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Lynn Breedlove/Trans Workshop/Queer Film Night/Vegan Kaffe

Trans Youth Network | 26.03.2009 23:10 | Culture | Gender | Repression

Lynn Breedlove (queer feminist trans activist and lead yeller of punk band Tribe 8), brings her performance-lecture-activism workshop to Manchester on 28th March, followed by Queer Film Night presented by local LGBTQ groups and social media activists with Vegan Kaffe on 29th March. Everyone welcome, donations for food,
Yard Theatre show £5.

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REMINDER!! A joyful weekend approaches...




Post-performance Q&A with Lynnee - facilitated by Louis Bailey
Tea and cake stall & a simple little bar

Saturday March 28th
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm start
£5 on door (advance tickets from
The Yard Theatre, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 5RF Venue is fully accessible

LYNEE BREEDLOVE’S 'ONE FREAK SHOW' is queer, punkrock standup comedy on transgender bodies, feminism, family, and "community." The One Freak Show is an irreverent, look at the interior world of a notorious punk giving
out permission slips to laugh at ourselves.

Breedlove rocks on as a no-op transsexual standup comic after 15 years as lead yeller of punk band Tribe8. Fronting the band, writing the highly acclaimed, Lambda Literary Award nominated urban novel, Godspeed,performing with the all woman spoken word troupe Sister Spit, and hosting San Francisco's queer cabarets, the writer, performer and filmmaker has developed an onstage persona sharp as a new chainsaw blade, and an intimate, improvisational fluidity, making high-minded political concepts fun.

This story is about the confusion not just of society but of the individual, when he doesn’t modify himself to make his insides match his outsides. It’s about the sadness of the bicultural guy torn between warring communities, because he identifies as both. It’s about trying to
label oneself to satisfy others and get love, when in fact no label seems to fit, and how the eyes of a child open the heart to simplify social constructs. It’s about parental struggles to guide and let go at the same
time. It’s about our human body quest for compassion for ourselves and everyone else.

Activism, laughs and visibility.

“Breedlove sings, writes, now brace yourself for a razor-sharp storyteller. Get in on the ground floor - see this show. A true renaissance rabble-rouser, the sky's the limit” Jello Biafra, The Dead Kennedys

“Uninhibited humor lends tender insight and perspective to a gender politics debate that often takes place in a fiercely contentious atmosphere...” Billy Tania, SF Bay Times

JACKIE HAGAN is one of Manchester’s finest performance poets. Her charm and witty honesty will be kicking off the night’s performance.



Sunday March 29th
Kaffe 12-7
Workshop 1-3
Films 4-7

LGBTQ Centre, 49-51 Sidney St (behind the 8th Day café on Oxford Rd) M1 7HB

UNKA LYNNEE'S ACADEMY will be a workshop with Lynn, exploring trans identities, feminism and intimacy through writing and performance. All are welcome, please be on time!

There will also be a KAFFE space with cheap vegan food and cakes throughout the day.

From 4pm there will be a screening of some short FILMS in collaboration with Queer Youth Network – - and Trans Youth Network –
There will also be an opportunity to discuss the films after the screenings. Films will include:

- Independent documentaries-in-progress programme produced by young queer, trans and gendervariant people under 30, presented by David Henry and Mx Tomboi, followed by brief Q&A debate – OutCast Media

- Stonewall was a RIOT (with new footage from the Stonewall Awards Protest) -

- Manchester Shame: "Selling Jack" Pride is a Protest –

- ‘Jane’s Story’ – Follow Jane around Canal Street and Manchester City Centre, as she reveals what life is like for street homeless trans women and sex workers in 21st Century Manchester -

-‘XXY’ (2008) Short clips from this thought-provoking feature film exploring Klinefelter's Syndrome through the eyes of a 15 year old coming to terms with their intersex condition -

- ‘A:Gender’ by Joey Hateley. Montage of performance clips by Manchester-based Gender-Joker-Queer-Eminem performance artiste extraordinaire and queer-feminist
theatre practitioner -

- ‘PISSING: Never Mind The Bollocks’ by Louis Bailey and Leonie Morris. The short film which spawned Gender Neutral Toilets and the International Toiletgate Debate at the University of Manchester Students Union in 2008 -

- ‘On My Way’ + ‘End. O’ from Queer Youth Digital Video Project, Inside Out Lesbian Gay Film Festival Toronto -

- Thorn in your side (about the Queer & Trans movement in San Fran)

- Clips from 'Toilet Training' - a documentary about the need for gender-neutral toilets -

- 'PYT (Pretty Young Thing) - a pseudo pop video where Michael Jackson and Peter Pan collide in the body of a young transman

- 'Operation Invert' - Compares the regulations governing botox with gender reassignment

- 'XX Boys' - Photography of Kael Block is set against the music of the Distillers -

- ‘Gulab Aina' (The Pink Mirror) Indian drama about the loves and losses of two drag queens -

- Plus more to be confirmed!

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