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Peer counselling in the LGBTIQA+ community | Orinam.net – 7th Jan

Peer counselling in the LGBTIQA+ community | Orinam.net – 7th Jan

Orinam (ஓரினம்) is a Tamil word that means ‘One kind’ or ‘One community’. Orinam was founded in 2003, is an all-volunteer unregistered collective of LGBTI people and allies based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It functions as a support, cultural and activist space. On-the-ground activities including meet-ups, peer counseling and referrals, film festivals and literary events, sensitization workshops, and advocacy and networking with other LGBTI and other progressive groups and movements in the city, state, and country.

Orinam.net LogoAs queer individuals, we face a number of situations /problems, life can seem quite lonely and scary. People often have no one to share their issues with, seek solace or get any sense of direction. This tends to be the case with many individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community.

Many of us in the LGBTQIQA+ community come across peers who share with us their feelings of anxiety, fear, depression, thoughts of suicide etc. These may be related to prejudice or hate from the world around us and /or to mental health issues requiring professional counseling or clinical attention.

How can we provide support to these individuals?

Firstly acknowledging the fact that such issues can be fatal and can hamper the person’s lifelong. Also, Orinam has taken the initiative to train a chosen few on the basis of peer counseling. This workshop aims to teach you the basic skills that will enable you to be more supportive of the individual’s and help them make informed decisions to overcome their distress.

Venue – InnerSight Counselling, 44, 1st Cross Rd, Cauveri Colony, Krishnappa Garden, C V Raman Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560093

Date – Sunday, 7th Jan 2018

Time – 3 PM to 6 PM

Fees – Rs 200 (Feel free to write to them in case you need an exception)

In case of language/accessibility/ affordability constraints, you can write to them here. 

 

 

Kashish Forward at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore IIM B -14th Oct

Kashish Forward at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore IIM B -14th Oct

KASHISH Forward – India’s first traveling campus LGBTQ film festival – is a series of film screenings and discussions that are held at campuses across India, aiming to reach out and create awareness about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) issues through the medium of cinema.

Their objective is to create an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for LGBTQ students on campus who may be grappling with issues of coming out, in challenging environments due to a society that is still largely unaccepting of LGBTQ persons. This initiative also enables friends, peers, faculty members and campus advisors to have a greater awareness of LGBTQ lives in India and around the world so that a discussion around LGBTQ issues can be kick-started to create a queer-friendly campus that is sensitive to issues of gender and sexual orientation.

Kashishforward_Poster-IIM BangaloreKASHISH Forward is a customized program of short films and discussion that focuses on youth-related issues such as discrimination, homophobia, bullying, coming out, growing up, acceptance by family, etc. The films are chosen with sensitivity and care to keep in mind sensibilities of the youth and also faculty members. The program consists of both Indian and international short films that are cheerful, dramatic and thought-provoking so as to engage and entertain youth audiences.

KASHISH Forward – India’s first campus LGBTQ film festival is screening at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIM B ). Eight awesome LGBTQ films from Singapore, USA, Brazil, France, Canada, and India, focussed on youth. Shibu Thomas, Director of communications & operations at Kashish Miqff will facilitate the evening.

Venue- N001 IIM Bangalore, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, India 560076

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Date- Saturday, Oct 14, 2017

Time – 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Entry – Open ONLY to students from and around Bangalore with valid University/College issued IDs to also attend, but not to the general public.

About KASHISH MIQFF:

KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival started its journey in 2010 as the first ever LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and to receive clearance from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Over the past 8 successful editions of the festival, it has emerged to be South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, an important event in Mumbai’s cultural calendar, and also voted as one of World’s Top 5 Coolest LGBT Film Festival. It attracts over 8500 footfalls and programs around 150-180 films from 35-45 countries every year.

You can see more of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on the links below.

Festival Website, Facebook , Twitter, YouTube

KASHISH Forward at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru -16th Sept

KASHISH Forward at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru -16th Sept

KASHISH Forward – India’s first traveling campus LGBTQ film festival – is a series of film screenings and discussions that are held at campuses across India, aiming to reach out and create awareness about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) issues through the medium of cinema.

Their objective is to create an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for LGBTQ students on campus who may be grappling with issues of coming out, in challenging environments due to a society that is still largely unaccepting of LGBTQ persons. This initiative also enables friends, peers, faculty members and campus advisors to have a greater awareness of LGBTQ lives in India and around the world so that a discussion around LGBTQ issues can be kick-started to create a queer friendly campus that is sensitive to issues of gender and sexual orientation.

KASHISH Forward Poster - Chitra Kala ParishathKASHISH Forward is a customized program of short films and discussion that focuses on youth related issues such as discrimination, homophobia, bullying, coming out, growing up, acceptance by family, etc. The films are chosen with sensitivity and care to keep in mind sensibilities of the youth and also faculty members. The program consists of both Indian and international short films that are cheerful, dramatic and thought-provoking so as to engage and entertain youth audiences.

KASHISH Forward – India’s first campus LGBTQ film festival is screening at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Bengaluru Seven amazing films focussed on LGBTQ lives – from India, Brazil, USA, France, and Singapore.

