An armchair critic up to the age of 30. I finally decided to take the plunge and come out publicly in 2004. I had been out to close friends and family for a decade. The catalyst for my activism was the Islamist movement and its growing influence within communities like mine in Luton.
In an exclusive interview with team Gaysi, director Jijo Kuriakose shares his experiences working on Njan Sanjo and articulates his thoughts on the importance of self-representation in queer-centric media.
'The Song of Achilles' is a book based on the mythology, and supposed relationship of Achilles, a half-god who was destined to be the best warrior of his generation, and Patroclus, an awkward, prince disliked by his father, who is exiled to live in Achilles' kingdom, along with several other exiled princes.
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The queer girl’s reality is all expectation and inevitable let-down. Like a bad rollercoaster. Or someone telling you something is “super spicy” and it isn’t.
The luminous room was welcoming,
A place where he was transformed,
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes,
This is where his life reformed.
She chose Sushant as her muse as he is one of the best Drag Queens in India and a huge and influential personality in the LGBTQ+ community.
Gaysi is back with a super special and looked forward to 2x2 Bar Night, and this one requires just a pair of your favourite prints and pajamas for the night.
Ajagaonkar’s goals may seem idealistic to some, but sometimes we need the dreamers to help change the narrative, and that seems to be exactly what she is doing with her work.
This pride month, the first after the milestone 377 verdict, there are a gazillion campaigns projected in the face of the desi queer community. This propaganda comes in the form of VIBGYOR brand names, adverts with vague references to same sex couples, stylized t-shirts and mugs and anything that can fleece of the middle class in the name of pride.
we've (made it through) /
one day at a time /
(hurdles crossed together) /
still figuring and (navigating)
If you’re looking for a glossy, fairytale story about your Pinterest vacations, you’re looking at the wrong book. The Travel Gods… is unrelenting in its desire to paint the real picture: getting conned into making unnecessary purchases in Aswan?
160 films from 43 countries were screened across a span of five days starting from 12th June to 16th June. Although I could attend only the last three days, I had a blast at Kashish and also learnt a lot.
I attempt to grapple with the reality of myself at eighteen. My 240-pound lumpen body devours most of the frame. A fence of scraggy hair runs through my face and torso like barbed wire.
Being the only child was hard for me. Throughout the years, I kept to myself and accepted myself and still felt like I was the only South Asian Muslim in this world.
“Love. No Boundaries” makes a deep reconnaissance of the anxieties and hopes of the LGBTQ community and seams them into a narrative of love and the struggles that the community continues to face in their path to a married life.
I'm openly Bisexual, and I hate that label. All labels, for that matter. Gender, as I've come to know, is abstract.
I wish I could have come out to you before you left. I wish I had just five more minutes with you, to tell you all about me.
Number one: sunshine
It seemed odd to lose the thing that was most in abundance
And yet, it slipped away, ray by ray
Until there was only the darkness
If this weekend in Mumbai, then you must watch these LBT films at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.