This pioneer event is an attempt to bridge the gap between the LGBT+ community and the non-LGBT+ folk, who often do not get to understand each other in full capacity simply because of a lack of safe spaces to mingle and mix freely.
The event is not centered around speeches, or performances, or a stage and an audience setting. Instead, we'll all be indulging in mind-boggling activities, playing games, competing, eating and laughing with our stand-up performer, before we segregate and sit down to have a heart-to-heart with our lovely story-sharers, seeing our similarities and differences that go beyond our gender and sexual identity. To see each other as whole complete humans, with likes and dislikes regardless of which side of the fence we belong to.
Psst.. there's going to be blindfolds involved somewhere in the middle. It's going to be a LEGENDARY Sunday!
For the non-LGBT+ folk, who'll largely be the listeners:
This event attempts to be your one chance to have a heart to heart with a stranger from the LGBTQIA+ spectrum who's offering to share their story with you. It's an opportunity for you to see people as people, with differences and similarities to you, regardless of their identity.
For the LGBT+ folk, who'll largely be the story-sharers:
You help create a safe space for cis-het people to come up and talk to you, ask you curious questions without the fear of judgment or a backlash, and let them see how human we all are, regardless of our gender/sexuality differences. You will be contributing in bringing non-LGBT+ folk onboard the LGBT+ cause.
This is a fundraising event. All proceeds from the event go towards Indian Aces, the Indian Asexual collective, who have been selected to present their workshop A/Sexuality 101 at the University of London at the Queer Asia conference in June. Unfortunately, there is no financial support being offered. Indian Aces are doing this workshop at the conference for free, with no compensation for their time, knowledge, or effort, or costs. Being a non-funded collective, they are struggling to pay for all the travel/boarding/lodging costs involved. The funds raised at this event will help offset the burden.
Date: 15th April, Sunday
Time: Afternoon 11am-3 pm
Venue: 91 springboard, Nehru Place, Delhi
Listeners: Entry by registration only. Donor passes available at a minimum expected contribution of 490/- payable through this form. Please consider contributing higher amounts if possible.
Storytellers: Thank you for contributing your time and self. You may also make any monetary contributions if you like. In either case, please complete this form to register.
Write to IndianAcesFTW@gmail.com for any queries.
About Indian Aces:
Indian Aces is a self/non-funded award winning collective of asexual folk from or in India. It was founded by Dr. Pragati Singh in 2014 and relaunched in early 2016. The community has grown by leaps and bounds and now includes members from adjoining nations as well. It serves as an online community platform, generating awareness and receiving new members into their secret group on facebook. Members also participate and represent in various LGBTQIA+ events and platforms that have so far been devoid of representation from the asexual community in India. We organize meetups for community members all over the country and have been able to do a few internationally too. We’ve conducted speed-dating event for non-sexual folk on the spectrum too! We conduct independent research on the subject, and conduct workshops for professionals and allies and aces to understand Sexuality and Asexuality.