 

Venue- Art History Department College of Fine Art Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath Kumara Krupa Road, Bengaluru 560001

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Date- Saturday 16th Sept

Time –  11 AM to 4:00 PM

Entry – Open to all

About KASHISH MIQFF:

KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival started its journey in 2010 as the first ever LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and to receive clearance from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Over the past 8 successful editions of the festival, it has emerged to be South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, an important event in Mumbai’s cultural calendar, and also voted as one of World’s Top 5 Coolest LGBT Film Festival. It attracts over 8500 footfalls and programs around 150-180 films from 35-45 countries every year.

You can see more of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on the links below.

Festival Website, Facebook , Twitter, YouTube

KASHISH Forward at Azim Premji University Bangalore – LGBT Events India

KASHISH Forward at Azim Premji University Bangalore – LGBT Events India

KASHISH Forward – India’s first traveling campus LGBTQ film festival – is a series of film screenings and discussions that are held at campuses across India, aiming to reach out and create awareness about LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) issues through the medium of cinema.

Their objective is to create an atmosphere of understanding and acceptance for LGBTQ students on campus who may be grappling with issues of coming out, in challenging environments due to a society that is still largely unaccepting of LGBTQ persons. This initiative also enables friends, peers, faculty members and campus advisors to have a greater awareness of LGBTQ lives in India and around the world so that a discussion around LGBTQ issues can be kick-started to create a queer friendly campus that is sensitive to issues of gender and sexual orientation.

KASHISH Forward Bangalore

 

KASHISH Forward is a customized program of short films and discussion that focuses on youth related issues such as discrimination, homophobia, bullying, coming out, growing up, acceptance by family, etc. The films are chosen with sensitivity and care to keep in mind sensibilities of the youth and also faculty members. The program consists of both Indian and international short films that are cheerful, dramatic and thought-provoking so as to engage and entertain youth audiences.

Screening of KASHISH Forward – India’s first campus LGBTQ film festival at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. Five amazing films focussed on LGBTQ lives – from India, Brazil, USA, France, and Singapore.

 

Venue- Activity room, 1st floor, Pixel B, Azim Premji University, Bangalore.

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Date- September 15th 

Time – 3.30pm onwards

Entry – Open to All

About KASHISH MIQFF:

KASHISH Mumbai Intentional Queer Film Festival started its journey in 2010 as the first ever LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theater and to receive clearance from the Information & Broadcasting Ministry. Over the past 8 successful editions of the festival, it has emerged to be South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, an important event in Mumbai’s cultural calendar, and also voted as one of World’s Top 5 Coolest LGBT Film Festival. It attracts over 8500 footfalls and programs around 150-180 films from 35-45 countries every year.

You can see more of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival on the links below.

Festival Website, Facebook , Twitter, YouTube

Trans Diamond – International transgender festival -LGBT Events India

Trans Diamond – International transgender festival -LGBT Events India

About Trans Diamonds

This November, Make Room India brings you the first International Transgender Festival “TRANS DIAMOND” . Trans Diamond is a 5-day long festival dedicated to celebrating diversity and be the platform for active citizenship and international collaboration. The Festival is a set of distinctive events and brings together world’s leading transgender activists, like-minded corporations, government bodies, communities, civil societies, leading LGBTIQ groups, artists, film-makers and policy-makers together and will  foster international collaboration and accelerate the movement

  • Using Arts as Tool for Social Change, the Festival draws attention to a wide range of issues faced by the transgender community.
  • Right from capacity building workshops, open forum to film festival, social beauty pageant and a musical performance, the Festival is a confluence of arts, intellect, humanity, and hope!
  • The Festival will also identify leaders from within the community, build capacities to engage in a dialogue with policy-makers and society at large to highlight pertinent issues.

Key Events at Trans Diamond:

  1. TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL:  Bringing together some of the loudest audiovisual voices of the transgender community to showcase latest documentaries and social campaign short movies. Read more! Entries are accepted from 5th of August – 20th of September 2017, apply today!
  2. TRANSGENDER MUSICAL: Trans-artists from across the world – singers, actors, composers, dancers and theater directors join hands to create a life-changing performance presenting the life and struggle of the transgender individuals across the world. Read more!
  3. TRANSGENDER TALENT HUNT: Transgender community has some of the world’s most talented individuals, but not many are celebrated and well-known! Trans Diamond brings you the first international talent show presenting some of the best talents from the community. Read more!
  4. TRANSGENDER OPEN FORUM: The Transgender Open Forum brings together policy makers, trans-activists, civic societies and political leaders to discuss a wide range of issues and exchange best practices to raise awareness and build solutions furthering social impact. Read more!
  5. TRANSGENDER CAPACITY BUILDING: Established trainers and educators join hands with Trans Diamond to deliver world-class capacity building workshops and local immersion programs are designed to create leaders and role models from within the trans-community. Read more!

TRANSGENDER SOCIAL BEAUTY PAGEANT: The social beauty pageant is open to male-to-female transitioned transgenders and aims to question the universal understanding of beauty. With a series of field visits and training to enhance personal effectiveness and leadership, the pageant encourages the contestants to be their personal best, embrace themselves and continue to set an example for others to break the barriers.

Festival Date: 15th November – 19th November  2017

Email us here  

Website: www.transdiamond.com

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: @transdiam

Instagram: Trans_Diamond

Place/ City: Bengaluru, Karnataka,

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To Register  Click here 

Download the Info Pack/brochure of the festival here.

We are keenly looking at welcoming artists, film-makers, digital enthusiasts, writers, activists, volunteers to join hands with us!