Are you going to march for the Queer Pride in Guwahati, Dighalipukhuri at 1:30pm tomorrow?
There is no stopping when it comes the vigour, zeal, enthusiasm and most importantly the pomp, show and beauty of The Queer Pride (2018) fever in Guwahati. The Pride Walk that was held exactly a year ago at Dighalipukhuri, was a demonstration of not just the need for awareness or equality, but also for people to come together even in the smallest ways possible.
With it’s 5th edition, the need of the hour is to allow a community like ours to be more queer-friendly – to allow individuals to make decisions whether they identify themselves to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed or asexual persons. We are at the threshold of understanding the need for the society to develop and waken themselves.
Xukia has been working towards the rights of the LGBTQI community in Northeast. The region witnessed its first Pride in Guwahati City on 9 Feb 2014, which marked a significant shift in terms of voicing the much silenced issue from the private to the public domain. Xukia has taken up the discourse of LGBTQI rights in Assam in a big way and aims to spread harmony, peace and equality.
Other organizations in Northeast working for the rights of the LGBTQI community are:
- Project Empower in Manipur; to exercise basic human rights
- AMANA Development Project, generation of livelihood for transgender communities
- Arunachal Pradesh State Aids Control Society’s NGO