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Panel To Address Anti Gay India

By Charlotte Robinson, June 07, 2014

Boston Pride’s Human Rights & Education Committee & the South Asian Arts Council will host a panel on LGBT Rights in India on Monday June 9th from 6P to 8P at the Fenway Health Center. The Panel entitled “377-The Way Forward” features leaders in LGBT advocacy in South Asia & will discuss the implementation of Section 377 which recriminalized homosexuality in India & its effect on the South Asian community. Amit Dixit Executive Director, South Asian Arts Council stated, “I'm honored be working with Boston Pride to highlight 377 as their human rights cause. Boston Pride & our community partners have been instrumental to help spread awareness to the larger LGBT community & beyond. Through visibility we hope to show the similarities between what's happening in India to the early LGBT movement here in America. In the end we are all a global LGBT community & can learn and support one another to help foster change.” Joining Dixit as panelists will include Payal Sharma, Co- Founder of The Genki Spark & MASALA Activist, Sarbpreet Singh, Sikh Leader working with Boston Interfaith circles & frequently represents the Sikh community at Interfaith events & Meenu Motwani-Jethra, Local Community Leader & Ally of South Asian LGBT Community. Following the panel there will be a reception hosted by South Asian Arts Council & Boston Pride. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Fenway Health Center is located at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston, MA.
For More Info: southasianartscouncil.org
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