Festival

A colourful Gaymat festival coming up in Esch-sur-Alzette

Friends of the LGBT community will be getting together in Esch-sur-Alzette from 2 to 9 July

02-gaymatAfter the enormous success of the 2015 edition, which attracted over 5,000 people from everywhere in the Greater Region and the neighbouring countries, the 2016 edition of Gaymat is very much anticipated. Volunteers and members of the a.s.b.l. The volunteers and members of the Rosa Lëtzebuerg a.sbl and the members of the LGBT community in Luxembourg invite you to join them in what was initially a popular festival and is now a festival spanning one week. 

After a memorial service in memory of prosecuted and murdered people because of their sexual orientation in front of the Resistance Museum (Musée national de la Résistance) in Esch-sur-Alzette, the festival will host exhibitions, roundtables, scientific symposia, film screenings ( "Queer Movie Night "), hiking, festivities and a great closing party which will take place on July 9 from 9 p.m. onwards at the Kulturfabrik.

A varied programme, then, to encourage thinking about the issues of homosexuality in society and discussing them openly, in order to fight against discrimination.

This is a socio-cultural festival that has been organised by the Rosa Lëtzebuerg association since 1999; it combines awareness-raising and celebrations. It is one of a kind in the Grand Duchy.

(Article written by the editorial team of the portal www.luxembourg.lu)

  • Updated 11-07-2016