Long Live, Queer Belarus!

Long Live, Queer Belarus!

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 12th Jan 2022

 £10

Long Live, Queer Belarus! brings together the history and contemporaneity of queer communities in independent Belarus.

The opening lecture by Bahdan Khmialnitski is based on a case study of the capital of Belarus Minsk, introducing the stories, language, places and culture associated with its LGBTQ+ inhabitants. It focuses on the unique practices and vocabulary that the local queer people have developed despite and contrary to the current authoritarian regime.

It will be followed by a screening of the 2021 documentary We Have Not Lived In Vain (dir. by Nick Antipov, Bart Staszewski) which bridges queer legacy with the country’s turbulent present. The role and challenges of LGBTQ+ people throughout the Belarusian protests of 2020 are revealed through the stories of three participants. The screening is followed by a discussion and a Q&A session with one of the directors.

The event is part of our current exhibition Desire International (until 12 Feb) and introduces decolonising voices and anti-authoritarian perspectives of Belarusian queer communities.

Long Live, Queer Belarus! will be presented by Bahdan Khmialnitski, an independent culture researcher, performer and queer activist from Minsk, currently based in London. He is a Chevening scholar and graduate of Birkbeck, University of London in MA Arts Policy and Management. Bahdan is the co-organiser of DOTYK Queer Festival and co-creator of Minsk Queer Walk.


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2022-01-12 2022-01-12 Europe/London Long Live, Queer Belarus! This film and lecture brings together the history and contemporaneity of queer communities in independent Belarus. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/01/12/long-live-queer-belarus-283048 Pushkin House,5a Bloomsbury Square,London,

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5a Bloomsbury Square,
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UKWC1A 2TA

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