Always comforted by binaries
So used to divisions of only Two
I found myself baffled when I
Entered the Ladies’ Room
And found a bunch of men
Androgyny exists separately from sexuality, but the two are closely intertwined because stepping outside of traditional gender expression happens often in the queer experience.
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.
Today, young people feel far more confident about challenging gender stereotypes and embracing their reality.
One thing is certain – gender comes in many flavors and there are many different genders out there. Gender is not binary, as we all know. It is a spectrum.
What is striking about Namjoshi’s work is the way she always looks at identity collectively and does not treat religious, sexual, racial, class and caste identity as separate strands.
These images feel heavy to me, difficult even- they represent a public queer Bombay that is still shedding its milk teeth, learning to channel its own power, struggling in more ways than one.
Queer activists have not only used “queer” as a self-referential label, but have also endeavored to make it part of the national dialog about sexual preference.
So, we thought, it’s International Day of Kissing. Why not remind all lovers that the lips must not be missed? Presenting our guide to the kisses, sing it with me, which happen only in India!
Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.
Through his performances, Raheem has challenged the concept of gender roles within Kathak. Exploring an artist’s outer aesthetics and immersing them within a community that dictates long-established and conventional roles in society.
Trump's victory signals not only a deep divide within the US--a divide that is not by any means new but just more visible now--but also a failure of the Democrats and liberal democracy that many (myself included) had come to cherish.
Since its Pride time, I want to share my all-time favourite films on the Stonewall riots. An event that is still remembered, celebrated, changed how LGBTQ people are perceived, and became a symbol of empowerment for the community.
For gay poet Yun Hyun Seok, his name preceded and confirmed his existence/essence.
Society is constituted by language and language is constituted by society. It is through language that our existence is communicated and confirmed.
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?
This Pride month, we’ve found gold at the end of the rainbow—desi queer Instagrammers and their brilliant posts.
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!