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Announcing the Launch of DeQH! a Desi lgbtQ Helpline

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On National Coming Out Day, Thursday, October 11th, 2012, a coalition of South Asian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organizations and individuals in the U.S. will launch DeQH, the first South Asian LGBTQ national helpline. DeQH offers free, confidential, culturally sensitive peer support, information and resources by telephone for LGBTQ South Asian individuals, families and friends around the globe. The intent is to provide a safe and supportive ear for callers to share their concerns, questions, struggles or hopes through conversations with trained LGBTQ South Asian Peer Support Volunteers.

 Callers can reach the helpline at (908) FOR-DEQH (908-367-3374 8pm-10pm on Thursdays and Sundays, Eastern Standard Time [5-7pm PST].  Days and times will expand over time.

For general information, check out www.deqh.org and contact deqh.info@gmail.com.

DeQH is a collaboration of South Asian LGBTQ groups and individuals around the nation including AQUA North Carolina, Hotpot! in Philadelphia, SALGA NYC, Satrang in LA, and Trikone San Francisco. Please contact us if your group is interested in joining our effort, and/or if you are interested in becoming a general volunteer or would like to be trained as a peer support volunteer.

 DeQH operates with support from NQAPIA. Trikone is a fiscal sponsor of DeQH.

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Please join MASALA for Northeastern University Pride Carnival

The fair will be taking place on campus in the Snell Library Quad (adjacent to the Curry Student Center) on October 4, 2012 from 3:00 – 6:00 PM. We will have our own space, giving out candy and promoting our future events. 

http://www.northeastern.edu/lgbtqa/Programs%20and%20Events/index.html

(Contact us @ bostonmasala1@gmail.com)

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Northeastern University Pride Carnival

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QAPA is proud to bring the “Wall of Pride” to Boston. API Family Pride is a San Francisco based organization which honors Asian families from across the United States who “courageously defied their community’s homophobia, risked isolation, and supported their LGBT children thereby reclaiming the strong family ties and proud sense of interdependence characteristic of API families.”http://www.apifamilypride.org/programs/wall-of-pride

The Wall of Pride will be on display in the common space of The Meeting Point from August 29th through September 7th. Please join us for a small reception with the founders of API Family Pride on the evening of Friday, September 7th.

Parents and youth are strongly encouraged to attend.

Reception will be on Friday Sept 7th from 7pm till 10pm at The Meeting Point, 3464 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain, Boston