The LGBTI Centre Party is on 20 May and combines celebrations with affirmation

11/05/2023 - 11:13

The LGBTI Centre Party is here

The activity is part of the commemorations for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Activities are being organised at the LGBTI Centre in C/ Comte Borrell, the legendary El Molino theatre and the Paral·lel 62 venue with workshops, exhibitions, dance and music

The LGBTI Centre Party is being held on Saturday, 20 May, offering a recreational and festive activity and at the same time affirming a message, giving visibility to LGBTI rights, sexual and affective and gender diversity through culture and the performing arts. 

The party marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, which is on 17 May, commemorating the day homosexuality was eliminated from the list of mental illnesses by the World Health Organization in 1990. 

The LGBTI Centre aims to be a meeting point open to everybody, to break down prejudice through music, dance, photography and many collective and participatory activities for all.  

This event is aimed at developing ties between different neighbourhoods and districts, which is why a triangle of iconic spaces will be adopted to host recreation and culture: the LGBTI Centre itself, the neighbourhood of Sant Antoni,the cabaret venue El Molino in Poble-sec and the Paral·lel 62 venue in Av. Paral·lel. 

Family activities are in store at the LGBTI Centre from 11.30 am to 2 pm, as well as in C/ Comte Borrell, in the section between the streets of Parlament and Marqués de Campo Sagrado. There are two guided tours of the photography exhibition “Cora”, by Gabo Caruso; a workshop on making combative hoods by the artist Tropidèlia, a family stilts and circus workshop with Victòria Sickness and a journey to Damascus through Syrian folklore, rounding off with a communal meal with Kleo La Faraona. 

As from 6 pm in the afternoon, the activity will move on to the Teatre El Molino (C/ Vilà i Vilà, 99). The performances start with the playwright and performer Alberto Cortés, who will be recreating a night of camps and intimate talk inside the theatre, bringing to life the book Los montes son tuyos 

After that, Patricia Caballero presents “Barrunto”, combining songs and dance and listening to the audience as the co-creator of realities based on collective awareness. 

Finally, the cuplé artist Glòria Ribera rounds off the performances with her fusion promoting the legacy of the historical cabarets of Av. Paral·lel.  

Tickets are priced at five euros and can be purchased on the website  

The party moves on to Paral·lel 62 in the evening. As from 8.30 pm there will be various dance performances, with the particular fusion of waacking and flamenco of Pandawaack, the voguing of Jayce and the urban dance of Unai.  

After that come the urban sounds with Arabic influences from L’Beel, followed by the experimental trip hop of Kora. Then it’s the turn of Awa Na Boca, ahead of a surprise performance to be revealed the same day of Saturday, 20 May. 

The party winds up with Muslona DJ, combining electronic music, disco and pop depending on the mood of the audience.  

Tickets for this space are also priced at five euros , and can be purchased on the website  



The poster for the LGBTI Centre Party was designed by the artist May Pulgarín, known as Tropidèlia, who has been involved in various art projects in the street and will also be taking part in the party by running the hood-making activity. 

Talking about the design, May Pulgarín explains that “LGBTI parties are dissidence and represent the occupation of streets by various bodies”. 

Every detail of the image is inspired by real events, by friends who make the streets theirs and freely demonstrate situations we go through every day, using art and bodily expression as tools for resistance.  

The poster is inspired by experiences and real profiles of people retaking the streets, occupying them and filling them with diversity and dissidence.  

The idea behind the poster is to represent the colourful, diverse, festive and combative spirit of the centre, also making reference to more urban artistic languages.