Transgender persons disrupt the established status quo of being and seeing and being seen.
The 9th edition of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF), that spanned from 9th March to 11th March, screened a staggering 89 films from over 30 countries.
Labels like transgender, intersex, and cross-dressers leave us with specific classification, but these terms aren't always black and white.
Here is a narrative from Hindu mythology that explores the spectrum of gender and transcending across the binaries that exist.
On Sunday the 18th of February city of Ahmedabad's witnessed its first major Pride march.
As the generation matures and newer generation comes in, such discussions shouldn't attract undue attention and should be a part of daily conversations/lifestyle.
Spring is a state of mind (in Mumbai) and in our attempt to drown ourselves in colour and happiness we planned out a great night for us AND YOU on the 15th of April. YAS.
Papa, I have not been an ideal child. We have fought plenty over the choices I have made in life.
Being intersex is a naturally occurring variation in humans, and it isn’t a medical problem. It’s also more common than most people realize.
The fact that these students were forced to 'own up' to their feelings almost points out to the fact that instead of supporting and aiding the growth of the child, schools now focus on what is 'moral' and 'immoral'.
March 31st is a day of observance. As the International Transgender Day of Visibility, it is a day of quiet learning and a changing thought process in a world that continues its progress towards acceptance and love.
Leila Seth was also one of the staunchest advocates of justice delivery to the victim of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.
Searching about a public place, known by word of mouth, in pursuit of a partner for sex, and the good and bad that follows, are the lived experiences of nearly every gay man in India- married, closeted, young and hopeful.
Being a feminist doesn't end at respecting women. Growing up in this world, we've all internalized some toxic misogynistic behaviors without realizing it.
I remember watching the L word in the early years of college when I didn’t move with the feminist agency I do now. As a younger more impressionable queer woman, the highbrow posh characters of the show sunk their teeth in fast and I was hooked. But something seemed off.
We had around 500+ people come to the festival in the span of three days. We were really happy as we were only expecting an audience of about 200 to 250 people.
3 DAYS | 89 FILMS | 30 COUNTRIES
And then, I saw her for the first time…On a railway station in the midnight, her heading off to marry her love; I knew we were in it together for the long haul.
I wonder how you feel right now,
In the arms of another comfort,
In tandem, resonant.
The way the feminist and the LGBTQ movement have gained momentum in India constantly transcends the personal realm and entry into the public.