Archive for the year 2011

Thank You London!

Waking up at 6:30AM has never been this painless for me. Perhaps it was the excitement, perhaps it was the anticipation, or perhaps it was just the fact that I still had not gotten over my jetlag. I had now been in London a full week; a much needed vacation which came together so perfectly, after all the planning that went into being a part of the London Pride. My luck seemed too good to be true, and finally the day was here.

Rainbow Pride Exhibition

9th & 10th July, 2011 – Rainbow Pride Exhibition, seminar and film shows:

We, the members of Kolkata Rainbow Pride Parade Festival 2011 organizing committee have arranged a 2 days …

Fridays @ Nigah : Salsa Night

This Friday, as the monsoons arrive, it's time to work up a sweat to some sizzling salsa moves! Add a dash of fun and laughter as our workshop coordinator Subhashish Mandal gets us kickstarted on one of the sexiest dance forms out there…

A Queer Desi for Queer Youth: Detention Center Dynamics

At the start of this summer I started the final internship for my Master of Social Work program. I’m placed at the youth detention center where I anticipated the opportunity to work with minority youth, however I wasn’t sure if I was going to need to or be able to advocate for queer youth in the system.

The Road To Gay Marriage in New York

In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan high-rise, two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s most trusted advisers held a secret meeting a few weeks ago with a group of super-rich Republican donors.

Not Your Tragic Trans Narrative

What if a person is truly happy with the body they have yet present themselves in a role that is not socially conforming? Shouldn't trans folks be allowed to define who and what they are?

Film : Stonewall Uprising

There was a time in history when they called it a mental illness that had reached epic proportions. When there were public service announcements to curb the practices of so called ‘sexual psychopaths’. If you were queer in the 1960’s you would have been strapped to a chair and shocked into re-orientation.

Queer Event in Hyderabad

Call for submission and event details of "Aks:Reflections of Queer Hyderabad" art show. All forms of art, amateur entries welcome. Last date for submission :10-July-2011.
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