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(en) afed.cz: Al-Pride - A brief report of queer event, which has become an alternative to the traditional, but somewhat commercial Prague Pride. [machine translation]

Date Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:41:48 +0300


In August, held in Prague traditional LGBT + Events Prague Pride finished off a spectacular rainbow parade attended by several thousand people. At first glance sympathetic action, however, he woke up after the experience of previous years and the announcement of commercial supplements and resentment on the part queer "community" that stood opposed to their celebration was commodified, built on money given exclusivity and co-opted by capitalist logic, either He faces as he wants "friendly". ---- On the basis of this outrage was parallel (not to be confused with the rival) alternative actions Alt * Pride, in which a statement saying: "We want to show that queer identity not be a commodity, subject to marketing or 'corporate social responsibility'. We want to draw attention to neglected topics such as class, ethnicity, origin and role of social inequality in exclusion and oppression inside and outside the queer community. We want to reflect the influence of capitalism, economic globalization and the associated consumerism to the queer community and offer an alternative to traditional events within the Pride. "Organizers are themselves identified as" members and members of the feminist, autonomous, anarchist, human rights, antirasistického and the environmental movement, who and which they want another week of pride. "

Celebrate "diversity, solidarity and cooperation" decided to completely noncommercial and without VIP status 10 to 13 August in the area of ​​autonomous social center of Prague Clinic rich program. Formed the basis for talks on neglected topics, such as the representation of marginalized in pop culture, about the benefits and the harm LGBT, queer identity and kolonialita, there is something queer Theological Ethics ?, HIV and stigma - social death, pedophilia, pedophiles and their relationship to the LGBT ( this topic caused nearly feast on nationalist websites, talk was of course like all the other interesting). Also successful were also discussions about bisexuality or asexualitě. During the workshops, the girls could try female urination device, and everyone, regardless of gender could attend a crash course or discriminatory writing self-defense, which enjoyed a really great interest. There were also performances, performances by bands, and (un) decently run over queer party. Especially the last days of the program enjoyed considerable interest among visitors, many of whom visited the clinic for the first time. The event included the Clinic was also queer freeshop, possibility of printing textiles with the help of feminist collective NemrAFKy makeup and drag the corner.

There was also to prepare the pickets and banners reading "Do not be conformed to chop your company", which is the Saturday, August 13 appeared headed pink and black Alt * Pride block on a shared pride march through the streets of Prague Pride capital. Several dozen people, to which during the day added another, came out en masse already Clinic. When they wanted to add to the rest of the parade on Wenceslas Square, trying to cordon them out of their own bodies evidently avoided all of the colors of the rainbow disoriented police. Eventually, though blunt force subsided and there was a fusion of the two events. Still, it was pink and black block unmistakable, and this for several reasons: the slogans on the picket chants of "Feminism lives, the struggle continues!", "A-anti-anti-capitalists" or "Lollipops for all!" And especially intensive swirling undercover cops supervising smoothness of the capitalist order.

https://www.afed.cz/text/6510/alt-pride
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