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 #9: ‘Queer Affirmative Therapy and Counselling Practices’, June 26, 2022

In this second of Varta Trust’s panel discussions to mark the Pride Month, Debjyoti Ghosh, human rights lawyer and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology, University of Pretoria, South Africa, will be in conversation with prominent speakers from the fields of mental health, medical practice and intersex activism. Attend the panel and participate in the discussion over Zoom on June 26, 2022 from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm.

Joining Debjyoti Ghosh in the panel discussion will be:

Dit Thoudam – a member of the Intersex Human Rights India, an Intersex Asia Fellow 2020-21, and a resident of Manipur. [Dit Thoudam was unable to participate in the webinar because of a personal emergency]

Jhuma Basak – Training & Supervising Psychoanalyst, Indian Psychoanalytical Society, Kolkata.

Srabasti Majumdar – a Kolkata-based psychological counsellor and gender and sexuality rights activist. She is part of the Varta online locator for queer-friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers in India, and through her work offers a safe space to members of the queer communities.

Dr. Tirthankar Guha Thakurta – a Kolkata-based medical professional dealing with the mental health and sexual health concerns of queer people. He is also part of the Varta online locator for queer-friendly sexual health, mental health and legal aid service providers in India.

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.

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