Moldova, Pride

Moldova Pride 2021

The program of the XX edition of the LGBT+ Community Festival in Moldova

”Moldova Pride” 15 - 20 June 2021


June 15, Tuesday
13:00 - 14:00 Moldova Pride Opening Ceremony
The opening is symbolized by the raising of the Moldova Pride flag on the flagpole in the courtyard of the office of the Information Centre GENDERDOC-M. As well as last year, despite the pandemic, the ceremony will take place offline in the presence of a limited number of people (only employees and Board members of the organization) with a Live Stream on organizational social networks.

Also, on the opening day of Pride, video messages from Ambassadors and representatives of LGBT+ friendly embassies will be accessible online.

June 16, Wednesday
13:00 - 14:00 Anti-AwardsEnameled Bowl”
The Anti-Awards will be handed out to the public figures and opinion leaders who have repeatedly and actively expressed their positions against the equality of LGBT+ rights in the Republic of Moldova. Live Stream will be available on organizational social networks.
June 17, Thursday

17:00 - 19:00 Conference on Mental Health in the LGBT+ Community and its Importance in LGBT+ Activism (part I)
The aim of the conference is to discuss the mental health issues that LGBT+ people and LGBT+ activists face in their everyday life, especially during COVID-19 pandemic. The conference is organized in the framework of the “Eastern European Coalition for LGBT Equality”. Live Stream will be available on organizational social networks.
June 18, Friday

17:00 - 19:00 Conference on Mental Health in the LGBT+ Community and its Importance in LGBT+ Activism (part II)

Live Stream will be available on organizational social networks.

June 19, Saturday

10:00 - 19:15 Pride Park
Pride Park is a public space free of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, for communication and music, with various cultural and information activities, seminars and discussions, that will take place online. The program will last all day, the events will be broadcasted live on the Facebook page of the organization, and the recordings will also be published on other social media pages later.

The program will include the following entertainment and informational activities:

10:00-10:30  Culinary workshop

11:00-12:15  A storytelling webinar by Leo Zbanke - film director, screenwriter, psychologist, LGBT+ activist, author of trainings on: storytelling, audiovisual tools, media literacy. For the last five years they have been working as a trainer throughout Europe within the programs of the Council of Europe - Erasmus+. The webinar is aimed at both the people who would like to improve their skills in public speaking, as well as those who would like to use social media for speaking about their identities/other social LGBTQI-related topics.

12:30-13:30   Contemporary body wave with Serghei Golovnea.

13:40-14:40   Musical pause - HRISTINA, art-pop from Moscow

14:40-16:00  Intersecting identities: discussion with queer Roma people from Romania and Ukraine. Often many queer Roma either erase their ethnic identity around other LGBTQ + people, for fear of being avoided, or give up their queer side, because in no case can they reveal it in their home community if they want to remain part of it. How do those who decide to be open live, moreover, get involved in the work of civic activism, resisting prejudices?

We will talk to Antonella Lerca Duda (Romania), Julio Elvisey Pisică (Romania) and Aliona Kazanska (Ukraine).

16:00-17:00   An open discussion with LGBTQI+ community members from Moldovan diaspora: “What can we do together for the development of LGBTQI+ movement in Moldova?”. With this event, we aim to involve active members of the community that left the country, but are willing to contribute to local activism, as for many it is much safer to do so, while not living in Moldova.

17:15-18:15  A discussion on bullying between the members of the support group for parents of LGBTQ+ people and the members of “Parinti Solidari” group. Bullying is the main problem that LGBTQI+ adolescents face in different areas of their lives, but especially in schools, and it is the issue that parents from the support group would like to focus their activism on.

18:30-19:15   A quiz on important and memorable events and people related to the queer community in Moldova and beyond.

23:00 – 04:00 "PrEParty - Be prepared_for your party"

PrEParty is aimed at informing and educating about sexual health in a fun and entertaining way. During the party, short video spots will be shared on STDs and services of the Health Program of GENDERDOC-M will be promoted, especially the possibility to get pre-exposure prophylaxis medicine that is used for HIV prevention. This party will be organized online and will involve 3 DJs.

June 20, Sunday
12:00 - 13:00 Solidarity March "I’m Ok"

This year the Solidarity March will take place, as in the previous year, online. While waiting for the good times, when we will be able to go out on the streets together again, we come up with a solution - a march in graphic video format, in which everyone will be able to participate.




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