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Gay Leipzig

Das Party Event für 18+ MEN ONLY
Pridenite Leipzig Vol. 2

2020 date pending, 10pm-5am. Gay, Bi & Friends party on 2 floors - 18+ Men Only. DJs TUNAR (MAINSTREAM/POP/CHARTS), TIASZ + NAUMANNS (ELECTRO/HOUSE). VIP LOUNGE and coatchecke. Play area. See PrideNite.
Leipzig Bären! - Bear Events

Men-only bear parties, socials, swims, meals, Mr. Deaf Bear events and parties. See website for upcoming dates.
KissKissBangBang - On Hold due to Covid-19

Second Friday of each month 10pm-6:30am at Twenty One Club, Gottschedstraße 2, for all HOMOS, HETEROS, LESBOS, DON’T KNOWS & DISCO ASBOS. DJs Gitti Reinhardt + Lara Liqueur + resident Darc Delirium. Drag shows and performers. FB
at Club Velvet
Beatbrothers Saturday - On Hold

working on how to rethink things....
NO NO NO! - On Hold

Monthly Saturday, 6pm-4am, Täubchenthal, Markranstädter Str. 1. Bouys, Gehrls, Criminal Queers! Currently taking a break due to corona. Forget worries of past months; enjoy friends music, drinks, street food and the sunset in the fresh air w/ distance. DJs CLAIRE, CASPAR OBERON,ESCAPE, SHIT STIRER and PACK.
Die Musikstadt Leipzig auf der einzigartigen Notenspur erleben
Bachfest 2020

Ongoing through December 6, 2020, for the 306th anniversary of Bach's birth, Leipzig celebrations will include concerts, exhibitions, conferences, festivals and other activities dedicated to the life and work of the composer: Bachfest Leipzig and Bach-Museum Leipzig exhibitions. See info at website:
Annual international LGBT film festival
Queerfilmfestival Online Retrospective

September 2-6, 2020. Online Films: Becks; Benjamin; Bizarre, Buddies; Concussion; Équation à un inconnu; Five Dances; The Florence Foster Jenkins Story; The Four-Faced Liar; Los Fuertes; Jamie and Jessie are Not Together; Keep The Lights On; Little Men; Lola vers la mer; Love and Death on Long Island; Saturday Church; Pólvora en el Corazón; Xposed Shorts.
XPOSED International Queer Film Festival - despite fear, strength to venture out
Lonely Wolves - Short Film Program Online for Queerfilmfestival

September 2-6, 2020 online. Fictional, documentary, experimental shorts from Britain, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, the USA: Stereotype - Inés Espinosa; Szép alak/ Beautiful Figure - Hajni Kis; Something Said - Jay Bernard; Be Mine Sometime - Carson Parish; Get - Martin Edralin; Pirate Boys - Pol Merchan; Itch/ Thrust - Olivia Kastebring, Julia Gumpert, Ulrika Bandeira.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Post-migrant popcorn cinema from Hildesheim
Futur Drei, by Faraz Shariat

September 2, 2020, 6:45pm. A child of prosperous millennial-generation Iranian immigrants, Parvis tries to escape Hildesheim provincial life with pop culture, grindr-dates and raves. Caught shoplifting, he does refugee shelter community service, and meets Iranian siblings Banafshe and Amon. Their fragile relationship is increasingly tinged with awareness that their futures are unequal.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Paris is still burning in New York…
Port Authority by Danielle Lessovitz

September 2, 2020, 8:45pm. Wye and her Vogue sisters dance on the Port Authority bus station steps. Paul, stranded in New York, watches, attracted by her beauty and elegance. He dares to make the first move, and Wye takes him to meet her queer adopted family in the ballroom community, and then to her house. Realizing Wye is trans, Paul must question his ideas about identity and gender.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Summer in the Uckermark. Markus longs for Berlin
Neubau, by Johannes M. Schmit

September 3, 2020, 6:45pm. Loving grandmothers in need of care, but longing for a different life, Markus daydreams. Swarms of iridescent demons appear as harbingers of a queer urban family. Falling in love with Duc makes everything more complicated - his boxes are already packed for the move. Then a non-normative plan liberates him from conservative constraints of sexuality and gender.
After the 1945 Nazi siege of Leningrad, a daily struggle for survival continues
Beanpole | Bohnenstange, by Kantemir Balagov

September 3, 2020, 8:45pm. The tall, gaunt, young Iya has protected the son of her friend Masha during the war, but she has an attack of shock, causing a tragic accident. Learning her son is dead, Masha demands that Iya pay her debt. A devastating story of the horrors of war from a female perspective, but also a most unusual non-heterosexual love story.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Wild. Lesbisch. Helsinki!
Baby Jane, by Katja Gauriloff

September 4, 2020, 6:45pm. Soon after completing school, nineteen year-old Jonna leaves her small town life behind for the capital, Helsinki. LIfe in the big city is good, until one night after leaving a gay bar she is attacked by a male stranger. Saved by Piki, a 30-year-old butch woman, Jonna discovers she's fallen in love with her saviour.
QueerFilmFestival Screening - Separation, and then a new beginning
Are We Lost Forever, by David Färdmar

September 4, 2020, 8:45pm. Hampus and Adrian split up from a long-term relationship. Hampus is relieved: hurt and disappointed by his ex all too often. But Adrian grieves deeply, not knowing how to go on. Even after both find new partners, he cannot forget the love of his life. Swedish director David Färdmar shows shards of a broken relationship and quiet hopes for new beginnings.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Looking back on two very eventful lives
Im Stillen laut | A Quiet Resistance, by Therese Koppe

