Thank you organisers of Reel Desires 2013 (Chennai) for giving us the opportunity of interviewing one of their guests, film-maker Lokesh.
Kuch Palon Mein, a short written & directed by Avinash Matta explores the relationship between Mihir, a college student & Ankit, his senior.
We need a body that acts as a catalyst for change to happen faster!
How would you react if someone told you how to bring up your child, when your child has a better sense of equality than a good population of the world?
Ektya Bhinti tells the story of how the relationship between and a father and gay son changes after the son learns that his father too is gay.
Ira Sachs is one of a few independent directors creating interesting stories that adeptly discuss homosexuality.
I guess in my teens I realised that I was different from others, over the years the gay identity emerged.
The themes I have explored have to do with forgiveness. The book also uses themes from Buddhist philosophy.
My films Logging Out, Book of Love, Curtains represent the current LGBT scenario in India.
Art is a strong medium that can be used to stand against societal wrong doings- to fight.
Baaraan Ijlal's work always has to do with gender and queerness in some way, and gives us great pleasure to introduce her to the Gaysi audience.
In my early 20s I remember hiding behind the term ‘bi’ for a while & then eventually coming to terms with the fact that I only really do like boys.
I was counseled by Bombay Dost when I was 18. I was on the scene when there was no internet and no party scene; it was a different time then.
I'd heard there was a gay pride event going on and was impressed that it was happening in a country that has become known as 'the world's worst place to be gay.'
Shazad Hai is the MSM Outreach Coordinator at ASAAP where he coordinates HIV/AIDS outreach and prevention based programming for self-identified South Asian queer men and is the lead on the “Colour Me Queer” project.
I came out to myself somewhere between seventh and ninth grade; it’s a bit fuzzy and I think it happened in pieces.
Queer lives are becoming increasingly visible in writings and art, in demanding for rights, in challenging the law, in voicing protests, in starting organisations, in making an online presence; robust, vibrant and diverse voices are being heard in India and South Asia. This book is an attempt to add to those voices.
My first girlfriend outed me when we were 13. I told her that I loved her. She asked me what I meant by that - whether I loved her in the same way a guy loves a girl.
We learned to communicate and not be afraid of difficult topics. Even though we have our fights and disagreements, our lives fit seamlessly together.
Whoring for a cause is something that all of us should engage in, though the flip side is that people would brand you as using the cause for getting famous.