The Queer Premier League (QPL) is an inclusive event organised by the Gaysi Family, an online platform that advocates for the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly within the South Asian context. The QPL aims to provide a safe and enjoyable space for individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie through the medium of sports, specifically cricket.
The event, which is held on January 26th, 2024, celebrates diversity, activism, and sportsmanship within the LGBTQ+ spectrum. It is a platform that encourages participation, whether as players forming teams on the spot or as enthusiastic spectators cheering for their favourite players.
This empowering event supported by various LGBTQIA+ organisations, provides a platform for individuals to come together, play cricket, and create a sense of unity and belonging.
Scheduled for Friday, January 26th, 2024, at the STOA in Vile Parle, Mumbai, the QPL promises a day filled with cricket matches, team-building, and a supportive environment. The organizers have structured the event to accommodate both players and spectators. Players have the opportunity to join the event individually and form teams on-site, while spectators can come to cheer for their favourite players and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
The registration fee of Rs. 200 per player covers not only participation but also includes morning snacks and lunch, ensuring that everyone has a fulfilling and enjoyable experience throughout the day.
The event format includes six teams, each consisting of seven players. Team formation will be done through a fun and traditional chit-based selection process, adding an element of excitement and surprise to the event. The organizers have also emphasized their commitment to ensuring a higher representation of individuals from the LBT and non-binary communities by limiting the participation of cisgender men and fostering a more inclusive environment for marginalized groups.
For those interested in participating or seeking more information about the event, the organizers have provided contact details including a phone number (9702049026) and an email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) to facilitate communication and engagement.
Overall, the Queer Premier League 2024 promises to be an event where individuals from diverse backgrounds within the LGBTQIA+ community can come together, enjoy cricket, build connections, and celebrate inclusivity and diversity in sports.
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