Defending LGBTIQ+ rights in Venezuela – Film screening and discussion

Save the date for an eye-opening event about LGBTIQ+ rights in Venezuela, featuring the screening of the beautiful documentary “Pelo Malo” (Bad Hair).

Date: March 7
Doors open: 19:15 (doors close at 19:30)
Time event: 19:30 – 22:00
Location: Theaterzaal, Neude Library (Neude 11)
Language: English


Join us for an insightful evening shedding light on the LGBTIQ+ rights landscape in Venezuela.

Venezuela, like many countries, faces significant challenges regarding LGBTIQ+ rights. Discrimination, violence, and lack of legal protections persist making advocacy efforts crucial for progress.



Yendri Velásquez

Yendri is the co-founder, coordinator, and international advocacy officer of the Observatorio Venezolano de Violencias LGBTIQ+, an organization dedicated to protecting victims of violence and advocating for inclusion in Venezuelan politics.


Nine de Jonge

Nine is a cultural anthropologist with a focus on gender equality, inclusivity and sustainable development.


About Pelo Malo

Nine-year-old Junior is on a mission to straighten his curly hair. He dreams of becoming a singer and his natural wild curls do not match the image he has in mind. Much to his mother’s annoyance, he does everything he can to straighten his curly hair. His twisting and fussing in front of the mirror is an eyesore to her. Besides, she already has enough on her mind: the father of her children has died, she recently lost her job and it is taking a lot of effort to make a decent living for herself, her young son and the even smaller baby. Although Junior has no idea yet what the word ‘homosexual’ means, his mother is deeply concerned about his orientation. With his grandmother, however, Junior can be himself.

Pelo Malo, Bad Hair, is a non-judgmental, beautiful coming-of-age about identity film set in the working class in Caracas. The film is praised and prized in the international film industry.


In short, join us on March 7th to watch the beautiful documentary ‘Pelo Malo’ with us and hear Yendri’s firsthand experiences and engage in meaningful dialogue. Afterwards, you are able to ask all your questions in the Q&A.


Reserve your spot now for this free event!


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DateThursday March 7th 2024
Time19:15 - 22:00
LocationNeude Library (Neude 11)