Television has come a long way since you once secretly streamed Queer as Folk or The L-Word and Google-d the gay out of Dante’s Cove.
From India, around 27 films were selected to be a part of the festival. Here are a few of them.
The one they always bring to my attention is how men show affection in public. To someone unfamiliar, it can be quite surprising.
It was a pleasant surprise to sit through Ladies Sangeet at NCPA (Mumbai) for this play took me by surprise.
Dear Dad brings in other issues faced by the married gay men in India.
One summer morning during our first year together, I woke up to find your moist body glued to mine.
Can we be in the mood for love and develop a ‘doordarshan’ (farsightedness) towards ideas of romance, coupledom and sexualities?
“So, are you bisexual?” the question shot out of nowhere and caught her unaware.
I think the problem is that we, as a society, understand gender itself in a very trans phobic way.
When my middle-class Bengali mother picked up a book on sexuality published by Sappho for Equality in Bangla, she took some time to react.
Harassments such as these are commonplace for women, but perverts take it to a whole new level when it is a trans*woman.
“Oh wowwwwwww, Ravi. You totally look like a girl.” His best friend sounded ecstatic.
On different forums, time and again we have posts stereotyping bisexuals. Not much has changed.
Rachna is a straight woman in her twenties. She goes by life singing, dancing, dating, working, drinking and attending various pride events.
My stories of bullying are different than others you may have heard.
I still remember being nonplussed by their simple and eloquent response. “But we are happy.”
I keep on saying this and I'll say it again, I wasn't like other boys in my family.
I was a boy soprano in the church choir and a bit on the plumper side of life and had a shrill voice.
It started with mocking and making fun of and in no time people started getting physical.
Suddenly my pant was down and my tiny hands trying to pull off the hand that had almost stuffed my mouth.