Archive for the month March 2012

The S Word

A conversation on the changing visual landscape of intimacies and desire in Indian Cinema, image & contemporary art.

Today

Just before this picture was taken, it appears like The barber had put a bowl upside down on your head And trimmed what laid outside of it.

Queer Ink Book Club : Kari by Amruta Patil

Kari, a graphic novel by Goa-based artist-writer Amruta Patil. It's very easy to fall in love with Kari, because her character is etched as a 'boatman' - a rescuer of lost souls - who'll guide them, hold their hands, listen and love, and want nothing in return. As the lines above indicate, Kari's not straight, either.

Queer Cafe

In our seventh year, we bring another evening of voices that challenge the ways in which we imagine our sexualities, genders and desires!

The Lab

Enter the dark corridors, filled with masculinity, men with hard-ons, semi-erections, fucked-up arses, lubed-up arses, rubbered dicks, noses sniffing poppers and other addictive substances, slippery warm penises entering raging intestines and mouths, hands groping all over the place - nipples, butts, muscles, hair, mouths, feet, balls, name it, you have it.

Dharun Ravi : Punished for Being An Immigrant

Congratulations gay people. We’ve arrived. If someone bullies or intimidates us and we take our lives as a result of their douche-bagery, we can rest assured that they will be convicted of bias-intimdiation and possibly, sentenced harshly. And in the case of Dharun Ravi, also face deportation to a country that he probably does not remember. I hope everyone is happy that justice has been served.

A Separation at Cine Labia

Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.

Desi Family Pride!

This event is a discussion group among family members, friends and allies of LGBTQ South Asians. Through dialogue and stories from parents, siblings, LGBT members and allies, this space will create a powerful opening towards greater acceptance and understanding, and unconditional love for LGBTQ members within the South Asian community at-large. Please join us for this pioneering event.

A Night Out In Delhi’s Streets

This week's Sunday Guardian carries an interesting story on the unsafe cities of Delhi, in which two reporters roam the streets after dark. They mostly encounter prostitutes and a steady throng of haggling customers.

Discrimination Is For The Straights*

This wonderful article written by the fabulous Nayantara Kilachand very well encompasses the basic problem faced by the LGBT community, that of acceptance. Based on study she recently came across which provides shocking figures, she delves deeper into the LGBT scene by investigating with her friendly queers.

Promoting Homophobia

In other homophobic and not so shocking news, Governor Georgiy Poltavchanko signed a homophobic law banning the so-called “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism, and pedophilia to minors.” The law will go into effect in 10 days.
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