Gay Bombay’s GB kite flying event, now in its 14th year, is organised at the Juhu Silver Beach on the Sunday, closest to Sankranti. Kite flying is a tradition at Sankranti, but this event has a twist in that the kites flown are rainbow coloured, specially ordered from Dongri. It is a pretty sight to see dozens of rainbow kites floating in the sky among all other kites.
GB kite flying also has an awareness creation/ sensitisation component in that many of the public on the beach curious about the rainbow kites are told about it being an LGBT event during Pride month. Post the event, at dusk, refreshments, typically, Puri, Undhyo and jalebis are distributed from a tent specially created and those are the best we have experienced so far in Mumbai. The event typically attracts 150-200 people from the community and allies . The details for this year event are as follows –
Venue Juhu Silver Beach Mumbai
Date Sunday 14th Jan 2018
Time 4 PM to 8PM
Entry Free and open to all . The knack of Kite Flying is an added advantage .
About Gay Bombay
Gay Bombay is an informal, ever-evolving, and safe socio-cultural space for gay men in Mumbai. Founded in September 1998 they have organised 1000+ events ranging from art meets, to workshops, to parents meet so on and so forth.
One of the primary objectives of Gay Bombay is to provide safe spaces to the LGBT community where they can be themselves.
Hope to see you all at the event and filling the sky with rainbow colours.
Kite flying every year is organised as a part of Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride Month.
We are also thankful to Qgraphy for covering it so beautifully since over the last few years.