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Now 30, 100% shudh desi lesbian. Likes living large, and on the edge. Dislikes stagnation, fence sitting and hypocrites. Lives in a bubble of joy, with occasional lapses into drama queendom. Currently nursing a massive crush on actress Chitrangada Singh (kind of eerie, her resemblance to the late Smita Patil, don’t you think?). Aspires to build a fully functional support system for the Gaysi community in India. And most importantly, top the 'Hottest eligible desi-lezzie' list one bright sunny day.

Meeting Sunil Pant

Kaveri Rajaraman interviews Mr. Pant about his personal journey, his organising and activism, the consequences of the Supreme Court ruling, and the progress of the CA in writing a historic constitution with explicit provisions for the recognition and protection of the LGBTI community.

Mumbai’s Queer Azadi : A No-Show

Cutting to the scene at Azad Maidan, honestly can’t say much...on second thoughts might as well get one of the journos covering the event to write this damn post ...since they were the ones hogging the attention of those in-charge and the most sought after.

Being Gaysi

I’m not going to lie, I started this article a dozen times in the last two weeks and ended up deleting everything that I wrote. I just didn’t understand how to concisely pour my heart out about identifying as a gay desi.

Interview : Author Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik

Today as the Indian Queer community celebrates 1st anniversary of one of the most significant verdict of recent times, the decriminalization of IPC 377, we at Gaysi couldn’t have found a better candidate for our celebrity profile than our next interviewee, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik.

Poll: Pride For You…

Pride for you...

A place for hook-ups Voice of the community (they do make a difference!) Waste of time Only interested in the after-pardy

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Say Hello To Coimbatore

Looks like the folks behind the Chennai Rainbow Pride celebrations will not be limiting themselves to just one city. Yup you heard it right, they have bigger…much bigger plans.

Break Ups

Now don’t get me wrong, I am in no way asking you to discount your feelings. It’s only natural to go through the self-pity track and by all means do so. But then be sensible enough to switch the track at the right time. Meaning; shit happens...you roll yourself init...then it gets unbearably stinky and *blink* you wake up...clean yourself and start afresh.

Pride Festivities 2010

This year Pride Committees across the country have decided to postpone Pride Marches in their respective cities, blaming the bad bad summer heat *go figure* with the exception of Chennai and Kerala. On the other hand Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore will be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the ground breaking Naaz Verdict decriminalizing IPC 377 by the Delhi High Court.

Kerala Makes A Debut

While the final floor plan is yet to be chalked out, it gives me immense pleasure to inform you folks that Kerala (yup God’s own country) is having its very first Pride celebrations this year.

Gary and Tony Have A Baby

For Gary Spino and Tony Brown it has not been an easy journey. From the very start they have been struggling to form a traditional family through surrogacy that has a biological and legal connection to both of them.

Bangalore Celebrates Historic Naz Verdict Anniversary

Bangalore’s Queer Groups have decided to celebrate 1st anniversary of the historic Naz Foundation decision decriminalizing IPC 377. In glorified words; mating between two consenting adults of same sex is no longer a criminal offence in India

Poll: Pride Marches?

Pride Marches?

I believe in their power Just a waste of time, effort & moolah Couldn't care a damn! Great but too loud for me

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Birthday Gift; Up To 10 Years In Prison

If you breathe under dictatorship rule, in a claustrophobic environment, well then pretty much anything is possible. Cruellest of cruellest things can happen with you. Ask Rani & her friend Malik.

Gay Blood No Harm

HIV scientists have called for an end to the blanket ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with men

It looks like people are finally waking up;

Pink Economy Coming Soon!

In many parts of the West, the purchasing power of the gay community has long been acknowledged in areas of retail from clothes and travel to bars and nightclubs.
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