To conclude its 19th edition, Festival Accès Asie, in collaboration with GLAM Montreal, presents Glamboree 2014, a colourful fundraising event aiming to support the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and queer) Asian community of Montreal.
Starting at 8 pm on Sunday, May 18th, a broad range of Asian artists from various disciplines will share the stage at Café l’Artère to celebrate diversity and creativity. Musicians, authors, performance artists, video artists, dancers and spoken word artists, all stemming from the Asian LGBTQ community of Montreal, will share the stage to offer colourful, moving and eclectic performances.
Hip hop artists Sikh Knowledge and ManChyna will mingle with video artist Kimura Byol. Performance artists Atif Siddiqi and Kama La Mackerel will also perform. There are more surprises on the menu as well!
One of the goals of this event that is taking place during Asian Heritage Month is to break down prejudice and support queer Asian artists living in Montreal. All proceeds will be used to support GLAM Montreal. Founded in 1993, this non-governmental organization managed on a shoestring budget by a team of volunteers, has a mandate to support Montrealers of Asian origins who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, genderqueer, intersexual and allosexual. By offering them a comfortable and empathetic environment, GLAM wishes to contribute to their personal growth and to a better understanding and acceptance of their sexual identity. They can also forge new friendships, share their stories, and feel integrated among other people who live similar experiences.
This is an invitation to come celebrate all the beauty and richness of diversity. A closing event that will be inclusive and festive!
Sikh Knowledge et ManChyna
Kama La Mackerel