Archive for the month February 2013

Qashti : Delhi/NCR Based LBT Group

Qashti is a feminist non-profit, non-funded collective for and by lesbian, bisexual, FTM trans and genderqueer people who have been assigned female at birth (LBQTGFAB).

Transcend : Trans Asian Support Group

Transcend is dedicated to creating a space for trans*, gender nonconforming, and gender-questioning Asians and Pacific Islanders to share experiences, distribute resources, build community, and strive for mutual empowerment. With joy, magic, and passion we transform, heal, and liberate ourselves to reach our full potential.

Film Review : Vishwaroopam

Vishwaroopam, apart from being totally one-sided in its pro-American troops story line, offers a misguided and damaging portrayal of queerness through its denigration of male effeminacy and putative homosexuality.

MTV Bullies : Raghu & Rannvijay

Right off the bat, the stage is set when Sherry promptly requests the judges to censor something - Sherry’s original name – Abhishek Soni. Naturally, the judges don’t oblige. Instead, rattling off Sherry’s audition form, the audience is made aware that Sherry is a pre-op male to female transsexual.