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Rs. 2,14,421 raised of Rs. 2,00,000 target

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Flaunt the support!

You receive a Queer Azadi Mumbai wristband. And that's not all, you also receive a mention on our Facebook and our blog!

9 Claimed ( Sold out )

Ships: Globally

Est: 20 Feb, 2014

Humble gift

You receive a gift from our Queer Ink bookstore, the QAM wristband and a mention on our Facebook and our blog

8 Claimed ( Sold out )

Ships: Globally

Est: 20 Feb, 2014

Bombay Dost

You receive a copy of Bombay Dost, our magazine. And along with that, all that is mentioned in the 'Humble gift' rewards

3 Claimed ( Sold out )

Ships: Globally

Est: 20 Feb, 2014

Wear & watch

You receive a QAM T-shirt, a collection of short films from our famous Kashish film festival and a very special mention about you at the popular Dirty Talk event in Mumbai! And all that is mentioned in the 'Bombay Dost' reward

12 Claimed ( Sold out )

Ships: Globally

Est: 20 Feb, 2014

Dirty Talk!

You receive two passes to the popular Dirty Talk event in Mumbai! And of course all that is mentioned in the 'Wear & watch' rewards

11 Claimed ( Sold out )

Ships: Globally

Est: 20 Feb, 2014

About the project

The Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) organizes the Mumbai Pride Week and the Mumbai Pride March every year. The Pride March is Mumbai’s most colorful and fun event that celebrates diversity and exhorts inclusion.

The aim of the Mumbai Pride Week is to:

1. Make the new India aware of people with alternate sexuality in their midst

2. Free the Indian mindset of myths, misconceptions and anxiety around Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities

3. Exhort Indians to accept LGBT populations as equal and contributing members of the society

4. Allow the LGBT community constitutional rights of equality & happiness

5. Prevent discrimination of any form on the basis of sexual orientation

The Mumbai Pride week hosts several activities across Mumbai to engage queer and straight individuals alike and finally culminates into the March, which is a walk from August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty (subject to police permissions). The Mumbai Pride Week activities will typically be flash mobs, rock show, theatre, treasure hunts, photo exhibitions, Open Mics and dance performances.

QAM is a collective of several organizations and individuals in Mumbai who represent the LGBT communities in Mumbai. The collective actively advocates for an equal rights opportunity for the communities and for a world without discrimination. QAM advocates actively for the reading down of section 377 and hopes for decriminalization of same sex loving individuals in the country.  

Why crowdfunding?

The first Queer Azaadi Mumbai march was held on August 16, 2008 & was very successful; it witnessed about 500 people,who marched from August Kranti Maidan to Girgaum Chowpatty.

Here is the link to the Times of India article that covered the March - http://bit.ly/1bWH488.

Also, get a glimpse of our 2013 March here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKqCSCLc6Jo

How will the money be used?

Rs. 50000 in Pride March

Rs. 25000 in Dance

Rs. 25000 in Theatre

Rs. 25000 in Flash Mob

Rs. 25000 in Rock Show

Rs. 25000 in Photo Exhibition

Rs. 12500 in Poster Making

Rs. 12500 in Film Screening


What are the hurdles I'll face while chasing my dream?

One of the main hurdles we will face is chasing our target in the limited period of time. We will need to make this campaign go viral in a short time and evoke support in a tangible manner.

We will definitely use the online space, but a lot of activity will happen in real spaces during fundraisers to speak about this channel of funding.

Since this is a new channel of raising funds for QAM, one of the main hurdles will also be to assure our donors of this new funding mechanism.

What happens when I don't raise enough money?

Irrespective of whether we raise enough monies or not, the Mumbai Pride March will happen. What will get impacted however is the Mumbai Pride Events in the month of January.

We are hopeful that in case this channel does not raise the target monies , our traditional sources will be able to raise the required amount. Irrespective of that we will honor our donors and provide them rewards as per the crowdfunding strategy.

How am I going to prove that I won't just take all the money and run away?

The crowdfunding initative is being overseen by The Humsafar Trust, which is a registered charity under the Mumbai Charities Commissioner. The Humsafar Trust is a community-based organisation that has been in operations for the last 20 years, has 7 physical offices in the city and runs several HIV prevention programs under the aegis of the BMC. We have an efficient grant management system in place and rigorous accounting policies. The Humsafar Trust is one of the collective members of the Queer Azaadi Mumbai and offers administrative support to the Collective.


Team

Anuja

bhushan

harish

pallav

praful

sonal

vinodh

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Kunal Bhatia

Good luck guys!

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Dhananjay Vaidya

I wish Queer Azadi success. No to 377!

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jay shah

All the best!

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Rolf Angeltvedt

Greetings from Norway!

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Piyush Khatreja

Good Luck for this great Initiative..Best Regards,Piyush

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Kanishka Chaudhry

Hope will never be silent. We have tasted freedom and will not back out into the closet again. Let us celebrate this Pride with such an intensity that the world sees the might and Pride of the "Minuscule Minority"

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mayank bisht

Let the spirit not waiver for we are not too far from utopia !!!!!!

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Pankaj Nanda

All the VERY VERY Best! Please Please Please let us know how to contribute in more ways!!! RegardsPankaj

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Andrea Joseph

Thank you for taking a stand and making a difference. You are the change.

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Dhaval Shah

Fight On for Equality!

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Amit Narwekar

"No" to intolerance!

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Yash Godbole

Good Luck guys! Don't think I will be able to make it for the parade or any of the events, but I am sure my small contribution will help you guys pull off a fantastic pride month, and pride parade.

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Suraj Shetty

I have seen all the hard work you guys have done for the community. This my small bit for the cause

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Brian Horton

All the best and keep fighting the good fight.

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Bhushan Kulkarni

All the best.. The Pride is gonna be a huge success.. QAM rocks !!

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Anshuman Das

Keep up the good work!

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Chandrima Das

We need to kick Section 377's ass. And kick it really hard. Let's celebrate who we are, in style. This year, more than ever before.

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Viraj Patel

Best of luck with Mumbai Pride Week!!!

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Bhargesh Ved

Wish you all the best. Lets have a Gala event :)

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Anand Gopi

Keep up the good work! Cheers!

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Anand Gopi

Keep the spirit high. Let us spread Love and Equality. Lets stand up and fight for our community.Cheers!

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Anu Roche

Looking forward to the Pride March and to getting my goodies! PS: Is it possible for me to get my T-shirt in XXL size? I'd be grateful and it would be my thing to wear on Pride March! xD

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Priyank Verma

Love can Never Go Wrong....if it FEELS Right then How could it EVER be Wrong...!!!My humble and modest contribution towards Humanity...!!! Kudos to QAM...!!! :) (y) <3

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Urmi Patel

Wishing us all a great Mumbai Pride 2014!

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Rajib Mukherjee

All the best and keep up the Good work! Hope to see you all in Mumbai!

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Sridhar Rangayan

Big Cheers for a rocking QAM2014!Sridhar

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Dolly Koshy

All the best for the march. Will be coming from Bangalore to attend.

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Pallav Patankar

Wish you all the best !