Posts Tagged ‘SALGA’

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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Your Unofficial NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Your Unofficial NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Its’ a 36-hour marathon of rising up, getting down, celebrating and non-stop hip-shaking. Yes, NYC Pride weekend is upon us and looks like out South Asians are taking over town! Here’s a round up of desi-queer Pride weekend events—including marches, parties, and drunk brunches. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated info.  Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC. Friday, June 26th: Trans Day of Action SALGA-NYC

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NYC Desi Queer Pride Events Calendar – 2014

NYC Desi Queer Pride Events Calendar – 2014

Yes, it’s that time of year so mark your calendars to celebrate Pride all month long. We’ve put together a list of Desi Queer marches, parties and events below.  Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated information.   Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC: Saturday, May 31st Salga NYC’s Sizzling Bollywood Party @ INC lounge Taking place on the 2nd floor of Time

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SALGA-NYC Family Support and Resources Event

SALGA-NYC Family Support and Resources Event

On Saturday, February, 8th, SALGA (The South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) will be holding their second annual Family Support and Resources event. Through dialogue, stories, and sharing of resources from parents, siblings, LGBTQ members and allies, this space will create a powerful opening towards greater acceptance and understanding, and unconditional love for LGBTQ members within the South Asian community at-large. If you would like to invite your family members to

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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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Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

Desi Queer Visibility in the New York Times

We’re recovering from another epic pride weekend in NYC!  On Friday night, we partied it up with almost 600 other Sholay partygoers until 4:30 AM at Pachita, with the SALGA dancers prepping their Pride performance at Midnight.  Then, on Sunday, we marched with SALGA down 5th Avenue, on a float designed and conceived by Atif and SALGA folks Muzam and Tariq, with music by Ashu Rai and dancing by the

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Asian LGBTQ Community Voices on NY1

Asian LGBTQ Community Voices on NY1

Check out the recent report on NY1, featuring SALGA and Sarah Kurian, which highlights the struggle for immigration rights within the LGBT community. The NY1 report notes that groups like SALGA (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) and Gay Asian Pacific Islander Men of New York (GAPIMNY) and QWave have been working for immigration reform, as well as safety.

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SALGA Bends Gender Rules—Again!

SALGA Bends Gender Rules—Again!

  Join our friends at SALGA (South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) for a night of music and performances at their Second Annual Bollywood Gender Bender Party! SALGA NYC Presents: Second Annual Bollywood Gender Bender Party! Bend the gender rules, be your favorite Bollywood character – JUST BE FABULOUS! Featuring: DJ Harsh and amateur and professional drag/dance shows!   Let SALGA know your song and name if you would like to

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