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.