Queer Games 2012 : An Experiential Account

On 15th January, QAM hosted its first Queer Games. Here is a personal account of one the Queer Games participant, Deep. “Light of hope at the end of the tunnel”…a feeling strong enough to confirm we are on the right track. Good show guys!

The QAM team did not advertise the fact that this was a queer event when we marked our little space on the beach at 4 pm. We only waved two rainbow flags for other gay folks to locate us on the beach. There were no placards or posters in plain sight. Soon a crowd of beach revellers gathered around to watch. We spoke mostly in English among ourselves and some of those bystanders started asking us if they could participate in the games. We cheerfully allowed them, ofcourse. All participants were asked to pay a nominal entry fee for each game and the collected money will go towards meeting the expenses of the Mumbai Queer Azaadi March on January 28.

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