GLN film screening this month

2016-04-27 06:00

THE Gay and Lesbian Network and My Name Is Rose NPC, will be hosting film screenings of I Am the Rose and The Rose Ministry on 27 April at the Edendale Lay Ecumanical Centre at 10am. There will also be performances by drag queens and the Rainbow Theatre Company.

The is one of the many events that will be held by The Gay & Lesbian Network in the lead up to their annual Pink Mynah Festival in October.

I Am the Rose is about a day filled with drama for drag queen Cebi, who finds herself locked out of her rented room, trying to find help to pay the angry landlord.

Cebi then gets a lift from Themba which results in her being mistakenly accepted as a bride-to-be by Themba’s mother.

Cebi spends a whole day trying to pose as the daughter-in- law, while trying not to reveal her sexual orientation to the excited mother-in-law.

Starring Labelz D’Glamour, Leuta Shoalane, Tshidi Mashile and Zsa-Zsa Whitney Gabor Huston, I Am the Rose shows how drag queens in the busy city of Johannesburg survive being assumed to be women.

The Rose Ministry is a story of transwoman Smiso, who wants to have the wedding at the church as a faithful long-serving member of the church and wants the ceremony to be held by the church pastor.

The homophobic pastoral family fight for this to happen despite the legal and traditional approval of the wedding. Filled with hatred and anger towards the gay church members the pastor’s wife tries everything to stop the wedding from taking place in the church and to get rid of gay church members permanently.

Nicky a very close friend and a pillar to the pastor’s wife faces rejection and condemnation when the pastoral family discovers she is a ctually a transwoman.

For more information, contact GLN at 033 342 6165, email info@gaylesbian.org.za or visit www.gaylesbian.org.za

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