Gay Bombay’s parties have been along for 20 years now. It’s no surprise Gay Bombay is indeed one of the places people feel safe about partying in Mumbai. We are also glad honorable Supreme court in its landmark judgment on Sept 6th, 2018 upheld that section 377 which was an archaic law prohibiting two consenting same-sex couples to the right of having sex is scrapped. Gay Bombay partied that same weekend and incidentally, it was their 20th-anniversary party. Gay Bombay is yet again ready with a fantastic party this Saturday night at NEOS CLUB.
Venue- Neos Club, Pheonix Market City Kurla.
Date – Saturday 22nd Sept
Time- 9 PM Onwards
Entry Charges – ₹ 800 before 10 pm and ₹1000 after 10 pm (along with Drink Coupons worth Rs 500) (no re-entry) (to defray the charges of the party). Cash only. Strictly Club Wear – no slippers, sandals, shorts, sleeveless etc.
Please note that you must be above the age of 20 to attend GB par-ties. Please carry proof of age with you, such as driving license, college identity card. Some don’ts: No dark rooms and no sex and absolutely no drugs on the premises; if found indulging in any “hanky panky” you shall be asked to leave the party. Pls, respect the safe space which is being provided.
Once entered you cannot leave the premises as crowding on the footpath outside creates issues with the local authorities.
A Special REQUEST: During and after the party please DO NOT gather outside the venue. The management has requested us to ensure that, in the middle of the night, the peace of the neighborhood is not disturbed.
A few dos:
Club Wear Only. Dress to Kill Have a smashing time. Carry your Alcoholic Drinks Permit.
New Delhi, Sep 5 (PTI) The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Thursday its much-awaited verdict on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of section 377 of the IPC which criminalises “unnatural sexual activities” between two consenting adults A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had reserved its verdict on July 17 after hearing various stakeholders, including gay rights activists.
The Centre, which had initially sought an adjournment for filing its response to the petitions, had later left to the wisdom of the court the issue of legality of the penal provision with regard to the aspects of criminalising consensual unnatural sex between two consenting adults. The Centre had said that the other aspects of the penal provision dealing with minors and animals should be allowed to be remain in the statute book. Section 377 refers to ‘unnatural offences’ and says whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to 10 years, and shall also be liable to pay a fine.
The issue of section 377 was first raised by an NGO, Naz Foundation, which had in 2001 approached the Delhi High Court that had decriminalised sex between consenting adults of the same gender by holding the penal provision “illegal”. This 2009 judgement of the high court was overturned in 2013 by the apex court which had also dismissed a review plea. It had in 2013 restored the criminality of the sexual relationship between persons of the same sex after the Delhi High Court’ had decriminalised it in 2009. The five-judge bench on July 10 had made it clear that it was not going into the curative petitions and would adjudicate on fresh writ petitions in the matter.
Pride Circle is an initiative to build a community of passionate individuals working in the space of LGBT+ inclusion primarily at the workplace. Together is better for individuals & for organizations; for everyone need friends. Good news is Pride Circle is launching its Delhi chapter starting 1st September 2018.
Pride Circle aims to bring diverse stakeholders under one roof & have a conversation about the challenges and opportunities, listen & learn from multiple perspectives, ideate & execute, and to make a collective change!
Started a year ago, the Pride Circle meetups are held in various cities across India & now growing globally. These meetups provide informal setup & a safe space for expression, to celebrate our humanness, to embrace our vulnerability, and to collectively think and be the change maker of tomorrow.
What to expect?
The evening will witness speakers like Danish Sheikh, Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Centre for Health Law, Ethics, and Technology at Jindal Global Law School taking us through the journey of #Section377.
Keshav Suri, Executive Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group and Neha Nagpal, Supreme court lawyer will share about his petition in The Supreme Court and why it is important for individuals to ask for their rights. Also, the various steps taken by The Lalit Group for an inclusive experience by ALL their clientele. This panel would be moderated by Sarika Gupta Bhattacharyya, CEO BD Foundation.
Dipali Mehta, Marketing Manager Delta App will take us through her journey of Coming out & navigating the world as a bisexual woman.
Sisak -India’s First LGBTQ movie to be screened
S I s a k India’s First Silent LGBTQ love story to be screened at the event too. Sisak won 44 International Awards worldwide. We will also interact with Director Faraz Arif Ansari and the actor Dhruv Singhal about their experience filming the movie. Here is a sneak peek at the trailer.
Hope to see you all at the event. Drop us a line in the comment section to share your feedback about the event.
Gay Bombay has been screening some interesting LGBT themed movies at their private screening since years. The coming month marks the 20th anniversary of Gay Bombay since it was formed in 1998. GayBombay (GB) will be screening two highly acclaimed international queer films, Call Me By Your Name and God’s Own Country and a short documentary by Sopan Muller on the “Battle Against 377 – the story of IIT group Petition”
A month-long celebration of diversity and togetherness will be seen amongst the LGBT community as there will be multiple events lined up by Gay Bombay during the coming month starting with their Saturday night party on 25th Aug.
Call Me By Your Name
Call Me by Your Name is a 2017 coming-of-age romantic drama film directed by Luca Guadagnino and written by James Ivory. It is based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman . The movie also won an academy award for the best writing adapted screenplay earlier this year. However, India didn’t see the release of the movie. So its even more important for GayBombay to screen such awesome movies for the community here in India.
Gods Own Country
Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.
The screening is scheduled this Sunday, 26th Aug at G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalakshmi West, Mumbai, 1:30 P onwards.
Gay Bombay is an informal group working towards the members of the gay community in Mumbai India. This year is extra special for them as they celebrate their 20th anniversary since it was first formed in the year 1998.GayBombay has been regularly organizing meets, parties, film screenings, treks, picnics, and workshops.
Hope you have a fabulous time at the event. Request you to please share your valuable feedback about the events with us in the comments section below.
We all have stories to tell, sing and make fun of in our everyday life. Yaariyan presents Queer Awaaz: A YA! Open Mic. A platform for many storytellers, singers, musicians, and comedians to stand up and showcase their talent.
Being our first time organizing an open mic, our theme is the First Time. We’ll be waiting for you to stand and do wonders at our first ever open mic event.
Mail them your poetry, story, song(for originals only) or comic set which you’d like to perform at Queer Awaaz. Register by mentioning your name, age, and contact number.
Note: – Your piece cannot be longer than 5 minutes.
– If your piece contains obscenities, offensive language/sensitive ideas, it will not be considered.
Deadline: 24th August 2018
For queries WhatsApp: Ankit: 80974 68660 Radhika: 96194 20020
Yaariyaan is the youth wing of Humsafar trust and this event is a part of their 9th-anniversary celebrations. The event will be held on Sunday 26th Aug at Humsafar Trust Vakola Santacruz East Mumbai, 4 PM onwards.