Gaysi Family, an online Queer blog with a special focus on the Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (LBT) community, is organising the inaugural edition of the Gaysi Zine Bazaar in Mumbai which will bring together 50 Indian zine-makers. The name ‘Gaysi’ draws inspiration from two words ‘gay’ and ‘desi’. The first edition of the festival focuses on ‘Identity’ and all its facets. The idea behind the theme is to find and flaunt our identities through the exploration of art, design and storytelling. The theme also focuses on Indian culture and narratives. The exhibitors include collectives such as Bombay Underground, Kadak Collective, Shoebox Comix, Art and Found, and individual zine-makers such as Priyanka Paul and Lungshai Leisan.
The exhibition will have over 50 independent artists and publishers exhibiting their work. What’s more to expect? There will be design workshops that will help participants to build skills in new exciting areas, activity talks designed to discuss questions plaguing the community and lot more.
When: September 1 and 2; 11 am to 7 pm
Where: G5A Foundation, G-5/A, Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Mahalakshmi West
Tickets: Rs 200