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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