India has the third largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2017, HIV prevalence among adults (aged 15-49) was an estimated 0.2%.
This is the 11th year of Delhi Pride and what a day filled with colour, magic and resolve for the next few steps towards equal rights for everyone in this country!
Shals Mahajan, a writer, and a queer feminist fellow who lives in Bombay had to withdraw from a Children’s Writing Festival they were invited to because the organisers of the fest did not approve of the bio they submitted.
Our dramatic Bollywood fanatic has been swiping this whole time, looking for an expression that would catch her eye.
The artwork that graced out instagram feeds deserve a story of their own, and here are some of our favourites.
Through the zine, which features more than 15 inspiring, empowering, and fascinating stories brilliantly depicted with a smattering of quirk, we hope to spark a conversation or two and possibly introduce some unorthodox role models, increasing the visibility of queer characters among popular tales that we hear ever so often.
Filled with lots of sass and being badass,
laugh along with this queen
as he swipes and swipes.
Jo and T met on Tinder, and the rest went down in Instagram posts.
‘Desi Drag King Project’ is a collaborative project aimed at breaking gender stereotypes and empowering women.
Does all the calculation and advice get Maya a conversation with Rae?
Do bios make the person or does the person make the bio?
Tell us more on gaysifmaily[at]gmail[dot]com or comment below and your story could be featured on GAYSI.
Gaysi collected stories of a few queer folx talking about the best parts of their lives and here’s a cute little compilation!
True to his fascinating method- Borja travels to the destinations and goes on dates in the destination to discover it in the best way possible.
At home, one must be loved, comfortable and able to grow. Identity and acceptance are a large part of how good and welcome someone feels in their ‘home’.
At the age of 18, I was in a railway station when I saw her
In a sari, decked up.
With flowers in her hair and I felt something.
Attraction? Nothing mild about it.
A large body of his work revolves around LGBTQ+ and women rights and perusing through his work, one might pick up on his strong belief in the power of tales that celebrate sexuality, gender, human rights as well as mundane tales of growing up and the world around.
The core of gender and sexual identity is in the power of self-identification.
Having been out to my parents for some time, I didn’t expect any resistance, and I didn’t expect any excitement either. Like my sexual and gender identity, this too was just some random thing happening in my life that they chose to stay unbothered about.
I’m a newbie to Pune, and I’ve hardly ever seen anything, but when I heard that pride was happening at the same time that I was going to be home after my convocation (read jobless period of time), I couldn’t wait! And what a day it was.