A Word from the Creators:
Trapped... This is what Broadway to Bombay releases you from.
Imagine you are not able to express or speak about what you feel, or who you love because society forces you to never speak about it, stuff it down and forget about it. Imagine being silenced because society still looks down on people who are different. Imagine being at the mercy of a person who wants to kill you off because you are perceived weaker or different. Much of that still exists in the world we currently live in, including North America, Europe. Our current focus is India, a country where the current culture is hungry to be "un-trapped." Broadway to Bombay is ready to transform a nation.
The history of flag dancing is hazy with many stories originating during the height of the AIDS epidemic. One common story cites waving a handkerchief on the dance floor in honor of a person dying from the disease. We think the community wanted more and they began to sprinkle fairy dust on those tired, old, handkerchiefs and flag dancing was born. In present day India, there are countless stories of lesbian women, gay men and Hijra struggling in society, unable to safely express their sexual orientation. These accounts of suffering motivate us to share our magic fabric with Broadway to Bombay!
Broadway to Bombay Team
“Broadway to Bombay will release you from being trapped.”
Mykel | Creator of Broadway to Bombay
Get a glimpse of what we are up to with Broadway to Bombay.
Broadway to Bombay - Lesson / Performances 2018
Pride March Mumbai 2018
Workshop - Mumbai 2018
Gulabi Mela - Mumbai 2018
The Duke saying hello and giving his blessings to the project.
What's next for the project. The Duke was having technology issues so we got creative. Namaste!
Mykel updating members of Broadway to Bombay.
This episode gives you more insight into Queer India. My friend Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil tell his story, debunks the myths of royalty and enlightens the listeners about what's transforming within inside the world of LGBTQIA+ communities living in India.
Host: Anthony Giorgio
QT: Queer Teen Podcast: Showcasing and encouraging the next generation of Queer Youth from across the world to stand up for what's right.
'Got True Independence', Says Gujarat Gay Prince as he Hailed SC Verdict on Section 377
Manvendra Singh Gohil had made his sexual orientation public some years ago and has been working for the betterment of the LGBTQ community through his Lakshya Trust
INDIA’S ONLY GAY PRINCE REVELS IN HISTORIC DECISION TO DECRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY
How Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil is fighting for LGBTQ rights
Why Broadway to Bombay? The Duke (one of our project leaders) says it perfectly here:
" In India LGBTQ people are searching for a way to express themselves in a safe manner. Many LGBTQ people live, work, and socialize in a conservative condition, it is only for moments that a person may be able to feel that truth of who they are. This project will teach people how to cope with feelings and emotions that one can not express due to a variety of social pressures and circumstances."
Deandre Duke of Hanumanteshwar Husband to Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil
Get more information about the mission here- www.broadwaytobombay.com
Broadway to Bombay Brings Flagging Workshops and Events to India
Broadway to Bombay began as a conversation in 2014 between project creator, Mykel, and his friends Prince Manvendra and Duke Deandre. Mykel is a master teacher in flagging dance and runs EecProductions.
He wanted to work on this project to help free people from their minds, especially those who do not feel accepted in the society. On the other hand the couple, Prince Manvendra and Duke Deandre have been a strong example and support for the LGBTQ community in India as well as abroad...
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