Are you (or anyone you know) looking for a non-sexual or non-romantic or platonic relationship with a member of the opposite gender, for any reason? Most of us would have attended events like the speed dating or dating brunches where you get to meet a lot of people and you can decide if he/she can be a prospect for dating /getting into a relationship with. Something similar is being planned for the very first time by Indian Aces in Delhi. They are coming with India’s first ever Asexual Speed Dating event.
You may be asexual/ graysexual, or someone seeking a non-sexual relationship for other reasons, a gay man seeking a lesbian woman for MOC (Marriage Of Convenience), someone not ready for a sexual relationship at this point, someone who doesn’t understand romance or something entirely different.
Indian Aces presents India’s VERY FIRST match-making/speed-dating event for non-sexual relationships!
Whether you’re looking for a short/long term relationship, monogamous marriage or an open relationship, with or without any expectations of romance and/or different degrees of physical intimacy, you will find this an apt and THE ONLY event to meet suitable partners in an otherwise hyper-sexual world.
This being the first such event, is limited to people seeking partners of the opposite gender (men seeking women and women seeking men). We will be selecting up to 10 members from each side. All the parties will be introduced to each of the participants from the opposite party. Each participant will be able to mark their interest in the opposite person privately. Indian Aces will then share the interest from whoever marked them and participants can then decide if they wish to share their details with them or not.Please note that only the information you choose to have shared will be shared at all steps. The control will always lie with you.
Indian Aces DOES NOT promise a match, at all. Its an attempt to provide such a platform for the very first time in India, and possibly world (?) They want you to have a choice in how you lead your personal relationships and be able to find a partner of your liking in a world where all relationships are unfortunately expected to be sexual or romantic by default.
Venue: A safe public space in Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi
Date: 26 November 2017 (Sunday)
Time: 12.00 – 3.00 pm
Expected contribution: Rs 750/-includes snacks and beverage, which can be made during or after registration.For registrations fill the form here.
Total no. of slots: 10 women + 10 men
About Indian Aces
Indian Aces is a self/non-funded award-winning collective of asexual folk from or in India. Started in 2014 and relaunched in early 2016, the community has grown by leaps and bounds. It serves as an online community platform, generating awareness and receiving new members into their secret group on Facebook. Members also participate and represent in various LGBTQIA+ events and platforms that have so far been devoid of representation from the asexual community in India. We organize meetups for community members all over the country and have been able to do a few internationally too. We conduct independent research on the subject, and conduct workshops for professionals and allies and aces to understand Sexuality and Asexuality.
About the founder/speaker:
Dr. Pragati Singh is a medical doctor by qualification and has worked extensively in the public health fields of maternal, child and reproductive health.In her personal time, she founded Indian Aces in 2014 and has been working pro-bono for the asexual community in India since.She recently presented her research paper on Asexuality at the World Association of Sexual Health in Prague where her study was selected for the poster as well as oral presentation and published in the prestigious Journal of Sexual Medicine by Elsevier.She has won an award for ‘digital creativity’ for her work on the subject of sexuality and asexuality from Women’s Web, and a prize for her poetry performance on Asexuality from Population First, UNFPA and ColorsTV.
She is an ambassador for the American Sexual Health Association. She now takes workshops on the subject of Sexuality and Asexuality.
For more details on the event, you can visit the event page here
GayBombay is an informal, ever-evolving, and safe socio-cultural space for gay men in Mumbai. Founded in September 1998 they have organized 1000+ events ranging from art meets, to workshops, to parents meet so on and so forth.
One of the primary objectives of Gay Bombay is to provide safe spaces to the LGBT community in India where they can be themselves. GayBombay has been of constant support to the members of the LGBT community in Mumbai and has been organizing various events and gay parties in Mumbai. That is the reason its parties are happening and full of fun and frolic and are fine-tuned to the likings of Mumbaikars. Their anniversary months next event is a Saturday night party. Here are the details of their next party
Venue- Beyond – The Lounge Bar (YOYO) Andheri West Mumbai
Date Sat 25th Nov 2017
Time – 9 PM Onwards
Entry – Entry with one drink coupon: ₹800 before 10.30pm (₹ 1000 after 10.30pm), to defray party costs. Cash only and PLEASE get exact change.
Credit Cards accepted at the Bar Counter for extra drinks. Clubwear only.
For any event-related query, please message the GB Infoline on 9870504010
For more info visit – www.gaybombay.org
Hope you have an awesome time at the party. In case of any feedback drop a line in the comments section below.
Dirty talk has been by far one of our personal favorites events as far as the LGBTQ community is concerned. The idea of combining stand-up comedy, open mic, musical performances, monologues etc into an awesome fun filled evening is something i always look forward to.
