Free Gender

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Free Gender is a black lesbian organisation based in Khayelitsha township of Cape Town. As human rights defenders, we are also gender friendly towards transgender and intersex persons in our community. The organisation was founded in 2008 and have since participated in various protests/ political meetings/ guest talks at academic and public forums. We also supported different stakeholders whose common objectives are relevant to our mandate.

Queer African Reader

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Sokari Ekine, Hakima Abbas (ed.)
2013, Pambazuka Press.

As increasing homophobia and transphobia across Africa threatens to silence the voices of African Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) people, the Queer African Reader brings together a collection of writings, analysis and artistic works that engage with the struggle for LGBTI liberation and inform sexual orientation and gender variance.

Panos H. Koutras: Strella (2009)

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George is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual prostitute. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love. But the past is catching up with George. With Strella on his side he will have to find a new way out.

Alianzas tullido transfeministas a traves de la sexualidad y la postpornografía

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Presentación y proyección de vídeo a cargo de Pornortopedia y postporno tullido Nexos. Con la participación de Post-Op, Lucrecia Masson y Patricia Carmona.

La idea es contribuir al imaginario pornografico con la visibilización de cuerpos que se salen de los parámetros de normalidad corporal (tullidos, marimachos, trans, gordxs…) y mostrar como deseables las prácticas a las que estas corporalidades invitan.

“No es lo que el postporno puede hacer por la personas con diversidad funcional, sino precisamente estos cuerpos que se mueven y sienten de una manera no mayoritaria lo que pueden hacer por la sexualidad colectiva, ampliando prácticas e imáginarios.”

Shola Lynch: Free Angela and All Political Prisioners (2012)

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Writer/director Shola Lynch follows up her 2004 documentary Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed with this film centered on the struggle of educator and activist Angela Davis, an outspoken UCLA professor whose affiliation with the Communist Party and the Black Panthers landed her on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list while challenging our perceptions of political […]

Luis F.Bernanza/Margaret Gilpin: Mariposas en el andamio (1996)

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by Luis Felipe Bernaza, Margaret Gilpin

After the Revolution, gays were not respected in Cuba, but in the small Havana neighborhood of La Güinera, a few courageous women came to power and encouraged the gay community. Glamorous gowns fashioned from grain sacks and eyelashes made out of carbon paper are the reality of drag in Cuba. In La Güinera, gay transvestite performers have earned respect and status through creative work for the neighbourhood. On stage action and backstage preparation opens out into insightful interviews with community leaders, families, and the performers themselves.

Cynthia & Mélissa Arra: L’ordre des mots (2007)

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L’ORDRE DES MOTS / BINDING WORDS Auto produit par / self-produced by Cynthia Arra and Mélissa Arra France, 2007, 75 min., documentaire couleur / color documentary Ce film a pour objet de donner la parole à des personnes Trans’ et Intersexe dont la quête d’identité de genre se trouve entravée par des normes établies. Leurs […]

Emilie Jouvet: One Night Stand (2006)

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Le premier p*rn* queer et lesbien français ‘DIY’ (‘ Do It Yourself’) de Emilie Jouvet. Le film est un champ d’exploration, un terrain de jeux multiple, un espace d’expression, une aventure romantique. Dix actrices/acteurs amateurs et amateurs de sexe réalisent leurs désirs et mettent à nu des sexualités lesbiennes et queer. Genres, jeux et pratiques […]

Annalise Ophelian: Diagnosing Difference (2009)

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Diagnosing Difference by Annalise Ophelian is a feature-length length (64 mins) documentary featuring interviews with 13 diverse scholars, activists, and artists who identify on the trans spectrum (transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, and gender variant) about the impact and implications of the Gender Identity Disorder (GID) on their lives and communities. Historically, non-trans medical and mental health […]