Your fave activist-led radical queer dance party is BACK. Lesbians and Gays Support the Migrants are teaming up with African Rainbow Family, Micro Rainbow International, The Outside Project, Queefy Cabaret and The People’s Film Club to bring you our biggest party yet on the day of Pride in London.
Get ready for Planes and Perverts: Pride and Protest Edition!
Sat 6th July - 8pm-4am - The Garage, 20-22 HIghbury Corner, London N5 1RD
Why? Since LGSMigrants began in 2015, we have called out Pride in London for excluding the most marginalised members of our community, the majority of who come from a migrant background. Each year at Pride in London, we march in an attempt to bring the parade back to its political roots, while also targeting corporations who pinkwash our identities while carrying out inhumane practices such as forced deportations. This year we hosting a party which will create a space for politically minded queers and members of our community from marginalised backgrounds to party with meaning. The event will also raise much-needed cash for migrant-led queer groups (the majority of whose members are in the asylum process) to get them to down to London for Pride in London and Black Pride.
Expect: Join us from 8pm at The Garage in Highbury & Islington for workshops, stalls, film screenings, live music, spoken word, drag performances, DJs and so much more. This party will be safe, political and meaningful space to celebrate the diversity in our community and what pride really means to us - freedom, equality, and justice.
Line-Up: Dream Wife (DJ set), DJ Ritu, Shakira Alleyne, Cal Fox + many more to be announced!
Dresscode: Whatever the fuck you like.
Ticket info: Unwaged £5 | Standard £12.50 | Solidarity £18. We know that there is a hell of a lot of shit out there at the minute, with that in mind, a proportion of our tickets will be available for £5 for those of you on low incomes. The £5 tickets will be on a first come first serve basis and purely based on honesty. If you can afford the full price tickets, please leave the £5 tickets for those who cannot.
Ticket links: Outsavvy // Ticketweb
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/322660338444559/
Accessibiity: The Garage space is over two floors. The main floor is fully accessible with a gender-neutral accessible toilet. All toilets on the night will be gender neutral. There will be seating in the main room, there will also be a sober space in this main room, which will be towards the stage so none of the shows are missed. We will also have a quiet space with seating. Unfortunately, the quiet space is up a flight of stairs. However, the venue, staff, and members of LGSMigrants will be able to help you up the stairs. Just notify us on entry or drop us an email before. You can find more information here: http://thegarage.london/accessibility/
Pay it forward drinks for people in the asylum process or those who are homeless will be available on the night.
Got a question? Please email us at Lgsmigrants@gmail.com. Equally, if you want to get involved, get in touch! This event is for you/the community. If you have been to one of our previous parties and have feedback, send it over. If you have any suggestions on how we can shape this party for you, send it over.
By attending our events, you agree to our Safer Spaces Agreement. The basic tenet is respect. LGSMigrants is committed to making our events as safe as possible, whilst recognising that it’s not possible to create spaces that are completely safe for everyone.
- respect each other (our backgrounds, identities, ideas and bodies) and respect the spaces we create together and are part of.
- Everyone has an equal right to be heard and an equal responsibility to listen – be aware of how people might express themselves differently to you.
- Respect and look after the building as a physical space and a resource for all.
- However strongly you feel about a particular topic, abuse is never tolerated. Respect other people’s right to speak.
- Any behaviour that demeans, marginalises or dominates others, or perpetuates hierarchies, is not welcome.
- Identify your own privileges – the things that sometimes give you an easier ride than others – and try to be aware of them.
- Be aware of the range of people’s identities (gender, race, class) and avoid making generalisations or assumptions about people.
- Be aware that people might not want to have their picture taken, so please ask before taking pictures. There will be a dedicated picture space in the venue.
- Be aware that anyone in the space could be a survivor of a particular form of oppression, for example, violence or racism.
- If someone is feeling uncomfortable, do not hesitate to raise this.
- It is everyone’s responsibility to challenge prejudice and oppression, and if we ignore it we are complicit in it.