Banner artwork created with pen ink on art paper – shows a series of multi-coloured line drawings of human figures, floral patterns and abstract designs – the human figures represent diverse genders and sexualities, including genderqueer expressions – the underlying themes conveyed are that of intimacy, sensuousness, fluidity and diversity. Artwork credit: Anupam Hazra

Webinar #1: 'Marriages under the Indian Rainbow', March 29, 2020

Hear what Debjyoti Ghosh, a human rights lawyer from Kolkata, Varta Trust volunteer and post-doctoral researcher with the Future Africa Project, University of Pretoria, South Africa, has to say about the legality of queer marriages in India. Pose your queries during a 45-minute webinar on Jitsi Meet with him on March 29, 2020 from 12 noon to 12.45 pm IST.

Debjyoti Ghosh will make a brief presentation for the first 10-15 minutes. This will be followed by a Q&A session. The session will be moderated by Pawan Dhall, queer activist, writer and Founding Trustee, Varta Trust.

This webinar is an initiative of Queer Friendly Lawyers Network - West Bengal, a legal aid support group facilitated by Varta Trust, Kolkata. Our collaborators in this initiative include SAATHII, Chennai and CREA, Delhi. We thank Grindr for Equality, Los Angeles for technical support behind our online interactive sessions.

For reasons of video clarity, only the speaker’s camera will be on during the webinar. The event may be recorded for sharing over our YouTube channel.

You do not need an account with Jitsi to participate in the webinar. A hyperlink will be sent to you once you register for the webinar. Click open the link on the date and time of the webinar, and choose a display name for yourself.

If you have a question during the Q&A session, you can send it to the moderator through private chat or use the raised hand icon at the bottom of your screen to draw the speaker’s attention.

If you have problems in viewing, try reconnecting or send the moderator a private message.

Register for the free webinar below.

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