Pride Voices are an inspirational and talk show full of emotions which has its traditional place in the Prague Pride festival programme.
Five queer personalities will present their life stories and share (not only) their experiences with coming out.
Pride Voices speakers:
- Sister Daphne – member of the Order of Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence from Berlin, focuses on HIV/AIDS
- Dominik Więcek – Polish dancer and choreographer from
- Petra Vytejčková – lawyer in the organization In IUSTITIA, works with victims of prejudiced crimes
- Teo Hrubá – personal assistant for people with disabilities, one of the co-founders and members of the TakyTrans association
- Petr Laně - journalist, with his partner they were the first couple in registered partnership in the Czech Republic that could adopt their son
Pride Voices is hosted by Lenka Králová - software developer and founder of the talk show V Tranzu.
The event is in Czech and English (simultaneous interpretation is provided).
Entry with a valid ticket that you obtain free of charge through Goout.cz. Number of seats is limited!
In response to high demand, we've increades the even capacity by 30 more places. It is again possible to book a place via Gouout, as long as there are tickets available.
Sister Daphne Sara Maria Sanguina Mater d'Or OSPI
Sister Daphne has been an AIDS activist and a Sister of Perpetual Indugence since 17th December 2000. She has served as an executive member with the Berlin Order for many years and is still in their service. Besides regular manifestations like bar ministries, blessings and sexual education she hosts pride festivals, leather contests etc. During the last 20 years of her service, HIV has transformed from a fatal to a chronic disease. „Lifelong learning is necessary to keep up“ is one of her credos. She believes in the power of love, acceptance and inclusion.
The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is an international charity and protest organization using drag and religious imagery to gain attentionan. They presen as an order of 21st century queer nuns, spreading universal joy and expiating stigmatic guilt. They make people happy and stamp out guilt brought on by a judgmental society. They listen, give hugs and blessings and hand out safer sex material and collect donations for people affected by HIV/AIDS. They believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty. Since their first appearance in San Francisco in 1979, they have devoted themselfs to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment.
Dominik Więcek is dancer and choreographer, graduate of PWST Kraków, Faculty of Dance Theater, scholarship holder of the Folkwang Universitat der Kunste in Essen. There with the German group Bodytalk he co-created three performances. In 2016 -2019 he was a dancer of the Polish Dance Theater in Poznań. He creates his own performances and choregraphies. His solo "Goldfish" received the Best Solo Dance Performance Award and the Audience award at SoloDuo International Dance Festival in Budapest (2015) and it won the award in the Choreographic competition 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... DANCE! organized by the Krakow Choreographic Center. With a solo titled "Dominique", choreographed by Maciej Kuźmiński, he won the Audience Award and the 2nd place awarded by the jury at the Solo Dance Contest '15 of the Gdańsk Dance Festival, and it won 2nd prize at the 30th International Choreography Competition '16 in Hanover. He co-created performancea "Musica Posthumana" and "Sticky Fingers Club" with Dominika Wiak, Daniela Komędera-Miśkiewicz and Monika Witowska. Currently, he cooperates together with Michał Przybyła and the Direct Message Collective (apart from play "Bromance" also "Animalia) and works on the project Anihilacja as part of the art residency program INKUBATOR (organized by TanzFaktur in Cologne). Learn more about Dominik on his website dominikwiecek.com. You can also watch showreel of his work.
See Dominic dancing in the Village!
The seceond dance of the evening will be I fought Piranhas performed by Monika Witkowska. Together these choreographies make an unique two-piece. Its presentation at Prague Pride Festival will be a Czech première.
Petra Vytejčková is a lawyer who studied at Faculty of Law at Charles University in Prague. She gained legal practice first in the executive branch and then in law firms. She became an independent lawyer in 2015. In the same year, she began working with the non-profit organization In IUSTITIA, which works with victims of prejudiced crime. Petra has experience in the field of family and private law, she focuses on advocacy and generally helps victims of domestic violence and sexual violence. He specializes in helping rainbow families. An integral part of her work is training. Petra is an OSCE / ODIHR lecturer and trains the police, prosecutors, judges and public administration on prejudicial violence. Petra lives with her partner and three children.
Teo Hrubá is best characterized by the following three terms: queer, (intersectional) feminist and vegan. Teo is one of the co-founders and members of the TakyTrans organization. What fulfills them the most is any activity that leads to the improvement of LGBTQ + people's lives and their position in society. In addition, Teo works as a personal assistant for people with disabilities, in October they will start studying Gender Studies, they play sports, read, watch Netflix and HBO and drink coffee. Lots of coffee.
Petr Laně is a queer activist in body and soul who makes a living as a journalist. Currently, however, more than LGBT+ rights and writing articles, he is busy caring for a new baby in their family. For years he worked in the PROUD association - Platform for Equality, Recognition and Diversity in the position of an executive and a PR coordinator. He considers the breaking of the adoption ban for registered partners at the Constitutional Court in June 2016 to be his greatest success. Thanks to him, he was the first registered gay man in the Czech Republic to adopt his son Vojta in 2017. Their family has lived in the Netherlands for more than three years now. Above all, Peter loves his partner and sons and values the freedom and dignity that the Netherlands gives them.
The host of this year's Pride Voices
Lenka Králová is a software developer by profession with extensive experience in marketing. She is a board member of the Transparent organization, which advocates for a better life for trans people in the Czech Republic. In 2020, she founded the Youtube show V Tranzu, where she presents the daily life of trans people to the public in the Czech Republic in the form of an entertaining talk show with guests and inspires people who are considering transition. In addition to her show, Lenka often comments on trans topics in the media.
She herself became fully aware of her gender identity at the age of 37, and a year later she began hormone therapy. She prefers to spend her free time with her eight-year-old son, and her hobbies include fashion, dance and piano improvisation, which she occasionally presents on social networks.
COVID-19: To enter this event, you must abide by the following rules. If you don’t stick to them, we unfortunatelly cannot let you in.
- Wear a respirator/nano face mask.
- At the door, produce one of the following:
- negative antigenic test from an official testing site (home-test and a statutory declaration is not sufficient) max. 72 hours old, or
- negative PCR test 7 days old, or
- certificate of full vaccination, i. e. 14 days after the last shot of the vaccine
- certificate on suffering covid-19 in the last 180 days.
To make Pride safe for you, we follow the government measures and the recommendations from the City Health Station. Thank you for helping us too.