We had around 500+ people come to the festival in the span of three days. We were really happy as we were only expecting an audience of about 200 to 250 people.
From a young age I learned that the world thought it knew who I was better than myself. Racism is many things, but part of it is a crisis of imagination.
Our mythology defines us – and it’s more ‘pop’ than you think!
There are two main ways Quebec aims to promote LGBT rights internationally and, as such, contribute to the improvement of the social and cultural situation for LGBTQ+ people.
I am from a small town called Kamshet (Lonavala), where being open about your sexual orientation is considered a sin and people never accept it.
Social work is being commercialized. We even call it social work rather than social service… helping others is not a kind of business.
For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
There are many facets of south-Asian societies that are less concerned with how men behave, how colourful their clothes are or if they are holding hands with male friends or simply laying their heads on their friend’s shoulder.
The response I get from friends, marchers, onlookers during pride walks, where I march in different attires. It gives me a boost, and makes me proud for being out and talking about it.
As a more feminine woman, I have often had people assume I am straight.
The first time I considered the possibility of being bisexual was when I was 16.
Western media is changing and starting to show a lot of queer representation, but I have yet to see that kind of progress in South Asian media.
The web-series received positive response from critics and the media, and made it to some festival selections, including AltFest NY -- New York's locally programmed Gay and Lesbian film festival.
Globally, more than 30% of all new HIV infections are estimated to occur among youth aged 15 to 25 years. People aged 15-29 years comprise almost 25% of the India’s population but account for 31% of the country’s AIDS burden.
Their body of work comprises a compelling and complex archive of selves and objects that are multiple and express strong emotions.
For me, a person’s biological sex has never been criteria for attraction.
You are valid if you're still in the closet, you're valid irrespective of when you come out, you're valid if you decide to never come out.
Although being called a girl made me dysphoric, I never thought of myself as a boy either. So, I identify as neither male nor female.
Yes, the media tends to hype kissing for some odd reason. People in love, kiss. Don’t straight people kiss? What’s the big deal?
Gaysi team got lucky and caught up with Fawzia Mirza for a little fun (and naughty) chat on the matters of Lesbian love at the Kashish Queer Film Festival this year!