Rally and Dancing with KhushDC

Rally and Dancing with KhushDC

Join our KhushDC friends as they rally against Section 377 and dance to Bollywood, Bhangra, and other South Asian beats courtesy of DJ Geeta Jhaveri. The dance party will be going down on Friday, December 13 starting at 9:30pm. Location: Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court NW, Washington, DC 20005  (for those new to DC, it’s on the south side of Thomas Circle off of 14th Street NW — walk down the street next to

Posted: December 12th, 2013

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My brother Riyad

My brother Riyad

In the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling effectively re-criminalizing homosexuality, these excerpts from Roy Wadia’s piece, about his brother the late Riyad Wadia, filmmaker and LGBT activist, have more resonance than ever before. Riyad was once at the vanguard of change of a new India. This year marks Riyad’s tenth death anniversary. Read the moving full article here.

Posted: December 12th, 2013

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Nelson Mandela: Champion of Equality

Nelson Mandela: Champion of Equality

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela We join the world in mourning the loss of Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013). Mandela will forever be remembered for enduring 27 years in prison, his peaceful struggle against apartheid, and guiding South Africans in building a multi-racial democracy. He was also steadfast in

Posted: December 6th, 2013

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Kissing Not Required

Kissing Not Required

In a recent interview, Saif Ali Khan, expressed his lack of enthusiasm for on-screen kissing. While the Bollywood heartthrob has locked lips with his female co-stars in past flicks like “Hum Tum” and “Salaam Namaste”, he’s disinclined to continue the practice since his marriage to Kareena Kapoor as it “doesn’t suit us.” He explains, “I would not like to kiss onscreen because I think it’s not required. It’s not done

Posted: December 5th, 2013

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Mallika Sherawat Expertly Schools a Journalist

Mallika Sherawat Expertly Schools a Journalist

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving with friends, family or loved ones.  We also wanted to post this incredible video in which Mallika Sherawat verbally takes down a journalist who asks her, in a very hostile manner, “Why do you think Indian society is regressive for women?”  She goes on to expertly explain Indian society’s treatment of women.  The entire exchange took place during a promotional event for Mallika’s latest show The Bachelorette India.

Posted: November 29th, 2013

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Pics from Delhi’s Sixth Annual Pride March

Pics from Delhi’s Sixth Annual Pride March

The Daily Mail has posted pics from Sunday’s Delhi Queer Pride parade, with over a thousand members and supporters of the LGBT community in the nation’s capital.  Starting in Connaught Place, the parade ended at Jantar Mantar, where the demonstrators distributed rainbow-coloured flags and badges.  As noted by the paper, the parade began in 2008 with just 35 people and has grown exponentially over the past 5 years.  

Posted: November 25th, 2013

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SAWCC Art Auction on Thursday, November 21st

SAWCC Art Auction on Thursday, November 21st

Looking to revamp your apartment or house with some new art?  Definitely check out SAWCC’s 7th Annual Art Auction at Saffronart.   Enjoy an evening of engaging artwork, enjoyable company, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres at a silent auction in the renowned Saffronart gallery. Your contribution and participation will help sustain SAWCC’s arts programs for the next year and continue the growth of the organization. RSVP for the event here.

Posted: November 20th, 2013

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Asifa Lahore’s ‘Tum Hi Ho LGBT’ Campaign on Huff Post

Asifa Lahore’s ‘Tum Hi Ho LGBT’ Campaign on Huff Post

One of our favorite performers and London celebrities across the pond, Asifa Lahore,  is featured in the Huffington Post this week for the Indiegogo campaign - “Tum hi Ho LGBT”.    The goal of the video is is to expand visibility for LGBT ethnic minorities through this music video.  Read about Asifa’s contributions to the London club scene, his performance at the prestigious Drag Idol UK 2012 and London’s most successful World Music nights,

Posted: November 20th, 2013

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