Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 21:30
Zaal 1, Filmhuis Den Haag
Q&A by Sanne Pols about the struggles of the black LGBTQ community in New York and Uganda with activist Twiggy Pucci Garçon and Kamoga Hassan.
Sanne Pols (co-owner of IncInc for more diverse and inclusive society and winner of the LGBT-Innovation Award) talks with activsit Twiggy Pucci Garçon about identity and empowerment in the midst of the ballroom scene, houses and the fight for recogniction. Kamoga Hassan joins the conversation to talk about the first Queer Kampala International Film Festival in Kampala, Uganda, a country where homosexuality is forbidden. We speak with him abou this, and his struggle for LGBT acceptance in Uganda.
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.