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Queerness and Hinduism: A Panel Discussion

  • University of Chicago Center for Identity + Inclusion 5710 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL, 60637 United States (map)

What does a queer Hindu wedding look like? How do Hinduism's diverse scriptures, beliefs, and mythology address questions of gender and sexuality? How can we make religious spaces more inclusive for queer and trans members of our communities?

Join Sadhana's Chicago chapter for a panel discussion on Hinduism and queerness, which will address these questions and more! Speakers will share about their personal journeys reconciling their faith with their queer/trans identities. Refreshments will be provided!

Location: UChicago's Center for Identity + Inclusion (5710 S. Woodlawn Ave)
Time: 7:00-8:30 pm

Our panelists:
- Raja Bhattar (Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Identity + Inclusion)
- Shruthi Kannan (Preschool teacher at Reavis Elementary, President of Trikone Chicago)
- Neeral Sheth (Professor of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center)
- Lakshmi Sundaresan (Secretary of Trikone Chicago, alumna of the College, and medical student at Rush University)

This event is being organized with support from Office of LGBTQ Student Life - The University of Chicago and Spiritual Life UChicago.

If you need accommodations please call 773.384.1005 or email

Earlier Event: January 30
Lamakaan, Hyderabad
Later Event: February 19
Sadhana Satsangh for Valentines Day