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IDAHOBIT Film Screening: Tomboy (2011) + Q&A

IDAHOBIT, Film Screening, Tomboy, Céline Sciamma, Tower Hamlets, LGBT, ELOP, Rosie Wilby,, East London, Free
IDAHOBIT, Film Screening, Tomboy, Céline Sciamma, Tower Hamlets, LGBT, ELOP, Rosie Wilby,, East London, Free

LGBT mental health charity ELOP will be screening Céline Sciamma’s 2011 film Tomboy to commemorate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the day the decision was made to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization in 1990.

What expect

Tomboy tells the story of a 10-year-old child named Laure who, after moving to a new neighbourhood, deliberates presents as a boy named Mikhael to the local children.

Following the screening, ELOP will host a Q&A, inviting special guests to speak about their experiences of being part of the LGBTQ+ community, including author and comedian Rosie Wilby, Mark Healey from Real & National Hate Crime Awareness,  Bille-Jo Boyd from Victim support, and Kaye Medcalf from Galop.

This is a free event but we will ask for a small donation on the door which will go to LGBT+ anti-violence charity, Galop.

About Rosie Wilby

Rosie is an award-winning comedian who has appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four Thought and at major festivals including Latitude, Secret Garden Party and How The Light Gets In. Her first book Is Monogamy Dead? was shortlisted for the Diva Literary Awards 2017, longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize and followed her TEDx talk of the same name. Her trilogy of solo comedy shows investigating love and relationships began in 2009 with The Science Of Sex, which visited New York’s LGBT arts festival Fresh Fruit, and ended in 2016 with The Conscious Uncoupling, which toured to venues including London’s Southbank Centre and was shortlisted for Funny Women Best Show. Rosie also hosts Radio Diva every Tuesday on Resonance FM.

About Mark Healey

Mark is a gay man who founded 17-24-30 in March 2009 to mark the 10th anniversaries of the London Nail Bomb attacks on Brixton, Brick Lane and Soho. Annually the organisation organises the April Acts of Remembrance in Lambeth, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. In the same year 17-24-30 responded to the death of Ian Baynham by organising the first London Vigil Against hate Crime in Trafalgar Square – an event that went viral around the world with over 29,000 shares and over 10,000 attending the first vigil. The London vigils ran from 2009 to 2012, they then evolved into National Hate Crime Awareness Week which is held during the second week of October each year. In 2017 over 209 local councils took part in the national week around the UK.

Mark works four days a week at Real in Tower Hamlets, a disabled people’s organisation and spends 15 hours a week volunteering with 17-24-30. He is passionate about tackling all forms of hate crime and works with local authorities (police and councils), key partners and communities affected by hate crime. He has over 31 years’ community development/LGBT activism experience.

About ELOP

ELOP is committed to combatting and eradicating all forms of discrimination faced by the LGBT community and recognises the mental health impact prejudice and discrimination has on the community. ELOP provides a range of LGBT events on behalf of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

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