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Diversity CC Gilberto A. Viciedo

Date
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Location
Chennai

The Supreme Court of India gave its historic verdict decriminalising homosexuality on September 9, 2018. This verdict will have its impact on the lives of innumerable lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, and other queer people (collectively LGBTIQA+) in India.

Varta Trust, Kolkata in collaboration with Grindr For Equality, Los Angeles and SAATHII, Chennai has developed an online locator for queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers across India. The locator or database is an effort to address the numerous queries on health concerns and complaints of rights violations which the "Varta" webzine has been receiving from its readers since its start in 2013. 

This event is part of 'Reach OUT', a multimedia campaign to disseminate information about the locator, which lists inclusive service providers that LGBTIQA+ people can access for different health and legal issues.

In view of the Supreme Court verdict against Section 377 and to discuss the issues raised above, the British Council, Chennai is hosting the event for the Chennai launch of the locator. 

Time: 3.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. 

Venue: British Council, 737 Anna Salai Chennai 600002

Age: 18 years and above 

Free Entry

For any further queries, please feel free to write to Susan at susan.chettri@britishcouncil.org or call at 8939831721

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