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Freedom Run

In commemoration of Gandhi Jayanti and to denounce British colonial laws worldwide, laws that criminalise adult consensual sex The Delhi FrontRunners and Walkers (DFR) have organized Freedom Run.

Bad Is Good : Talent Quest

B.I.G Team presents Bad Is Good, Gay friendly parties. Cost: For those who are not drinking alcohol, cost of Rs650 covers unlimited soft drinks and choice of 4 v and 4 n-v starters. Rs750 buys the same + 2 small drinks. Extra drinks at Rs50 for a small drink, beer, etc.

The GayBombay Film Festival

A film by Harish Iyer, or Aham. Its a courageous film that takes on the issue of child sex abuse and how queer kids get specially signalled out for this (they do NOT turn out queer because of the abuse - that's a lie spread by homophobes which is one of the most vicious aspects of child sex abuse).

Queer Cafe, A Golden Evening

I looked around and found all stereotypes melting away. Even the thought of calling it a minority community seemed absurd. I was given slot number three. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into until I was called upon to read.

Draw The Circle by Desi Deen

As Deen struggles to come to terms with being a transgender man, those who love him most find themselves struggling as well in this unique solo show, told entirely from the point of view of Deen’s family, friends, and partner, yet performed by Deen himself.

Sunday High Discussion : Growing Old Queer

One of the biggest insecurities that LGBT populations face is the thought of growing old. This week, Bombay Dost (Sunday High) will discuss whether it's really more difficult if you are LGBT, what our methods can be to cope with old age, the support mechanisms that should exist and how these ideas can be implemented.

Queer Cafe

After three successful annual queer cafes, we bring another evening for voices that challenge the ways in which we imagine or our supposed to imagine our many genders and desires!

Mumbai’s Queer Azadi : A No-Show

Cutting to the scene at Azad Maidan, honestly can’t say much...on second thoughts might as well get one of the journos covering the event to write this damn post ...since they were the ones hogging the attention of those in-charge and the most sought after.

Naz Celebrations, New Delhi

If there is one constitutional tenet that can be said to be underlying theme of the Indian Constitution, it is that of 'inclusiveness'. The inclusiveness that Indian society traditionally displayed, literally in every aspect of life, is manifest in recognising a role in society for everyone. Those perceived by the majority as “deviants' or 'different' are not on that score excluded or ostracised.

New Delhi Joins The Party

Delhi Pride Committee invites all to join in celebrating the efforts of countless queer individuals, activists, lawyers and supporters from every walk of life, who led the Naz victory for the dignity and rights of LGBTIQ people.

Kerala Makes A Debut

While the final floor plan is yet to be chalked out, it gives me immense pleasure to inform you folks that Kerala (yup God’s own country) is having its very first Pride celebrations this year.

And the T-Shirt goes to:

... Jane Doe! The winning slogan is: "Each of us is different, but all of us are EQUAL". The slogan that was runner up was: "Freedom means loving whoever you like.", by IdeaSmith.

Bangalore Celebrates Historic Naz Verdict Anniversary

Bangalore’s Queer Groups have decided to celebrate 1st anniversary of the historic Naz Foundation decision decriminalizing IPC 377. In glorified words; mating between two consenting adults of same sex is no longer a criminal offence in India

L-Lounge Event on June 12th

Greetings,

The L Lounge will party with LBT persons and their supportive friends and family…yes, this includes the ‘G’ but you must be accompanied by an LBT or be very, …

Meet Author Rahul Mehta

Random House India, Landmark Bookstore and Bombay Dost magazine invite you to hear Rahul Mehta, author of a new collection of short stories, ‘Quarantine’, in conversation with Vikram Doctor.…

Kashish 2010 : Through The Lens Of A Not-So-Queer Viewer

Being arguably one of the largest such film festival to be held in our country, Kashish 2010 brought together Mumbai’s queer diaspora in a way hardly any other event has, before. From fashionistas and Page 3 celebs, to collegians and student filmmakers, they were all there and they all made their presence felt.
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