Colours of pride…
The celebrations have begun and it is a colourful month-long affair. The ‘Namma Pride and Karnataka Queer Habba’ is at an exciting phase.
On Sunday, a ‘Carnival’ was organised by the Queer Campus Bangalore at The Hub, Safina Plaza. What was interesting about the event was it saw many youngsters coming out in support, in a creative and interactive way.
With stalls, live performances and poetry sessions, the event tried to communicate a larger message. Organiser of the event, Tushar says, “Everyone likes to witness entertaining performances and buy affordable jewellery. The ‘Carnival’ aims to bring together the gay and straight crowd and find such common threads.”
Shreya Ghosh, the owner of ‘Shrumptious’, a stall at the event, says, “All humans need love, respect, care and support. Educating and creating awareness is the only way to clear mental blocks.”
There were more entrepreneurs like her. Rakesh from ‘Happyknots’ says that entrepreneurs can encourage the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community by involving them in future business prospectives. “I am a musician and I have noticed that many friends in the queer community are talented. Opening up platforms for them will bring people closer,” he says.
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