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The Acceptance Meet 2018 – Families of Choice

The Acceptance Meet 2018 – Families of Choice

When you open any child’s primary school textbook, you see ‘Family’ defined as mother, father, brother, and sister. However, a large portion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) people do not have the chance to experience family in the same way.

LGBTQ people in India and around the world have redefined their meaning of ‘Family’ by either refusing to stick to society’s norms of heterosexual marriage or by forming bonds within the LGBTQ community which substitute (and often surpass) ‘traditional’ families.

yaariyanThey have built ‘Families of Choice’. This Acceptance Meet, Yaariyan celebrates these bonds and brings out these stories of acceptance, brotherhood, and camaraderie.

The Acceptance Meet is an annual event that brings together Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ), their family (close and extended), colleagues, friends and supporting allies. We have been covering Acceptance meet by Yaariyan since last year and its one event we all look forward to.

It is a space for them to come and share their stories and journeys of acceptance. The aim is to pave the way for acceptance and rational attitudes toward Indian LGBTQ, particularly the youth.

So without any further ado lets quickly give you the details of the event.

 

Venue- LT PCSA IIT Bombay Powai Mumbai

Day and Date – Wed 15th Aug 2018

Time – 3PM to 7:30 PM

Acceptance meet maps 2018

This event is being conducted in collaboration with the Humsafar Trust, Umang LBT group, QueerAdda, Saathi and Qgraphy. So if you are in Mumbai this independence day lets get to know more about these Families of Choice and show the world that these are the ones we depend on.

Feel free to drop us a line about your experience at the event in the comment section below.

Filmy Samaa Bollywood Quiz and Karaoke Night by Yaariyan

Filmy Samaa Bollywood Quiz and Karaoke Night by Yaariyan

Yaariyan is the youth wing of the Humsafar trust, known for working towards health and human rights of sexual minorities since 1994. Yaariyan has an online platform reaching out to 6000+ people and is one of the most active youth-oriented LGBT group in the country, organizing offline events and facilitating LGBTQ youth access to health and social support. Yaariyan has been actively organizing some fantastic event for the LGBTQ community for years.

It’s always a good time to go full on filmy, desi and dramatic. So bandh ke sehra, seena taan ke aao, Let’s play our jhakaas Bollywood Quiz, organized by Yaariyan. A queer-themed quiz with mind-boggling rounds, lots of masala and a hint of chichorapan. And if all this doesn’t interest you, you can rock the night singing your favorite Bolly numbers at our Karaoke set! So without further ado here are the details

yaariyanVenue – Pharaoh Lounge, Chakala

Date – Sunday 5th August 2018

Time – 2 pm to 6 pm

Entry – Rs 200/-

Contact – Priyendra – 9323286700 / Rahul – 9820082504

The event encourages RSVP so for giving your confirmation please click this link here  

Queer Kitty Party Vashi – 4th Aug

Queer Kitty Party Vashi – 4th Aug

Impulse New Delhi is a forum for sexual minorities in India that strives to socially mainstream them. It creates awareness on sexual health while increasing the access to HIV testing and practice of safe sex behavior. Impulse group which is a globally recognized social group launched its newest chapter in India’s capital city and named “Impulse New Delhi” on November 14, 2013, in New Delhi, India.

Impulse Group had an amazing event earlier this year in Mumbai which was a pool party named Soaked which is also their signature event around the world.

Impulse group is planning its second event in Mumbai called Queer Kitty Party. This Queer Kitty Party aims at creating a space for LGBTQIA+ members to discuss current affairs, safe sex practices and more witness to some fun-filled games/activities.

Date – 04 August 2018
Time – 4 pm to 7 pm
Venue – Shop No. 19, Palm Beach Galleria, Plot Number 17, Sector 19D, Vashi, Navi Mumbai, 400703

This event is completely FREE and on a registration basis. For registration, WhatsApp / text your full name along with your email address (if any) to +91 8369037931

Hope you guys have a fun time at the event. Share with us how was your experience in the comment section below.

Workplace Closets LGBTQ+ Networking | 6 Degrees |

Workplace Closets LGBTQ+ Networking | 6 Degrees |

6 Degrees LGBTQ Growth Network has been organizing various events for the community. The main aim behind these is to provide a platform where people exchange ideas, meet, connect, network and empower each other. Workplace Closets, how does this work make you feel? Well, 6 Degrees has something in store for you.

Its been into existence for about a year but has seen a great amount of traction and has done multiple events from their monthly sundowner events to Queeros a unique award function to celebrate queer heroes.

6 Degrees will celebrate its first anniversary in their upcoming anniversary event on 19th July 2018. Their theme for this month is workplace Closets.Click To Tweet

Six Degrees Logo6 Degrees LGBTQ++ growth network invites you to share stories; photos; performance pieces; poems; anecdotes with others about your journey of being queer or ally at workplace. Don’t worry; they will help you curate and make these even more interesting.

