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The more I read about it, the more disoriented I feel. Men in their twenties, shouting slogans such as “Do not play with the rules of nature”.
I search for stories everywhere. I love them. I wouldn’t be able to survive without them.
I was counseled by Bombay Dost when I was 18. I was on the scene when there was no internet and no party scene; it was a different time then.
This Sunday, we will resume the book club with a chat. We’ll talk about the growth of queer literature in India, and why it’s of so much significance.
Come march with us! Anyone and everyone is welcome to come march with us! Let’s march together! Let’s exhibit our pride! And show your love and support to the queer community!
Adele tulli has not only captured the magnificient scenes of pride celebration, she has also interpreted the personal stories of the struggles of the three protagonists, Beena, Pallav and Abheena and how their lives have changed through entering the queer community as well as through the judgment. These characters , Beena, Pallav, Abheena travel through the city of Bombay heading to the celebrations for the first anniversary of the historic verdict.
I came out to myself somewhere between seventh and ninth grade; it’s a bit fuzzy and I think it happened in pieces.
Chennai Dost invites you to join hands for “Stop Homophobia/Transphobia” – a Candlelight Vigil on May 17th, International Day against Homophobia/ Transphobia.
Queer lives are becoming increasingly visible in writings and art, in demanding for rights, in challenging the law, in voicing protests, in starting organisations, in making an online presence; robust, vibrant and diverse voices are being heard in India and South Asia. This book is an attempt to add to those voices.
It is indeed an assault on the self-respect of all MSM. And hence, my sympathies and support to all gay men denied of the noble cause.
I often found myself on my couch staring at the ceiling wondering, “How do I stop thinking about my ex-girlfriend?” Dammit! I had to THINK about how NOT to think!
Set in contemporary Iran, A Separation is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents’ home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader.
This event is a discussion group among family members, friends and allies of LGBTQ South Asians. Through dialogue and stories from parents, siblings, LGBT members and allies, this space will create a powerful opening towards greater acceptance and understanding, and unconditional love for LGBTQ members within the South Asian community at-large. Please join us for this pioneering event.
LesBiT is an organisation working for lesbian, bisexual women and transgender men in Bangalore. We are a predominantly working class, dalit, female born sexual and gender minorities group. Our members have migrated from different Southern States to build our homes and community in Bangalore.
This year’s Pride Mela will feature only the best that Queer Bangalore (and beyond) has to offer. From Belly Dance, Bookstalls, Brownies, and Bharatanatyam!
Watch the sun set on a terrace garden, meet new people, enjoy tea and scones amidst inviting environs (Yes, lets be all English!)
Recently, a lot was said on Gaysi with regards to the latest podcast (yes – the indecent one!) and I sat quietly observing the motion, like an idiot. Disgust expressed, threats given, apology expected, “heartfelt” apology given and yet people were lashing out. Some stood for us; some refrained from making any comments while others chose to walk away…
Gone are the days when a gay man was always a limp-wristed comic character who was ridiculed, shunned or beaten up. Even mainstream actors are not afraid to play out gay, lesbian, transgender character or situation. But do these characters have depth and detailing, or are they merely for a sensational spin? Where does censor become an impediment in depicting something meaningful and serious? And do they have an audience at all?