Archive for the year 2011

Why This Kolaveri? : Part 1

Charming face. Sharp nose. Attractive eyes. Bushy eyebrows. His mustache was dense too. At the bottom of the mustache, were those slightly wet, beautiful lips. The blue shirt he was wearing suited his dark complexion. She could see his chest hair, peeping above his shirt.

I Am Out And Proud

Somebody asked me today, what is love to me? I think every ones definition of love is different; love is what you believe it is. To me it is accepting the pain that it will bring along. I fear it. And right now I am using this space as an outlet because I have decided that I will conquer it soon.

2nd Flashpoint Human Rights Film Festival

This year the festival will screen 18 films that take a critical and empathetic look at several human rights issues – from religious fundamentalism, communal violence, political authoritarianism, war crimes, homophobia, surrogacy, migrant rehabilitation, women empowerment, corruption and poverty.

Queer Pride : Bangalore 2011

The Bangalore Pride Week was a huge success. The cricket match, the panel discussion, garage sale, kooth party and the march. There is so much to tell. It was festive and nice. The entire queer community in Bangalore was excited. A lot of people contributed in several ways. Oh and of course, there were sex toys, kissing booths and many such scandalizing things.

More Than A Friend At Cine Labia

Made post the historic 2nd July judgment of the Delhi High Court in 2009, this docu-fiction weaves together a light-hearted story of a lesbian couple just like any two people in love, with their songs, their fights, their negotiations and aspirations, interspersed with interviews of people responding to the judgment which repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, that criminalized homosexuality.

On “Passing”

Is a petite-fair skinned person any more of a woman than a larger-dark skinned person? Is the tall-lanky-size zero woman any more real than a short-plus sized woman? Is a married-mom any more real than a career-focused-single woman? If that is the case, then why should a self-identifying not-assigned-woman-at-birth woman be any less of a woman than a woman who was assigned so at birth and raised as a woman?

Gaysi Presents Triple Bill : Tasting

From Queer Coolie's love of cooking to Tappy's addiction to massages to Lady Jughead's love of all things descriptive... we present our triple bill. Three stories with different perspectives...erotica, romance, and much banter to tease your senses!

Re-Booting Feminism: A Conversation With Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Join us for a candid discussion with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, U.S.-based feminist writer and editor of prominent feminist blog Feministing.com, about ways to utilize the blogosphere as an activist tool, and a reading from her recent book: Outdated: How Dating is Ruining Your Love Life (Seal Press, 2011).

The Pride Panel

I’m proud to call myself a staunch queer advocate. I’m admittedly not completely out to everyone in my life, but I don’t bother to hide my queerness anymore. As long as I feel safe speaking out, I’ll do so. And that has been a big step for me.

The Indians Without Laws

Forget willing your property to a long-time partner, the law doesn’t recognise her; Don’t dance too hard in a gay party, you could be booked for indecent behaviour; Facing domestic

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