Queering Up 8 Popular Indian Monuments

Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.

Queering is a method of disrupting fixed categories of thought to open new possibilities. Just as Pride parades ‘queer’ the streets, these posters bring queer bodies and their needs/pleasures/desires to known monuments, and public spaces, thereby queering them. Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity. Through these illustrated pieces, we are initiating a process of unsettling public spaces, or perhaps claiming them to be safe and symbolic to celebrate queer love!

Artist: Taarika John
Illustrator and Chatterbox, shuffling between Mumbai and Kochi.

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1. Bangalore Palace, Bengaluru

 

2. Hanging Gardens, Mumbai

 

3. Jantar Mantar, New Delhi

 

4. Marina Beach, Chennai

 

5. Munnar Hills, Kerala

 

6. Qutub Minar, New Delhi

 

7. Agra Fort, Agra

 

8. Taj Mahal, Agra

About the author

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The Gaysi Zine Editor