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[art & culture]

Through time, the Romanian LGBTQIA+ community has been “broken from history” and pushed towards invisibility.

The community wants to know their history, to know how they got here, to understand the generational trauma they bear.

Of the utmost importance – if not utmost necessity – are actions meeting those questions: storytelling events which help us (re) discover our own history; the search and restoration of our place in historical and often hateful archives; and collective introspection within the community for dialogues and understandings.

Art and culture become the tools for magnifying voices and stories, and also pointing at and rewiring social caricatures. Art and culture place us in front of a mirror: they show our true selves, they make us more vulnerable, they give us answers even when we do not know what to ask, they make us understand concepts and feelings that, maybe, were never ours.

[pride tm]

[pride tm 2023]

Between June 24th and July 1st, 2023, we organized a program as a journey through all dimensions of queer identity, translated into events with and for the entire community.

[pride tm 2022]

Between June 25th and July 3rd, we proposed a program as a foray into all dimensions of queer identity translated into events with and for the community.

[pride tm 2021]

From August 6th to 14th, with a program that speaks to and about the LGBTQIA+ community through art, culture, and community events, Pride TM 2021 happened!

[pride tm 2019 & 2020]

2019 will remain an important year in the history of the LGBTQIA+ community in Timișoara. We organized the first PRIDE events between the 3rd and 7th of June.

[history months]

[LGBTQIA+ history months]

Every year, in October, we look at the history of the LGBTI community in Romania and try to recover important fragments of it through a series of events.

[core]

[The Scorpion Snuff Box]

Through “The Scorpion Snuff Box – a visual journey into a queer novel,” we envision a journey through the ideas of the novel, in which the author offers a subjective exploration formulated through the surrealist method of objective chance in a “lesbian” universe.

[liberty?]

“Liberty?” is a production by Identity.Education, in premiere; a visual and audio representation of the last 30 years of queer movements in Romania in the form of a docu-concert projected on the Palace of Culture in downtown Timișoara, accompanied by symphonic music specially composed for this occasion.

[transLucid]

It is a performance that explores significant aspects of the lives of transgender individuals in Romania, focusing on the multiple transformations they have experienced.

The productions mentioned above, as well as other events part of Pride TM 2023 and LGBTQIA+ History Month 2023, have been part of our curation work for Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture, within the Fluid Perspectives program.

For more details about the cultural program of the year 2023, read here.

The event is part of the Invisible Histories project, funded with a grant of 489,592 RON provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants.

The event is part of the Cultural Program “Timișoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture” and is funded by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Projects Center.

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