Posts Tagged ‘India Day Parade’

Why Celebrate Desi Independence?

Why Celebrate Desi Independence?

On August 14th and 15th, we celebrate the 71st birthdays of Pakistan and India respectively. Why celebrate an independence hastily crafted by British colonizers triggering one of the bloodiest upheavals in human history? In these unsettling times marked by nationalism, authoritarianism and a creeping tribalism here in the U.S and across many parts of the globe, national independence days are taking on an alarmingly jingoistic edge. And yet, as an LGBTQ

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March with SALGA in the India Day Parade on Aug 18th

March with SALGA in the India Day Parade on Aug 18th

On August 18, 2013, SALGA NYC (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) will be marching in NYC’s annual India Day Parade. 2013 marks the fourth year that SALGA will be marching at the Parade, after being banned from attending for a number of years. From SALGA’s website:  “Because we still face immense challenges in our respective South Asian communities, and recognize the Parade is not embracing of all communities (across

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