Mourning the loss of activist and writer William Brandon Lacy Campos

Mourning the loss of activist and writer William Brandon Lacy Campos

Sholay Events would like to pay tribute to, and mourn the tragic loss of, William Brandon Lacy Campos, activist, artist, writer and poet, who passed away suddenly this past weekend at the age of 35. Campos served as a board member at Audre Lorde Project from 2010-2012 and was the former Co-Executive Director of Queers for Economic Justice (QEJ), a non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context

Posted: November 13th, 2012

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Transgender Pakistanis

Transgender Pakistanis

The NY Daily News has captured tender and fun moments of Transgendered Pakistanis in a beautiful slide show. The NY Daily News article shows the daily struggle they face beyond the glitz and glamor. They are invited to celebrate and participate at family events, weddings and birthdays. Yet, unfortunately, our transgendered brothers and sisters struggle everyday to gain acceptance and fight discrimination on a daily basis outside of these occasions.

Posted: November 10th, 2012

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Yes We Did!

Yes We Did!

It was a nail biting night but Obama came out ahead in the end and we all breathed a collective sigh of relief (with the exception of Sheldon Adelson and his billionaire G.O.P pals). We hope Obama completes what he started 4 years ago and Congress doesn’t block his initiatives to move the country forward. He has proven himself to be a tenacious fighter and is the face of a

Posted: November 8th, 2012

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Ways to help those affected by Sandy

Ways to help those affected by Sandy

Superstorm Sandy has affected us all in some form or another. Some were fortunate to just lose power while others lost homes and even worse, loved ones. Here is a link to the NYTimes Blog about ways you can help those affected by Sandy. Every little bit counts. Please donate your time or money to help your neighbor.

Posted: November 4th, 2012

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Cautious acceptance of gays in Pakistan

Cautious acceptance of gays in Pakistan

Read in the NY Times how a handful of younger gays and lesbians in Pakistan are seeking to foster a wider acceptance of their sexuality and to carve out an identity there. Maybe some day soon we can take Desilicious to Lahore.

Posted: November 4th, 2012

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SAWCC Annual Art Auction Benefit on Oct 23rd in Chelsea

SAWCC Annual Art Auction Benefit on Oct 23rd in Chelsea

We are looking forward to SAWCC’s Annual Art Auction Benefit next Monday, October 22nd which will feature work by a diverse array of emerging and established artists. It’s all taking place at Chelsea’s renowned Thomas Erben Gallery where your contribution and participation will help sustain SAWCC’s arts programs for the next year and continue the growth of the organization as they move beyond their landmark 15th anniversary. Advance tickets are

Posted: October 16th, 2012

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An Invitation from Maneesh Goyal with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming

An Invitation from Maneesh Goyal with Cyndi Lauper and Alan Cumming

As we count down to election day, Maneesh Goyal, founder of MKG, is organizing a last hurrah to raise critical funds for the Obama campaign’s swing state Get-Out-The-Vote efforts. Read his personal message below and find out how you can be a part of it all: “As many of you know, I’ve been working hard on the President’s re-election. The choice between the two directions in which our country can

Posted: October 15th, 2012

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“Bollywood – Mumbai to Miami” at Lord’s South Beach on Sept 14-16

“Bollywood – Mumbai to Miami” at Lord’s South Beach on Sept 14-16

Make sure to book your tickets now for the first South Asian queer circuit party in Miami at Lord’s South Beach, the weekend of September 14-16 in South Beach! There’s a weekend full of activities including a Friday bar crawl at Lincoln Road’s SCORE, Dostana beach activities and a Bollywood dance party at Twist, followed by a Sunday Desi Diva Brunch. Be sure to book a room early at Lord’s

Posted: August 28th, 2012

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