We assure you it will be our hallmark chilled hangout session with vodka shots and showcase of one unique business enterprise.

While you have fun and get entertained; do remember to Network with your professional goals in mind! Interact with India Inc’s Diversity & Inclusion warriors.

Venue- The Den Ground Floor, Prabhat Kunj, 24th Road, Off Linking Road, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052

Date-  Thurs July 19th, 2018

Time – 7 PM onwards

Entry- Rs 300 

RSVP: 9870213831 Walk-ins are welcome. Paytm Accepted 

Visit their facebook page for more info.

Attended one of these events? Share your experience with us in the comment section below. See you there !!!

Music & Musing with 6 Degrees Lgbtq+ Network

Music & Musing with 6 Degrees Lgbtq+ Network

Music & Musing with 6 Degrees
17
June 2018

Venue -The Habitat

LGBT Networking
Music
Business Networking
An evening of music & musing
featuring Ruchi Vadehra, Author of Great Textpectations and Summer Haze & Violet Dreams, a musician duo – @Samuel Pandya & Natasha Shukla
Eleventh edition of their Monthly Sundowner LGBTQ++ business networking meetings is almost here.. on 17th June!

It’s a Sunday and the event starts at 8:30 PM.

6 Degrees so far
6 Degrees is a Growth Network for Indian queer people & their allies to achieve personal, professional and community goals (equality, entertainment and excellence).

 

“We at 6 Degrees are bringing sexy back into the business- Praful Baweja ”
ALL including LGBTQ++ folks and allies who want to grow personally and professionally to contribute to the community.

Do carry Business and/or ID Cards

RSVP: 9870213831

Venue Fees: Rs300*

*Full Cover
*PayTM accepted

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Mumbai to celebrate 9th edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2018 on May 23

Mumbai to celebrate 9th edition of Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2018 on May 23

South Asian’s biggest LGBTQIA+ film festival- Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival (Kashish MIQFF) is back with its 9th edition. The festival will kick-off on May 23 at the prestigious Liberty Cinema and will conclude on May 27. 140 films from 45 countries with India as ‘Country in Focus’ will be screened during this 5-day film festival; out of which 47 films shall compete for top awards with cash prized of Rs. 2.65 lakh

The topic during the current year is ‘Together With Pride’ and the celebration will commend pride and the infinite diversities of families, groups, sexual orientation and ethnicity. The jury board this year incorporates Jaya Bhatia, Sid Makkar, Tara Deshpande, Nargis Wadia, Malati Rao, Ramchandra P.N, Batul Mukhtiar, Jeroo Mull, Irene Dhar Malik and Harish Iyer.

What’s extraordinary: Centerpiece Films Noblemen-Kunal Kapoor

Four worldwide movies including Noblemen, a narrative feature film, starring Bollywood director Kunal Kapoor will be screened amid the celebration. This Vandana Kataria directorial  is an adaptation of the play ‘Merchant of Venice’ by William Shakespeare which discusses the battles of a 15-year-old kid who is threatened by a group of spooks and occasions in his adolescent years which prompt death toll.“I’m very happy to know that our film has been selected to premiere at the KASHISH 2018. ‘Noblemen’ is a humble and honest attempt to highlight bullying and the effects it can cause on the society at large. I am sure our film will resonate with the audience,” says Kunal Kapoor.

“This year at KASHISH we are excited to be screening 6 Indian feature films, each one of them telling a different story, highlighting aspects of not only LGBTQ lives, but emotions of every human being. ‘Noblemen’ is one of those rare films that push the boundary, by being bold and gritty, yet remain sensitive and nuanced. You empathize with each of the characters and join them on a roller-coaster journey of happiness and anguish. We hope the audiences at KASHISH are not only entertained but carry back a strong message,” says festival director Sridhar Rangayan.

Voted as one of the Top 5 LGBT Film Festival in the World, KASHISH MIQFF is the only LGBT film festival in India to be held in a mainstream theatre. Founded in 2010, KASHISH is held over 5 days at three venues. It is the first Indian LGBT festival to be held with approval by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. The festival is presented by KASHISH Arts Foundation and organized by Solaris Pictures.

Delegate Registration : 

Delegate registration for KASHISH 2018 is available on BookMyShow. Check KASHISH 2018 on BookMyShow App or use the link here. Discounted registration for Senior Citizens and Transgender persons.

Besides the annual film festival, its other initiatives are KASHISH Forward – India’s first travelling campus LGBTQ film festival, KASHISH Global – that facilitates screening of Indian LGBTQ films across the world, Best of KASHISH film screenings and KASHISH Chalchitra Utsav – a festival of LGBTQ films in regional languages.