Sabrang is a collective comprising people concerned with issues of
sexuality. Sabrang members include people of different sexualities
Sabrang attempts to:
- demystify sexuality.
- promote dialogue on sexuality amongst people.
- help people recognize, understand and be comfortable with their sexual
- document, publish and disseminate information on sexuality.
- resist any form of discrimination based on one's sexuality.
- support human & social rights of people of different sexualities.
- introduce and promote comprehensive sex-education amongst children.
- spread awareness about sexual health, STDs, HIV AIDS, sexual abuse etc.
- network, collaborate and support other groups with similar objectives.
Some activities initiated by Sabrang are:
Public Lecture Series
An ongoing process aiming to put sexuality in its dimensions into public
- Lecture 1: EMERGING GAY SPACES IN BANGALORE
Date : 28th August '98
Speaker: Dr. Chandra S. Balachandran, American Institute of Indian Studies, Chicago.
- Lecture 2 EXPLORING SEXUALITY-LANGUAGE,GENDER & IDENTITY
Date : 30th October '98
Speaker : Sandhya Rao, Women's Rights Activist, Hengasara Hakkina Sngha (HSS),Bangalore.
- Lecture 3 STRUCTURE FOR SURVIVAL-STREET CHILDREN AND SEXUALITY
Date : 8th January '99
Speaker : Brother Mani Karott, BOSCO :a group working for the betterment of street children.
- Workshop 1 EEX & SEXUALITY IN THE TIME OF AIDS FOR PEOPLE WORKING
ON ISSUES RELATED TO HIV/AIDS & SEX EDUCATION.
Date : 2nd October'98
Facilitator : Anjali Gopalan, Executive Director, Naz Foundation (India) Trust, New Delhi.
Co-organiser: Bangalore Medical Services Trust.
- Workshop 2 TRAINING ON SEXUALITY ,HIV & AIDS FOR PEOPLE WORKING
ON LESBIGAY RIGHTS, SEXUALITY, SEXUAL HEALTH,SEX EDUCATION.
Date : 3rd October '98.
Facilitator : Anjali Gopalan, Naz Foundation (India) Trust, New Delhi.
Co-organiser: Good As You.
- Protest Demonstration against Shiv Sena's attacks on screening of the
film 'Fire' and the Central Government's decision to censor the film.
Date : 28th December '98.
Venue : Mahatma Gandhi's Statue-M.G. Road , Bangalore.
Co-organisers : Mahasa, a women's group.
Participants : social action groups,LesBiGaygroups,women'sgroups,Human
rights Groups and student activists from the National Law
School of India and others.
- Topic THE POLITICS OF CENSORSHIP-ISSUES ARISING FROM
Date : 2nd January '99
Co-organisers : Centre for the Study of Culture & Society
(CSDS),Peoples Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL).
- A documentation center and helpline.
- Contact address:
Post Box 7625
Phone: (080) 6688214.