Mass Awareness Events

Kolkata, December 8, 2013: Carnival: Varta stall at ‘Queer Carnival 2013’ – Sappho for Equality


Delhi, November 10-13, 2014: Symposium: ‘2nd MenEngage Global Symposium 2014’ – MenEngage, Centre for Health and Social Justice


Kolkata, December 31, 2014: Public event: ‘Call against Patriarchy – Defying Edition 377!’ – CWF, KRPF, Amitie’ Trust.

Kolkata, December 31, 2014: Public event: ‘Call against Patriarchy – Defying Edition 377!’ – CWF, KRPF, Amitie’ Trust

Kolkata, December 31, 2015: Public event: ‘Call against Patriarchy – Inclusiveness Amidst Intolerance’ – CWF, Amitie’ Trust, Harmless Hugs, Sappho for Equality, Varta Trust


Kolkata, February 1, 2016: Vigil ahead of hearing of curative petitions in the matter of Section 377, Indian Penal Code by Honourable Supreme Court of India – Several civil society organizations and collectives.

Kolkata, February 1, 2016: Vigil ahead of hearing of curative petitions in the matter of Section 377, Indian Penal Code by Honourable Supreme Court of India – Several civil society organizations and collectives

Kolkata, January 16-17, 2017: Choreographic presentation: Queen-size, Mandeep Raikhy – Gati Dance Forum, Artsforward, Squares and Circles, Varta Trust.

Kolkata, January 16-17, 2017: Choreographic presentation:Queen-size, Mandeep Raikhy – Gati Dance Forum, Artsforward, Squares and Circles, Varta

Kolkata, February 18, 2018: Carnival: Varta stall at ‘Kolkata Rainbow Carnival 2018’ – West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights.

Kolkata, February 18, 2018: Carnival: Varta stall at ‘Kolkata Rainbow Carnival 2018’ – West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights

Kolkata, June 15, 2018: Public meeting at Jadavpur University on Section 377, Indian Penal Code – Several civil society organizations and collectives.


Kolkata, June 28, 2018: Launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers across India – American Center, Grindr For Equality, SAATHII, Varta Trust.

Kolkata, June 28, 2018: Launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers across India – American Center, Grindr For Equality, SAATHII, Varta Trust

Delhi, July 17, 2018: Delhi launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers – Instituto Cervantes, Embassy of Spain; Grindr For Equality; SAATHII; Varta Trust


Guwahati, September 9, 2018: North-East India launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers – Queer networks in Guwahati, Grindr For Equality, SAATHII, Varta Trust.

Guwahati, September 9, 2018: North-East India launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers – Queer networks in Guwahati, Grindr For Equality, SAATHII, Varta Trust.

Kolkata, September 16, 2018: Rally to celebrate Honourable Supreme Court of India’s verdict reading down Section 377, Indian Penal Code – Several civil society organizations and collectives. Inset shows poster developed by Varta Trust to celebrate verdict.

Kolkata, September 16, 2018: Rally to celebrate Honourable Supreme Court of India’s verdict reading down Section 377, Indian Penal Code – Several civil society organizations and collectives. Inset shows poster developed by Varta Trust to celebrate verdict.

Chennai, September 29, 2018: Chennai launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers – British Council, Grindr For Equality, SAATHII, Varta Trust.

Chennai, September 29, 2018: Chennai launch event of Varta Trust’s online database on queer friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers – British Council, Grindr For Equality, SAATHII, Varta Trust.

Kolkata, January 5, 2019: Panel discussion: ‘No Going Back: Post 377 Celebration and Possibilities of Queer Magazines’ as part of ‘Kolkata Queer Literary Festival’ and ‘Kolkata Rainbow Pride Week 2019’ – Max Mueller Bhavan, West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights.

Kolkata, January 5, 2019: Panel discussion: 'No Going Back: Post 377 Celebration and Possibilities of Queer Magazines’ as part of ‘Kolkata Queer Literary Festival’ and ‘Kolkata Rainbow Pride Week 2019’ – Max Mueller Bhavan, West Bengal Forum for Gender and Sexual Minority Rights.

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