Thursday, July 16, 2015

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Eid.


Monday, July 6, 2015

Come Party With Us: DC's Hottest South Asian LGBTQ Dance Party

Dear Khushdc Members and Allies,
Back by popular demand, KhushDC presents "Jalwa" a Desi LGBTQ Bollywood Dance Party. Bring out your dance wear and lets enjoy together Bollywood Fantasy at Jalwa.  Join us July 31, 2015 at Green Lantern (1335 Green Court NW) from 9:30pm - 3am. Cover is $5.00 from 9:30 - 11pm and $10.00 after. Music presented by Bombay Entertainers. We hope to see you all there!!



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

South Asian LGBTQ Support Group


As an organization and community, we have supported each other in a variety of ways.  Your Board is proud to announce that we are expanding our services.
We are launching a peer-facilitated support group that provides a safe, confidential space for KhushDC members to come together and share stories, struggles, and resources about LGBTQI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex) South Asian experiences and issues (e.g. coming out, acceptance within ethnic and/or religious communities, workplace discrimination, etc.).

The support group will be facilitated by KhushDC memebers Sunu Chandy and Dawn Philip. Who have previously led support groups with the South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association (SALGA) in NYC.
The group will meet monthly at the DC Center, 2000 14th Street St., NW, #105, Washington, DC 20009.

The first meeting will take place on Saturday, July 18th, 1:30-3:00 PM.

If you cannot attend the first meeting, future meetings will take place on:

•  Saturday, August 15th, 1:30-3:00 PM
•  Saturday, September 19th, 1:30-3:00 PM
•  Saturday, October 17th, 1:30-3:00pm    
 
This space is designed for KhushDC community members to meet and support each other to enhance individual and community well-being. We encourage you to participate to support yourself and/or other community members. Feel free to share this information with other South Asians who may benefit from participating in the support group.

If you would like to help facilitate or organize future support group meetings, please come at 1 PM to meet with the co-facilitators and add your voice to the discussion.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

APPI LGBT VISIBILITY CAMPAIGN

Dear KhushDC members and Friends,

We are excited to announce that KhushDC and AQUA DC’s partnership with the District of Columbia’s Mayor’s Office on Asian Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) to launch and promote an Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) LGBTQ Visibility Campaign.

Even in this age of social media, the AAPI LGBTQ community remains largely invisible. Through this project, we hope to raise the visibility of the APIA LGBTQ individuals who live and work in the District of Columbia, and are an integral part of the D.C. family and community. This project seeks to celebrate the intersectionality and diversity of such individuals and hope to share our experiences and identify with the greater DC community.
Additionally, with greater visibility, folks who identify as APIA and LGBTQ will know that there are those like them in the DC Area and allow them to reach out for greater community support and learn about the wide array of resources that are available to them to help combat life’s challenges (i.e., our Support Group launching on July 18th)
Through community engagement and outreach, this photo project seeks to identify a diverse number of APIA LGBTQ in the District, and will utilize social media and traditional media to promote APIA LGBTQ presence in D.C. MOAPIA, KhushDC, and AQUA DC encourage other APIA and LGBTQ organizations in the D.C. area to participate in this project. A community-oriented reception will kick off the campaign in the next few months and all are invited. For more information, please email AQUA DC at aquadc@gmail.com and KhushDC atboard@khushdc.org.
Together, we can make it better.