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Jijo Kuriakose

Founder Member, Queerala, an organisation for Malayali LGBTIQ Community

Jijo has been an active face of various advocacy campaigns , on Sexual Orientation and Gender Indentity(SOGI), across facets of Inclusive Healthcare, Legal and Educational systems in India. He also has been a columnist for several printed and online media besides being an artist focusing on depictions of same-sex intimacy.Considering his sustained efforts in the area of LGBTIQ Human Rights, he was invited by the Dept of State and Cultural Affairs, United States of America, for IVLP fellowship- a multi regional program on global civil and human rights, in 2018

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Kerala, the most literate Indian state where reading is in the blood of common man and freedom of expression is sacrosanct, is at the forefront of nurturing a literary eco system that transcends beyond boundaries. Today, the Government of Kerala takes a leap and brings together literary lovers across the globe through an international platform – International Book Fair 2019. The fair which will be held from 8th -17th february 2019 at the Marine Drive grounds, Kochi, Kerala, will be a one of kind platform for international, national and local publishers who wish to reach out to the most well informed audiences with a rich literary lineage.

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