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Pride Circle Delhi Chapter Launch

Pride Circle Delhi Chapter Launch

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! 

Venue – The Lalit, New Delhi

Date – Sept 1, 2018

Time- 6.00pm onwards

Entry- INR 250 per head

You can register for the event here 

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’s Film Screening – Aug 2018

Gay Bombay’s Film Screening – Aug 2018

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.

Queer Awaaz – An Open Mic – Yaariyan

Queer Awaaz – An Open Mic – Yaariyan

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.

yaariyanMail 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.

Friends of Linger – New Delhi

Friends of Linger – New Delhi

Friends of Linger is a mixed genre, ‘many faces’ band that is at times referred to as a band with a purpose. The band is credited with the first ever English dedication to the LGBTQ community back in 2013 which now has a fresh video. Earlier this year, its new song, Dignity, was adopted by the global movement for women – She Decides.

Ranging from rock to funk to jazz, the band has an interesting mix of its own, not hesitating to cover the likes of Stevie Wonder, Rolling Stone, The Police, Lady Gaga or even Justin Timberlake. The band, since it took shape, has attempted to send out socially relevant messages through harmonic tunes.

Friends of Linger has featured in media spaces such as Times of India, Hindustan Times, New Indian Express, www.gaystarnews.com, www.scoopwhoop.com, DNA, www.thewire.in, Rolling Stone as well as Radio One.

The band has a concert scheduled this weekend at Hard Rock Cafe, Saket, Delhi at 8:30 PM. Tickets available at the door on BookmyShow

 

Hope you have a fun time at the event. Don’t forget to send us your feedback in the comment section below.

 

Thirai: Screening “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” – Chennai

Thirai: Screening “Happy Birthday, Marsha!” – Chennai

There are many stories that have never been written and the history and legacy of subaltern communities and the marginalized communities are usually oppressed and erased. To add to that, we also belong to a culture that heavily depended on oral history. Today we have observed and documented what suits us.

The rest is discarded or not spoken about. While the erasure of identities has been the tool of the oppressor, it is also true that those who hold power within the marginalized overshadow others by their privilege and dominance. Most often this erasure is to silence the dissenting voices or the people who are not in a position of power.

To set the stage for the discussion we will be screening the most waited short film Happy Birthday, Marsha! (HBM).

“MARSHA P. JOHNSON was a black trans woman. She was an activist, part of a group called Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, and a kind of political theorist. She was associated with the anti-policing Stonewall riots.

She was a performance artist in a downtown theater troupe called the Hot Peaches. She was a fixture and icon in the downtown scene and the queer, trans, and gender nonconforming landscape of New York City up until 1992 when she was found dead in the Hudson River.” – ARTFORUM

It’s been almost 50 years since the Stonewall Uprising yet the leading role that street queens, trans women of color and gender non-conforming people played during the riots has never received the recognition it deserves.

“Tourmaline Gossett and Sasha Wortzel’s short film Happy Birthday, Marsha! (2018) is a moving celebration and evocation of trans activist and artist Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson, set on the eve of the Stonewall riots in 1969. Gossett and Wortzel bring archival intimacies and a deep sense of care to the project of representing Johnson’s life and legacy, resulting in a remarkable fifteen-minute film that ranges in feeling from soaring uplift to deep loss. Created through extensive community collaboration, the film features lush cinematography by Arthur Jafa, an expressive score by Geo Wyeth, and star turn performances by Mya Taylor as Johnson and by queer New York City stalwarts Jay Toole, Jimmy Camicia, and Egypt LaBeija, among many others.” – ARTFORUM

Thirai is a film screening event produced by Queer Chennai Chronicles. Through Thirai, QCC tries to enable conversation on topics that are important and relevant for our today’s queer movement.

The Screening is scheduled for Sunday 19th Aug, 5:30 PM onwards at Backyard, a space for Expression, Storytelling, and Co-ideation on 3rd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar Chennai, India

Still About Sec 377 – Screening by Harmless Hugs – New Delhi

Still About Sec 377 – Screening by Harmless Hugs – New Delhi

Harmless Hugs is a Delhi based support group which started as an initiative to support and empower feminist groups and members of the LGBTQA community. They are organizing a special screening of Still About Sec 377 this Saturday 11th Aug in Delhi.

Harmless Hugs is a dynamic platform bringing together liberal souls all around the world and help one another in the process of finding and embracing their true self.

Harmless Hugs LogoFounded on 10-September-2012, it is an expansive space driven by core values of unity in diversity and coexistence. Raising over tags, their vision is to create a collaborative culture that focuses on free and fair human expression. Harmless Hugs is driven by both online as well as ground-based initiatives for the feminist groups and LGBTQA communities and allies.

Harmless hugs is organizing a special screening of arguably one of India’s best Queer web series Still about Section 377 directed by Amit Khanna. The main cast includes Ankit Bhatia, Amit Khanna, Gulshan Nain, Gunjan Malhotra, Gaurav Mishra, Mustafa Sheikh and Yash Yogi.

The web series is the sequel to All About Section 377 which won many accolades at national and international level and was even featured in Firstpost.

Still about section 377 is about love and how it can never be wrong. It explores the story of a lover who can go to any lengths to get his love back and in the process makes you fall in love with his character.Click To Tweet Still about Section 377 series was also screened in Mumbai earlier this year in association with Gay Bombay.

The screening will be organized by Harmless Hugs at India HIV / AIDS Alliance 6 Zamrudpur Community Centre, Kailash Colony, 110048 New Delhi  12 noon onwards. and they also have some surprises waiting for you at the venue.

If you still aren’t excited check this trailer and you will know why we think you should be there.

Do share your thoughts on your experience at the event in the comment section below. Hope to see you there.