We kick-started the day with a Best of KASHISH collection of films, which showcased some excellent short and feature length films made by young film-makers, looking at queerness through the lens of cinema.
Next, we had a panel discussion in collaboration with Lakme Fashion Week and Verve Magazine with whom we also set up a fashion ensemble created by six young designers who are expressing their queerness through their work. In addition, we also screened the premiere of the film Boys of Safdarjung by Nikhil D and Tsundue Phunkhang.
We ended the day with a performance by the fabulous Dancing Queens, India’s first transgender dance troupe, who returned to our Lab for the grand finale!
ABOUT LGBTQ Now!
We’re proud to announce that our Culture Lab was a part of QAM (Queer Azaadi Mumbai), and hosted 3 exciting events for Pride month, January 2018! Through our events, we sought to explore youth culture within the Indian LGBTQ movement; how it is pushing beyond the boundaries of activism and configuring new ways of expressing and celebrating queerness.