Gaysi is all set to present the 10th Edition of Dirty Talk. This years theme is Queer-o-City. The idea is to form a culmination of unseen and untold stories from across the country and bring them together for a wider perspective, a specifically Indian sharing and an evening of fun, togetherness and abandon.
The show will be power packed with 9 performances from within the LGBT community. And here is a sneak peek.
Here are the details
Venue- Zoo Bar, 1st Floor, Liberty Lodge, Dashrathlal Joshi Rd, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056.
Date- Saturday 25th Nov
Time- 5 PM to 9 PM
Entry- Tickets available on https://goo.gl/TLWSPt
A portion of the funds collected by the event will be donated to URJA Trust. In case of any queries, you can write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, the icing on the cake is that its Gaysi’s 9th Birthday so there are surprises in store for you. We hope all our viewers enjoy the show like we do.
People who have been reading this space since long would know that we continuously strive to bring to you the best of the events happening in your city. The main objective behind running the initiative is to keep you updated of what’s happening in your city in the LGBTQIA++ community. I am here to inform you about one such event happening in December in Dilwalon ki Delhi.
Delhi is all set to witness, for the third year in a row Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival (DIQTFF 2017) organized in collaboration with Harmless Hugs and Impulse New Delhi by AIDS Healthcare Foundation along with Canada High Commission as its Associate Supporter followed by Asmita Theatre Group as its Cultural Partner, Ketto as its Exclusive Fundraising Partner, Adhikaar Trust as its Outreach Partner, Doggy Style, DU Beat, Miss Woomaniya, LGBT Events India and ED Times as its Social Media Partners.
Delhi International Queer Theatre and Film Festival (DIQTFF) is a brave initiative by Harmless Hugs – one amongst the biggest youth oriented LGBTQ support group in India. The Film Festival is intended to connect with larger Diaspora of Indian LGBTQ struggle for equal human rights, and to reach out to masses via the omnipotence of Media and Cinema. They also have a strong line-up of stirring theatre performances and more.
In a short span of time DIQTFF has garnered excellent response not only from the LGBTQIA++ community but also from allies who support the cause. The event every year gets huge number of people in attendance. Not only does it feature amazing plays/ movies for people to keep seeing and come back every year but also the fact that it does it only to spread awareness for the cause without charging a dime to the audience is commendable.
Movie screenings and plays are well complimented by a round of panel discussions and debates, including some of the biggest names from the Indian LGBTQ Movement. Discussions around tumultuous territories of politics, gender disparity, coming out and involvement of families and more will also be a part of this two-day event.
This project aims to re-ignite the LGBTQ movement for equal human rights. Along with reclaiming rights for equality and freedom of expression ,it intends to put the word out that LGBTQ Lives Matter!
Besides, the scope of the project gains further significance as harmless hugs is planning a number of inclusive and outreach activities. They will also display the long-standing camaraderie with allies, and also touch on important chapters like coming out, emotional well-being, and most importantly, sensitizing and reaching out to the families and other untouched (perhaps homophobic) strata of the society. So without much ado here are the details
Venue- Shah Auditorium, 110054 New Delhi
Date- 9th -10th Dec
Time – Full Day event
Entry- Free for all LGBTQIA++ audience and allies.
We would request all our readers to consider helping Harmless Hugs for their initiative . They have already reached 80% of their crowdfunding target through Ketto. Please click on the link to donate for the cause . For any further queries you can reach out to them here.
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Gay Bombay is an informal, ever-evolving, and safe socio-cultural space for gay men in Mumbai. Founded in September 1998 they have organized 1000+ events ranging from art meets, to workshops, to parents meet so on and so forth.
One of the primary objectives of Gay Bombay is to provide safe spaces to the LGBT community where they can be themselves. That is the reason its parties are happening and are fine-tuned to the likings of Mumbaikars.
Most of us wait till saturdays till we can party , but we think that life can be celebrated everyday . GayBombay believes in that too and so they are coming up with a friday night party “Shake it Shukravar ” at an uber cool venue in south bombay. Here are the details
Venue- Traffik -The lounge ,Dainik Shivner Marg, Gandhi Nagar, Upper Worli, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013
Date Friday 17th Nov
Time – 9 PM – 1:30 AM
Entry – Entry Rs 300 (to defray the party costs)
Credit Cards accepted only at the Bar counter for extra drinks. Clubwear only.For any event-related query, please message the GB Infoline on 9870504010 .For more info visit –www.gaybombay.org
Hope you have an awesome time at the party. For any feedback drop a line in the comments section below.