WEBINARS | Understanding LGBTQ+

Under the aegis of the Generation Equality Forum, the network of Alliances Françaises in India (AF Ahmedabad, AF Pune & AF Trivandrum) will celebrate the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2021 in partnership with the French Embassy in India, the French Institute in India, MIST, Sahodari Foundation, and Lakshya Trust by organising two webinars on May 17 (Monday):

Webinar 1 at 1 pm: Understanding LGBTQ+ – Busting Myths and Misconceptions

Webinar 2 at 6 pm: Understanding LGBTQ+ – Where do we stand today?

Webinar 1: Understanding LGBTQ+ – Busting Myths and Misconceptions

1 pm on May 17 (Mon) via Zoom

‘Woke’ culture has encouraged us to educate ourselves on several issues – including the socio-cultural conversations around the LGBTQ+ community. However, gender and sexuality are complex to understand, and often get reduced to myths, stereotypes and over-simplification. In this session, Shyam Konnur (equal rights activist) will guide us on how to be a better ally and how to stay ‘woke’ while navigating the changing landscapes of gender, sexuality and identity in the present day.

Event in English | Free & Open to Everyone | Limited Seats

Registration Mandatory & Strictly on a First-Come First- Serve Basis via this link

Webinar 2: Understanding LGBTQ+ – Where do we stand today?

6 pm on May 17 (Mon) via Zoom

The Honorable Supreme Court of India made 2 historic judgements in the past decade with regards to the LGBTQ+ community. The first one, called the NALSA judgement pronounced in 2014, recognized the rights and existence of the Transgender community for the first time. The second was the amendment of Sec 377 of IPC pronounced in Sep 2018 which decriminalized homosexual acts. This discussion will focus on the consequences of legal recognition for the LGBTQ+ community and the way forward!

The conversation will be moderated by Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil (Lakshya Trust) and will feature the following panelists:
– Kalki Subramaniam (Transgender Rights activist and artist, poet and founder of Sahodari Foundation)
– Rahul Upadhyay (Gay activist)
– Usha Sushil Kumar (Environmental activist)
– Winnie Chopra (Veteran lesbian)

Event in English | Free & Open to Everyone | Limited Seats

Registration Mandatory & Strictly on a First-Come First- Serve Basis via this link

Courtesy of the network of Alliances Françaises in India (AF Ahmedabad, AF Pune & AF Trivandrum) in partnership with the French Embassy in India, the French Institute in India, MIST, Sahodari Foundation, and Lakshya Trust