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Out in the Himalayas

Out in the Himalayas explores issues faced by gay, lesbian and transgender people in the South Asian region and diaspora.   All of this year's presentations will focus on the Indian community, as the Rubin Museum premieres the first of three exhibitions on Modernist Indian art in November (Modernist Art from India: The Body Unbound).

Presented in association with OUTmedia.







Gender in Bollywood

Wednesday, November 2 at 7 p.m.

Author and cultural theorist Camille Paglia discusses sexual identities in Bollywood film with Indian film specialist Priyadarshini Shanker

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Unbounded Sensuality: The Letters of Amrita Sher-Gil

Wednesday, November 9 at 7 p.m.

A performance of bisexual Indian artist Amrita Sher-Gil's letters by Rita Wolf (My Beautiful Laundrette, Homebody Kabul), with commentary by Dr. Judith Brown of Indiana University. 

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Same-Sex Love in and Out of India

Saturday, November 19 at 3 p.m.

Join Professor Ruth Vanita, author of Queering India: Same-Sex Love and Eroticism in India, openly gay Indian-American comedian Vidur Kapur, and filmmaker Ishita Srivastava, director of Desigirls!, for a discussion of gender, sexuality, national identity and their intersections.

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