Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 20:30
Zaal 5, Filmhuis Den Haag
Q&A about the struggles of the black LGBTQ community in New York with activist Twiggy Pucci Garçon and director Clinton Price.
With Shailoh Phillips (philosopher, antropologist and multi media artist) we
talk with activsit Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Clinton Price about
identity and empowerment in the midst of the ballroom scene,
houses and the fight for recogniction. Clinton Price lives in The Hague, but is from Trinidad and lived in New York. He will tell about the situation of the LGBT community in The Hague.
Twiggy Pucci Garçon is a father in one of the largest KIKI Ballroom Houses in New York, as seen in Kiki. Growing up as a non-white LGBTQ person in America is not always easy. Prejudice, disease and mistreatment are part of everyday life. The spectacular ‘Ballroom’ allows young LGBTQ people to strengthen their identities and to dance their problems away. They do this in special houses that instantly form a new family. “The support and love we feel for each other help us to deal with setbacks. We are strong as fuck." Read more about Twiggy and watch a short clip about him.