Sumit Pawar, an activist with Queer Kala asked the question, ‘If the society is accepting us by hugging us, why are these rules imposed upon us’? The activists discussed the issues faced by the LGBT community with the people they interacted with. They dispelled some of the myths regarding sexual minorities and tried to generate a feeling of belongingness, inclusion and the dire need to be accepted with their sexual orientation in the society through these hugs.
Queer Hugs was first of the kind event that happened in Mumbai. Queer Kala is an art forum which gives platform to the artists of the LGBT community.
— As told to Abhijit Alka Anil. 2015