Pink Mumbai Darshan : A Fundraiser For QAM 2013

In an era of internet dating, we have forgotten the good old days of cruising and the infamous hotspots of Mumbai, it’s time for us to rediscover that almost forgotten heritage with people who lived through those heydays of non internet cruising spots. We bring you this time a one of a kind – never done before – Queer Mumbai Darshan.

So we’re about to kick off a series of fun-tastic fundraising events in support of Queer Azaadi March, so please attend and extend your presence so that we have the biggest march yet.

In an era of internet dating, we have forgotten the good old days of cruising and the infamous hotspots of Mumbai, it’s time for us to rediscover that almost forgotten heritage with people who lived through those heydays of non internet cruising spots. We bring you this time a one of a kind – never done before – Queer Mumbai Darshan.

We invite you to join us aboard our Yaariyan tour bus as we take you through a unique experience through space and time and tell you about the pink pages out of Mumbai’s history books; while we visit important cruising, social and cultural spaces of the city.

Time : 3pm onward on Sunday 4th November 2012

Place : The Humsafar Drop in Centre, 3rd Floor, Manthan Plaza, Vakola Market, Mumbai.

Note : Pre-registration is essential to guarantee a seat on the bus (Call Kam 9768965825 to Register)

Cost : Rs. 200 (includes transport, food and drinks) and all the it goes towards Mumbai Pride Walk 2013

We begin at 3 at the Humsafar Office at Vakola, where we have some yummy h’orderves and Mocktails to build up strength for the journey ahead while we give you a brief introduction of the tour and of the Mumbai Gay scene before the Internet age and how queer organizations and spaces came about.

Then we climb the Yaariyan tour bus and drive through the city stopping at various special queer spaces.

A few of the highlights of the tour is going to the famous and infamous Maheshwari garden. Which on Sundays turns into a social spaces for gay men.

We also, walk past VooDoos touted to have been Mumbai’s first and only club that catered to gay men.

And we end it all at Gokul Bar over food and drinks, the watering hole at Colaba which used to be a regular haunt for many a gay man in the early years.

Contribution: The contribution for this event is a mere Rs. 200 per head, ALL of which will be forwarded to the Queer Azaadi March – Mumbai.

Please call or SMS and tell us if you would like to attend in advance so that we can block a seat for you Kam 9768965825

So dont miss this amazing opportunity to check out the gay sights and sounds of the city of Mumbai

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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.