10 T&T Pride events to attend this month
Photo: LGBTQ+ members and allies hold up the Rainbow Flag and the Transgender Pride Flag outside Parliament on June 28, 2019. Photo courtesy Pride TT.
Trinidad and Tobago’s second annual Pride festival kicked off in June with the raising of the Pride flag at Parliament and other locations throughout Trinidad as the LGBTQ+ community seeks to raise awareness and support through a range of events.
Here’s our pick of what’s on for the month of July 2019; for the full calendar of events, go to https://pridett.com/events/:
1. ‘Iere’ PrideTT Art Exhibit
The first ‘Iere’ PrideTT Art Exhibit will be held from July 1-12, 2019, at the LOFTT Art Gallery, beginning with a formal opening on July 1.
The exhibit will showcase LGBT+ artistic talents featuring work done by members of the community and their allies.
More info here: https://bit.ly/2J4TBBz
2. FemCom PrideTT Edition
July 5, 2019
The monthly FemCom Show returns July 5 at Drink, Woodbrook, with Scandal: The Pride Edition, a mix of stand-up, improv and video sketch comedy.
The show features Mizz Jinnay, who is the Pride Ambassador and will be Grand Marshal at the 2019 Pride March.
For more information see here: https://bit.ly/2XfYlb9
(Photo: In this photo dated June 23, 2018, Pride TT director Rudy Hanamji raised the Pride flag at Fort George, St James, heralding the start of Pride month.)
3. Flag Raising at Signal Hill, Tobago
July 6, 2019
Tobago allies will get to join in on Pride festivities with the raising of the Pride flag at Signal Hill, Tobago, on Saturday 6, 2019.
4. OUTDoors – Hike and Yoga
July 7, 2019
Join the LGBT+ community and their families for an exhilarating experience of hiking and yoga at the Chaguaramas Tracking station. More info here: https://bit.ly/2Lt6OWl
5. Opening of LGBTQ+ Mini Filmfest
July 9, 2019
The launch of the LGBTQ+ Mini Filmfest begins with a showing of ‘C.R.A.Z.Y.’ courtesy the Canadian High Commission.
According to the movie synopsis: “Teenager Zachary Beaulieu is confused about his sexuality and is in conflict with his Canadian-Catholic upbringing which alienates his father Gervais and confuses his mother Laurianne. Forcing himself to like girls, Zachary also has to cope with his older brothers, who don’t make his life any easier but when he finally accepts his true feelings, will his family still accept him?”
For more information see here: https://bit.ly/2LuS60V
6. Generation GAP
July 14, 2019
A panel discussion on the generational changes and impacts in local LGBT history. The topics range from LGBT life in different times. The challenges faced or facing generations of LGBT persons and finding common ground in our activism and advocacy.
More info here: https://bit.ly/2Xj9AQ6
7. Columbus Bay Excursion by South LGBTQIA & Allies
July 21, 2019
Support the LGBTQ+ community while enjoying a scenic view of Columbus Bay with the family. More info here: https://bit.ly/31YVAPf
8. We Are Strong! A Night of Musical Excellence
July 20, 2019
Celebrate and support the LGBT+ community with this second instalment of the ‘We Are…’ Pride series.
Artists (LGBT and allies) explore the themes of Strength and Unity in song and dance, delivering showstopping and dazzling performances.
See more information here: https://bit.ly/2Jg62cD
9. ‘Fierce’ a Fashion and Cabaret Experience
July 24, 2019
Get ready for a fabulous blend of fashion and cabaret at the Big Black Box on July 24, 2019.
More information here: https://bit.ly/2xnBG2n
10. Pride Fair, Fun Day and Parade
July 28, 2019
After last year’s success, the LGBT+ community and allies are invited to come down, explore trinkets and food items on sale and join in a parade through Woodbrook, Port of Spain on July 28, 2019.
For more info see the event on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2XJ48KO