It’s essential to account for the fact that a vast majority of queer individuals in India are born into humble middle-class backgrounds, thereby, restricting their ability to invest large amounts of money into gender neutral clothing or queer-specific products.
Jyothi and Purushi, artists from Aravani Art Project tell us how how they are proud to be more than the society's made-up versions of their worth.
This article has been drafted with inputs from Philip C. Philip, a Delhi-based genderqueer social activist who currently works with the Human Rights Law Network on transgender initiatives.
A narrative cannot be silenced because it is falls outside the current norm. Onir tells us what makes him proud to be more.
An illustrator. An artist. A poet and also, incredibly funny (and so, so much more) Priyanka Paul tells us what makes her larger than just the queer bracket.
#ProudToBeMore is a campaign by Levi's exploring the narratives of queer people, but beyond their queer selves.
For many of us, our queer identity is the one that is most questioned, attacked, and ridiculed - as though our lives, journeys and fights start and end with not conforming to the status quo.
If you don't know a person's preferred pronouns, always ask, or just use they instead of he/she.
As a cisgender person, I also know that representation of people with other gender identities is rare. As a writer, it is one of my responsibilities, I believe, to depict a diverse group of people and make them feel visible, something that a lot of us did not have at a younger age.
Convinced that she was comatose, the two girls stared at each other for a second or hundred – the squeaky titters ceased.
Gigantic, and covered in striped rainbow tiers,
The house was called, “Safe Space for Our Fellow Queers”
A wondrous haven, a serendipitous find,
Here, Gretel could love freely and Hansel could bind.
Inspired by official prompts from #Inktober, which included suggestive words like #Sling, #Wild, #Ride, #Catch, #Ripe, etc. – Ghosh decided to give his illustrations a kinky twist.
Understand that the only time you can experience and express your authentic gender identity, is during college functions or your behen ki shaadi, when clothes and cosmetics suddenly adopt a universal tenor.
A recently concluded presentation, 'Four Play' is an interactive performance art piece, curated and performed by Patruni Chidananda Sastry, a dancer and performance artist – along with theatre artist, Sajiv Palasa.
Follow these simple rules, and you’ll never have to worry about being labeled ‘offensive’.
From growing up learning Carnatic music to launching their YouTube channel performing covers to finally becoming a full-time indie-pop artist, Teenasai's journey is a celebration for the desi queer community.
The idea behind NORMAL was to not only pay homage to the genre of horror – from some of its cult tropes, to taking it in extreme spaces – but do it while holding on to an inherently Indian, desi, voice.
The point I want to stress on is about the partners of trans people while they explore themselves, their sexuality. How can they support their partners?
While Lust Stories and Veere Di Wedding have taken Hindi cinema by its horns for getting super late in giving us a sensitive portrayal of sex toys, our society still believes that sex toys are for singles, elderly women getting no sex, only for BDSM etc.
A democratic establishment and the tireless rallying by activists and legislators have improved the overall climate in India over the years, with the Supreme Court finally striking down the colonial vestige of Section 377 and the Parliament tabling bills for trans rights (of course, in spite of flaws and all).