LBQ TALENT SHOWCASE

Mombasa, Mombasa County, Kenya
Filed on 02 / 03 / 2019
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Atingidos
€ 1.458
Minimum
€ 3.876
ótimo
€ 8.218
39 Apoiadores
Contributing € 10
Individuals - mention in the credits of the documentary where the LBQ talent show will be featured

The LBQ Talent Show will be featured in a mini-documentary about LBQ women produced by Casal Lambda in collaboration with PlayGround. Individuals who donate 10 euros will be mentioned in the credits of the documentary.

> 05 Apoiadores
Contributing € 15
Individuals - Mention in the credits + link to pre-watch documentary before the release of the documentary

The LBQ Talent Show will be featured in a mini-documentary about LBQ women produced by Casal Lambda in collaboration with PlayGround.

> 06 Apoiadores
Contributing € 30
Mention in credits + link to pre-watch documentary + free ticket to watch the premier of the documentary at FIRE film festival (Barcelona)

The LBQ Talent Show will be featured in a mini-documentary about LBQ women produced by Casal Lambda in collaboration with PlayGround. Only the ticket to watch the documentary is free at FIRE. Travel to the festival and accommodation are not included.

> 08 Apoiadores
Contributing € 50
NGOs support - mention in credits of the documentary

The LBQ Talent Show will be featured in a mini-documentary about LBQ women produced by Casal Lambda in collaboration with PlayGround. NGOs who donate 50 euros will be mentioned in the credits of this documentary.

> 02 Apoiadores
Contributing € 70
NGOs support - mention in credits + link to pre-watch documentary before the release of the documentary

The LBQ Talent Show will be featured in a mini-documentary about LBQ women produced by Casal Lambda in collaboration with PlayGround. NGOs who donate 70 euros will be mentioned in the credits of this documentary and will be sent a link to pre-watch the documentary before it's

> 01 Apoiadores

About this project

Discovering the hidden talents among Lesbian Bisexual and Queer women in Kenya
Infrastructure Minimum ótimo
Venue hire
Venue hire for one day
€ 130
Runway
Runway built for the talent showcase with music, dancing, poetry and open mic
€ 175
Venue hire 2nd Day
Venue hire for the second day - if we manage to fundraise for the optimum, it will be a 2 day event.
€ 130
Accomodation
Accomodation for 20 people, 2 nights
€ 778
Material Minimum ótimo
Food and refreshments for one day
Food for lunch and refreshments for sports
€ 737
Decoration
Decoration for talent showcase with music, dancing, poetry and open mic
€ 260
Uniforms
22 uniforms for football and volleyball teams
€ 175
Projector and white screen
Projector and white screen hire for one day
€ 24
Food and Refreshments
Lunch and refreshments for 2nd day of the LBQ Talent Showcase
€ 690
Task Minimum ótimo
Public address
a system of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers used to amplify speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering
€ 170
Transport
Transport for 20 women to join the talent showcase from different parts of Kenya
€ 1.380
Project Management
Project manager to coordinate the logistics to organise the talentshowcase
€ 515
Bank fees and services fees
Goteo fees (4%) and bank transfer to Kenya (0.8%)
€ 180
Security
Hire security for the LBQ Talent Showcase
€ 130
Public address - 2nd day
2nd day hire for system of microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers used to amplify speech or music in a large building or at an outdoor gathering
€ 170
Projector and white screen
Projector and white screen hire for second day
€ 24
Documentary
DevReporter awarded fudning to do a documentary of this event, but we still need to fundraise a small part of it to be able to make it happen
€ 2.500
Bank fees and services fees
Goteo fees (4%) and bank transfer to Kenya (0.8%)
€ 50
Total € 3.876 € 8.218
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

LBQ Talent Showcase is an event and an opportunity to discover the hidden talents among Lesbian Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) women in Kenya. This is a one or two-day event (depending on the money frundraised), were LBQ women, who have been feeling stigmatised for a long time, can feel free and can build self-esteem.

In Kenya, homosexuality is a criminal offence that carries a jail sentence. There is a lot of stigma attached to homosexuality in the community and families and many women have been forced into marriages, and have been subjected to corrective rape and disownment.

The LBQ Talent Showcase is a very important event for LBQ women to feel safe and valued in their community. It is a space to celebrate who they are, discovering their best talents that usually go unnoticed.

The LBQ talent show will be included in a short documentary about LBQ women in Kenya, by Casal Lambda in collaboration with PlayGround as part of Dev Reporter http://www.lafede.cat/es/tag/beca-devreporter/. The documentary will be shown at FIRE (https://www.mostrafire.com/), the LGBT+ film festival in Barcelona (Spain).

Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign

This is a two-day event, organised to take place in March 2019, in Mombasa, Kenya. However, if we do not reach the optimum, we will cut it to one day event.

If the optimum target is reached:

First day: Volleyball and football competitions - Playing volleyball and football has been the main way of giving visibility to LBQ women in Kenya, mostly because given the discrimination they face, many choose to identify first as footballers.

First night: Film Screening - LBQ films will be shown at this event, such as ¿Do you know what a corrective rape is? which you can also find on this crowdfunding page.

Second day: talent show contest with music, dancing, poetry and open mic - This will build confidence among LBQ women who mostly don't get chances to express and showcase their talents due to stigma.

Short documentary: the LBQ Talent Showcase is going to be captured in a documentary as part of the DevReporter funding awarded to Casal Lambda. However, a small part of the costs of the documentary still needs to be fundraised.

If only the the minimum target is reached:

One day: Football competitions and talent show contest with music, dancing, poetry and open mic.

Same night: Film Screening - LBQ films will be shown at this event, such as ¿Do you know what a corrective rape is? which you can find on this crowdfunding page

Why this is important

The objective of this event is to provide a platform and build talent and confidence among LBQ women who have been criminalised and stigmatized for a long time in Kenya, where they can face jail sentences due to their sexual orientation. It is difficult to find spaces for LBQ women to meet safely. Finding a supportive community enables LBQ women to be able to meet up freely without discrimination and to be able to share their experiences without fear of being heard by people who are prejudiced against them. The Talent Show also enables them to find ways for this women to be seen without risks such as being harmed by the community because of who they are.

This is a very difficult situation that LBQ women face in Kenya and they need your support to continue fighting for their human rights. Including the LBQ Talent Showcase in a mini-documentary will help raise awareness of the risks this collective face, getting international attention to continue their fight.

Gerald, an LBQ activist from Kenya said:

"It is important for us to feel that we are not alone!"

It is of outmost importance to capture the magic of this event in a documentary to be able to raise awareness of the situation of LBQ women in Kenya and find international support to instigate change.

Team and experience

The LBQ Talent Showcase will bring together 5 organisations and 50 women in Kenya.

Rainbow Women of Kenya is the host organisation and the other organisations include KISLEB-Kisumu Lesbian, W -Womxn Working with Womxn, MWA-Minority Women in Action, and CWW -Coast Womxn for Womxn. Each organisation will invite 10 women to join the LBQ talent showcase. The organisations are all LBQ organisations fighting mostly for the legal and health rights of LBQ women in the three main cities of Kenya, Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

Last year, we held the first edition of the LBQ Talent Showcase. It was a very important moment for the collective. Some women came out for the first time. It is a place to feel safe and talented in a country where being homosexual puts your life and freedom at risk, especially if you are a woman.

The short documentary will be carried out by a group of organisations, journalists and professionals who have been selected by Dev Reporter to carry out this project. However, there is a small amount of money that still needs to be fundraised to make it happen. We thought it is a good idea to involve everyone who is interested in this kind of issues to support this cause and bring international attention to this issue.

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