Queer lives in India & Beyond: A Year after 377 Repeal

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One year on, what are the impacts of the decriminalization of article 377 in India and the broader region? Swedish Institute in collaboration with South Asian Pride and Sweden India Association invites you to an evening on the LGBTQ+ movement in South Asia.

Queer identities have been criminalized in South Asian countries for almost 150 years. A remnant of the British Colonial Law, article 377 in the Indian Penal Code made non-normative sexual practices illegal. In 2018 Indian Supreme Court asked the government to repeal this act, allowing Queer people in India the freedom to love.

Join us for an evening of discussions about the history, context and experiences of Queer lives in South Asia. Understand the social movement and legal battle that led to this decriminalization. Discuss the impact of this decision in India and around the world with a group of panellists from the region.

Warm welcome!


18:00 Registration and mingle (finger food will be served)

18:30 Welcome by the organizers

18:45 Queer history and context in South Asia

19:00 Stories of growing up Queer in India

19:15 Panel discussion followed by Q&A: Looking towards the future - Impact of decriminalization in India and around the world

20:15 End of the evening

This event will be conducted in English. Make sure to register to confirm your place at the event!

*About the organizers:

Swedish Institute

The Swedish Institute is a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden around the world. We work in the fields of culture, education, science and business to strengthen international relations and development. www.si.se

South Asian Pride

South Asian Pride Stockholm is a platform for South Asian Queers in Sweden. We work to raise awareness of LGBTIQ people with South Asian background in Sweden. https://www.facebook.com/SAPrideSthlm

Swedish India association

Swedish India association serves to establish good relations between India and Sweden by spreading Indian culture and information in Sweden. *http://www.svenskindiska.se/

När: 15 oktober 2019 18:00 - 15 oktober 2019 20:30

Var: Svenska institutet Slottsbacken 10 / Stockholm

Arrangör: Svenska institutet och South Asian Pride Stockholm