We have seen many ‘butch’ looking women in Bollywood whose apparent lesbian sexuality has always been completely absent, and has rather been replaced by a more heteronormative story which frankly, does their characterization a great disservice.
Here is a timeline of the cases and the people who have fought for the law to be repealed, so that their part of the Indian population is treated as equally as any other.
And I am sure, every lesbian who reads this post can right now be sighing in frustration; frustration which frankly nobody else is going to empathize with.
Divya and the woman make eye contact. The woman ends her set, and the nagaadas start playing. Divya finds herself following the woman through the dancing crowd, as though in a trance.
The show is lauded as a landmark in transgender representation on television and film, with Soloway enacting a "transfirmative action program", where showmakers hire transgender applicants in preference to cisgender people.
Carmilla is one of the few current shows known for its diverse cast featuring people of colour and of different sexual identities and religious backgrounds; it also deals with these topics subtly and sensitively, which gives this show a universal appeal.
Sulu is a happy-go-lucky and fun-loving person, a practical joker, quick-tempered but incredibly protective and loving towards her family.
Possibly the newest pair of friendships in Bollywood’s tinsel town of celebrities, Alia Bhatt and Deepika Padukone have been highly supportive of the breakthrough projects that they have recently been doing.