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Gay Pride Cambodia 2012 Agenda

Gay Pride Cambodia 2012The Cambodia Gay Pride week of 2012 – from Friday, May 11th till Sunday, May 20th – is full of activities: film screenings, parties, Buddhist blessings, discussions and a lot of other events. One of the funniest events is probably the first Cambodia Pride Amazing Tuk-Tuk Race, taking place on Monday afternoon on May 14th. Be sure to bring your camera as participating teams will have to pick a Pride colour and pimp up their tuk-tuk in that colour (balloons, fabric, all team members wearing that colour, etc.). Fun, fun, fun!

There are not only events and activities in Phnom Penh, but also in Siem Reap and Battambang.

See the full schedule of things to see and do during Gay Pride Cambodia 2012:

 

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Event

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Venue

Friday 11 May 2012

6pm and
8pm

Late

Pre-Pride Party & Film Screenings

Two film screenings of “Weekend” at The Flicks 2 upstairs at The Empire. Downstairs will be a free food buffet and drink specials.

 

The Flicks 2 @ The Empire, No. 34 Street 130 Daun Penh

8pm

4am

The Local Re-launch Party

The new look, re-vamped Local is re-opening its doors on Friday, 11th May.

Funky restaurant/

bar/guesthouse over four levels. Chill out space, dining
areas and rooftop bar featuring relaxed grooves from Goan DJ Shelley B. We plan a late one to celebrate the relaunch so you may even catch the
splendid sunrise view from the rooftop in the early hours.

 

 

 

The Local – Russian Market, 39c Street 144, 20m from Coffee Corner

Saturday 12 May 2012

3pm

4pm

Introduction to Yoga Asana Class

This class is suitable for anyone and everyone. We cannot guarantee that you gain the body of a Calvin Klein model but you will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and posture, in a safe and LGBT friendly environment.Class in both English and Khmer.  Single class $5 (Khmer) $9 (non-Khmer)  please ask about prices for Yoga Intro passes and regular class passes.

Other classes available for those with some yoga experience see www.yogacambodia.com
You can also call Alison 012 739 419 for details.

 

 

 

Krama Yoga NGO street 302 (between st 63 and Monivong Blvd)

 

4pm

 

Film Screening: Velvet Goldmine

1971: Glamrock explodes all over the world and challanges the seriousness within the flowerpower generation by means of glitter and brutal music. Brian Slade, a young rockstar, inspires numerous teenage boys and girls to paint their nails and explore their own sexuality.

 

The Flicks 2 @ The Empire, No. 34 Street 130 Daun Penh

7pm

 

Pride 2012 & Film Festival Opening Night!!

The screening of the Phnom Penh PRIDE 2011 documentary (50 mins, English subtitles) is followed by Panu Saeang-Xuto’s PRE-ATTITUDE (2010, 20mins, English subtitles). The Young Thai Artist Award Winner focuses on three transgender women: A military officer, a village chief and a Muslim schoolgirl. 8.30PM: The world’s largest Muslim country Indonesia is home to the “warias”, biological men who live openly as women. Kathy Huang’s TALES OF THE WARIA (2011, 58 mins, Bahasa with English subtitles) uncovers a world that not only defies our expectations of gender and Islam, but also reveals our endless capacity as human beings to search for love – whatever the consequences…

 

Meta House

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

 

 

Sunday 13 May 2012

2pm

6pm

Pool Party with the Dolphin Men of Kratie!

Please come and join the pool party at Manor House. Entrance fee $2 includes one beer or soft drink

enjoy the pool with friends

and LGBT groups. Don’t forget to bring your own towel!

Manor House

#21 Street 262

4pm

6pm

Film screening: The Kids are Alright

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their birth father into their family life.

 

 

 

The Flicks 2 @ The Empire, No. 34 Street 130 Daun Penh

4pm

11pm

Sunday afternoon BBQ

Chill out, relax and mingle on The Local’s rooftop. Sip $2 mojito’s and
enjoy the sweeping views across Phnom Penh city. Enjoy a game of pool and
a Sunday afternoon BBQ.

