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Delhi University Queer Collective (DUQC) is organizing the Third Edition of our Parents and Relatives of Queer Persons Meet.

Through a combination of expert counseling, free and open dialogue and a question and answer session, we hope to create a positive environment wherein sexuality and the relationship between queer individuals and their family members can be affirmatively discussed. The session will be facilitated by wellness counselor and psychologist from Mumbai, Deepak Kashyap.

We encourage LGBTQ individuals to join them with their parent(s)/sibling(s) /relatives(s) as the purpose of the meeting is to ensure that support structures for parents and family of queer persons exist.

Deepak has conducted several parents meet in Mumbai with GayBombay and is their counseling expert, has counseled a number of parents of queer individuals and is actively involved with Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). He provides counseling and life-skills training services to corporations, corporate universities and colleges across India. He also writes widely on related topics for national newspapers and magazines, dealing with issues of mental health, sexuality, relationships and emotional disturbances.

Here are the details –

Venue –  Max Mueller Bhawan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi.

Date – Saturday,13th of January, 2018

Time – 5 pm onwards

Entry- Free and open to the queer community their parent’s friends and allies. RSVP mandatory

Request you to RSVP here with your name and phone number at the earliest. Please do mention if you are bringing someone along a parent or sibilant, or coming by yourself.Entry strictly through RSVP.

NOTE: This is a closed community event so photography or video recording while during the session won’t be allowed. The event is not open to the media. Media persons who identify as community members and wish to attend the event are requested to respect these guidelines.

About DU Queer Collective 

Du Queer Collective is a joint body of students and teachers of Delhi University who believe in queer rights and freedom. It was formed post the Supreme Court judgment on Section 377 which criminalizes all forms of non-procreative sexual activity between consenting adults. They voice concern and outrage against this archaic law that denies non-normative sexual and gendered subjects, including lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders, their fundamental rights and makes them vulnerable to oppression, humiliation and self-loathing. We must condemn this judgment vociferously and speak out against it in our homes, our workplaces, on social media and in the public domain at large. At the same time, we must remember that our fight is not only for the dignity of the sexual minorities but for each one of us committed to the idea of living in a just, pluralistic and inclusive society. Our struggle must resonate and build solidarities with the larger struggles of people oppressed along the lines of caste, class, ethnicity, gender, and religion.