“Dancers in the Dark”

“Dancers in the Dark”

We came across this article written back in September of this year on Desilicious with some fab pictures taken by Harikirshna Katragadda.

Posted: December 28th, 2012

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Shazad Hai on the cover of “Pink Pages” India

Shazad Hai on the cover of “Pink Pages” India

Happy Holidays to all of our Sholay friends from all over the world. We also wanted to give props to Shazad Hai, who graces the cover of “Pink Pages”, India’s national lesbian and gay magazine. Shazad talks about his work at Alliance for South Asians AIDS Prevention (ASAAP) in Toronto and Dosti, a safe space for queer men in Toronto. We were fortunate to have Shazad perform at our Desilicious

Posted: December 25th, 2012

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Desilicious Sparkle in the Press

Desilicious Sparkle in the Press

Thanks for coming out to our 3rd annual Sparkle bash which was a lot of fun! Both Time Out New York and Next Magazine were at the event and took some amazing photos of our beautiful crowd. You can view the Time Out photos here and the shots taken by Next Magazine here. Have a wonderful and joyous holiday season and we’ll keep you posted on our upcoming events for

Posted: December 11th, 2012

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Positive Gay Portrayals in Bollywood?

Positive Gay Portrayals in Bollywood?

In recent years, we’re seeing more gay characters on the Bollywood silver screen than ever before. For the most part, portrayals are more prancingly comical than realistic. As Pooja Bhatt recently tweeted: “Maybe some day we will portray gay people in Hindi films with the dignity they deserve. Tired of seeing them only used to evoke laughter.” With the exception of a handful of films like Fire and Dunno Y…Na

Posted: November 22nd, 2012

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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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