As part of the annual GBLT Cultural Week, a series of activities will take place in Mexico City starting this month.
This annual event has had to deal with a series of obstacles since 2003, including the death of its original organizer, the activist José María Covarrubias, and the refurbishment of the Museo del Chopo, its original venue. The upside of this situation is that, over the years, the organizers had to look for other spaces taking the GLBT Week to a broader cultural scene in the city.
This year, the program features photography, discussions about queer theory in Mexico, and the celebration of the Vampiro de la Colonia Roma, the traditional gay novel, writen 30 years ago by Luis Zapata. The entrance for all the activities is for free.
Here are some of the highlights:
Familias Mexicanas, by Óscar Sánchez, photographs documenting GLBT families in Mexico. Galería del Centro Cultural José Martí, Avenida Hidalgo y Doctor Mora, Metro Hidalgo. From June 5th to June 28th.
Lectures on Queer Theory in Mexico. Lecturers: Francesca Gargallo and Elsa Muñiz. Centro Cultural España, Guatemala No. 18, Col. Centro, right behind the cathedral, June 18th, 6 pm.
Happy Birthday, Vampiro, celebration of the 30th anniversary of El vampiro de la Colonia Roma, by Luis Zapata, Salón Marrakech, República de Cuba 18, Col Centro.
If you want to see the whole program, click here.