On 28th of November 2010, we are having our third queer pride march in Delhi. The march will start from Barakhamba at 3 pm and would end up at Jantar mantar at around 5.30 pm. We request you to come and speak, sing, read the judgement and anything that you want to do on this occasion. But please do give us your names and also what do you want to do.
YES, we're running the great delhi run /half marathon, and we're doing it for QUEER RIGHTS!
Please support and cheer us, make a donation.
Bengaluru will celebrate its third Bengaluru Pride and Karnataka Queer Habba in November this year. The Queer Habba events will be organised during the latter half of November and will culminate with the Pride March itself on Nov 28th (coincident with the Delhi Pride March). These events are being organised by CSMR (Campaign for Sexuality Minorities Rights), a collective of LGBTQ and allied groups in Bangalore.
Open Space, Pune calls for essays for their publication for the Queer Film Festival.
First draft to be in by Sept 25th. For more information on submissions, kindly get in touch with Imran via email on: imranalikhan.os [at] gmail [dot] com.
I awoke. The room was still dark. The rain drummed against the window panes with a threatening intensity. A confusing warmth engulfed me… a naked softness that I was unused …
With almost 5 months to go for Pride March on 30th Jan, 2011 the Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) committee has called for a meeting with all organizations, individuals and fellow queer friends concerned.
The city of Kovai celebrates it's very first month long Pride Festival, concluding with a Pride March on the 27th.
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.
Last year we were told that our application wasn't processed because of a clerical error, per FIA president Nirav Mehta, so this year we followed up on it several times. Finally, we realized that they were going to continue to ignore us so we informed the press and several politicians who are LGBT civil rights allies and straight South Asian community leaders. After press inquiries and pressure from politicians and community leaders, the FIA finally allowed us to march, on Friday, with less than 48 hours to the parade.
I woke up one morning fully expecting to read on Indian News Sites that the Delhi High Court would have ruled that Article 377 of the Indian Penal Code will not be changed. That was not the case.
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.
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.
Today as the Indian Queer community celebrates 1st anniversary of one of the most significant verdict of recent times, the decriminalization of IPC 377, we at Gaysi couldn’t have found a better candidate for our celebrity profile than our next interviewee, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik.
Pride for you...
A place for hook-ups
Voice of the community (they do make a difference!)
Waste of time
Only interested in the after-pardy
While the week’s been pretty uneventful for Gaysis, something big happened internationally. The world now has its first openly gay & married head of government. Iceland’s Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir …
Looks like the folks behind the Chennai Rainbow Pride celebrations will not be limiting themselves to just one city. Yup you heard it right, they have bigger…much bigger plans.
This year Pride Committees across the country have decided to postpone Pride Marches in their respective cities, blaming the bad bad summer heat *go figure* with the exception of Chennai and Kerala. On the other hand Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the ground breaking Naaz Verdict decriminalizing IPC 377 by the Delhi High Court.
Queer Azadi Mumbai invites you to join in the Naaz judgment celebrations.
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.
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.