A Brief History of the Indian LGBT Struggle

A Brief History of the Indian LGBT Struggle

See a brief documented history of the Indian LGBT struggle as a timeline from 1977 to 2013 created by Satrang. And we have a long way to go. There may be some faces you will recognize and some that may surprise you.

Posted: October 25th, 2013

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LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

Members of Sarbat—a London based social and support group for LGBT Sikhs—will be in New York in the beginning of November for discussions and social gatherings. Scheduled events include an introductory discussion about Sarbat and issues faced by LGBT Sikhs in the US & UK on November 1st and a walk on the Highline followed by brunch on November 2nd. Check out their events calendar  and RSVP to attend.  

Posted: October 23rd, 2013

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Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud, the first gay themed film shot and produced in Lebanon will be opening at the Quad Cinema on October 25th. We are intrigued…check out the trailer. Here’s a synopsis from the Quad: “The film follows a small group of friends who gather at Jason’s house in war-torn Lebanon. One night he hosts a party for his expanding circle of free-spirited friends. There’s the emotionally agile Louis and his

Posted: October 22nd, 2013

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Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC

Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC

Three young people in Lahore try to escape the reality of their everyday lives. They succeed in ways they least expected. Zinda Bhaag, directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and produced by Mazhar Zaidi has been selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards—for the first in over 50 years. Check out the trailer here. The local lead actors describe their own ability

Posted: October 18th, 2013

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Exclusive Sholay Discount to Manganiyar Seduction and Akram Khan at Lincoln Center

Exclusive Sholay Discount to Manganiyar Seduction and Akram Khan at Lincoln Center

We’re excited to offer discounted tickets for two extraordinary productions grounded in South Asian culture at Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival: The Manganiyar Seduction (October 31, November 1 and 2 at 7:30pm), performed by approximately 40 singers and instrumentalists from Rajasthan state in Northwest India directed by Roysten Abel, which premiered at the White Light Festival in 2010; and the U.S. premiere of DESH (November 6 and 7 at 7:30pm), a solo dance performance rooted in traditional kathak

Posted: October 18th, 2013

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India’s First Queer Radio Station Hits Airwaves

India’s First Queer Radio Station Hits Airwaves

Q Radio is India’s first radio station tailored to LGBT audiences and has been broadcasting around the clock from Bangalore since September. The station plays tunes by LGBT-friendly and queer artists in between talk shows discussing issues faced by the community ranging from coming out to LGBT global human rights. Program host Vaishalli Chandra, a former journalist and Q Radio’s channel manager notes: “It’s nice to have people come out and share their

Posted: October 5th, 2013

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Light the Night Diwali Cruise on Oct 12th

Light the Night Diwali Cruise on Oct 12th

IN Group invites you to Light the Night, a one of its kind Diwali event, with Sholay’s resident DJ – Ashu Rai. Light the Night includes: an exclusive evening cruise with views of the New York City Skyline, with a premium open bar, cuisine by Bukhara Grill, NYC  and the beats of Ashu Rai, dholi Mohit and more. The event is 21 + and tickets are on sale here. Please note:

Posted: October 4th, 2013

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Rainbow Flags Will Fly in Gujarat

Rainbow Flags Will Fly in Gujarat

Since the historic strike down of Penal Code 377 in 2009, we’ve seen Pride marches in India expand beyond Delhi (pictured above) and Mumbai to cities like Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. Thanks to the efforts of  Gujarat LGBT Pride Festival (GLGBTPF) and Foram Foundation, rainbow flags will be flying on Sunday, October 6th in Surat, Gujarat. Organizers hope the first LGBT march in this conservative state will increase awareness, particularly among

Posted: October 3rd, 2013

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