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.
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 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
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
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.
After the smashing success of their first series named “All about Sec 377, ” Amit Khanna and team is back with the sequel of most awaited web series of the amazing show. For those who aren’t aware, all about section 377 is a web series which covers the journey of a straight guy named Suresh who’s lives with two gay guys (one of them being his brother) and is aimed at educating the masses on the struggles of the LGBT community in India.
The web series became a huge success after its release on youtube under the banner Creative Gypsy. It went on the receive numerous awards at various film festivals and is also featured in various must watch categories when it comes to Indian LGBTQ web content ( including Buzzfeed, economic times, Buzzfeed, Bookmyshow). Why are we telling you this? Well, we have a good news for you.
Gay Bombay has organized a special screening along with a meet and greets with the cast of the web series “All about section 377-Part 2”
But before that how about taking a look at the trailer?
Here are the details of the event
Venue – National College Bandra West
Date – Sunday 15th April
Time – 4 PM to 8 PM
Entry – Free and open to all LGBTQ friends and allies.
Please note it’s on first come first serve basis. Entry is free for all. Limited seats only.
For any event-related query, please message the GB Infoline on 9870504010.
It’s a GB (Gay Bombay) event “Creating Safe Spaces”.
You can follow them on @gbgaybombay on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
#FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBTQ+ digital campaign returns for the fourth edition from 21 March – 1 April 2018. British Council in partnership with BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival are making five LGBTQ+ themed short films available for the world to watch online for free, over a 12-day period. Last year, the films were viewed 1.8 million times by people in 202 countries and principalities, including parts of the world where homosexuality is criminalised, and in some cases, punishable by the death penalty.
British Council India in partnership with #Social and Gaysi Family is inviting people to come and watch these incredible films on the 26th of this month at Todi Mill Social, Mumbai.
Post the screening, Jerry Johnson will be moderating a Panel Discussion centred around the LGBTQ movement in the country. Our panellists are Sonal Giani, Raj Merchant and Parmesh Shahani.