In celebration of Global Pride Month and British Council and BFI's ‘More Films for Freedom’ festival which showcases a collection of three short films exploring LGBTQIA+ themes, British Council in partnership with The Queer Muslim Project presents #PrideAtHome - Digital Pride Festival!
With pride marches being cancelled or postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the digital pride festival brings together a set of extraordinary voices from the queer art and cultural scene in India and the UK through film, dance, music and theatre to discuss and celebrate the spirit of inclusion
While Indian cities celebrate Pride at different times of the year, the Global Pride Month celebration allows for visibility and awareness of LGBTIQ+ issues in India and also demonstrates solidarity in fostering safe and enabling spaces for self-expression, creative collaborations and community building.
In addition to the exciting range of events from 15 to 28 June, the Digital Pride Festival will also feature educational resources around the history of Pride and allyship designed by Siddhant Talwar (@realsidt) and spotlight queer art initiatives in India including Almarii, an archive of South Asian queer closet narratives, the Aravani Art Project, a collective movement working to enable the transgender community through visual arts, socially inclusive experiments and magic, Dalit Queer Project, a collaborative space for all people Dalit and queer and Veer Misra, queer artist from Delhi.
Gaylaxy, India’s leading LGBTIQ+ e-magazine, has joined hands with Digital Pride Festival as a community media partner sharing stories and features during #prideathome.