Thanks and Stay Tuned for More Desilicious

Thanks and Stay Tuned for More Desilicious

Hai, hai…what an evening! Thanks for joining us at Back to Desilicious at the DL and making it one of our most dynamic parties yet. Special thanks to the fiery hot Chutney for bringing it live on stage. We have more Desilicious fun coming up so watch this space for party updates. We were excited to announce our first-ever holiday adventure group trip at the party. We’re taking Cartagena by

Posted: August 10th, 2019

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South Asian Film Festival (SAFF) – Nov 15-17

South Asian Film Festival (SAFF)  – Nov 15-17

There’s a new South Asian Film Festival in town and it kicks off this Friday, November 17th in New York City.  Some of the featured films include a series of “Manhattan Shorts” with Omar Rahim’s debut, “Agency” and an LGBT series of shorts, with “Last Letter”, produced by Lotus Visual, both of which will be premiering on November 16th.  You can view the full schedule and purchase tickets here.

Posted: November 10th, 2019

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“Desilicious Comes of Age” in The Juggernaut

“Desilicious Comes of Age” in The Juggernaut

Thank you to The Juggernaut  for this feature on “Desilicious”!  The Juggernaut started from a weekly email eNewsletter highlighting articles on South Asians which grew into an online publication.  Jaya Sunderdash does a great job  of reliving our September 15th party.  You will need to submit your email address to read the article. Read more about the publication and look forward to reading more interesting stories about South Asians and written by South Asians.

Posted: October 22nd, 2019

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Q & A with Faraz Ansari on His Upcoming Queer Short Featuring Shabana Azmi

Q & A with Faraz Ansari on His Upcoming Queer Short Featuring Shabana Azmi

Fresh from the success of India’s first LGBT+ short film Sisak winning 59 international awards, filmmaker Faraz Ansari has now embarked on another ambitious short film—Sheer Qorma. The film, under production, tells a story of a daughter (Divya Dutta), who is in a same-sex marriage and returns with her partner (Swara Bhasker) to seek the approval of her mother (Shabana Azmi). The stellar cast and story are already creating a buzz in

Posted: September 11th, 2019

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Desi-Queer Flashback 1986: Launching Trikone Magazine

Desi-Queer Flashback 1986: Launching Trikone Magazine

Sandip Roy’s latest article details the founding of “Trikone,” the first South Asian LGBTQ magazine over 30 years ago. Arvind Kumar and Ashok Jethanandani were gay desi Silicon Valley software engineers living as an out couple in the Bay Area in the late 1980s. Together with a friend, Suvir Das, they toiled after hours to photocopy and staple together this truly grassroots publication that grew out of a desire to connect isolated LGBTQ desis “in

Posted: September 2nd, 2019

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Remembering Queen Harish

Remembering Queen Harish

We were shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Queen Harish and three other folk artists were killed in a highway accident in India when their SUV crashed into a truck today, June 2nd. The group was on their way to Ajmer from Jaisalmer for a performance when the incident occurred. We had the privilege of having Queen Harish perform at two of our events—gracing the stage of Highline Ballroom at the

Posted: June 2nd, 2019

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Our Unofficial 2019 Desi Queer Guide for World Pride NYC!

Our Unofficial 2019 Desi Queer Guide for World Pride NYC!

World Pride is in New York City this year so get your Pride on with our round-up of parades, marches, parties, and exhibits during the month of June.   Keep this page bookmarked as we will update it regularly.  Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC. PARTIES, PARADES AND MARCHES   Sunday, June 2nd | 12PM – 6PM Queens Gay Pride Parade & Festival Kick off Pride Month at the

Posted: May 26th, 2019

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Dutee Chand—India’s First Openly Bi Athlete

Dutee Chand—India’s First Openly Bi Athlete

“I have always believed that everyone should have the freedom to love.” Dutee Chand, the 100 m record holder and winner of two silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, is the first Indian sports star to acknowledge being in a same-sex relationship. India’s fastest running woman, Chand, 23, was previously known for fighting for the right to compete in races against other women. She has hyperandrogenism, a condition that naturally

Posted: May 20th, 2019

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