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Date(s) - 05/08/2017
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Alliance Française du Bengale


Alliance française du Bengale and Varta Trust present
“Queer Lives of the Media” – A Panel Discussion

How has the media helped the queer movements in India? Or has it created more barriers for them? What if it has done both? Why did queer movements feel the urge to create their own media content? What are those histories?

Come and explore these questions and more with a panel discussion and also celebrate Varta webzine’s 4th birthday! Varta is a forum for publishing and advocacy work around gender and sexuality, in particular queer issues.


Soumitra Das, senior journalist who writes on culture and heritage
Dr. Subhagata Ghosh, founding member of Sappho and Sappho for Equality, and Editor, Swakanthey (In Her Own Voice)
Sukhdeep Singh, Editor, Gaylaxy Magazine
Sanjoy Kr. Gayen, Editor, Dream News; and
Pawan  Dhall, founding member and Editor, Varta, and gender and sexuality rights activist.

Date: August 5, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm onwards
Venue: Alliance française du Bengale

Light refreshments will be served post discussion.

To go on the Varta Facebook, click here.