Almost everyday I hear and see people and friends around me use the terms 'gay', 'fag', 'faggot' in a criminal sense
Should I tell you that the poem was created because I am a girl and sometimes, I fall in love with girls and often, I write about them?
So after my many misadventures with gay women in India, I decided to give men a chance.
I regretted coming to the Gaysi Family's Read Out Loud (ROL) event almost instantly.
Only a week in Bombay was enough to make me really reconsider my parameters of fear.
Life after becoming an adult is what people crave for right? The excitement of turning 18 is what every teen awaits for right?
Last Sunday was hell all over again, rushing my father to the hospital and he was there on a ventilator again.
And much to my surprise, I was informed that I was being set up with the friend of my girl friend’s friend.
When I was a child, one of my favourite activities was re-decorating my room and the little altar I had in celebration of Hindu festivals.
For a gay Indian woman who has lived most of her coming out years abroad, coming back to India can be pretty daunting – I have done that once.
A blue collared worker in the train bullied a hijra while a couple of others were laughing at his "jokes".
Treason, rape, murder and theft
And how many more, shall I make you count?
They call it the city of angels in Thai. But, I see no angels here.
We hope you will support Ajay in any way you can - drop him a note, share your voice, just think about him & hope he finds his way through his dark memories
I hear a word… “abuse”. I realized it was abuse – my partner had abused me, sexually and with threats.
The conversation that night I loved though I don’t remember
There was the talk the laugh and there was you
Meet Loco. He’s 13 years old, 33 kgs and 100% mad, just as his name suggests.
It is easy enough to pretend we do not know of the love that we do not necessarily desire.
Sitting at the top of my 2014 To-Do list of resolutions was Queer Azaadi March - a series of LGBT events built around the Mumbai Pride Parade.
It will shatter those dreams and hopes in your eyes, and it will wipe that mesmerizing smile off your face for a long long time to come.