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Upsurge of Queer Activism


 

Sensitising NE on LGBT issue

With an objective to reach out to different categories of people irrespective of all hierarchies through an audio-visual medium and discuss and debate on the LGBTIQ issues in the region, XUKIA organized ‘DIALOGUES:LGBT Film and  Video Festival in Guwahati on 8th August,14 This was the first LGBT film festival in Northeast and had prominent queer activists and intellectuals from across the country.

The film festival on the sensible issue attracted good audience, mostly women. The decision of the film festival was made when North East India saw a historic upsurge of Queer Activism in the region with the first ever Queer Pride parade that was hosted in Guwahati in February 2014.

Inspired by the Guwahati Pride, in early 2014, ‘XUKIA’ was formed as a collective effort of mostly young women to take forward the LGBTIQ activism in the region. The collective group envisages an Assam which will one day make its mark in  creating a strong LGBTIQ mass movement, activism, leadership, thereby  facilitating a serious questioning of the unequal power structures and voices  against discrimination to create a more queer-friendly  Assam.

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