 

 

The Local – Russian Market, 39c Street 144, 20m from Coffee Corner

6pm

7pm

Pride Aerobics

Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class

 

Wat Botum Park

7pm

10pm

Film screenings: TOP SECRET! INDONESIAN SURPRISE FILM, KHMER & GERMAN SHORTS

 

7PM: Chuon Sarin’s beautiful short film I CAN BE WHO I AM (2010, 21 mins, Khmer, English subtitles) deals with two young Cambodian transgender and their story of self-acceptance and family acceptance. Screening is followed by brand new GERMAN LGBT SHORT FILMS (English subtitles) from the “International Queer Film Festival Hamburg”, Germany’s largest and longest-running LGBT film festival. 8.30PM: The Q-Film Festival is the first LGBT festival in a predominantly muslim country. It presents a “Top Secret” surprise film (2012, 90 mins, Bahasa, English subtitles), which is directed/produced by Indonesia’s #1 auteur. Q-Film Festival Representative will introduce the film and the festival.

 

Meta House

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

 

 

Monday 14 May 2012

2pm

5pm

Pride Amazing Tuk-Tuk Race!

The launch of the first Cambodia Pride Amazing ‘Tuk-Tuk Race’! Teams need Khmer & English speakers to be able to solve the clues. You can have as many in a team as you like – but you all need to fit in your tuk-tuk. There may be a few tuk-tuks available, but you need to register ahead of time. Otherwise bring your own tuk-tuk! Each team should have a member who can bring/use a digital camera/phone camera as some of the tasks involve taking photos of your team at the venues we visit … will also make great pics for any post-Pride publicity. Each team should pick a Pride colour and pimp up their tuk-tuk in that colour (balloons, fabric, all team members wearing that colour, etc.) There will be prizes at the end of the day for the most successful team! The race will be a great way to socialise and find out more about about gay/gay-friendly venues and activities available around Phnom Penh.

 

2pm: Teams begin to arrive at K2 in their outrageously pimped tuk-tuk.

 

2:15pm Introduction and welcome to our PRIDE

Amazing ‘tuk-tuk’ Race followed by instruction on the race.

 

2:30pm Packs are given to teams

and the race begins!

 

5pm: All teams return to K2 for

drinks and refreshments. Penalty

points for teams that arrive after 5pm.

 

5:30pm: Winners announced, prizes

given.

 

 

 

 

K2

No. 25K, Suramarit St. 268

 

6pm

7pm

Pride Aerobics

Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class

 

 

Wat Botum Park

 

6:30pm

7:45pm

Introduction to Yoga Asana Class

This class is suitable for anyone and everyone. We cannot guarantee that you gain the body of a Calvin Klein model but you  will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and posture, in a safe and LGBT friendly environment.Class in both English and Khmer .Single class $5 (Khmer) $9 (non-Khmer) please ask about prices for Yoga Intro passes and regular class passes.

Other classes available for those with some yoga experience see www.yogacambodia.com
You can also call Alison 012 739 419 for details.

 

 

 

 

Krama Yoga NGO street 302 (between st 63 and Monivong Blvd)

 

6:30pm

 

Top Art Exhibition Opening

Will highlight Cambodian, ASEAN and international artwork on the theme of LGBT. The majority of the artists participating will be Cambodian, Vietnamese, Filipino as well as work focusing on Burma. The art exhibitions will run throughout Pride Week and beyond.

 

 

Top Art Gallery 2nd floor, above River House Lounge, 155E2, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh. Open daily: 3-8pm, or by appointment. 012 211193 /sothea.stapana@yahoo.com

 

7pm

10:30pm

INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILMS FROM SLOVENIA, USA AND FRANCE

 

7PM: Screening of the Slovenian short film TAKE IT OR BREAK IT (2011, English subtitles) is followed by Jeff Roy’s documentary MOHAMMED TO MAYA (2011, 70 min, English subtitles) that addresses issues of transgenderism and Islam using the backdrop of a single person’s incredible story. The American filmmaker follows the gender transformation of Indian Maya Jafer (formerly Mohammed Jafer) as she undergoes sex change procedure in Bangkok while being persecuted by her orthodox Muslim family and religious community. 9PM: TOMBOY (2011, 84 mins, English subtitles) by French director Céline Sciamma is an intimately scaled film about a 10-year-old girl who wants to be a boy.

