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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

QueerCampus India at July 2nd celebration!

DATE: Friday, July 2nd

TIME: 5:30pm-7.30pm

LOCATION: Jantar Mantar
Connaught Place
New Delhi
We are going there with posters, banners, flyers/parchas to spread the word about what we are doing as a group. We'll have volunteers who will represent our group and talk to people about QCI.

We'll also have a casual, interactive QueerCampus India meeting among people who wish to participate.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

QueerCampus India public meeting- Saturday, June 26, 2010

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2010

Location: India Coffee House
Mohan Singh Place, Connaught Place
New Delhi

Time:3.00PM-5.00PM

QueerCampus India aims to be an Indian queer youth/students’ collective- a space to share your experiences, deal with coming out and find your own circle of rainbow buddies!

QueerCampus India public meeting for queer youth/students and community members on Saturday, 26th June, would include a causal introduction and interaction session among attendees.

We will also discuss QueerCampus’s participation - volunteering, schedule and tasks- in the 2nd July event that is being held in Delhi to commemorate the Section 377 judgment.

Those who want to, may bring chart papers/sketch pens etc. for making posters for the July 2nd event. We will sit together and make posters once the meeting is done, that is, after 5 pm.

Contact us: qcampus.india@gmail.com

PS - Please email us if you'd like the contact number of one of our members.
You can identify the Queercampus group at Coffee House easily, as some of us will be wearing rainbow badges.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

About QueerCampus India

QueerCampus India aims to be an Indian queer youth/ students' collective- a space to share your experiences, deal with coming out, and find your own circle of rainbow buddies!
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1) Qcampus is a space for any queer student/youth who would like to participate and interact with a larger circle of queer youth. It is a space where you can comfortably express yourself, discuss your interests and find a queer camaraderie. This is very essential for someone who is in the initial stages of coming to terms with his/her sexuality. So, it is a means of extending informal support to queer
youth who often feels isolated and misunderstood among their circle of friends and family.

We are aware that there are many other socializing spaces/party circles and NGO's involved in this but not everyone can attend a late night party and NGO's often come with a lot of official baggage. We intend to work at a more fundamental level and specifically become popular with youth/students as an informal group.

2) There are cases of sexuality based discrimination that have been coming up at Indian campuses. At present, QCampus provides an ideological ground to oppose such discrimination and discuss such issues.

3)We believe that the young generation in India has a lot of potential in terms of cultivating a positive attitude towards queer issues. This generation has been growing up with pride parades, queer activism et al so as a group we will work towards realizing this potential by spreading awareness and queer student visibility.

4)This a collective for all those people who are allied to our idea. We aim to bring together the scattered initiatives taken by people in their own different ways, and that includes us. This will go a long way if as a community we are willing to work towards a national queer
youth framework.


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- Members are encouraged to share information about LGBT events in their cities, magazines, movies, news and start discussion topics.

- Please DON'T post pornographic sites/ gay look up or dating ads/nude images. Refrain from using abusive language.

As this idea is in a nascent stage, I welcome all queer students, allies, queer rights activists and community members to join, contribute, encourage and promote this collective.

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QueerCampus google group

http://groups.google.co.in/group/queercampusindia

At our google group, we'll share topics on which we intend to have public feedback, post information about our meetings and discuss their outcomes.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

QueerCampus public meeting- 12th June, 2010


Date: Saturday, 12th June, 2010

Time:3.00PM-6.00PM

Location: India Coffee House
Mohan Singh Place, Connaught Place
New Delhi

QueerCampus India aims to be an Indian queer youth/students’ collective- a space to share your experiences, deal with coming out and find your own circle of rainbow buddies!

QueerCampus India public meeting for queer youth/students and community members on Saturday, 12th June, would include a causal introduction and interaction session among attendees.

We will also discuss QueerCampus’s participation in the 2nd July event that is being held in Delhi to commemorate the Section 377 judgment.

Contact us: qcampus.india@gmail.com