Queer Festival in Athens

A 3-day queer festival will be held in Athens from tonight up to Sunday. The poster reads (the translation is not 100% word-to-word):

“What Queer Fest?

Gender, class, nation, body, sexuality, desire

3 days with talks, performances, screenings, collective cooking and collective resistances; our stances are our pursuits, which reflect our desires; queries about gender issues, about personal  issues that become political issues. 3 days with concerts, parties and workshops, during which we will chart our experiences, reexamine our political tools, self-organise ourselves, free our desires, form networks and communities, sculpt intimacy including our differences, and make our way through the urban environment.

Queers and feminists, lesbians and gays, freaks and abnormals, transexuals and the tomboys of the assembly.

Friday 26/11 @ the 61 Patision St & Skaramaga Squat


18.00-19.00 Screening/ 19.00-20.00 Discussion: Nation, gender and sexuality: the boundaries of identity and the interconnection of structures  of power/ 22.00 Performances

Saturday 27/11 @ the Social Centre (15 Tsamadou St.)


12.00-14.00 Presentation-Discussion: Women at the stake. Witch-hunting in Europe and the emergence of capitalism/4.00-16.00 Workshop/ 15.00-17.00 Collective vegetarian cooking/ 17.00-20.00 Discussion: Stories of love and insanity. On scientific expertise and psychiatry/ 20.00-22.00 Screenings/ 22.00 Party

Sunday 28/11 @ Autonomo Steki, 95-97 Zoodohou Pigis St & Isavron


12.00-16.00 Workshop/ 17.00-19.00 Screenings/19.00-21.00 Discussion: Forming movements, organizing communities/21.00 Concert