Be You!- A Gathering on Coming-Out Concerns and Acceptance from Families

Queerala has been receiving numerous enquiries from LGBTIQ persons facing problems associated with opening up to families and the count of such queries have risen post the 377 verdict! In…

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Monthly Community Meeting for Queers and Allies

Freedom of speech, privacy across online discourses, support groups and anonymity etcetera remain as vital concerns for LGBTIQ people in cyberspace considering the vast digital footprints each netizen leaves. While online violence against queer people, in India, have been recorded via various studies conducted by feminist collectives like Point of View various untold experiences pertaining to digital threat and harassment hold relevance for expanding advocacy efforts of LGBTIQ support collectives. As our daily lives, in the cyberspace get adhered to algorithmic patterns set by social media like never before, Queerala calls for its Monthly Meeting for Queers and Allies to discuss risks involved around surveillance and freedom of expression. The gathering scheduled to be on 19th Jan 2019 shall address the following concerns;

  1. Lack of dating opportunities for female born queer persons
  2. Ethical practises of online support groups in terms of anonymity and privacy.
  3. Access to support groups and identity proofs
  4. Accidental Exposure and attacks on closed groups
  5. Censorships by Social Media platforms.
  6. Expression of Desire and  misuse of Dating apps etc

We wholeheartedly welcome LGBTIQ persons and allies to be part of the meeting and share experiences pertaining to the topics of discussion. We foresee a fruitful discussion on digital safety and come up with a document based on the observations from the meeting.

Regards

Team Queerala

Venue: Rainbow Nest, Cochin

Date and Time: 19 Jan 2019, 10am-4pm

Contact : 8075645060

X’mas Gathering- 2018

“Christmas is a season not only of rejoicing but of reflection!” – Winston Churchill In recurrence with the Monthly Community Meetings and Focus Group Meetings Queerala hold, we call for…

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Monthly Community Meeting on ‘Romance and Relationships’

Monthly Community Meeting on ‘Romance and Relationships’ With emphasis on the romantic relationships of LGBTIQ people Queerala invites queer community friends and their allies to be part of our Monthly…

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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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