The film, just like our young and ambitious director, doesn't shy away from a topic that our traditionalist society would consider a taboo.
She chose Sushant as her muse as he is one of the best Drag Queens in India and a huge and influential personality in the LGBTQ+ community.
Ajagaonkar’s goals may seem idealistic to some, but sometimes we need the dreamers to help change the narrative, and that seems to be exactly what she is doing with her work.
This pride month, the first after the milestone 377 verdict, there are a gazillion campaigns projected in the face of the desi queer community. This propaganda comes in the form of VIBGYOR brand names, adverts with vague references to same sex couples, stylized t-shirts and mugs and anything that can fleece of the middle class in the name of pride.
If you’re looking for a glossy, fairytale story about your Pinterest vacations, you’re looking at the wrong book. The Travel Gods… is unrelenting in its desire to paint the real picture: getting conned into making unnecessary purchases in Aswan?
“Love. No Boundaries” makes a deep reconnaissance of the anxieties and hopes of the LGBTQ community and seams them into a narrative of love and the struggles that the community continues to face in their path to a married life.
If this weekend in Mumbai, then you must watch these LBT films at Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival.
The Bystander anthology is a part of an effort to create an anthology that is quintessentially Indian. The crowd-funded project is the child of a team of six editors and 47 contributors — artists, designers, illustrators, writers, filmmakers, animators.
Being South Asia’s biggest queer film festival, it has never failed to astound us with the sheer diversity in films. This year’s theme is ‘Over the Rainbow’ which comes after a milestone, however symbolic, victory for LGBTQIA+ rights in India after the decriminalization of the archaic and highly notorious section 377.
Given the sudden change in his circumstances, we—as Richard’s publishers, community of friends, and extended family of writers and readers who’ve come to love his work over the years—need to rally financial support to help him through the coming months.
Here is to create a more inclusive language for ourselves and the people around us.
The depiction of queer relationships in media works as an agent of social sexualization and is particularly more influential in the Indian society where sex is not discussed, even for educative purposes.
Pan (and bisexual) people are often subjected to violence both within and outside the community with words like ‘greedy’ attached to their choices of who to love. Not only is that hypocritical to say, it is also something we should all consciously fight.
For someone who remembers her childhood in flashbacks of Shaktimaan TV reruns, my father’s imported DVD collection of Superman and X-Men, and copies of Chacha Chadhury and Nagraj picked up for their chamakte illustrations, the reality of a lesbian Batwoman who isn’t overtly sexualized like every female character in comic universes is something.
Manifestations of internalized homophobia can include: denial of sexual orientation to oneself and others, attempts to alter or change one’s sexual orientation, discomfort with other gay people, unsafe sexual practices and other destructive risk-taking behaviours, including risk for HIV and other STIs.
The most substantial thing I as an artist can ask is for the audience is to relate to my music or my work. To find relevance in people’s lives and experiences is the most excellent feeling ever.
Erotic art based in queer lives often blurs the line between pleasure and heterosexual fetishization and objectification.
A regular boy searching for his father and wishing to be part of a story greater than himself, Aravan’s life changes forever on discovering he is the son of the great Pandava warrior Arjuna.
Homoparental/queer families are creations of love just like any other family. They are made to support, to raise and to fall back on.
Our chosen families are those bits of our heart that have been around when our biological families haven’t been.