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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.

Interview : Author, Vivek Shraya

The idea of pleasing God with an act or object was curious to me growing up, especially when I would when I consider what these specific, pleasing actions and objects were. The first story I wrote for this project discusses how my parents didn’t cut my hair for my first two years of life because it was to be offered as a sacrifice to God. Cheekily, I called this story “God Loves Hair” and as the project developed, I knew that this would also be the title of the book.

The GayBombay Film Festival

A film by Harish Iyer, or Aham. Its a courageous film that takes on the issue of child sex abuse and how queer kids get specially signalled out for this (they do NOT turn out queer because of the abuse - that's a lie spread by homophobes which is one of the most vicious aspects of child sex abuse).

Gaysi, Writer’s Bloc & Me

Ek myan mein do talwar nahi reh sakti, a very popular phrase you have heard of, for sure. Now one can only imagine the intensity of a given situation, if a teesari talwar is introduced in the very same myan. Stretch a little further and replace the myan with Gaysi’s Admin house.

Microsoft’s Gay Spoof

The bitter reaction from certain section of the desi gay community is completely justifiable. The commercial is insulting by all means. After all, it does portray homosexual men as sluts… as men who have not a penny’s worth of integrity and would stoop to any level at the slightest hint of sexual intimacy.

Draw The Circle by Desi Deen

As Deen struggles to come to terms with being a transgender man, those who love him most find themselves struggling as well in this unique solo show, told entirely from the point of view of Deen’s family, friends, and partner, yet performed by Deen himself.

Destiny

To be downright honest, I don’t and yes, a lot of it has to do with past experiences and bitter ones at that. Ex-lovers, empty promises, failed relationships have left me so cynical in the matters of the heart that breaking another’s heart left no dampness on my conscious.

“Fun”, The New Gay Magazine On The Block

Gay prince of Rajpipla Manavendra Singh Gohil will soon publish and edit India's first magazine for gays called Fun', which will highlight gay lifestyle. The magazine will talk about everything from gay fashion, to gadgets and gizmo that gays like, to health and sexuality and other issues relating to men who like men.

Others Now Included

Law schools will counsel students who will study with transgenders. Students should laugh with others, not at others. That will be our motto.

Sunday High Discussion : Growing Old Queer

One of the biggest insecurities that LGBT populations face is the thought of growing old. This week, Bombay Dost (Sunday High) will discuss whether it's really more difficult if you are LGBT, what our methods can be to cope with old age, the support mechanisms that should exist and how these ideas can be implemented.

Gaysi Makes Headlines

We finally did it. We are famous. Fellow readers, it gives me immense pride to inform you that our beloved blog, Gaysi has managed to make it to the headlines of a leading daily. Yipppeeee!

Queer Cafe

After three successful annual queer cafes, we bring another evening for voices that challenge the ways in which we imagine or our supposed to imagine our many genders and desires!

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.
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