The third LGBTQ+ Museum organised by Serbian Green Youth took place in Belgrade from 7-8th of July. The LGBTQ+ Museum is a series of events which SGY’s Gender Working Group started in December 2015, aiming to jumpstart a new approach towards gender and sexuality-related topics in the region.
This year’s Museum was dedicated to the topic of gender expression, and it started with opening an exhibition of photographs of people who express their gender, identity an sexuality differently in comparison with the heteronormative, traditional understanding of these. The photographs were followed by short texts in which photographed people described their views on their own gender, sexuality and the (lack of) connection between these. The exhibition was followed by a panel discussion that focused on effect of growing up in a heteronormative, patriarchal society on forming one’s gender.
On the second day of the Museum, a Belgrade based drag collective “Wyrd sisters” held a workshop on drag. Participants of the workshop had an opportunity to learn more about drag as a concept, its potentials as a form of activism, but also to learn practical skills of developing their own drag character, performance and make up. The event was closed with a super cool drag party.