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.
The Bystander anthology is a part of an effort to create an anthology that is quintessentially Indian. The crowd-funded project is the child of a team of six editors and 47 contributors — artists, designers, illustrators, writers, filmmakers, animators.
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.
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.
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.
Here, bisexuality is more like
like gay, but not gay enough,
like double the options (or so you think)
but eight times the panic.
How many times in your life do you fall in love with someone? How many times is it reciprocated? Does the reciprocation look similar to your expectations?
People putting up the pride flag outside Sambhaji Park where we were to assemble for the pride, community friends hugging each other, I just felt like I was among my people.
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.