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ट्रांस मीटिंग | Trans* meeting

26 Mar
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क़श्ती में हमने सोचा है कि एक ट्रांस मीटिंग का होना भी जरूरी है । ये इसिस्लिये क्युकी ट्रांस लोगो के जो मुद्दे हे वो अलग है और उनके लिए भी एक सेफ स्पेस कि जरुरत हे। इसी सन्दर्भ में हमने कुछ ट्रांस लोगों से बात कि थी और उनके सामने ये प्रस्ताव रखा था कि क्या वो इस मीटिंग में आ सक्ते है और साथ में अन्य ट्रांस लोगो से मिलके उन्हे भी इस मीटिंग के बारे में बताए। मीटिंग में ftm, genderqueer, butch सब पहचानो के लिए होनी चाहिए, जो भी female  assigned at birth trans masculine खुद को मानते हे।

अप्रैल से शुरू कर के, हर दूसरे महीने एक ट्रांस  मीटिंग होगी। पेहेली मीटिंग में हमें कुछ एजेंडा भी बनाना होगा और सोचना होगा कि ज्यादा से ज्यादा ट्रांस लोग, खासकर वर्किंग क्लास लोग, को कैसे शामिल करें ।  सोचा है कि यह मीटिंग अप्रैल में 13 तारिख़, जो कि एक सन्डे हे को रखें । आप में से कोन इसके प्लानिंग का हिस्सा होना चाहते हे प्लीज हमें email डालें (qashtilbt@gmail.com) या हेल्पलाइन के नंबर पर फ़ोन करें ताकि हम अलग से प्लानिंग कर सके।

Many of us at Qashti have felt the need for a trans* meeting, since many of the issues facing transmasculine people are different from those facing cis-gendered queer women. After discussing with several trans* people we have realised that it is necessary to have a safe space for transmasculine people to meet. This meeting is open for FTM, genderqueer, butch, and all other people who consider themselves transmasculine and were assigned female at birth.
Starting in April, and then once every two months, we will host such a trans* meeting. At the first meeting we will draw up an agenda and think about ways to include more transmasculine people, particularly those from the working class. We are thinking of having the first meeting on 13th April, which is a Sunday. If you would like to be part of planning this meeting, please email us at qashtilbt@gmail.com or call us on the helpline number (see sidebar).
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SC Verdict meetings and protests

13 Dec

COMMUNITY MEETING AND DISCUSSION
Max Mueller Bhavan, 6:30pm, Saturday, December 14th.

Gather to understand the judgment, talk, share, vent, come together.
This event is not open to the media — it’s a space for the community (of all genders and sexualities) to come together, discuss, think through what’s going on and where to go from here. Informal and unstructured, but we’ll have a few legal experts start by breaking down the judgment.

Spread the word! The event will be in English and Hindi with translation both ways.

Metro: Patel Chowk/Rajiv Chowk.

– Voices Against 377
GLOBAL DAY OF RAGE – NO GOING BACK!!
Jantar Mantar, 3 pm, Sunday, December 15th.

On December 11th, 2013, The Supreme Court of India reinstated the Criminality of Homosexuality in India. This Judgment has inspired anger across different sections of society around the world. While the legal battle continues, it is important that we make our voices heard. Loud and Clear.

This Judgment is not about any one community in any one country but about the hegemonic structures that oppress many across the world. It is a blow to the various other LGBTIQ communities across the world who might have …taken strength from the Indian story to challenge laws/social norms/prejudices that criminalise homosexuality in their own countries. It is time we begin to heal this lasting scar of colonialism. It is time we are given the space and freedom to pursue the work of fundamental social change which is made impossible with a law such as Sec. 377 of the Indian Penal Code choking us.

Gather your friends, lovers and anyone else who is enraged by this injustice. Make your voices heard.

Events are happening in many cities across the world! Organise one in yours or join one that is happening!
 
For more details:
Global Day of Rage, Delhi: www.facebook.com/events/168797849996585
Global Day of Rage, World-wide: www.facebook.com/events/168797849996585

Another way to break the myths

26 Jun

Kyaa tumne sochaa hai ki chitron mein pyaar kaise dikhaayaa jaaye? Kisi vastu kaa chitra banaana to aasaan hai, lekin pyaar, jo ki ek ehsaas hai, use kaise chitrit kiya jaaye?” (Have you ever thought about how love can be depicted in a painting? It’s easy to draw an object, but love is a feeling; how do you sketch that?)

These are lines taken from a double-page spread in the February issue of Chakmak, a Bhopal-based science magazine aimed at children between eleven and fifteen years of age. The words were accompanying a painting by the late Indian artist Bhupen Khakkar. The painting shows two young men sitting on a couch, nestled close to each other. Each one’s limbs follow the curves of the other’s. The quiet, contented smiles of two lovers wearing identical suits speak more about love than a lot of books. As the caption says, “Ve ek-doosre se itnaa pyaar karte the ki unhone ek hi jaisaa suit pehnaa thaa.” (They loved each other so much that they wore suits of the same design) Not only is this an admirably direct attempt to confront the abstract, (as the aforementioned question about love tried to) but also to educate children about homosexuality, an issue which can enmesh children in a quagmire of half-truths and downright irresponsible myths/legends.

Read more — and see the lovely painting — here at NewsYaps.

 

Myths and Facts

26 Jun
चाहत पिटारा, अंक 96  निरंतर- जेंडर और शिक्षा का सन्दर्भ समूह   नई दिल्ली और लखनऊ

चाहत पिटारा, अंक 96
निरंतर- जेंडर और शिक्षा का सन्दर्भ समूह
नई दिल्ली और लखनऊ

चाहत पिटारा, अंक 96  निरंतर- जेंडर और शिक्षा का सन्दर्भ समूह   नई दिल्ली और लखनऊ

चाहत पिटारा, अंक 96
निरंतर- जेंडर और शिक्षा का सन्दर्भ समूह
नई दिल्ली और लखनऊ

चाहत पिटारा, अंक 96  निरंतर- जेंडर और शिक्षा का सन्दर्भ समूह   नई दिल्ली और लखनऊ

चाहत पिटारा, अंक 96
निरंतर- जेंडर और शिक्षा का सन्दर्भ समूह
नई दिल्ली और लखनऊ