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Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association

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The Massachusetts Area South Asian Lambda Association (MASALA) is a Boston-based organization for "Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Trans, and Questioning" people of South Asian ethnicity. It was founded in 1994 and is the only organization designed specifically for all queer South Asians in New England. For the purposes of MASALA, "South Asian" is defined as being from "Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Tibet; and from the global South Asian Diaspora".[1]

It is a frequent sponsor of film screenings, lectures and other cultural events. It also hosts an annual party in the fall. "Our aim is to increase the awareness of our presence in the social spaces that we inhabit and welcome alliances with like-minded individuals and groups regardless of their ethnic/cultural/sexual identities."[2] MASALA has connections with many of the colleges and universities in New England.[3] The group also holds monthly potlucks at various locations throughout Boston.[4]

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  1. Gupta, Monisha Das (31 October 2006). Unruly Immigrants. Duke University Press. p. 161. ISBN 978-0822338581.
  2. at Mapforhealth.org
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2006-12-26. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Preview - MASALA Mela in Boston".

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