There are many facets of south-Asian societies that are less concerned with how men behave, how colourful their clothes are or if they are holding hands with male friends or simply laying their heads on their friend’s shoulder.
I realised that my family being accepting was a privilege because there are so many others who would not be as accepting. But should it be a privilege?
I have fallen in love enough times to be exhausted by it already.
There is no drama or scripted dialogues; instead, we get raw emotions and the reality of Cleo and her fiancé’s worlds.
God Loves Hair, Shraya tells us, and indeed, why wouldn’t God love hair? It is a part of one’s body and one’s body is sacred and not something to be ashamed of, and this is what Shraya’s text invokes
As a more feminine woman, I have often had people assume I am straight.
You know, you want it all. The attainable and otherwise.
And then one day, I kissed a girl. I do not know how it came to be. I kissed a girl I did not even like.
A week in the day of a non-binary person is a ride, but not a particularly fun one. And yet, they won’t stop living life the way they want to.
You never had the courage to give our relationship a name
It concerned you more if the world found out & never looked at you the same
Equality and privacy cannot be separated. Violate one, and you violate the other.
This week, in the wake of the recent stalking incident involving a 29-year-old DJ in Chandigarh, Bunny brings to you two real stories of how stalking affects LGBT people. These instances can also be used to spark healthy discussions about inclusivity while fighting for a common cause.
She looks at me incredulously. She repeats, softly this time, “I want out.” I respond softly, “I know, babe. You got it.”
How are we free when the State is sitting right inside our bedrooms dictating our every move?
You never know what can inspire you to stop being a lost, lonely soul, bogged down by the bad, bad world.
Globally, more than 30% of all new HIV infections are estimated to occur among youth aged 15 to 25 years. People aged 15-29 years comprise almost 25% of the India’s population but account for 31% of the country’s AIDS burden.
Speaking of Beyoncé, I was once under the sway of her masterful self-titled album for weeks on end. Her sexiest songs, right from the wild Drunk in Love to the teasing Blow, the raunchy Partition and the passionate Rocket, unleashed my inner femininity.
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
We would love to hear your thoughts on being desi and being a queer for our #GaysiSnippets section.
Androgyny exists separately from sexuality, but the two are closely intertwined because stepping outside of traditional gender expression happens often in the queer experience.