The last time I went to India I was 17 years old and had just finished high school AKA the worst years of my life. Aside from learning useful life skills like trigonometry or whatever Mr. Yadda Yadda was rambling about in Physics, I learnt the importance of living compartmentalized: the brown me, the god-loving me, the mom-loving me, the queer Madonna-loving me were never to exist together in any space except for my bedroom.
Delhi Queer Pride March will be held on November 28th this year.
To support the cause and show the spirit, Delhi Queer Pride Committee invites for a Fundraiser party. Your presence is your support. Lets spread the word.
I have had some friends tell me that this queer stuff isn’t so important to them, and with some friends it’s when they don’t tell me anything about queer issues and that’s how I know it isn’t important to them.
Well, in general, some say that one should focus on their own thing because no one will do anyone else’s dirty work for them. I guess that’s a big gulp to gulp for me because I’m a social work student and I take great pride and joy in wanting to help people and help myself.
It’s the holiday season and that can bring up all kinds of depressing, I mean cheerful feelings, right? Exactly. Holiday season can be complicated for us.
During Halloween weekend, at a gay bar I let out a loud “noooooo!” when I saw three white men, all at the same time, in the following costumes: a Native American man with a headdress, a blue avatar, and Antoine Dodson the Bed Intruder Hero. Thank goodness I didn’t see any blackface!
The all Queer, Retro, weeknight Party at Banana is back on in full swing. Please come in large number and party your ass off.
Its a great venue, FREE entry, pay for drinks at the Bar and great music. Please note: Its not a private party but the management is very queer friendly.
Trikone is coming back at you with a Halloween themed Jai Ho! party. DJ Sachin will be spinning the sexiest sounds of contemporary Bollwyood! Start putting together your costumes and get ready for a frrreaky frreaky raat!
Well in the good sense so fret not Gaysi supporters. And let’s rejoice with open mouths *…pants..err…let us not get carried away just yet* our very first main stream media outing. A big shout out to Time Out (New Delhi) for their forever Queer-friendly attitude.
Queer-INK, India’s first online bookstore for everything queer aims at making accessible affordably priced books on a wide spectrum of subjects drawing upon all aspects of the queer experience. Genres include anthologies, biography, children, culture, family, fiction, ...health, history, poetry, politics etc. Initiated under the aegis of Offside Enterprises, Queer-Ink is an initiative by Shobhna S Kumar.
I woke up on my sofa in the living room with ten or so of those big, white men looking down into my face. My partner was there and he explained that I had a seizure right after I got out the shower. It made sense – the last thing I remembered was brushing the tangles out of my hair, and I could feel that one side was uncombed. The same thing happened where I could barely talk because I had only just come back to consciousness, but this time I at least understood what had happened whether or not I was able to verbalize it straight away to the paramedics.
Folks, we're really thrilled to announce that Magdalene Jeyarathnam, who is the Director at the Center For Counselling in Chennai has very kindly agreed to answer any questions you might have about being LGBT.
If you've wanted to talk to someone with credentials about the struggles you're going through, or your friends and family members are going through - this is your chance!
Open Space, Pune calls for essays for their publication for the Queer Film Festival.
First draft to be in by Sept 25th. For more information on submissions, kindly get in touch with Imran via email on: imranalikhan.os [at] gmail [dot] com.
Whether it's sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, religion... we have many facets to our identity. What parts of our identity are most important to us? How does it feel when others make assumptions about who we are? What happens when our own sense of ourselves begins to shift? ... Identity can be a touchy thing, not in the least because people are always trying to tell us who we are in both subtle and not...-so-subtle ways, even within our own LGBT community.
SNEHA is a voluntary, secular, non-profit organization, established on November 27, 1999 in Dharavi, with the mission to address the health needs of women and children. The Centre for Vulnerable Women and Children has undertaken an international research study in collaboration with CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment and Action) and UCL (University College, London). This study is being funded by CREA, Delhi. This study is being conducted in three countries namely India, Bangladesh and Nepal. This study aims to understand violence against marginalised women in south Asia.
The cubby hole is a hole. No, really! The name does it justice. It is a teeeeny tiny space on the corner of W 12th st & W 4th st a short walk away from the more popular bars and pubs in Greenwich village. The first thing that strikes you when you enter is “wow, this place is small!” and as your eyes adjust themselves you try and search for expanses of space in the dark corners, but there are none. Your second thought very likely is “What the heck is all that stuff on the ceiling?” Ornaments? Christmas decorations? Tacky lanterns? A Mardi Gras party ? All of the above truthfully.
Here’s the question: Where is the community I'm seeking - the community I need - to find myself? Where was the community you needed when you sought yourself, in the space you inhabit (virtually) all the time?
... Jane Doe!
The winning slogan is: "Each of us is different, but all of us are EQUAL".
The slogan that was runner up was: "Freedom means loving whoever you like.", by IdeaSmith.
Fellow Gaysis & Gaysi Supporters,
It gives me great pleasure to announce the ‘Gaysi Community‘. Imagine me cutting a very pink, Disco Shaanti pink, ribbon and entering the …
I told you this wasn’t some April fools joke. We’re here, we’re queer and we’re staying. I hope you like love the new design and layout. A lot …