Bolivia will see a series of events around May 17. The LGBT collective organisation will have activities from May 15 to May 17, including a big march and the organisation ADESPROC LIBERTAD GLBT is organising a photography exhibition SEXUALIDAD PACEÑA in La Paz.
Photo: Posters from ADESPROC LIBERTAD GLBT
The organisation Colectivo TLGB Bolivia (the LGBT collective organisation of Bolivia), comprised of 60 organisations from the departments of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is planning several activities as part of the events for the week of May 17. The agenda is set from May 15 to 17 and will be finalised with a big march.
On Thursday, May 15: visiting media to draw attention to the issue and meeting with ministries of justice, culture and education, to coordinate joint actions according to Supreme Decree for the Day Against Homophobia in Bolivia which was issued by the government of Evo Morales.
On Friday, May 16: Presentation of the book “Libertades para amar y sentir. Memorias de parejas gay y les en Bolivia” (“Freedom to love and feel. Memoirs of gay and lesbian couples in Bolivia”); Vigil against violence towards LGBT people and presentation of documentaries about homophobia in Bolivia.
On Saturday May 17: March for the claim and defence of the Rights of people of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.
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The organisation ADESPROC LIBERTAD GLBT from La Paz, Bolivia also find themselves in the midst of organising an exhibition and performance on May 17.
On May 17, in one of the most important museums in the city of La Paz, the Museo de Etnografía y Folklore (MUSEF), they will have a exhibition called SEXUALIDAD PACEÑA, which was created by the artist Andres Palacios and addresses different sexual expressions in their contexts, the full ranch of sexual and gender diversity. The event will be accompanied with a performance by Vitryaz, a group of gay talented youth performing in high heels without transforming their gender which has a a lot of media coverage in their city.
The organisation ADESPROC LIBERTAD GLBT, after more than 13 years of working in the LGBT community in Bolivia and in an effort to contribute to the formation of the LGBT movement on a local and national level, has developed a series of activities to highlight the reality of LGBT peole in the city La Paz and in the entire country.
For more information about ADESPROC LIBERTAD GLBT and their work, please visit their website.