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South Asians Celebrate Halloween – Gay City News

Tribeca nightclub serves up festive and very queer twist on Bollywood Last Friday night, two nights before Halloween, Pepper, a lounge bar and club in Tribeca, saw exaggerated emotions, extravagant costumes and dramatic dance sequence—vital ingredients to any successful Bollywood film. Bollywood, the colloquial name for the Indian musical film industry, provided inspiration to “Bombay Screams,” a Halloween party organized by Sholay, a South Asian gay and lesbian event production

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QUEERIN’ QUEENS 2nd Annual LGBT Pride Celebration

QUEERIN’ QUEENS 2nd Annual LGBT Pride Celebration

Queens Museum of Art Sunday, June 13th 3pm -7pm, Flushing Meadows, Corona Park FILM / VIDEO: Works by Harune Massey, Sridhar Rangayan and Hector Canongeof Cinema Rosa. Featured videos include: Go Boys, an informed look at the industry of go-go boys and The Pink Mirror (Gulabi Aaina), a colorful and comic look into the Indian closet that pits two Indian drag queens against a westernized gay teenager in a battle

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Desi Queens – HX

The fabulous folks from Sholay Productions celebrate two years of Desilicious funIn the Hindi and Urdu tongues, “Sholay” connotes “flame” or “spark.” There’s certainly something ablaze within New York’s Sholay Productions, an events company behind the popular monthly gay South Asian dance party Desilicious. The extravaganzas boast Saree-draped drag queens, dazzling visuals and revelers of all ethnicities gyrating to Bollywood (India’s musical movies) and Bhangra beats. It’s all a spectacular

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Whistling in the Dark

“Hello, my name’s Shazia Mirza — at least that’s what it says on my pilot’s license!” The young Muslim woman who says these words is dressed in a hijab and in this post 9/11 world, where every Muslim is viewed a terrorist, she manages to elicit laughter from the audience, rather than horrified stares. Shazia, you see, is a stand up comic and like a handful of South Asian comics,

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LAFF-O-RAMA

LAFF-O-RAMA

Laff-O-Rama is a night of stand-up comedy that showcases some of the leading South Asian comedians in the United States and England today, including Shazia Mirza, Vijai Nathan and Vidur Kapur. Kate Rigg of “Kate’s Chink-o-rama” MC’s. In a post-911 world, Laff-O-Rama’s comics explore the painfully funny experiences of life during wartime, growing up gay in India, an immigrant upbringing in white suburbia and the hassles of being mistaken for

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LAFFALICIOUS

LAFFALICIOUS

Kim Cea is a two-time MAC AWARD nominee for Best Female Stand-up Comedy and was recently the winner of Budweiser’s Ladies of Laughter contest at Madison Square Garden! Her numerous television appearances include an Emmy Award for THE NEW’S IN REVUE on P.B.S. & Guest Starring roles on LAW & ORDER. On Broadway she starred in SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE, a role she also originated in the 1st National Tour. Other

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Book launch – Myself, Mona Ahmed

Book launch – Myself, Mona Ahmed

$10 (free for IndoCenter members) The book is the story of Mona Ahmed, a eunuch living in New Delhi, India. Avisual biography (told in Mona’s own words through her email correspondence with her publisher and accompanied by exquisite black and white photographs by internationally acclaimed photographer, Dayanita Singh) “Myself, Mona Ahmed” reveals intimate moments of celebration and desperation. The reception, reading was accompanied by slides, followed by a discussion between

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Wild Indians and Pakistanis, Bengladeshis get down at Desilicious – NY Blade

They could not have chosen a worse time to start promoting a party. After Sept. 11, it seemed, house music, dancing and celebrating was the furthest from most people’s priority. On top of it all, their party — one designed for South Asians, many of them Muslim, was eyed by many with suspicion since American propaganda targeted people of Middle Eastern or South Asian backgrounds. Despite initial apprehension and cursory

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