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Pride and Prejudice: South Asian LGBTQ Alliance

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Stamford Campus
Art Gallery, 1 University Place, Stamford

On April 25, 2016, Xulhaz Mannan and K Mahbub Rabbi, activists in Dhaka, Bangladesh, were murdered by Islamic extremists for advocating LGBT rights as the founders of Roopbaan, the first LGBT magazine in Bangladesh.

Roopbaan has become a platform that strives to advance LGBT rights to love in a country that proclaims their love as illegal and punishable by law.

It is important to address the questions of violence, safety, and identity in the face of discrimination against the South Asian and Muslim LGBT community.

Come join our panel on national coming out month to learn about the Bangladeshi LGBTQ community and celebrate pride with the members of Roopbaan and the voices of the community.

A creative segment will be included for art, poetry, and photography.

Free and open to the public.

Light refreshments will be served.

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If you require an accommodation to participate, please contact Stamford Coordinator for Judaic Studies Professor Fred Roden at or 203-251-8559

This program is co-sponsored by the UConn Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Triangle Community Center, Sholay Productions, People's United bank, and GLSEN Connecticut.


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