 

 

 

Meta House

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

 

 

Tuesday 15 May 2012

6pm

7pm

Pride Aerobics

Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class

 

Wat Botum Park

7pm

9pm

Film Screening: Le Fil (‘The String’)

Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He’s processing his father’s death, he can’t come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik’s problems seem to fade away when he falls for Bilal, the dreamy houseboy at his mother’s bourgeois estate.

 

 

Institut français du Cambodge  #218 street 184

 

 

6pm

9pm

The Pink Pub Quiz

The Local 2′s popular “Cutting Edge of Ignorance” Thursday quiz night is
queering up for Pride. Fabulous prizes, stimulating topics and plenty of
eye candy. Hosted by the world-famous quizmaster, “Quizzita Cheezeata
Velveeta della Pita”. Questions cover a scintillating rainbow-colored
range of general knowledge, music and pop culture trivia, and inane
useless facts. Unsure of the answer? Let your freak flag fly baby! Give a
wacky answer, make the quizmaster chuckle, and score your team a free
round of shooters. A light-hearted (and light-in-the-loafers) quiz with a
generous quiz pot and other prizes in a great “family-friendly”
neighborhood bar. $2 entry, max 4 members per team.

 

The Local 2

STREET 144 (20M FROM

LA CROISETTE, OFF RIVERSIDE)

 

 

 

Wednesday 16 May 2012

6pm

7pm

Pride Aerobics

Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class

 

Wat Botum Park

6:30

7:45pm

Introduction to Yoga Asana Class

 

This class is suitable for anyone and everyone. We cannot guarantee that you gain the body of a Calvin Klein model but you  will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and posture, in a safe and LGBT friendly environment.Class in both English and Khmer .Single class $5 (Khmer) $9 (non-Khmer) please ask about prices for Yoga Intro passes and regular class passes.

Other classes available for those with some yoga experience see www.yogacambodia.com
You can also call Alison 012 739 419 for details.

 

Krama Yoga NGO street 302 (between st 63 and Monivong Blvd)

 

***6pm 9pm M-Style Party TBC  

 

6pm

 

8pm

 

“PROUD OUT LOUD”: LGBT EXHIBIT OPENING

 

6PM: The exhibition PROUD OUT LOUD reflects the dynamism and diversity of LGBT experience. Artists include Din Borin (Cambodia), Viet Le (Vietnam/USA), Thanh Nguyen (VN), Piyarat Piyapongwiwat and Maitree Siriboon (Thailand), Karmern (Malaysia), James Mizerski (USA), Nikola Errington (Australia) and Anne Elizabeth Moore (USA).

 

Meta House

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

8pm

   

 

South East ASIAN SHORT FILMS

 

8PM: Following a performance by Viet Le Indonesia’s Q-Film Festival invites you to the screenings of SE Asian short films, incl. KEP by C. Franklin (Cambodia/Colombia), BURMESE BUTTERFLY (Myanmar) by Hnin Ei Hlaing, RAYMOND (Philippines) by M. Reyes a.m.m. Thai Filmmaker Anucha Boonyawatana will introduce her short film EROTIC FRAGMENTS.

 

Meta House

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

 

 

Thursday 17 May 2012

8am

5pm

IDAHO Workshop Family Acceptance

We have planned our workshop on family acceptance of LGBT and coming out as LGBT to happen on this important day as these are the major struggles for LGBT everywhere in ASEAN. Our slogan this year reflects the desire of LGBT to be recognized as belonging to their families- everyone in the family is different we are still the same family.

