All Our Genders : A Public Discussion

Several recent events in India have made it evident that collectively we lack a language to understand those gender positions that do not fit neatly into male and female and that we participate in an active erasure of a range of practices of gender non-conformity from our public life.

Several recent events in India have made it evident that collectively we lack a language to understand those gender positions that do not fit neatly into male and female and that we participate in an active erasure of a range of practices of gender non-conformity from our public life. This gap has led to a very difficult social climate for people – transgender, Hijra or gender variant – who live out such identities on a daily basis and has led to reprehensible situations involving arrests, blackmail and assault. Such events are only the crisis points of an everyday struggle which is marked by a real circumscription that gender non-conforming people face economically and politically, whether at homes, workplaces or schools/colleges.
We propose a public discussion on this issue for which we have put together a panel of speakers.

Do join us.

When: 6:30pm, 11th August, 2012
Where: Ambedkar University, Kashmere Gate Campus
Nearest Metro: Kashmere Gate [Yellow Line]

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Broom

Broom lived an ordinary, boring, unhappy and married life till she met the woman that she fell madly in love with at the age of twenty eight. By day, she is a techie. By night - a Walking Dead addict, London exploring, rainbow-loving, champagne socialist.