Delhi Queer Pride Turns 5 on Nov 25th!
The Delhi Queer Pride is turning five this year! Like every year, the march will bring together members and supporters of the queer community to celebrate our diversity and stand in solidarity with those who face persecution and violence because of their gender or sexual identity.
In our fifth year, we are planning fundraisers, floats, picnics and a lot of masti in the run-up to the march. Given that Pride has also always been about our lives and struggles, we turn our attention to one aspect that oppresses us all – the strait-jacket of gender. We open out the possibilities with our theme – Genders. We’re also revealing a great new logo to match our increasing fabulousness!
So Mark the Date:
25th November 2012 is our day to shout aloud and walk proud!
To make all this happen, we need your support! The Delhi Queer Pride march continues to be organized and funded entirely by the queer and queer-friendly community members who donate time, effort and money to make it happen every year. The DQP organizing committee would like to reach out to all of you, as well as to the friends, family and well-wishers of our queer community. Your presence is always your support, but if you would like to donate, volunteer or otherwise help out, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We kick-start the Pride events this year with a fundraising party!! Do come to be part of the fun, bring all your friends, and donate generously!
When: 2nd November, 2012
Where: Spoons Bistro,
3, Local Shopping Complex, Near JMD Mall, GK II
Rules: The entry fee is Rs 300, but feel free to give what you can! Come in your fine feather boas, saris, hot pants -- all are welcome.
And here are some of the other fun things in the pipeline for November! Watch this space for detailed updates about when and where!
Queer Mela – a space to meet, have fun, shop till you drop and get in the mood for Pride.
Seminar – a one-day conference to discuss where we are right now as a queer community, especially focusing on issues of queer genders.
Press Conference – Our tryst with the media to ensure that we make the news and it's news we can all use!
Placard-Making – join us for a romp in the Lodhi Gardens for a relaxed Sunday afternoon of making placards to infuse more colour and meaning into the march. Bring the wittiest, funniest, most relevant and most compelling slogans you can think of, and join us to put 'em on paper.
Post-Pride Picnic – End the march with some good food, gubbaras and games as we watch the sun go down on another day in queer life in Delhi.
We are also inviting everyone to contribute to the Pride celebrations by organizing their own events during November to celebrate, stand in solidarity and engage more people in our cause. Do let us know if you are organising a queer event in November and if our great minds think alike, we’ll be happy to include it in our online calendar. We strongly believe that pride events should be inclusive and accessible to all across the range of gender identities and behaviours. Please see our blog for more details.
DQP committee members meet on Sunday evenings to plot the eventual take-over of the city. Want to join in and help with events or share your ideas? Then send a mail to: email@example.com to get involved. Otherwise, see you at Delhi Queer Pride!