Party with Pride on June 15th and Support Astrea Foundation

Party with Pride on June 15th and Support Astrea Foundation

Celebrate Pride and support the Astrea Foundation this Saturday, June 15th at Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn. The party will feature a special performance by Arooj Aftab. Find out more below and here: EVENT DETAILS Saturday June 15, 2013 Gowanus Loft 61 9th Street, Loft C8 | Brooklyn, NY 11215 | Venue is wheelchair accessible. 8 pm–9:30 pm Tickets $50/$75/$100 Performance by Arooj Aftab! Open Bar & Hors D’oeuvres 9:30 pm–1

Posted: June 14th, 2013

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Sikhs in Style

Sikhs in Style

Finally, there is a fashion blog for Sikhs! It’s called Singh Street Style and it’s from the UK and features some pretty sharp (and good-looking) Sardars modeling some nice (and not so nice) threads.

Posted: June 12th, 2013

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Asia Society Interview – “Sonic Sanctuary for LGBT South Asians”

Asia Society Interview – “Sonic Sanctuary for LGBT South Asians”

Check out this latest interview with Sholay’s Ashu Rai on Asia Society’s blog by Jeff Tompkins, Senior Producer of Asia Society Online, as we conclude Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and kick off LGBT Pride month (and check here for ways to celebrate desi-style!). Jeff digs into the history of Sholay and Desilicious along with inspirations and favorite tracks of the moment

Posted: June 4th, 2013

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Spartacus International Gay Travel Index for the LGBT Traveler

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index for the LGBT Traveler

If you’re working on planning your big summer/fall trip, make sure to check your destination against this detailed index by Spartacus World, the gay travel site, of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world. Last updated in February, the index includes 14 different categories ranging from marriage to the death penalty. The top destinations are Sweden, Belgium, France, Netherlands and the UK. Sadly but not surprisingly, Sri Lanka and India

Posted: June 3rd, 2013

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Queer South Asian Pride in June in NYC

Queer South Asian Pride in June in NYC

June has begun which means Happy LGBT month! We’ve got the scoop on the hottest Queer Desi events for June. Be sure to check back since this list will change. Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 PM Brooklyn Pride March and Celebration Friday, June 28th Trans Day of Justice Check back for details. Desilicious Hot Pink Pride 10PM – 4AM at Pachita Saturday, June 29th NYC Dyke March Sunday, June 30th

Posted: June 3rd, 2013

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“Without Shepherds” On June 9th at Brooklyn Film Festival

“Without Shepherds” On June 9th at Brooklyn Film Festival

The Brooklyn Film Festival was the place to be on a warm Saturday afternoon and we were glad to make the trek to Indie Cinema on Kent Avenue and 3rd street in Williamsburg where we caught the New York premiere of “Without Shepherds”. Directed by Cary Mcclelland and featuring the music of Arooj Aftab, “Without Shepherds” chronicles six individuals in Pakistan who try to navigate the chaos in the country

Posted: June 2nd, 2013

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Sholay Brings the Party to London on June 15th

Sholay Brings the Party to London on June 15th

We are finally bringing the party to London on June 15th, with “Bollywood Central”, the first Central London Bollywood party in over two decades at Halfway II Heaven in Central London. The party will feature Asifa Lahore, Silver Summers, Rezzia and Tanisha Khan with Bolly Beats and visuals by Lotus Visual. Proceeds from the night will be donated to The Naz Project, London, a charity supporting the LGBT community for

Posted: June 2nd, 2013

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Rituparno Ghosh – Filmmaker and “Icon Beyond Labels”

Rituparno Ghosh – Filmmaker and “Icon Beyond Labels”

We were very saddened to hear of Rituparno Ghosh’s passing last week, the critically aclaimed Bengali director and admirer of Satyatjit Ray. His films include “Chokher Bali”, “Raincoat”, “Chitrangada” and “Abohoman”. In addition to his catalogue of films spanning two decades, Sandip Roy notes in his excellent tribute that the world has lost ..”someone who embraced his sexual minority not with an activist zeal but an almost matter-of-fact brazenness by

Posted: June 2nd, 2013

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