 

Baitong Restaurant #7 Street 360 BKK1

6pm

 

7pm

Pride Aerobics

Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class

Wat Botum Park

6pm

 

Exhibition Opening

Will highlight Cambodian, ASEAN and international artwork on the theme of LGBT. The majority of the artists participating will be Cambodian, Vietnamese, Filipino as well as work focusing on Burma. The art exhibitions will run throughout Pride Week and beyond.

 

K’NYAY

25K Suramarit Blvd. (St.268)  Phnom Penh

 

6:30pm

10:30pm

“DANGEROUS LIVING”: TRANSSEXUALS IN BANGLADESH & MALAYSIA

 

 

6.30PM: J. Scagliotti’s DANGEROUS LIVING: COMING OUT IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD (2003, 58 mins, Khmer, English subtitles) is the first documentary, which explores the difficulties of Asian and African homosexuals. 7.30PM: The docu CALL ME SALMA (2010, 53 mins, English subtitles) is set in Bangladesh. 15-year old Salma is forced to question preconceived notions of gender, sexuality, family and love. 8.45PM: Malaysia still maintains a law against sodomy, which is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The country’s first gay themed feature film DALAM BOTOL (2011, 90 mins, English subtitles) is about a post-op transsexual who comes to realize that she may have been better off as a man.

 

Meta House

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

10pm 4am Pride Shameless Club Night Cambodia’s first (and only) Gay LGBTIQ MSM club night. Also the longest running club night in Cambodia. Another ‘not to be missed’ annual Pride treat! DJs, live energetic cabaret shows and dancing to International club music for as long as you can keep going. Live performance shows at 1am with the Phnom Penh Pussycat Dolls, the Avant-Guardian Angels and Khmer Idol Sophea Rous.

 

 

Pontoon #80,STREET 172
 

 

Friday 18 May 2012

8am 5pm WORKSHOP: LGBT sensitization for the media This workshop is aimed as a follow-up to RoCK’s first awareness workshop with Cambodian media in November 2011. This workshop will share experiences of working with the media from other ASEAN countries, including language and ideas for the media to use to increase understanding of LGBT rather than perpetuating misunderstanding and discrimination. Baitong Restaurant #7 Street 360 BKK1
6pm 7pm Pride Aerobics Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class Wat Botum Park
6pm 7:15pm Introduction to Yoga Asana Class This class is suitable for anyone and everyone. We cannot guarantee that you gain the body of a Calvin Klein model but you  will improve your flexibility, strength, balance and posture, in a safe and LGBT friendly environment.Class in both English and Khmer .
Single class $5 (Khmer) $9 (non-Khmer) please ask about prices for Yoga Intro passes and regular class passes.

 

Other classes available for those with some yoga experience see www.yogacambodia.com
You can also call Alison 012 739 419 for details.

 

 

Krama Yoga NGO street 302 (between st 63 and Monivong Blvd)

 

 

6pm

 

Film Screening: Latter Days

 

 

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

 

The Flicks 2 @ The Empire, No. 34 Street 130 Daun Penh

6:30pm   QUEER CHINA” DOCU AND INDONESIAN DRAMA “LOVELY MAN”

 

 

6.30PM:  China was late in acknowledging the basic civil rights of its homosexual population. It wasn’t until 1997 that the government decriminalized “hooliganism,” as it was officially known. Cui Zi’en’s docu QUEER CHINA COMRADE CHINA (2008, 117 mins, Khmer/English subs) presents a comprehensive account of the country’s queer movement. 9PM: Indonesian helmer Teddy Soeriaatmadja follows the story of an innocent countryside girl for his drama LOVELY MAN (2011, 76 mins, English subtitles). Cahaya heads to the capital Jakarta in search of her father, whom she has not seen since she was 4 years old. But the father she meets is selling himself to other men on the streets.

 

 

Meta House

 

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

8pm late Annual Pride Drag and Variety show!

 

 

DO NOT miss the spectacular

 

annual Blue Chili Pride Party!

