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The Sikh Channel discussion – Sarbat’s view

This evening (25th May 2011) saw a discussion take place on the Sikh Channel in the UK on their ‘Sikh Ethics’ strand on the issue of homophobia and homosexuality within the Sikh community. The reaction from callers to the show was quite strong and unprecedented, and according to the presenters of the strand, the calls […]

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21st May 2011 – Sarbat Party 2011

Thank you so much to everybody who attended the party at First Out Cafe on Saturday. It was a resounding success, and we certainly made an impression with the usual punters at the venue, even managing to get some of them to join in with deftly executed bhangra moves! We at Sarbat have had an […]

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9th April 2011 – Sarbat Social – 1st Birthday!

The Sarbat Social for Vaisakhi was a resounding success, with 16 members attending the the British Museum. The last 12 months of Sarbat Socials have been amazing, and it has been down to the support received from our members all around the world. We have had over 50 people attend our meetings since our inception, […]

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20th March 2011 – Sarbat Social

This month’s Sarbat Social is on Sunday 20th March 2011 and it includes a visit to the theatre to watch a production of My Beautiful Laundrette, made famous in the 1980s by the film by Hanif Kureshi. We will be meeting at 3pm at The Stag in Victoria for a late lunch followed by the […]

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Sikh Philosophy

Video – Homosexuality and Being a Sikh

Guruka Singh and Sikhnet have released a short video on the subject of homosexuality and Sikhism, and it is an enlightened response to the issue. Please watch the video and feel free to comment upon it below.

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Sarbat Social for February 2011 – update and future events

The February 2011 Sarbat Social saw a number of future initiatives being discussed. These included our presence at London Pride and Brighton Pride this summer, improving the publicity for the website and social/support group online and otherwise, and raising the awareness of LGBT Sikhs generally. Details of the initiatives will be posted on the website […]

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16th January 2011 – Sarbat Social

The first Sarbat Social of 2011 will be in Shepherd’s Bush, and it will be a trip to the cinema. The details of the meeting are: – Date – 16.01.11 – Time – 1.30pm onwards – Venue – Costa Coffee, 72 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush W12 8LP – Nearest Tube/Mainline Station – Shepherd’s Bush The film is […]

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20th November – Sarbat Social

November’s Sarbat Social marked Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s birthday gurpurb by a visit to the Gurdwara in Shepherd’s Bush, followed by langar. The meeting was a success as always, and we had about a dozen members in attendance. If you are interested in attending any future meetings, please email us at info@sarbat.net or call us […]

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11th-12th December – Sarbat Weekender in Birmingham

Sarbat’s first event outside of London will be held in Birmingham on the second weekend of December. The details for the weekend are as follows: Saturday 11th December – 2.30pm SHARP –  meet in foyer of Arc Apartments, The Arcadian Centre, 2nd Floor, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TD for room allocations (if staying in the […]

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17th October – Sarbat Social

This month’s Sarbat Social will take us to South Kensington, and will explore Sikh heritage in the UK (as well as mark Diwali). The details for the meeting on Sunday 17th October 2010 are: – 2pm to 3pm – Pret a Manger, 15 Old Brompton Rd, London SW7 3HZ – 3pm to 5pm – V&A, […]

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11th September – Sarbat Social

The September Sarbat Social was another resounding success, with about 15 people in attendance. We had a lovely dinner in Covent Garden, and we were joined by several new attendees. The next Social is likely to be held on the weekend of the 16th and 17th of October 2010, and further details will be available […]

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Sikh Philosophy

Sarbat Milestones in August 2010

August 2010 has proven to be significant month for milestones for Sarbat.Net. Not only did we get our 200th member joining up for the message boards, but we also had the largest number of visitors to the website to date (almost 1500 people in the space of a single month). Sarbat.Net would be nothing without […]

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August 15th – Sarbat Social

Thank you to everyone who made the August Sarbat Social a great success. We had 14 people in attendance. The next Sarbat Social will be on Saturday 11th September 2010. Please note that we will be meeting on a Saturday evening rather than our usual Sunday afternoon excursion. Full details will be on the website by […]

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July 18th – Sarbat Social

The Sarbat Social on 18th July 2010 was a great success as always, with about 15 people in attendance. The good weather certainly helped, as did being in Her Majesty’s back-yard (St James’s Park, as it is otherwise known). The next Sarbat Social will be taking place on Sunday 15th August 2010, and it is […]

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Sarbat Social – 20th June 2010

The next Sarbat Social will be taking place on Sunday 20th June 2010. Here are the details of where we will be meeting: – Time – 2pm to 3pm – Venue – Starbucks Coffee Shop, 47-49 Queensway, London W2 4QH‎ – Nearest Tube Stations – Queensway and Bayswater. Please note that the Circle line will be […]

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Personal Testimony

Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of GS (male, 38, the Midlands)

I think in many ways my background is atypical in the British Asian community as my parents were very liberal. My upbringing was never as strict as that of my cousins, and that is something I that I have only come to appreciate in hindsight. I don’t come from a rich family, I was brought […]

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Being Gay and Sikh in the UK – Testimony of HS (male, 32, Birmingham)

My family come from a traditional Punjabi Sikh background, with my parents coming to the UK in the 1960s. My parents were not baptised Sikhs but they did go to the gurdwara regularly, and as children, my sisters and I would also attend on a regular basis. I first became aware of the fact that […]

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Sarbat Social – Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Members at Sarbat Social Events To ensure that all members are made welcome and to treat each other with respect. To ensure that no member feels intimidated by other members. To respect the opinions, views and lifestyles of all members. To respect the wishes of members at all stages of coming […]

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Sarbat Social – 23rd May 2010

The Sarbat Social meeting on Sunday 23rd May 2010 was a resounding success, with a dozen members in attendance. The next Sarbat Social event will be taking place on Sunday 20th June 2010 , and depending on the weather, will be a picnic in Hyde Park. Further information will be posted on this website in […]