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Queer Awaaz – An Open Mic – Yaariyan

Queer Awaaz – An Open Mic – Yaariyan

We all have stories to tell, sing and make fun of in our everyday life. Yaariyan presents Queer Awaaz: A YA! Open Mic. A platform for many storytellers, singers, musicians, and comedians to stand up and showcase their talent.

Being our first time organizing an open mic, our theme is the First Time. We’ll be waiting for you to stand and do wonders at our first ever open mic event.

yaariyanMail them your poetry, story, song(for originals only) or comic set which you’d like to perform at Queer Awaaz. Register by mentioning your name, age, and contact number.

Note: – Your piece cannot be longer than 5 minutes.
– If your piece contains obscenities, offensive language/sensitive ideas, it will not be considered.

Deadline: 24th August 2018

For queries WhatsApp: Ankit: 80974 68660 Radhika: 96194 20020

Yaariyaan is the youth wing of Humsafar trust and this event is a part of their 9th-anniversary celebrations. The event will be held on Sunday 26th Aug at Humsafar Trust Vakola Santacruz East Mumbai, 4 PM onwards.

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.

Gulabi Mela 2018 | Yaariyan | Queer Azaadi Mumbai |

Gulabi Mela 2018 | Yaariyan | Queer Azaadi Mumbai |

Yaariyan is all set for its biggest signature event “Gulabi Mela 2018 ” . Gulabi Mela is one of the most exciting event of Mumbai pride month and is eagerly awaited by the LGBTQ youth and this year will see the sixth instalment of Gulabi Mela.

As the name suggests Gulabi Mela is a huge fair with various activities happening and this year its even bigger as its almost a full day event .

pankh 2018The event starts with amazing movie screening organised by Umang LBT group . Some of the movies which will be screened include Flashback, Who can speak of men ,Thats my boy , Red wali Dress , Chudala, Devi and Naked Wheels.

The screening will start at 11 AM and will go on till 3 PM at G A KulkarniHall, 17th Road, Khar West.

Gulabi Mela Schedule

The movie screening will be followed by the actual fair with amazing stalls and activities such as – Clay modelling workshop ,Dream catcher making workshop ,Zumba workshop ,Same sex salsa workshop ,Paper bag making workshop,Pride flag workshop,Poster making ,Sanjeevani street play ,Game of Thrones Quiz ,Harry Potter Quiz, Flashmob ! Yeah this time for everyone at the event ! ,QGraphy Photo Games ,Sing-along, Open Mic ,Meet and greet with Mr. Gay World India ,Pride Flag performance ,Performances- Dances, Skits ,Disco Evening

What’s even more exciting is that the master of ceremony will be none other than , arguably  India’s first  sexiest ever drag queen . Yes you guessed it right Rani-ko-he-noor.

rani-ko-he-noor

 

Where is all this happening ?

Venue: G. A. Kulkarni Banquets, 17th Road, Khar West, Mumbai

Date: 28th January 2018

Time: 11.00 AM -10.00 PM

Landmark: Near Starbucks, Khar West

Suggested Donation: Rs. 200 before 4 pm and Rs. 300 after 4 pm.

So come and get all you friends for a day out . Hope to see you there .

Khel Khel Mein – A unique event by Yaariyan and Humsafar Trust

Khel Khel Mein – A unique event by Yaariyan and Humsafar Trust

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, 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 since years.

yaariyanYaariyan’s newest initiative includes an event specifically designed to make people realize the importance of HIV testing . The event will bring together people from the community to socialize and also get tested while they are there .They will be screening  top episodes from Friends, along with classic board games for you to choose from- chess, ludo, snakes and ladders, UNO and scrabble! Oops did we reveal too much? Plus, you’ll have delectable snacks and soft drinks for you to enjoy.

So here are the details

Venue – The Humsafar Trust ,3rd floor, Manthan Plaza, Nehru Road, Opp. Vakola Masjid, Vakola, Santacruz East, Mumbai [mappress mapid=”51″]

Date – Sunday 5th Nov 2017

Time – 12 PM to 5 PM

For more details you can call these cuties :-
Ankit- 8097468660
Raj- 8652770201

Hope to see you all there . Lets Play !

Beach Cleaning Drive – by Yaariyan in association with Social Beyond Boundaries

Beach Cleaning Drive – by Yaariyan in association with Social Beyond Boundaries

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, 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 since years.

Beach Cleaning Drive - by Yaariyan and Social Beyond BoundariesYaariyan not only supports the causes related to LGBT community but also work towards social causes that bring positive changes in the world we live in. Every year we (read Mumbai) celebrates Ganeshotsav with all the fanfare. The Idols become huge with each passing year, the themes get better with each passing year (someone told us they had a Game of Thrones Theme too) the decorations become elaborate with each passing year. The flip side to this is with each passing year tons of debris from these idols gets accumulated at seashores and leads to loss of precious aquatic lives dwelling in the sea and besides, would you like to see those beautiful idols (to which we prayed a few days back ), lying in a sad state at the sea shore? If the answer is no, please join yaariyan’s and social beyond boundaries in the cleanliness drive on 10th Sept.

To be safe, be dressed in your full sleeved Casuals/PJs (Not Shorts) and Sports Shoes. Dress efficiently, work efficiently. *Go Blue!*

Venue: Near Shivaji Statue, Juhu Beach, Santacruz West.
Date: 10 September 2017
Time: 06:00 a.m.

Social Beyond Boundaries-

They are today’s modern youth, driven with the fire within to bring an immense change in society with small deeds of kindness and lots of love

Ganpati Bappa Morya! Pudhcha varshi Lavkar Yaa!