Organisations in Cape Town and KwaZulu Natal have announced events in commemoration of the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, with a commemoration march and a ‘Theodrama’ addressing homo-, trans- and xenophobia as well as HIV/AIDS.
IDAHO- Commemoration march
The Gay & Lesbian Network has organised a march to celebrate IDAHOT in KwaZulu Natal. It will start at the Market Square KwaZulu Natal Pietermaritzburg at 10:00am and go to the KZN Museum, where there will be an open mic session and signing of the banner to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
The Gay & Lesbian network (GLN) is a registered non-profit organisation which is based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal and has been operational since 2003. In this time it has accomplished pioneering work, primarily with young people, unemployed and marginalised lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people living in and around KwaZulu Natal. If you like to know more about them and their work. please visit their website or Facebook page.
‘Theodrama’ in Cape Town
In solidarity with International Day Against Homo- and Transphobia, a team of creative artists, directors and coordinators has put together a project, called ‘theodrama’ which brings art, drama and spirituality together. The performance will address homo- and trans- and xenophobia as well as HIV/Aids through storytelling and performance art.
“Other” – a sacred journey from exile to belonging
Part 1 in a trilogy of theodramas.
What is “theodrama”? Is it theatre? Is it dialogue? A workshop? Worship? Protest, therapy, circus? Art?
Yes, it is.
Inviting foreigners, queers, heretics, nonconformists, outcasts, misfits & dwarstrekkers. Come and contemplate
liminal experience, explore the “scapegoat” & “other” within; offer your “forsakenness”;
and to celebrate our uniqueness and authenticity.
2 nights only (repeat on 17 May)
DATE: Friday, 16 May and Saturday 17 May 2014.
VENUE: Centre for Christian Spirituality, 1 Chapel Lane, Rosebank
With support from Inclusive & Affirming Ministries