September 5, 2020, 5pm. Erika and Tine, both 81, have been a couple for 40 years, and live on a Brandenburg farm they restored themselves. In the GDR era they always had to fight for their personal and artistic freedom. In this documentary film they take a humorous look back, contextualising and contradicting the Stasi police files with memories, photos, paintings, sculptures and texts.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - As queer as it gets…
Adam, by Rhys Ernst

September 5, 2020, 6:45pm. Adam, age 16, visits his lesbian sister in New York City with great expectations: he wants to fall in love for the first time or at least finally have sex! He and Gillian, a student he meets at a queer party, share a spark - but she thinks he's a trans man, and he doesn't dare correct her. This leads to some amusing misunderstandings among her friends.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Toxic masculinity in Apartheid-era South Africa
Moffie, by Oliver Hermanus

September 5, 2020, 8:45pm. In 1981, like all white young men, Nicholas Van der Swart must serve two years in the military, defending against communists, perverts and black people. That Nicholas is gay must remain a secret, as any moffie found among the troops is brutally harassed. But then, falling in love with fellow soldier Dylan, Nicholas finds he is now one of the deviants.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - Trans-Parented in Denmark
A Totally Normal Family, by Malou Reymann

September 6, 2020, 4:45pm. Eleven-year-old Emma had always thought of her family as being like everyone else's - until her father Thomas outed himself, declaring he wanted to live as a woman. As Thomas became ever more elegantly dressed, the relationship between them changed - leading Emma to understand that sometimes change can be the most normal aspect of human affairs.
Queerfilmfestival Screening - A closeted teenager explores his sexual identity
Minjan, by Eric Steel

September 6, 2020, 6:45pm. In the Russian Jewish community of Brighton Beach a yeshiva student discovers clues to his sexuality in a most unlikely place, moving in with his widowed grandfather. As boys his age try to pick up girls, he is left awkwardly alone. With cues for queer audiences to pick up on, other men check out the boy, before his ecstatic loss of virginity to one of them.
QueerFilmFestival Screening - In jail, in Chile, 1970
El Principe | The Prince, by Sebastián Muñoz

September 6, 2020, 8:45pm. Twenty-year-old Jaime stabs his best friend to death during a night of drinking. Sent to prison he is put in a group cell run by Potro, the stallion, who, as Jaime's protector, makes him a prince. In return he expects loyalty and sex. The relationship fulfils Jaime's need for affection and belonging, but then a brutal power struggle breaks out.
Film by Levan Akin - Georgia 2019
And Then We Danced

September 30, 2020, various. Passionate, exceptionally crafted tale of love and liberation set against backdrop of Georgian traditional dance! Goal-oriented rule-follower Merab, who trained most of his life for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble, is thrown off balance by Irakli, a naturally gifted dancer with a rebellious streak, who awakens both rivalry and desire in Merab.
Relaxed meet-up to get to know other women loving women from Leipzig
Queer Girls - MarLEne

October 10, 2020, 7pm-12am at Die Gute Quelle, Georg-Schwarz-Straße 17. Marlene for women. A relaxed social meet-up - get to know other women loving women from Leipzig. Entspanntes Beisammensein & Kennenlernen der neuen Leipziger Community für Frauen, die Frauen lieben.
Oliver Masucci becomes one with Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Enfant Terrible: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

October 12-14, 2020, 6pm. Germany's most important filmmaker, Fassbinder was engaging and demanding, quickly gathering many actresses, self-promoters and lovers around him. Shooting one film after another, he created festival sensations in Berlin and Cannes, but a chaotic professional and private life, manic work, physical exhaustion and heavy drug use soon claimed their victims.
Der Leipziger Messe
Leipzig Fair: The Designers' Open

October 23-25, 2020 at Kongresshalle am Zoo. The latest trends and tendencies in fashion, product, industrial and communication design as well architecture -- dedicated to innovative products, concepts and projects. Traditionally on the last weekend of October.
Leipzigs neue queere Partyreihe jeden 4. Freitag im Monat
Fantastic Queerz - True Love

October 23, 2020, 10pm-6am at Kobra Keller, Sternwartenstraße 14-16. Leipzig's new queer party every 4th Friday/ each month. Hosted by Kobra Keller. Djane CindyRella + DJ Charlet C. House play queerbeat sounds and house tunes. Wir cornern Queer im Kobra Keller! All genders + orientations welcome.
The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig

October 26- November 1, 2020, 7 days at Cinémathèque Leipzig. The largest German, and one of the leading international festivals for artistic documentary and animated film + interactive storytelling. International long and short documentary competitions, animated films; animated documentary; German documentaries; Next Masters Competition; ongoing Leipzig film screenings.
Spring events
Leipziger Buchmesse | Leipzig Book Fair

Mid-March, 2021. The largest, most popular annual book festival in Europe. Authors, readers and publishing companies gather to engage in exchanges and discover what is new in the publishing world, with diverse theme areas. Manga-Comic-Con Manga, Comics, Cosplay and Games events.
The 29th City Festival
Leipziger Stadtfest

June 4-6, 2021 at Marktplatz, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof, Willy-Brandt-Platz 7. Three days of music concerts on stage, shows and street fair amusement park, food and beverage, at Markt in city center. With about 300,000 visitors Leipzig City Festival is one of the biggest and most popular open-air-festivals in the region.