At home, one must be loved, comfortable and able to grow. Identity and acceptance are a large part of how good and welcome someone feels in their ‘home’.
1969. Queer bodies existed out of mainstream society’s dialogue in the USA. The modern Gay Liberation Movement had not begun and it’s not hard to imagine a time where Homosexuality was illegal.
Pride began that night, and its vanguard was firebrand trans woman of colour, Marsha P. Johnson.
Netflix’s Lust Stories is a compilation of four short films, each of which dive into different kinds of modern relationships that make you think.
As flyers and posters flood the streets of New York City, I think to myself: what if I do this? What if, for one day, my queerness, my transness, my identity was out in the streets?
Alex Truelove (yes, that's his real name, haha, look how post-hipster we are) is a sweet, nerdy boy reclaiming those hitherto derogatory labels.
Zine Bazaar in its first edition focuses on Identity and all facets of identity- how we create it, share it, how it is viewed and consumed by others.
At the age of 18, I was in a railway station when I saw her
In a sari, decked up.
With flowers in her hair and I felt something.
Attraction? Nothing mild about it.
Coming out to myself has made it less surreal and more tangible and since then I have been subtly coming out to few trusted friends here and there. Some were shocked, some were neutral and some came out as bisexual and asexual themselves.
A large body of his work revolves around LGBTQ+ and women rights and perusing through his work, one might pick up on his strong belief in the power of tales that celebrate sexuality, gender, human rights as well as mundane tales of growing up and the world around.
To put rest to this curiosity, I decided to ask a few friends from the USA how life is different; being queer and ethnically different in a home away from home.
He tackles coming out of the closet like Attila the Hun, with a hysterical tale of his own coming out and the challenges and reactions of his families, friends and peers.
Our understanding of gender and sexuality is built upon growing up in a family and watching other families around us
KA Bodyscapes, the queer-themed Malayalam feature by Jayan K. Cherian, has similarly battled the Censor Board for over a year and half until it finally received an adult certification in 2018.
Here is a timeline of the cases and the people who have fought for the law to be repealed, so that their part of the Indian population is treated as equally as any other.
Like most women, my sexuality is somewhat fluid and my identity has changed over the years: as a teenager and early on in my transition I defined myself as bisexual, then as a lesbian.
The core of gender and sexual identity is in the power of self-identification.
There have certainly been spaces for LGBTQ+ community to come together and celebrate, but being South Asia’s biggest queer film festival Kashish has been one of those important places.
I wonder if the woman being spoken of understands the events transpiring around her. If she advanced towards an unwelcoming audience or if she has fallen prey to the many stereotypes surrounding us.
Gaysi's 2x2 Bar Night this time is scheduled on a Saturday, so clear your calendar and make way for a night full of experiences and conversations.