What’s it to be queer in India in 2020 — the challenges, the heartbreaks, the triumphs… As part of an intimate panel discussion, we quizzed Mr Gay India 2019, Suresh Ramdas, on these topics during his visit to Sydney.
Trikone often organises dinner outings to celebrate festivals close to its members’ hearts. On this occasion, some members caught up at Aki’s Indian Restaurant in Sydney to celebrate the festival of Diwali.
Australia’s biggest queer Bollywood dance party, Bar Bombay was held at Factory Theatre in Sydney’s Marrickville. It attracted more than 700 partygoers and featured three sensational Bollywood dance shows, complete with sari-clad drag queens.
Trikone often organises dinner outings to celebrate major South Asian festivals that are close to its members’ hearts. On this occasion, some of our members caught up at Lal Qila restaurant in Sydney’s Darling Harbour to celebrate the festival of Eid and to show gratitude for the love and support of all our community members.
As part of its annual social calendar, Trikone organised a competitive yet laugh-filled bowling night for its members and their friends at Strike Bowling Bar on Sydney’s King Street Wharf. It was a wonderful opportunity for our members to catch up with old friends, as well as making some new ones along the way.
Sydney’s Prince Alfred Park was the location of Trikone’s Rainbow Picnic, on a clear summer day. It was also an occasion to make impactful placards to be carried by marchers in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.
Trikone organised a screening of Frangipani, a Sri Lankan film about a man’s relationship with his wife and bisexual friend, at ACON. The event was followed by Q&A with director Visakesa Chandrasekaram.
Held at Sydney’s Giant Dwarf Theatre, Dashak was a queer Bollywood-inspired
variety show, celebrating Trikone’s tenth anniversary. It featured dance shows, skits
and performances by both Bollywood and pop singers.
Featuring a cast of 15 actors and dancers, Sunderella was a queer take on Cinderella. The Bollywood-inspired theatre production — with sweeping dances and dazzling costumes — was staged at Sydney’s PACT Theatre.
It takes balls to be a queen! Trikone presented Bollywood Queen of the Night: A Beauty Pageant With a Bent, complete with fashion parades, live performances and three sequin-studded beauty queens crowned at the end of the night.
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