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Vita Sackville-West is believed to have attended one of these jamborees. “We went to a ball of Sodomites” she wrote in a letter to Virginia Woolf in 1929 published in the collection The Letters of Vita Sackville-West to Virginia Woolf in 1984 “A great number of them were dressed as women but I suppose that I was in this respect the only authenticate article” she revealed In India where Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code criminalises gay sex a thwarted community has managed to survive protest with a song and dance throw parties and crawl under the sheets whenever it pleases Mumbai has had rollicking homosexual shindigs since the 1970s and ’80s One of the city’s first bars that was known for its gay clientele was a tiny one called Gokul located behind the Taj Mahal Hotel in Colaba Discotheques like Voodoo also in Colaba were spaces for queer young executives and professionals to meet flirt dance if they felt like it It was where Led Zeppelin had performed impromptu in 1972 A police raid carried out to foil a prostitution racket led to its closure in 2012 Apart from the thumping party scene gay activism led primarily by Ashok Row Kavi became the affirmative voice of sexual minorities Bombay Dost the country’s first gay magazine was founded by him in 1990 He also set up the Humsafar Trust in 1991 – a taskforce in the field of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention The organisation has grown to include research and advocacy for the emancipation of the LGBT community and has a youth subset called Yaariyan an LBT wing called Umang and Kinnar Asmita for the Hijra and transgender community Row Kavi who is currently the founder-chairperson of the Humsafar Trust mentions egalitarian undertakings like the Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride March or Yaariyan’s Gulabi Mela which bring gay movements onto the streets chowks beaches and public grounds “Gay Pride events should obliterate class consciousness” he advocates adding “it’s important for gay communities to gain critical mass” Homosexual movements particularly activism when restricted to the bourgeoisie or the avant-garde members of a community dwindle into a declaration of alternate lifestyle steeped in hedonism and inaccessible to the queer person on the street An ideal ‘gay city’ is one in which a crusade invites its people or comes closer to them Public spaces like Mumbai’s Chowpatty Beach or the 12 kilometre long Bandstand Promenade are picturesque cityscapes for same-sex couples to steal a moment “I kissed a man standing in the open on Bandstand and no one batted an eyelid” divulges 38-year-old activist Harish Iyer While Iyer is openly ‘out’ there are those who lead closeted lives and for them the city is fraught with the perils of being caught and exposed to the derision of friends and family Debendra Nath Sanyal a 26-year-old core team member at Yaariyan mentions the need for ‘safe spaces’ in the city – LGBT-friendly cafés and pubs for queer people who lead dual lives (straight at home gay with friends) to meet without the fear of being judged for their orientation Motifs of gay pride – like the rainbow flag fluttering outside a café – are helpful hints for homosexuals on a simple quest for coffee and a sandwich in crowded heterosexual cities But homosexual liberation and inclusion involves so much more than boisterous declarations of one’s orientation at festivals and marches or watering holes with queer patrons Finding rented accommodation in cities like Delhi – challenging at all times for heterosexual singles – is an excruciating process for queer men and women Aditya Advani a landscape architect who lives in South Delhi’s Defence Colony with his partner Michael and their five-year-old twins Amrita and Shiv mentions the Haight-Ashbusy district within San Francisco as an example of an area that became a bohemian enclave for the flower children of the 1960s “Imagine the possibilities of an enclave for gay people or even single people – here singles are seen as wrong or lesser in some way or criminal What if they had their own colony” he asks rhetorically He suggests building community centres and retirement homes for homosexuals as well as a smattering of gay book stores in metropolitan centres While there are facilities like GHAR (Gay Housing Assistance Resource) an internet-based housing facilitator for the LGBT community founded by Sachin Jain in 2000 Indian cities are built to cater to the dominant ideal – monogamous heterosexual middle-class families A change in the orientation of a town or city would require altered mindscapes before the landscape follows suit Stay tuned for more from our ‘By Design’ series over the coming weeks? or rush-hour stampedes? Palaniswamy-Dinakaran ties break down The combined attack against Dinakaran by? In a behind-the-scenes video.

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