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Upcoming events in Chennai and Delhi

19 Jun

Chennai – June 22nd


East-West Center for Counseling, Nirangal and RIOV are organizing an event as a part of Chennai Pride 2013 called Muzhakkam – a safe community space to discuss, in the first person, issues affecting lesbian and bi women (both cis and trans), intersex people, transmen (FtM) and other queer people assigned female at birth.

Date: June 22nd 2013

Time: Morning

Venue: Contact magdalene@centerforcounselling.org or call 9884100135 to find out the venue and timings

Media are not allowed at this event.

Delhi – June 23rd

rain qashti

rainbow umbrella with raindrops seen from below

Come one, come all!

Come hang out, share stories, and enjoy the rains over hot chai and samosas at yet another Qashti ki Matargashti! Feel free to bring friends, but keep in mind, this space is meant only for lesbian, bisexual women and trans people assigned female at birth. Look forward to seeing you all there

Date: June 23rd 2013

Time: Afternoon: 4 pm to 7 pm

Venue: The venue and directions will be sent in a private message to all those who confirm. Please call us at 9711282307 for more details.

Delhi – June 28th


The American Centre is screening Pariah (2011) as a part of their LGBT Pride Month celebrations. The movie is about a Brooklyn (New York City) teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced “ah-lee-kay”), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents (Kim Wayans and Charles Parnell) and younger sister (Sahra Mellesse) in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. A gifted student, Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. With the support of her best friend Laura (Pernell Walker), she is especially eager to find a girlfriend. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humour, and tenacity.

Date: June 28th 2013

Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: American Centre, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi


Thank you and Matargashti

21 May

Thanks to your support, the fundraising party was a great success! We had a brilliant time laughing, talking, dancing, eating doughnuts and dinner, and washing it all down with a variety of beverages. We also raised Rs 5000 from the night, which will go towards Qashti expenses. We will put up a full report of our expenses and fundraising till date very soon!

kitesNow, after the fun of the fundraising party, the next matargashti is here! So get yourself geared up for more fun, talks, games, laughter this Sunday. Meet friends, make new friends!

This safe space is open for all LBT and genderqueer people who are female assigned at birth. We will send you the details of the venue once you confirm you are coming, either on the Facebook page, or via phone at 9711282307. See you there!


The Qashti Team

Come listen to coming out stories at Qashti ki Matargashti!

25 Mar


Looks like 31st March will be a day out for LBT people. Start out with kabbadi matches organised by Sangini and then come over to Matargashti to unwind over food, drinks and fun. 

This week’s theme will be Coming Out, where we will be sharing coming out stories, experiences, dilemmas and doubts. Venue details will be sent in a private message to all those who confirm. Feel free to bring friends, but keep in mind, this space is meant only for lesbian, bisexual women and trans people assigned female at birth.

Date: Sunday, 31 March

Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

Venue:  Confirm your attendence on the facebook event and and we will message you the venue details! http://www.facebook.com/events/349867855114522/

See you all there!

Excitedly, The Qashti Team

Take Back the Night on Women’s Day!

5 Mar

take back the night

Hope to see many amazing queer and trans people at the International Women’s Day protests and meetings on March 8th! Come and take back the night!
(And catch up with us the next day at Qashti ki Matargashti – Picnic)

Qashti ki Matargashti – Picnic!

2 Mar


The rains are over and spring is here, so get yourself geared up for more fun, talks, games, laughter. Meet friends, make new friends.

WHAT: Picnic time! Bring your kites, outdoor games, cricket gear, footballs, hockey sticks, musical instruments, whatever you want to! It’s a picnic so don’t forget snacks and drinks!

WHEN: Saturday March 9th, 3 – 6 pm

WHERE: In one of Delhi’s gorgeous parks! Join our Facebook page for more details!

We plan to have all Qashti ki Matargashti meetups as safe spaces open for all LBT and genderqueer people who are female assigned at birth. Whoever wants to come, please join our Facebook page for an invite with full details. We do not want the exact location to be public, to retain the safety and anonymity of our members.

See you there!

The best laid plans…

25 Feb

Our grand plans for a Qashti picnic got washed away by the unexpected rain this weekend, but there was much matargashti-ing still. A bunch of us showed up to meet at a Qashti member’s house, talked and played games, ate macaroni salad and aloo saag, laughed ourselves silly over Taboo, ate cake and custard, argued about the rules for Uno, ate some more, laughed some more, and had a lovely breezy rainwashed afternoon together. Here’s hoping the picnic happens next time — stay tuned here and on Facebook for the invite, and keep your kites and cricket gear ready!


20 Feb

Qashti is a feminist non-profit, non-funded collective for and by lesbian, bisexual, FTM trans and genderqueer people who have been assigned female at birth (LBQTGFAB). This group was formed by a group of friends and aims at providing a safe space for LBQTGFAB across socio-economic classes in the Delhi/NCR area.

Twice a month, Qashti hosts informal events where people can meet, share stories, watch movies, discuss issues or just have fun. We meet regularly on the first and third Saturday/Sunday of each month to accommodate those who may have family or/and work commitments on weekends.

Qashti will also run a helpline for LBQTGFAB with counsellors trained in feminist principles of counselling. This helpline will be launched in June 2013.

We’d love to hear from you, network with you and be included in your events, so please email us at qashti.lbt@gmail.com. You can also reach us on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/qashti.lbt Hope to hear from you soon!