A busy weekend!!

16 June 2011

This weekend there is a myriad of activity around Kuala Lumpur, both for PT Foundation and other great causes. If you’re looking for something to do, or if you have a spare minute then come along to one of these great events!


Kopi Talk

Coming Out Part 2:

Closet Conversation

Venue: Albion KL, No. 30, Jalan Berangan

Date: 18 June 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 3.00pm – 6.00pm

Kopi Talk is a PT Foundation Programme that is a platform for young gay men in Malaysia to come together for fun sharing and learning. Issues that concern them are discussed and facilitated by trained volunteers in a confidential and safe space. It is the right place for those aged 18 to 30 years to meet new friends and learn more about their sexuality and discover themselves.

Why you should attend…

What is coming out? Coming out is a term that is used to describe how someone tells other people of his or her sexual orientation or gender identity. For many people, the decision of whether to come out or not is a difficult one. Should I come out or should I stay in the closet? Who do I come out to? What are the consequences of coming out? What are the things I should know in deciding whether to come out or not?


Queer As Films

Date: Sun 19 June

Admission: FREE!
For more information on time and place, please contact: 03 4044 4611 (PT Foundation), 03 2070 1137 (The Annexe Gallery)

Queer As Films is a programme run by PT Foundation in conjunction with Annex Gallery. It is a great opportunity to kick back and watch an interesting film with friends, and then discuss and critique the film, as well as the themes within it.

This Sunday, Queer As Films will be showing ‘A Very British Sex Scandal.’

In 1954, a famous journalist, a baron and an army captain were being charged in court for sodomy. Thousands of men in England had been sent to prison for the crime of "gross indecency". But something was about to change.

The trial of Peter Wildeblood, Lord Montagu and Captain Michael Pitt-Rivers, portrayed in this 2007 docudrama, helped turn the tide of public opinion. People started questioning the homosexual witchhunt in England. This led to the Wolfenden Commission which in 1957 recommended the decriminalization of sodomy. Ten years later, in 1967, UK finally repealed the sodomy law. Forty four years later, however, Malaysia is still stuck with it -- the very law we inherited from them!

Come join our post-film discussion with famous lawyers -- Edmund Bon & Fahri Azzat from LoyarBurok, and Nizam Bashir from Malaysian Bar Council -- about steps towards the same goal in Malaysia.


Annex Gallery Art for Grabs + KL Alternative Bookfest

Date: 18.06.2011 - 19.06.2011
Time: 12.00 PM - 08.00 PM

Where: Central Market, Kuala Lumpur (03-2070 1137)

Admission FREE


Grab books, grab art, grab yourself. No appetite too insatiable here!

GUESS WHO has a booth at Art For Grabs? FAHMI FADZIL! Yes, he of the Blu Inc defamation 100 apology tweets. Come check out what kind of Defahmi Art he will cook up and show support for our favourite actor-activist-apologist.

Other booths to look out for include those by Amir Muhammad, Chi Too, Carolyn Lau, Nukilan, Aaron Lam, LoyarBurok, Silverfish Books, Zi Publications, Gerai Orang Asli, Sisters In Islam, as well as Burmese refugee women in the central loft and Somali children in the other loft. Look out for the newcomers and the surprises they bring too!



World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day in Kuala Lumpur will be held on 18 and 19 June, from 9.00am - 4.00pm at the KL Sentral Station (main entrance). The event provides an opportunity for the public to experience the journey a refugee takes and the life they lead while in exile.

Visitors will get a chance to experience the journey a refugee makes, and to see what it's like to live as a refugee in Malaysia. Enjoy a refugee bazaar, refugee performances, meet celebrities, win exclusive UN merchandise and more.

Admission is free. For more details about this event, visit http://www.unhcr.org.my/News_Views-@-World_Refugee_Day_.aspx


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Date: Sunday, 19th June 2011

Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Venue: Amcorp Mall and Taman Jaya

Ticket price: RM 37.00

WAO is pleased to announce their collaboration with the Pixel Project in organizing the first instalment of “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” in Malaysia this Father’s Day! Walk A Mile In Her Shoes is an annual global event that started off in the US and is now in its 10th year running globally. It’s an event that provides a platform for men to steup up against violence but this time with a twist; wearing heels! J This year, WAO are the main organizers of the KL walk and all proceeds from the walk will go to the Pixel Project’s pixel sales, which in turn will raise USD 1 million for WAO and NCADV (a US based NGO).

We chose Father's Day to celebrate positive male role models in and out of the family arena. Be it your father, brother, spouse, boyfriend, friend, even your teacher, we are asking all men out there walk against domestic abuse and violence against women by donning heels and walking the mile.

If you'd like to know more about the event click here: www.globalwalkamileday.thepixelproject.net

If you'd like to purchase tickets: www.walk11petalingjayamalaysia.eventbrite.com

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