Gay Hindus Seek Inclusive Festivities

Though most of the Hindu festivals are largely religious, we do pretty much the same thing like any other culture in the world – we congregate, cook food, eat them and spend time with the family. The family as I see it, is no longer hetero-normative. It can be same-sex, multi-sex, plural and so on. The underlying point still remains the same. To gather and celebrate the time together.

Pretty nice read from Ankita Rao:

LGBT Diwali: Gay Hindus Seek Inclusive Festivities

Postscript rant: Of course, it is only the Gay Hindus who have a problem. Other identities have seamlessly integrated into the straight-cis society, haven’t we?

I decline to believe “gay” as a grouping word for LGBT/Queer people. Simply because, a lot of us don’t necessarily identify with being gay.  It is important this call for inclusiveness comes with people who identify so within the Queer movement. At the least provide a lip service when in public.

About the author


Rashmi grew up in India and now she enjoys her time living in one of the queerest places in the world. She started transitioning a while back and is gradually coming out to people she thinks are cool enough for her. She enjoys discussing any topic under the sun and has an opinion about anything and everything. She thinks of herself as someone who can only hold intelligent conversations with people, when in reality she is totally insane and crazy, not to mention she has been highly hormonal recently. *GRIN*