Instagram has collaborated with The Queer Muslim Project, South Asia’s largest virtual network of queer, Muslim and allied individuals, to curate the Digital Pride Festival 2.0. The online festival will include creator showcases, performances, talks and panel discussions by Instagram’s top creators as well as the likes of film-maker Zoya Akhtar, actor and creator Prajakta Koli, illustrator and designer Sonaksha, and Nikhil Taneja, mental health advocate and co-founder of the community engagement organisation Yuvaa.
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The social media platform has also released new sticker packs, hashtags and story rings to amplify the message of the Digital Pride Festival. “(The festival will) showcase the beauty and power of queer art, storytelling, and culture and community,” says Rafiul Alom Rahman, founder and executive director, The Queer Muslim Project.
The festival will include conversations to address safety, well-being, allyship, and aim to represent and amplify the voices of diverse, talented LGBTQ+ creators and activists.
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The Digital Pride Festival is on till 27 June on Instagram