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Catch Online LGBTQIA+ Programming with Sholay Live After Party this Saturday, May 30th

Catch Online LGBTQIA+ Programming with Sholay Live After Party this Saturday, May 30th

During this time of quarantine, the DFW South Asian Film Festival / NYC South Asian Film Festival has been presenting “ECSA, Escapist Cinema of South Asia“, a seven-week online series (May 16th to June 27th) with new films every Saturday night (7 to 10 p.m. CDT) “to entertain, engage and educate cinephiles who are observing shelter-in-place during the pandemic anywhere in the world.” On Saturday, May 30th, the evening will

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How to help others in need

How to help others in need

Thank you to Arun Venugopal for this important story and drawing attention to New Yorkers who are going hungry during this time of COVID-19. His story focuses on Sharmila Moonga, a 53-year old Queens-based woman who was on disability and began to run out of food at the start of the pandemic and unable to eat for two weeks. As she notes: “There were times when I thought I’d knock

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LaWhore Vagistan on “How to be an Auntie”

LaWhore Vagistan on “How to be an Auntie”

We’re here in quarantine for the recent TedTalk given by LaWhore Vagistan on the “the art of auntie-ing” with tips and learnings frpom the desi females in her life and influences and icons (including Anita Yavitch and Maxine Waters”.   LaWhore Vagistan/Kareem Khubchandani (all pronouns) is the Mellon Bridge assistant professor in the department of theatre, dance, and performance studies, and the program in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at

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Share Desi COVID-19 Info Cards by Equality Labs

Share Desi COVID-19 Info Cards by Equality Labs

During this time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, Equality Labs is working to provide tools for South Asian communities to build collective care for each other and become more resilient. As part of their work to combat disinformation during COVID-19 and equip our communities with the tools they need, Equality Labs has created a medically vetted series of Coronavirus information cards, in an expansive array of languages. •••• Disinformation during COVID-19

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Our Fave Queerin-tini Cocktails!

Our Fave Queerin-tini Cocktails!

You’re stuck inside, cabin fever raging, over Zoom chit-chatting and you’re all out of chai. What to do? How bout we make a Quarantini and just chill! Yes, these are unprecedented times, the idiot’s running the asylum (aka the Whitehouse) so we might as well follow the rules, stay safe, wash those hands, share our t-paper and enjoy a cocktail…or two. Here are our desilicious takes on the cocktail of the

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Reeling from the Loss of Irrfan and Rishi

Reeling from the Loss of Irrfan and Rishi

Surrounded by non-stop stories of loss and grief of individuals from all walks of life around us, we also mourned the loss of two acting giants within a span of 24 hours, Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor. •••••• Rishi Kapoor passed away on April 30th at the age of 67 from leukemia, hours after the the passing of actor Irrfan Khan.  Described as “coming from Bollywood  royalty”, Kapoors grandfather, Prithviraj, was a pioneer

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Trans Activist Lorena Borjas Among the Lives Lost to COVID-19

Trans Activist Lorena Borjas Among the Lives Lost to COVID-19

It’s been a devastating three+ weeks to say the least. As we all grapple with personal losses, challenges and uncertainty, we’re also mourning the many cultural and community icons we have lost in such a short time to this terrible virus. The coming weeks will surely bring more sad news but lets take a moment to remember the many individuals no longer with us today.  These are some of the

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“Sad Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

“Sad Rab De Bande” – A New Documentary on LGBTQ Sikhs

A documentary on the LGBT+ Sikh community, “Sab Rab De Bande (All are God’s children)” has launched its crowdfunding campaign.  Below is a recent interview with the Delhi based director/filmmaker Sukhdeep Singh on this latest project and you can donate here. Tell us a bit about yourself Sukhdeep. I founded Gaylaxy Magazine in 2010, at the age of 21 while I was finishing my B. Tech. Gaylaxy is an Indian LGBTQ e-magazine that

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