Loud & Proud
Festival

Loud & Proud

A festival of queer music and culture

From 2 to 5 july 2015

a four-day celebration of queer culture

The LOUD & PROUD festival explores the way sexual minorities are represented on the French cultural scene and proposes to give back priority to bodies and identities that have been neglected and made invisible by the music industry, by programming a series of concerts and performances by queer artists over a period of four days.  Between July 2 and 5, la Gaîté is proud to host its first festival of queer music and culture.

In American English, "queer" is an insult, a derogatory term that means strange, sketchy, freak, but also fag and dyke and the opposite of "straight," which refers to the heterosexual norm. In the 90s, sexual minorities reclaimed the insult and made it their own, using it to proudly refer to these marginal, different identities.   Queer culture now refers to a distinct, politicized identity and provides a useful analysis through which to question gender, social and sexual norms, and the power relationships  at work in society.

What is queer culture?  Discourse and works that are humorous, powerful and beautiful and that question these norms and these power relationshihps. Productions that convey progressive and emancipating values that urgently need to be heard and defended in an age where principles of equality and solidarity are largely being jeopardised.  The idea, in a way, is to give back to RuPaul what belongs to RuPaul, to share this queer culture, to celebrate it and showcase it in a relevant context rich with meaning that will help everybody better understand what this culture expresses.

also at:

Nantes / le Lieu Unique 
July 3-4, 2015

Lyon / Le Sucre
July 3-4, 2015

Past events

Screening
Dyke Hard

Dyke Hard

A Loud & Proud x Musiquepointdoc screening

A lesbian rock band signs up for a "battle of the bands" music contest, which takes them on a whacky adventure filled with ghosts, ninjas, and robots...

  • Sunday 5 July 2015 at 17h30
Screening
History doesn’t have to repeat itself

History doesn’t have to repeat itself

A Loud & Proud screening

A utopian future glimpsed at through seven interwoven conversations on the transmission of the notion of community across generations of NYC LGBT activists.

  • Sunday 5 July 2015 at 15h30
Workshop
Atelier Drag King

Atelier Drag KingFull

Atelier Loud & Proud

Jouer avec les codes de la masculinité, entre normes sociales et corporelles.

  • Sunday 5 July 2015 at 15h00
Screening
A selection of experimental queer films

A selection of experimental queer films

A Loud & Proud screening

A selection of experimental, poetic and political films on queer gender, sexuality and identity issues.

  • Sunday 5 July 2015 at 14h00
Concert
Le1f + Big Freedia + Noise Manifesto presents Decon Recon + Mike Q

Le1f + Big Freedia + Noise Manifesto presents Decon Recon + Mike Q

Cakes Da Killa + Clara 3000 + Kiddy Smile + Karim & Karam

A 100% queer evening from 8:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.

  • Saturday 4 July 2015 at 20h00
Meeting
An Army of Lovers Cannot Lose : Luttes queers et paradoxes de la visibilité

An Army of Lovers Cannot Lose : Luttes queers et paradoxes de la visibilité

Conférence Loud & Proud

Venez débattre autour de la question de la conscience collective queer avec Maxime Cervulle.

  • Saturday 4 July 2015 at 19h19
Screening
Je ne suis pas féministe… mais (I'm Not a Feminist...But)

Je ne suis pas féministe… mais (I'm Not a Feminist...But)

A Loud & Proud screening

A portrait of Christine Delphy, from aspiring feminist to activist and founder of the MLF (Women's Liberation Movement).

  • Saturday 4 July 2015 at 17h00
Meeting
2 heures dans la vie d’un-e trans

2 heures dans la vie d’un-e trans

Conférence Loud & Proud

Découvrez le quotidien des personnes trans.

  • Saturday 4 July 2015 at 16h30
Workshop
Atelier Bounce

Atelier BounceFull

Atelier Loud & Proud

Ass everywhere !

  • Saturday 4 July 2015 at 15h30
Screening
Tellement Gay ! Homosexualité et pop culture (So Gay! Homosexuality and Pop culture)

Tellement Gay ! Homosexualité et pop culture (So Gay! Homosexuality and Pop culture)

A Loud & Proud screening

Everything you ever wanted to know--or almost everything--on gay and lesbian culture by Maxime Donzel.

  • Saturday 4 July 2015 at 14h00
Concert
Austra + Perfume Genius + Zebra Katz + Fiodor Dream Dog + Shopping

Austra + Perfume Genius + Zebra Katz + Fiodor Dream Dog + Shopping

Lyrisme, émotion, guitares sèches, garage et trap surpuissant : l'essence du style made in queer.

  • Friday 3 July 2015 at 19h00
Concert
Planningtorock + Ssion + Léonie Pernet + Anna Meredith + The Seth Bogart Show

Planningtorock + Ssion + Léonie Pernet + Anna Meredith + The Seth Bogart Show

Un joyeux mélange entre artistes pop, electro, expérimentale, mais tous résolument fiers et bruyants pour une soirée 100% fun, épique et sensible !

  • Thursday 2 July 2015 at 19h00