The London-based magazine Boyz previews the best of Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival's selection of films for 2018.Read More
Gaysians co-founder Laks Mann recently attended the Stonewall Equality Dinner 2018. The annual event was led by Ruth Hunt (Chief Executive), with a keynote speech by Olly Alexander (Years & Years) and live entertainment by Collabro.
For the LGBT community and allies, the event was a celebration of our collective achievements in bringing about social change and in working towards equality.
The event was a great opportunity to meet others and spread the message about the work of Gaysians. It was heartening to receive so much encouragement and support to continue to represent the LGBT+ Asian community and to ensure that visibility matters.
Ferhan Khan sat down with the team at FUBAR Radio during their 24 hour #HeForShe guest marathon for UN Women to talk all things gay + asian.Read More
On Sunday 25th February, Gaysians held our first solo event of the year, DESI LESBIANS: Where are you?, at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton.Read More
Gaysians co-founder and Desi Lesbians moderator, Reeta Loi, and Desi Lesbians panellist Shelina of Hidayah were interviewed on BBC Asian Network about the difficulties South Asian LBT women face with coming out.Read More
Gaysians co-founder and Desi Lesbians moderator, Reeta Loi, was interviewed by Sunny and Shay on BBC Radio London on Sunday 11th February to discuss Desi Lesbians.Read More
In the fourth of our multi-part series, we introduce Desi Lesbians panellist DJ Ritu, co-founder of Club Kali. The event takes place on the 25th of February at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton.Read More
In the third of our multi-part series, we introduce Desi Lesbians panellist Seema Mattu, aka SIM, founder of TOMBOY. The event takes place on the 25th of February at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton.Read More
In the second of our multi-part series, we introduce Desi Lesbians panellist Shelina, co-founder of Hidayah. The event takes place on the 25th of February at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton.Read More
Taking place Sunday 25th February at the Ritzy Picturehouse, Desi Lesbians explores the reasons behind the lack of visible, out, lesbian and bi South Asian women. In the first of our multi-part series, we introduce the moderator of the panel discussion, Reeta Loi.Read More
On Sunday 25th February 2018, join us at the Ritzy Picturehouse in Brixton (London) as we discuss the cultural factors that lead to desi lesbian invisibility.Read More
It’s hard to believe it was nearly half a year ago now that the vision that was ‘Gaysians’ came together at Pride in London. The largest group of South Asians marching together under one banner at a UK Pride event.
Today, we launch the next stage of our vision – officially launching our brand and our website, and our first event of 2018 (see below), and most importantly, our mission. Far too long we’ve been invisible. In the mainstream, but also in the Asian community. No more.
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What's next? We've got big plans for 2018, including our first event of the year for LGBT History Month, Desi Lesbians. Tickets on sale now.
This is the start of something beautiful.
The DIVA Power List is the most coveted ranking of influential lesbian and bi women in the world. We're proud to say that Gaysians co-founder Reeta Loi was placed 32nd in 2017, the highest ranking South Asian on the list. Also recognised is Pratibha Parmar.Read More
Gaysians co-founder Laks Mann appeared on BBC Radio London to discuss the Asian LGBTQ+ experience and wellbeing.Read More
Gaysians friend, Khakan Qureshi, speaks to The Guardian on how WhatsApp helped mobilise the largest ever LGBT+ Asian group marching in London Pride this year.Read More