Pick up a Brick: DEBATE SERIES

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising in New York City, Civil Disobedience has partnered with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society to create three public provocations and an ambitious LGBTQ+ mixer that aims to be the biggest toast in the city, all celebrating the past and looking to the future.

Jock Tamson’s Bairns

You go to a club to watch some drag. The music is great. The performances are on point, the booze is flowing freely and the room is filled with laughter. Someone says something stupid. Possibly homophobic. Possibly sexist. Do you challenge them? The rules for Jock Tamson’s Bairns are simple: Decide when you arrive if you want to see the show or be the show. Listen. Learn. Engage. Just don’t be a dick.

Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys

Keeping My Kidneys weaves a fresh, tightly constructed narrative around modern love and relationships. It dismantles the conventional notion of the romantic comedy, covering subjects like identity, sex, anxiety, the loss of a parent, coming out, polyamory, and bi/pan visibility in queer culture.