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LGBT Hangouts In Delhi: SafeHavens

LGBT Hangouts In Delhi: SafeHavens

Until the Sec 377 is decriminalised by the Supreme Court Homosexuality will continue to be viewed as a crime in India. This leaves very few safe spaces for the LGBT community to hangout, share their woes or meet like minded people without the fear of persecution by police or hooligans.

We did a quick round up of all such safe places in and around Delhi to find the best spots and safe havens for the LGBT+ community.

Here’s a quick guide:

LGBT Night-out Party Club

Previous parties have been hosted by friendly restaurants and bars like Guppy by Ai in Jor Bagh, Sky Lounge in CP, and Mocha Lounge in Defence Colony Market.

Entry is usually INR 600. Previous parties have also been able to raise money for causes such as Chandigarh Pride.

When: Generally every Tuesday, unless there is a special occasion {for example Pride}

Contact: For details and location, join the FB group here.

Pegs ‘n’ Pints

Peg-n-Pints, Hauz Khas

Previously located in Chanakyapuri, this famous Tuesday night party venue has now conveniently moved over to Hauz Khas Village. Usually starting with contemporary tracks and moving onto Bollywood tunes, this is a perfect night out to cure those early to mid-week blues.

When: Tuesday Nights

Where: E-30, 1st Floor, Hauz Khas, New Delhi

Contact: 011 40800040

Delhi LGBT Professionals Group

LGBT Professionals Group

This group is perfect for any working individual looking to meet like-minded, forward thinking, professionals across a variety of career sectors. Usually held at a member’s house or other venue, members of this group meet over drinks and nibbles to socialise, as well as to professionally network. Certainly beats the usual water cooler conversation.

When: Every 2 months

Contact: For details and updates, join their FB group here.

Queer Campus Delhi

Queer College Campuses

For all those students out there, Queer Campus Delhi is a great and safe place to meet with other LGBTQ students and allies from colleges and universities across Delhi. Usually they start with discussions {previous topics have included ‘what are normal relationships?’ and ‘what is beautiful?’ etc.} and and move onto a cafe for food and mingling.

When: Generally every 2 weeks

Contact: For details and updates, join their FB group here.

By: Delshad Master

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