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?
Amaltas and Humsafar Trust are organizing 3 consultations in November 2011 in Chennai, Baroda and Bhubaneshwar. We would like to invite the LGBT community to participate in this one day consultation. Your insights and advice would be very valuable.
Gay-themed short film You Can't Curry Love is now available online and view-able for free.
F off, you call this love?
you don't know what it is to serenade
you could, I’m sure, climb up a mountain, and push me too
Yes! Circle of pinkness enveloping our lives. We all noticed it. We noticed it because we asked for it. And because we asked – we got!
The media, especially gay media abroad, have jumped on the story. ‘Lesbian Newlyweds Flee Honor Killing Threats’ makes for good headlines. It has all the ingredients of a masala story. The illicit, secret love affair. The girl forced into an arranged marriage. The runaway couple. The patriarchal khap panchayat and its honour killings. Enter the sympathetic judge.
There was never a better way to spend your Sundays, bring your pals and come watch great movies and enjoy book readings with the young and vibrant YAARIYAN folks in CEFE, a safe and homely space sprawled with cozy cushions, hot tea, snacks and some very warm people!
This movie discusses the issue of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in India after the repeal of the 377 verdict through the eyes of three protagonists joining the 1 year celebration in Mumbai.
As many as nine persons including four police officials were injured and 25 were arrested on Friday in a protest against United States (US) Embassy for hosting gay and transgender’s …