India’s fourth Youth Leadership Summit has just wrapped up leaving organizers optimistic about the future of LGBTI advocacy in the country. Held in the western city of Bengaluru, the annual summit aims to identify potential leaders among LGBTI youth and prepare them for future leadership roles. The attendees were selected from from South Asian Association Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. The SAARC countries are; India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Afghanistan. More than 250 young people applied to attend the summit from which 35 were chosen. They were selected based on their leadership potential and willingness to engage on LGBT issues.
December 19 / Gay Star News