Its a merry merry monday in the Gaysi-verse, folks! We have a big week ahead with the Supreme court 377 verdict in the works and the time is now more than ever to sensitize our near, dear and lovelies to queerness as awesome, bold, as normal as normal can get and just thoda hatke.
For this reason, we were especially thrilled when we woke up this morning to not one but two amazing press features on The Gaysi Zine.
Rolling out as a Metroplus Delhi feature, we first have The Hindu’s take on “Queering The Pitch”:
At a time when several print publications are strengthening their digital presence, The Gaysi Family has made the reverse journey. Started in 2008 as a blog seeking to provide a “safe space” to gay desis (gaysis), it has taken the process forward with The Gaysi Zine, to “welcome anyone…who has something to share about the queerness in their lives and otherwise”.
And in The Hindustan Times My City Delhi edition, The Gaysi Zine is covered as “Thinking, Writing, Alt+Shift“:
Not that there have not been queer magazines in India but The Gaysi Zine, that hit bookstores across India recently, is an unbashed and yet impressionable account of what people with different sexual orientations feel.
With a smart and catchy design through the 60-odd pages and a price tag of Rupees 130, the periodical is a collection of no-fuss stories targeting not just the LGBT ( Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) communities, but beyond too. It aims to be a sensitive account of that alternate way of life.