Desi Rainbow Story Time

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We want to offer a playful, fun and affirming virtual community space for all children and their families, as well as allies, with our Desi Rainbow Story Time program. 

Desi Rainbow Story Time is intended for families with children to enjoy stories read to them by LGBTQ+ folks and allies. Our purpose is to celebrate diversity in gender and sexual orientation, South Asian pride, and the joy of reading, in alignment with our mission of building allyship in the Desi community.

You can sign up to be our Book Pari! Your donation of any amount will help us grow this program into a community resource for all South Asian families.

One year of Story Time!

Over the course of a year, we have invited drag artists, writers and LGBTQ+ activists to read books aloud to children and their families. The books have focused on South Asian pride, gender affirmation, overcoming adversity and intergenerational family connections, all linked to the South Asian immigrant experience and celebrating queer identity and gender diversity. 

Through programs like Story Time, we hope to transform the experience of South Asian families raising queer and gender diverse children, build allyship and enjoy the range of children's literature available today.

We invite authors and publishers to contact us  if you are interested in having your books featured. We also invite LGBTQ+ activists, performers and artists to contact us if they want to read books to families.  We look forward to many more years of Story Time!

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Sunday, September 26th | 5pm EST
Rainbow Story Time with DR. RASHMI BISMARCK!

Join DRPA in kicking off Fall with Dr. Rashmi Bismarck's storytelling of Finding Om

Upcoming Story Times
Birds of a Feather with Kama La Mackerel!
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 7pm EST
Desi Rainbow Story Time with Sapna Pandya!
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 5pm EST
Desi Rainbow Story Time with Chintan Patel!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 5pm EST
Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 5pm EST
Sunday, March 28, 2021 | 5pm EST
Sunday, February 28, 2021 | 5pm EST