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Alok Vaid-Menon @ Bucharest Pride 2022

Alok Vaid-Menon @ Bucharest Pride 2022

We open the series of events dedicated to the LGBTQIA + community within Bucharest Pride 2022 with a performance by the international queer artist, Alok Vaid-Menon (they / them). Alok comes for the first time in Romania, on Friday, July 1, starting at 19:00, at the Summer Theater (Herăstrău Park).

The performance will combine stand-up comedy with a poetry recital based on their life experiences. Friday's show will take us through topics such as the experiences of queer people and the feeling of unity and belonging to the LGBTQIA + community - the "togethenessr" we are talking about and which we will explore throughout the entire edition of Bucharest Pride 2022.

Alok is an internationally acclaimed writer, comedian, performer, fashion icon, activist and public speaker. They have performed at more than 600 venues in more than 40 countries. ALOK was one of the headliners for a sold out show at the New York Comedy Festival in 2021 and will perform at the Soho Theater in London later this year. They are also opening for Jonathan Van Ness on tour in the Spring.

On screen, they can currently be seen on the Netflix docu-series GETTING CURIOUS WITH JONATHAN VAN NESS. They have appeared in HBO’s late-night sketch series Random Acts of Flyness and the 2016 documentary The Trans List. ALOK is also the creator of the #DeGenderFashion movement, which they brought into the spotlight at the Business of Fashion Voices Conference in 2019.

ALOK also wrote Beyond the Gender Binary, which has been described as “a clarion call for a new approach to gender in the 21st century.” The book, based on their own experiences as a gender non-conforming artist, was published by Penguin Random House in June 2020.

They have been recognized on NBC’s Pride 50 list of influential change makers in the LGBTQ community, HuffPo’s Culture Shifters and Business Insider’s Doers, among many other accolades.

The event will be exclusively in English.