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September 06th, 2017

Support the 1st International Transgender Festival in India!

type:Allgemein, NGO, Project, Volunteering
by:Deniz Zehra Tavli

At the outset, Trans Diamond is a 5-day long festival dedicated to celebrate diversity and be the platform for active citizenship and international collaboration. The festival contains a set of distinctive events that brings world leading transgender activists, like-minded corporations, government bodies, communities, civil societies, leading LGBTIQ* groups, artists, film-makers and policy makers together. The larger aim of the festival is to foster international collaboration and accelerate the movement.

Transgender movement across the world has reached an accelerated phase where the community is fighting for basic rights, identity and acceptance. Despite the increasing acceptance and mainstream media discussion, transgender individuals still face socio-economical
and systemic barriers across the world. These challenges make it important for an international cooperation to foster the empowerment of transgender individuals.

Using Arts as tool for social change, the Festival draws attention to a wide range of issues faced by the transgender community. Leveraging the power of creative and performing arts, the Festival aims to catalyse the struggle for equal rights, acceptance and sensitize society. The Festival will also identify leaders from within the community, build capacities to engage in a
dialogue with policy-makers and society at large to highlight pertinent issues. Right from capacity building workshops, open forum to film festival, social beauty pageant and a musical performance, the Festival is a confluence of arts, intellect, humanity and hope.

If you work within the sector of transgender rights, are committed to driving positive social change within your community and/or are just a passionate and a concerned citizen – get involved and contribute to create a festival for all!

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