Consultative Meeting on ‘Faith and Sexuality’

There have been improved interventions of various faith based collectives, across India, in combating homophobia and advancing queer readings of Theology since the past decade. However the socialisation of LGBTIQ…

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Monthly Community Meeting (MCM) for Queers & Allies

MCM (September 2018) on the Scope of 377 Verdict. This version of Queerala’ Monthly Community Meeting (MCM) would focus on understanding the relevance of Supreme Court verdict and its implications.…

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Right to Love and Choose One’s Partner! When?

On 6th September, as Queerala joined the celebrations of the Supreme Court’s verdict which pronounced IPC Sec 377 unconstitutional, we happened to receive a phone call from Riju*, a 36…

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Misplacing Sexuality in contexts of Gender!

ഞാൻ മേരിക്കുട്ടി കണ്ടവർ അതിലെ ജൻഡർ വിഷയത്തിന് പകരം ലൈംഗികത എന്ന് വായിക്കുമ്പോൾ/എഴുതുമ്പോൾ: സിനിമ കണ്ട അനേകം പേർ പ്രസ്തുത ചിത്രത്തെക്കുറിച്ചുള്ള അഭിപ്രായപ്രകടങ്ങളിൽ സിനിമ ലൈംഗികതയെ വളരെ കൃത്യമായി അവതരിപ്പിച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു എന്ന മട്ടിൽ കുറിപ്പുകൾ എഴുതികാണുന്നു. ട്രാൻസ്‌ജെൻഡർ കഥാപാത്രത്തിന്റെ ജീവിതം പറയുന്ന…

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‘Homomorphism II, an exhibit on Same-Sex intimacy’ 14-21 July 2018

‘Homomorphism II, an exhibit on Same-Sex intimacy’ 14-21 July 2018 Kerala History Museum, Edappally, Cochin In continuum of the art project Homomorphism, occurred in Dec2015, a team of seven artists…

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Issuing Gender Identity Certificate for Transgender People

ജൻഡർ സർട്ടിഫിക്കറ്റ് പുറപ്പെടുവിക്കുന്നത് സംബന്ധിച്ച്.. കഴിഞ്ഞ വർഷം റ്റി.ജി തിരിച്ചറിയൽ കാർഡ് ഇറക്കിയപ്പോൾ അതിൽ വന്ന ചില ഗുരുതര പിഴവുകൾ പല ട്രാൻസ്‌ജെൻഡർ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളും സാമൂഹ്യനീതി വകുപ്പിന്റെ ശ്രദ്ധയിൽപ്പെടുത്തിയിരുന്നു(പേര്, വയസ്സ് എന്നീ വിവരങ്ങൾക്ക് ശേഷം സെക്സ് കള്ളിയിൽ ആണ് ട്രാൻസ്‌ജെൻഡർ എന്ന്…

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Queerala Diversity Scholarship 2018

QUEERALA DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP-2018

Queerala, an organisation for Malayali LGBTIQ community, invites applications for its second annual ‘Diversity Scholarship’.

The scholarship aims to recognise self-motivated students who belong to the LGBTIQ+ community.

One student will be shortlisted from the applicants, based on an online assessment of the applicants’ profile followed by a telephonic conversation. Assessment of applicants’ profile will be focused on the applicants’ interest to contribute towards the queer movement in their capacity.

The scholarship will be awarded on 14 July, during the inaugural function of Homomorphism-II, an art exhibition on same-sex intimacy organised by team Queerala, in Cochin. We strongly encourage queer students to apply for the scholarship as we believe that students who belong to LGBTIQA+ community needs encouragement and support to be themselves and deserve a campus life without stigma and discrimination.

Eligibility:
Applicant must be enrolled in a UGC recognised college/university for any graduate/ post-graduate degree/research programme. Students who have finished graduation/post graduation and are awaiting admissions for higher studies, also, may apply.
Applicant must be an LGBTIQ+ individual and preferably open.
Preference will be given to Malayali born applicants.

Click here to apply for the scholarship: Queerala Diversity Scholarship 2018 Online Application Form

Scholarship Amount: Rs 7000/-
Last Date to Apply: 30 June 2018

Silence of Universities and Colleges towards UGC Anti-Ragging policy

Incongruous Silence of Universities and Colleges, in Kerala,towards the updated UGC Anti-Ragging policy
(This brief analysis report tries to bring insight on whether Universities in Kerala are following the UGC regulation on anti-ragging policy and how the disparity directly affects students from the sexual and gender minorities, in the state).

The Raghavan Committee Report(appointed by MHRD as per the Supreme Court’ order, in 2007), suggested some major recommendations on anti-ragging interventions by educational institutions to curb ragging. The committee was formed post SC’ hearing on SLP No (s) 24295 of 2006 University of Kerala Vs Council, Principals’, Colleges, Kerala & Ors (with SLP(C) No.24296-99/2004 & W.P. (Crl) No. 173/2006 and SLP(C) No.14356/2005). Some suggestions from the report are as following. Continue reading