Exposition (In)visibles

22 Oct 2020 07:00
→ 22 Oct 2020 19:00
Parc des Bastions
Les bastions, 1205 - Geneva
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🏳️‍🌈 Discover 21 stories of LGBTIQ + couples and families testifying to their life journey in Geneva. They evoke their fears, their desires but also their hopes in the face of current society.

🎉 Discover the photographic exhibition (In) visible from October 3 to 31, 2020 at Parc des Bastions in Geneva, which aims to give visibility to LGBTIQ + people. [1]

🍸The opening will take place on Saturday October 3 at 11 a.m. at the Palais Eynard, in the presence of Alfonso Gomez, Administrative Councilor of the City of Geneva in charge of Equality and Diversity, and will be followed by an aperitif offered by the City of Geneva. The event is organized in compliance with current health measures and closely following the recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health and the State of Geneva. (For health reasons, the opening will be limited to 90 people.)

🌈 The exhibition is visible at Parc des Bastions from October 3 to 31, 2020 and is part of the City of Geneva's campaign against homophobia and transphobia 2020, which will take place around October 11, International Day coming out. It is accompanied by visits to school classes, in partnership with the Geneva Federation of LGBT associations, in order to make young people aware of LGBTIQ + issues. www.geneve-lgbtiq.ch

🙏🏾 This project is supported by the Mercator Suisse Foundation, the City of Geneva and Loterie Romande.

𝗠𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗖𝗼𝘃𝗶𝗱-𝟭𝟵
The event is organized in accordance with the sanitary measures in force. Wearing a mask, disinfecting the hands and respecting interpersonal distances are compulsory.
Access to the Palais Eynard is made on presentation of the QR code obtained via the CoGa.app application, subject to availability.
Access to the Eynard Palace by the Rue de la Croix-Rouge 4.

Today, in Switzerland, legal and social equality is not yet achieved for LGBTIQ + people. The majority of LGBTIQ + couples and families are still invisible in public space. Between the fear of experiencing a physical aggression, of being the subject of insults or of receiving disapproving looks, the reasons which lead them not to share gestures of tenderness in public are numerous. Thus, many LGBTIQ + couples adopt strategies so as not to be too visible, ranging from over-vigilance to mapping spaces considered safe.

This discrimination and violence, and / or the fear of experiencing them, generate a high psychological and physical cost for the people concerned. The (In) visible project was born in response to this reality, in 2019 within the association Tou · te · x · s visible. It was initiated within the gender projects incubator BØWIE - Gender + Projects Incubator and aims to be replicated in several cities in Switzerland.

More info on the project: www.projetinvisibles.com

If you would like to bring your class to the exhibition or participate in the next edition, please write to us at the following address: in.visibles.lgbtiq@gmail.com or by private message.

[1] Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and more. This acronym describes people at greater risk of experiencing discrimination in relation to their sexual and emotional orientation, their gender identity and expression, as well as their sex.