Archive for the month February 2012

Think For Yourself. Or Please Shut The Fuck Up.

It’s simple, really. The world wasn’t created for the benefit of just one person. We co-exist. Just as you won’t find two tigers with matching stripes, you won’t find two people with the same preferences. You’d think after so many years of existence, people would’ve learnt to tolerate each other’s differences. But looks like that’s too much to expect from a species that considers itself the most intelligent of all.

Radicalized Organization!

That’s right! The girls scouts are a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood and have a lesbian agenda! Or so Indiana Lawmaker Mr. Bob Morris claims. We told you that we …

What Happens To Gay Relationships & Affairs

The first draft of this rant was interrupted too. Thanks to 'his' plans to go out for a movie, a quick dinner and maybe a nap? But sorry, the movie didn't happen since he only has one bicycle, and I have none. And we're too late to use public transport to get to a place 2 kilometers away. Damn!

Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF) 2012

The Bangalore Queer Film Festival is hosted by Good As You (GAY), Swabhava Trust and We're Here and Queer (WHaQ!). The fourth edition of the BQFF (2012) will take place on 24-26 February 2012 at the Alliance Française.

You & I

She was all things Grey. In between a yes and no, unsure of left or right, in nor out. The only thing fun about all this was that she was never bored. The inner arguments and the vacillations kept her occupied for hours. Sometimes days. Free of guile and pretenses, what you saw was what you wished you got. But she seldom gave in. intimidating only if you didn’t know her, but then you never really could know her, for she didn’t want to be known. But one day, every thread was unraveled, un-done until all that remained was nothing.

Marriage Equality in Italy

The chances of marriage equality in Italy are a distant hope, but it doesn’t mean that the community won’t fight for it. With the Vatican and the Pope and the crazy orthodox Catholics, same sex marriage will not see the light of day any time soon.

Somewhere Deep Within

Somewhere deep within…

I see you cross your legs and sit right across me

I hear you smoke that cigarette

I see you fiddle with your hair

I hear your …

Interview : Author, Vivek Shraya

I feel like everyday the book surprises me. Last year it was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award and was picked up by several post-secondary institutions as a text book. Consequently, the first run sold out in just a little over a year and I am currently getting ready for the release of the second edition which features a new story and illustration.

Washington State Legalizes Same Sex Marriage

Earlier this week on February 13th, a bill to legal same sex marriage passed the Legislature and was signed by Governor Christine Gregoire. "It's a day that historians will mark as a milestone for equal rights — when we did what was right, just and fair and did it together, Republicans and Democrats, gay and straight, young and old."

Hearing Of Day 3 : IPC 377 (Updated By Vikram Doctor)

Before starting today's summarised report, a couple of comments based on what I understand from the reports. First, the judges are starting to enjoy the case. OK, perhaps that's not a respectful way of putting it, but there's definitely a sense from today's report that they are getting interested in the issue and also intrigued by some of the more bizarre aspects of s.377.

IPC 377 : Supreme Court & the Queer Future

The Supreme Court today deferred till tomorrow the hearing on a bunch of appeals, both opposing and supporting the July 2009 verdict of the Delhi High Court, that decriminalised gay sex among consenting adults in private.

Interview : Miss Congeniality, Kashish Chopra (Part 2)

It is easy to plan the “perfect date,” but it is hard to have the perfect date. To me a perfect date isn’t about what we do but rather about how we do it. The best dates are the ones that organically plan and reveal themselves. I have planned and been on of lot of dates that were meant to be “perfect” and usually everything that could possibly go wrong did. I’m pretty low maintenance but my perfect date is all about the feeling behind it and who it is with – not what the date is.

Interview : Miss Congeniality, Kashish Chopra (Part 1)

All the trials and tribulations made me a stronger Indian woman. Despite all the clichés people may associate with pageants and the idea of feminine Desi women, through Miss India I was able to stand proudly as a dignified, educated, Indian woman who understands how my heritage and culture empowers my identity. As time goes on, there is an increasing visibility for feminine lesbians. Sometimes people are less likely to assume we are gay because of stereotypes associated with gay women.
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