Queer Games at Juhu Beach
Lemon and spoon, potato race and three-legged race feature in fun filled Queer Games
It is time for the LGBT community to get into sporty mode. The annual Queer Games that flags off events leading to the Mumbai queer pride march will enter its fifth edition this year and will be held on January 3 at Juhu beach.
The Mumbai Queer Pride Parade 2015. File Pic
The games, organised by Yaariyan the youth wing of Humsafar Trust, will have events like three-legged race, potato race, tug of war and cricket among others. The idea, according to Darshil Shroff, a core member of Yaariyan, is to give members of the LGBT community a chance to enjoy sports of this kind as many of them did not get a chance to be a part of such activities while growing up.
Each event will have a nominal registration fee — Rs 20 for lemon and spoon race and Rs 50 for three-legged race — and the money collected will be used to fund such events.
“The Q Games is a trip down the memory lane to the famous childhood games. Just like the many obstacles in the games the lives of LGBT people are full of obstacles too. But the games tell us that there is victory at the end,” says Shroff. He informed that the Queer Pride, a culmination of events which the games kick off, will be held on February 6 at the August Kranti Maidan.
On: January 3, 4 pm onwards
At: Juhu Beach