The Daily Delicious for May 19, 2008

HIValayas

5/19/08 – Confronting an Epidemic: Conference on Asians, Pacific Islanders, and HIV/AIDS
Sapna Pandya of the South Asian Health Initiative presents “Scaling the HIValayas: An Overview of HIV/AIDS in South Asia.” NYU Langone Medical Center. Free admission. No advance registration required.
(tags: health south_asia(n) AIDS medicine)

Desi Manifesto Blog: The Forum for South Asian American Men
“As Indian men, we’ve shared numerous experiences that sometimes only other South Asian men can grasp…But up to this point, the only way to really discuss these experiences freely, among other men, was to have a set of brown friends…Until now.” Sadly, the desi dose burrito story sounds familiar, like something my dad told me about being asked if he was a messenger when he went to see his attorney. —Pavani
(tags: blogs men desi south_asia(n))

Desi Online Matchmaking, no gays allowed
“After extensive research I found out that Shaadi.com had no plans to make a section for Queer Desis. Their reasoning was that they are based in India and they have to follow Indian law. According to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code it states it’s unlawful to have “carnal intercourse against the order of nature.” This code has also been used to prosecute acts of oral sex, sodomy and bestiality,” and ultimately to “discriminate against homosexuals.”
(tags: desi web dating gay queer)

Online Dating for Indian Gays and Lesbians
“This just in! Check out Indus Gay, a site that caters to the queer Desi Community.” (via)
(tags: dating gay queer desi south_asia(n) web)

May 18, 2008
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