Meet India’s first and only LGBT choir!

LGBT choirs are commonplace in the US and UK, but far less so in other parts of the world. Despite having a population of 1.3 billion, and an estimated LGBT population potentially of over 70 million, India only recently got its first gay choir.

This is perhaps not all that surprising given that homosexual activity is currently illegal in India under the draconian Section 377 of the country’s penal code; legislation dating back to British colonial times.

Rainbow Voices Mumbai began as an initiative of local LGBT youth group Yaariyan, supported by the Humsafar Trust. The choir offers support for LGBT people in India and raises awareness around LGBT rights. It is also championing the work of local advocates in their efforts to overturn this law.

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Queer Family Meal

LGBT_flag_map_of_Oregon.svgIf you’re a queer person living in Portland, OR you know that summertime is the best time to eat delicious fresh food, flirt with cute babes, and leap outside of your comfort zone! On July 25, Lepage Food & Drinks is hosting a Queer Family Meal. The menu will feature rustic, Mediterranean-inspired fare, and a portion of all ticket sales will be donated to SMYRC, a resource center and safe space for LGBTQ youth in Portland.