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.
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
The sexy Pride Month is here and the celebrations have begun! Chennai is rocking this month with various events and contests to celebrate the visibility of alternate sexualities and gender identities.
In keeping with our mission to assault your eyes with our loud and proud colours, we're creating our very own Gaysi T-Shirts that will be ready, just in time for Pride! Gaysis & supporters will be proudly sporting these T-Shirts at the Delhi & Mumbai Pride marches.
As part of the 2010 Pride Month, South India AIDS Action Programme (SIAAP) has organised a debate session in association with the Chennai Rainbow Pride committee.