Archive for the month June 2019

Is Rainbow Capitalism Truly Queer Liberation

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.

Poem: A Year

we've (made it through) / one day at a time / (hurdles crossed together) / still figuring and (navigating)

The Freak Within Me

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.

The Faces I’ve Worn

I'm openly Bisexual, and I hate that label. All labels, for that matter. Gender, as I've come to know, is abstract.

Before You Go

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.

Hear Hear, Kashish Is Here!

Being South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, it has never failed to astound us with the sheer diversity in films. This year’s theme is ‘Over the Rainbow’ which comes after a milestone, however symbolic, victory for LGBTQIA+ rights in India after the decriminalization of the archaic and highly notorious section 377.

An All Inclusive Love

One such hurdle I am currently trying to overcome, is understanding my sexuality. Most of us go through phases where we question or experience something unique in terms of relationships and the kind of love we accept.

The Perfect Pitch With Tim Wolff

Tim Wolff received his education from the California Institute of the Arts Directing for Theatre and Film program, studying closely with legendary director Alexander Mackendrick and two-time Oscar winning documentarian Terry Sanders.

Poem: Just A Person

Here, bisexuality is more like bye sexuality like gay, but not gay enough, like double the options (or so you think) but eight times the panic.

Queer Poet Richard Siken Needs Your Support!

Given the sudden change in his circumstances, we—as Richard’s publishers, community of friends, and extended family of writers and readers who’ve come to love his work over the years—need to rally financial support to help him through the coming months.
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