We will experience a dialogue about perceptions, correlating how the city and the body become spaces for reclaiming diversity. Through Acida’s singing, performance and free-expression- a drag artist- she teaches us that there are no single truths. Along with Abraxas, a local drag icon and Guinness World record holder, both will bring a conversation that will break paradigms and enable us to understand a reality loaded with prejudices and imaginaries. The body- how we perceive ourselves - and the city- as a historical stronghold, a museum, an hourly motel and a drag show aims to shatter and transform. We create new opinions and ways of understanding and valuing differences.
You will get to know about the nightlife of the LGTBQI+ community in the city’s downtown.
- English speaking tour guide
- Private transportation
- 2 Beers or Soft Drink
- Entrance Fee / Tickets (to local bar/show)
- Artist Performance
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Extra Food
- Extra Drinks
- Tips for vendor
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
- Difficulty Level - Easy
- Comfortable clothes and shoes since we will be walking around the city.
*SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION: A portion of the price goes to reinvesting in needs identified in the territories we visit.
Acida is a non-binary artist living in Medellin. Artisan, artist in ancient textile techniques, painter, singer, composer, producer, music theater performer, fashion model, erotic arts performer, and south American right activist.
Bajo la Piel de Medellín of the Foundation Compás Urbano is a project that seeks - to add from different visions - to rediscover and understand the city from and with the eyes of citizens, through Community-Based Tours.
MINIMUM NEEDED TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
72 hours prior to the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're just expecting RuPaul's Drag Race, this isn't it -- it's much more thought-provoking than that. This is a cultural history tour, and an artistic & philosophical journey, not bingo at the drag bar. You'll have a lot of fun, but it's a cultural tour, not a party night (until the end).
This tour is fantastic! Our guide was so kind, fun and had tons of first-hand knowledge of the LGBTQ experience in Medellin. There are nice surprises along the way as you tour a part of the city that would be challenging to experience otherwise.
Don't miss out on this tour!
As a queer person myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this experience and I learned a ton about the LGBTQ+ life and history in Medellin. The description doesn't capture the whole night. It kicks off on Calle del Pecado (The Street of Sin) a mix of contrasts where the trans community worked and emerged. It's a great history lesson.
Then we explored La Casa Collage, where Abraxas Aguilar (1st out trans politician) in Prado Centro built an art collage house garnering 7 Guinness World Records, full of images of women and their role in culture, the masculine, the feminine, nature, architectural styles, urban cultures, politics, religion and mirrors. This you can't miss! It's a wonder to behold their home which is basically a living and breathing art piece.
We ended in the provocative Los Colores Medellin, specifically checking out the red room. Originally a brothel for trans/non-binary sex workers. Now a motel for the burgeoning kink and fetish community. It's a wonderful space protecting the queer community, letting them safely do their work and allowing a place for them to perform.
If you want a queer night to remember in Medellin + give back to a vulnerable community this is it. We had the super talented and gorgeous tour goddess Acida show us around, they were enthralling, hilarious, and engaging from start to finish. Also, they sang beautifully at every location we went to.
The whole evening was art in motion celebrating queerness to its fullest and I lived for it all! 5/5