Blue Chili

 

36Eo St 178

 

 

 

Saturday 19 May 2012

8am 5pm WORKSHOP: Gay Rights are Human Rights An exploration of human rights that already exist under international human rights conventions that are not recognized observed in relation to LGBT people. In November 2006 in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, the Yogyakarta Principles were created to enable human rights advocates everywhere to activate existing human rights to protect LGBT people. The Yogyakarta Principles were developed by lawyers, human rights activists and LGBT activists and are being promoted as a practical tool in guiding policy-makers and the judiciary to understand and use Human Rights for LGBT protection. We aim to bring some of the people who created the Yogyakarta Principles and who have been using them effectively to come and share with Cambodian human rights NGOs, LGBT activists and different sectors like health, women, education and youth. Baitong Restaurant #7 Street 360 BKK1
1pm 4pm Partner Yoga with Pride Workshop. Bring a partner, a boy friend, a girl friend or just a friend….or meet one there… come and join the fun of playing with Yoga Asana.
No yoga experience necessary,every one,- young, old, tall, short, gay, straight, male,female or someplace in between can benefit from a yoga practice. This workshop will introduce some fun ways to work together with your partner using Yoga to get a great stretch,have fun as well as building confidence and trust with each other.
This workshop will be taught in English and Khmer. Tea and cookies will be served after class.
$15 (Khmer) $20 (non-Khmer) per person or sign up as a couple and pay $25 (Khmer) $35 (non-Khmer) per couple. Please email yogacambodia@gmail.com or call 012 739 419 for details and booking. www.yogacambodia.com

 

 

 

At Krama Yoga NGO street 302(between st 63 and Monivong)

 

 

6pm 7pm Pride Aerobics Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class Wat Botum Park
6:30pm   THE FIRST FILMS ABOUT LESBIANS FROM VIETNAM AND INDONESIA  

 

6.30: Cecelia Neant-Falk’s docu DON’T YOU WORRY (2003, 73 mins, Khmer, English subtitles) shows us the reality of coming out for young Swedish girls. Screening is followed by Rai Gaitus’ short film THIS  (Philippines, 2012, 12 mins), who tells the story of two high-school-girls on the night of the grad ball. 8PM: Vietnamese lesbians are stigmatized. WHICH WAY TO THE SEA? (2011, 30 mins, English subtitles) focuses on five couples from different age groups. 8.30PM: CHILDREN OF SRIKANDI (2012, 75 mins, English subtitles) transcends the borders between docu, fiction and experimental film. Eight authentic and poetic stories are interwoven with beautiful shadow theater scenes.

 

Meta House

 

37 Blvd Samdech Sothearos

9pm   Film screening: Brokeback Mountain The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years.

 

 

The Flicks 2 @ The Empire, No. 34 Street 130 Daun Penh

7:30pm

Late

Masquerade Ball

Don’t forget your mask for this special themed Pride Party!

Rainbow Bar

#73 Street 172

 

 

 

Sunday 20 May 2012

8am

5pm

Community Day

Blessing Ceremony; bring your friends and family to join

us to celebrate Pride in the Khmer way by making

offerings and getting a blessing at Wat Tuol Tompong

Wat Tuol Tompong

4pm

 

Film Screening: ‘Beginners”

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

 

The Flicks 2 @ The Empire, No. 34 Street 130 Daun Penh

6pm   Pride Aerobics Fun and healthy LGBT exercise class.  
***   Candlelight vigil The positive MSM group of Cambodian Network of People Living with HIV (CPN+) will hold a Candlelight Memorial to commemorate members of the LGBT community who have been lost to the HIV epidemic. Please check the Pride Facebook for further details. TBC

In Battambong and Siem Reap there will be events too including a Buddhist blessing, focus group discussion (LGBT needs and issues in BTB / SRP), Parents of LGBT meeting, film screenings – Queer China, Comrade China (90 minutes) Cambodia Pride DVD (50 minutes) and a Party Night!

***The details for these events are yet to be finalized, please refer to www.facebook.com/cambodiapride for more details.

See a full color schedule of the events during Gay Pride Cambodia 2012 (including Khmer language) at: http://www.scribd.com/nikola_errington/d/92577937-2012-Pride-Schedule-Final