crowd funded documentary
Performance to cause discomfort
It ain’t a dirty word. The Divine Parade. Join us in clothing inspired by Divine and strut our makeshift catwalk to the screams of an adoring crowd. Or be an adoring crowd member. Whatever makes you happy. We just want you to be happy. You need to know that. If you need a hug you can have a hug.
This is about QUEER LOVE…..any shade and you will be ejected…..we will not accept body fascism, economic discrimination, stupid questions about peoples gender, sexuality or dress (hint – just ask them politely), slut shaming, moaning, negativity, non-constructive criticism, justification of UKIP or Clarkson. We are proper hard line on the last two.
Any questions then just ask
Karl Olsen, LGBT Sheffield’