Published on May 9, 2012
17 May is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). As part of the 'Life is not just black and white' series, the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus are showcasing nine videos featuring voices from Cyprus speaking about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) issues. The second in the series features a family of four - Oya, Gürgenç, Düşlem and Edim.
On Friday 18 May 2012 at the Peace Hall on Ledra Street in Nicosia, Cyprus there will be an accompanying 'Rainbow Living Library' event. The Living Library is an event where the books that are available to read are ... humans! This is a great way for people to get in touch with issues, topics, identities and ideas that others may face with ignorance, suspicion or prejudice. In this Rainbow Living Library, the all-colour books talk about LGBTH (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Heterosexuals) issues and their relationship to them.
The Rainbow Living Library is within the framework of a series of events entitled 'Voices Against Homophobia' organised by accept - LGBT Cyprus.
At the Peace Hall on Ledra Street, Nicosia
on Friday 18 May 2012 from 19:00-21:00.
The Rainbow Living Library is organised by the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus in collaboration with the NGO Support Centre, Cyprus Community Media Centre, and the Pool of Trainers of the Cyprus Youth Council.
Subtitles available in English, Greek and Turkish.
Camera and edit: Natalie Konyalian/CCMC
Music: Kevin Macleod
Produced by the Cyprus Community Media Centre 2012.