Is it a game of dressing up, showing off and having fun? Or is there more to it? The History of Drag exhibition. Dragpower in the Jenevermuseum in Schiedam shows the lavish outfits, but also shows what is behind the sequins and under the wig.

One of the few festivals that continues this year is Somewhere over the Rainbow, the LGBTQ + Summer Film Festival at LantarenVenster! From Saturday August 1 to September 1 the most beautiful films with a LGBTQ + theme will be shown on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

The 1st Queer & Feminist Poetry Awards will take place on September 27th and will award poets and spoken word artists from across the Netherlands whose works talk about LGBTQ+ identities and feminism.

Luis Bracamontes is a queer Mexican spoken word artist and digital marketeer.  He is the founder of Unwanted Words, a queer spoken word initiative, and organizer of the first Queer and Feminist Poetry Awards in Rotterdam.

Lamin Barrow is a young Spoken Word artist and fashion illustrator from The Gambia. Lamin is on a journey to become a Dutch citizen and start a fabulous queer life in The Netherlands. Lamin recently joined the Rotterdam based Spoken Word collective Unwanted Words and sends a Spoken Word a day to all his subscribers.

Unwanted Words

August 27, 2020

Unwanted Words is the platform for up & coming queer poets and spoken word artists in Rotterdam and around. They host a monthly series of Queer Poetry Nights in Rotterdam.

Unwanted Words goal is to offer safe spaces for LGBTQ+ people to share their art, their stories and for a queer audience to connect and celebrate each other.

Created in September 2018, we have gone to host 11 events with a full house, collaborated with over 40 local and international poets and artists with zero budget, just a team of enthusiastic volunteers and several partners that have supported the project pro-bono.


Read more about Unwated Words in our article with founder Luis Bracamontes.

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