Saturday, March 28, 2015

Amazing News!

The Mayor’s Office on GLBT Affairs and the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs have partnered to form a community led task force to engage the LGBTQ AAPI community.

The inaugural meeting was held yesterday and our community was represented!

To learn more please click the below link. We would love to have more of our community members participate/engage in this initiative. If interested, please email

Here is to us having a seat at the table and having our voices heard!’s-office-glbt-affairs-asian-and-pacific-islander-affairs-announce-aapi-lgbtq-task

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Join Us!

Join us for two exciting events:

Saturday March 28, 2015 

Queer Woman's History Month Ladies Brunch!

Want to get to know your fellow South Asian queer women better? Are you a fan of DC's time honored tradition of brunching? 

Then this is the event for you. KhushDC is organizing a LADIES' BRUNCH for (Queer) Women's History Month! 

Who: Female-identified members of KhushDC and South Asian LBTQQ women interested in Khush DC. 
What: Brunch!
When: Saturday, March 28th at 12:00 PM
Where: Washington, DC (RSVP for the exact address)
Why: Because what could be better than brunch with LBTQQ ladies?

Please to by Wednesday, March 25th.

NOTE: To maintain this gathering as a safe space, attendance is strictly limited to South Asian Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning women and their partners.

And Sunday March 29, 2015

Mala Kumar, the author of The Paths of Marriage will be holding a special book reading event for the KhushDC Community.

Who: Author Mala Kumar & You!
When: Sunday, March 29th, 2:00-5:00 PM
Where: Pansaari, 1603 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20009
For more information please email 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Board Announcement

Dear members and friends,

We are extremely proud and deeply honored to announce Almas Haider's appointment to KhushDC's Board as Member-At-Large.

The child of working class Pakistani immigrants and a queer Muslim, Almas Haider was impacted at a young age by post-9/11 islamophobia and brownphobia. Channeling those experiences through writing and activism, she seeks to build an intersectional lens for communities of color to build in solidarity as well as advocate for the rights of immigrants, workers, prisoners and those affected by criminal justice systems. 

Formerly the Civil Rights Advocate at South Asian Network and President of Satrang, Los Angeles's queer and trans* organization for South Asians, She currently works with the Fulbright Program in Washington, D.C. 

Please join us in congratulating Almas and welcoming her into our family.


Kingston, André, Vaibhav, Pooja

Friday, March 6, 2015

Asian/South Asian Film festival: Honoring Queer Women's history Month

We are Featuring 3 Films w/ a brief discussion after each.


A 2004 Malaylam Feature Film Written, Directed and Produced by Ligy J. Pullappally, inspired by her short film Uii and a true story of two lesbian lovers in the South Indian State of Kerala.


A American romantic comedy drama film directed by Alice Wu.  The Film focuses on Wihelmina, a young Chineese-American surgeon; her unwed, pregnant mother; and her dancer girlfriend.

7:00pm: I AM

I Am chronicles the journey of an Indian Lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to.  As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means.