What began as a thesis while pursuing his masters in Comparative Media Studies in MIT became the first ethnography of gay life in contemporary India. It to help gay men explore their sexuality and accept their identities. It charts the growth and trajectories these offline-online communities as a result of globalisation and the subsequent changes.
With streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, there has emerged a wonderful uncensored space for Indians to be able to access content.
Evolution of queer representations in films (from the movie Fire to Kapoor And Sons) , and what does that say about what to expect in the future.
This final video deals with the crucial stage of queer angst where the young girl must come to terms with her sexuality.
Margarita With A Straw brings to the world a fresh breath of air to accept and love people, the way they are.
Madras is back with the ever popular Reel Desires: Chennai International Queer Film Festival 2014.
I walked out of the ‘closet’ into the broad sunshine with a nice shiny bright rainbow full of promises, there was no looking back!
Whoop Whoop! Have we got news for you! The production house, Shemaroo reached out to The Humsafar Trust and together they are presenting a ridiculously amazing movie screening.... with wait for it... wait for it...
Happy New Year, Everyone!! Today we bring you hope of a wild, wacky, cray cray and very gay new year to look forward to in 2014.
Hrithik Roshan's New Body - What do you think?
Why is it okay to show Hijra as scheming but not violent? Firstly, the movie did not spend enough time on the character development of the Hijras. As I saw it, they were shown as supportive of Vijay and loyal and fierce. They rise up in arms against a mob of cruel men that have thronged to witness and participate in the auction of a girl. What's wrong with that?
Why am I writing this post on Gaysi?
I'm being the bitch, and 'cos Hrithik graced the private screening "Agneepath" (2012) in Mumbai for the Queer Azaadi Mumbai 2012 organizing members and supporting personalities. L, G, B, T, H, I, K, Q and the rest of the Queer Alphabet were touched by Hrithik's warmth and friendliness. And like MJ said it, we're pimping Bollywood honey!
According to a survey conducted by the Eastern Eye Weekly, Hrithik, 37, beat off tough competition from high profile stars to top the 50-strong list.
Simi Garewal corners Karan about his Sexuality, much like Barbara Walters did with Ricky Martin. Their responses are not so surprisingly similar.
Tell us who you think is best suited to play southern siren, Silk Smitha
In all the discourse around colorism, it always comes up that South Asian heterosexual men and South Asian heterosexual women find each other less attractive or worthy of a relationship and marriage the darker their skin. This sometimes leads to the conversation of South Asian heterosexual men having a preference for White women (remember "Rock n Roll Soniye"?). My question is, of course, where do queer people fall into all of this? While my discussion of the exoticism of South Asian queer women focused of White queer women's treatment of South Asian queer women, my intent here is to highlight dynamics that play within the South Asian community.
Some mindless Tollywood gossip (Tollywood = Telugu film industry).
Couldn’t ignore the queer angle to the story. Gaysis from Telugu land, please enlighten the rest of us 🙂
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Kalakranti 2011: A festival of Queer South Asian Short Film co-presented with Trikone Chicago in collaboration with Kashish--Mumbai's International Queer Film Festival.
Solaris Pictures & Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust presents KASHISH 2011 (2nd MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL)
With the recent Gaysi poll and Rainbow Monster’s piece “Lady Gaga, Bollywood Remix & A Disheartened Fan”, both regarding Lady Gaga’s recent desi remix of Born This Way, I felt it was time to articulate here my point of view on Ms. Stefani Germanotta.