Archive for the tag Celebrities

Interview : Transgender Activist, Kalki

A contemporary activist and reformer, or more accurately a social educationist as I perceive, is Kalki. A transperson herself, she understands the emotional turmoil we individuals go through and is dedicated to eradicate the social inequities in the society. She is pushing for reforms, working with other activists in counseling and helping Transfolks earn education, get vocationally trained and hence providing a path for many who have been shunned by society a leg to stand on.

Stephanie Rice Pays A Hefty Price

Have you heard of Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice? I hadn't till a few days ago. Apparently she was watching a rugby match between Australia & South Africa and after the Australian team beat the South African team, she tweeted, "Suck on that, f@gg*ts!" Because, you know, the South African team is clearly gay if they couldn't beat the Australian team, because gays are such losers and not men enough.

Of A Dandy And A Drag Queen

Harish Kumar on India’s Got Talent is a cross-dressing dancer from Jaisalmer, who is now one of the few remaining on the show. Queen Harish, as the performer is known, dresses in drag, slaps on makeup, wears Salvatore Ferragamo pumps and is a more graceful dancer than most women I have seen.

Code 3

The Technical Advisory Committee constituted by Registrar General has recommended inclusion of transgender community in the census as a separate gender and not as males as is the present practice. In an RTI reply to Dr SE Huda of Bareilly based-NGO SSFA-ESFI, the Registrar General has said that the that the TAC has recommended a separate category for the transgender community of the country.

Gay Bollywood Dream Sequence

Like many folks in and out of India, I grew up watching Indian cinema both of the regional and Bollywood variety. And whenever a choreographed dance/dream sequence burst out on screen – Oh yeah! My imagination ran wild! My Queer identity without any rules or societal structures to mimic - mapped itself gloriously onto the coy yet vibrant romance that played itself out in booty busting technicolor.

Interview : Author Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik

Today as the Indian Queer community celebrates 1st anniversary of one of the most significant verdict of recent times, the decriminalization of IPC 377, we at Gaysi couldn’t have found a better candidate for our celebrity profile than our next interviewee, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik.

Celeb Outing: Chely Wright

Most of you have probably never heard of Chely Wright, or probably have heard her name in the media only in the past few weeks, since she outed herself. I …

Kashish 2010 : Through The Lens Of A Not-So-Queer Viewer

Being arguably one of the largest such film festival to be held in our country, Kashish 2010 brought together Mumbai’s queer diaspora in a way hardly any other event has, before. From fashionistas and Page 3 celebs, to collegians and student filmmakers, they were all there and they all made their presence felt.

Interview : Author Parmesh Shahani

Author. Editor. Fashion Expert. Media Generalist. Page 3 Celebrity. Bollywood Addict. Spellbinder. Charismatic. Alive. Hottie. Eligible Bachelor.

Enough said!

Dear readers here’s the eklauta namuna, maa da laadla and a …

Interview : Film Maker Onir

For our relaunch we couldn’t have wished for a better celebrity to feature than film director Onirban Dhar, better known as Onir. A man whose creativity sparks without the help …

Rekha – Is she?

Sunday night sitting across the idiot box watching Filmfare Awards 2010; the only saving grace was the teary eyed superbly gorgeous (even @ 55+) Rekha. If my girl friend looks …

Rohit Verma Booo Hooo!

As mentioned in some of my earlier posts; Projection of the Queer World by the Indian Media, Entertainment Channels & Bollywood, gets my balls twisted all black and blue.

And …

When Baba Ramdev Broke My Heart

Once upon a time, I use to admire this man. This man, Baba Ramdev. No no! Not because he wears the saffron dhoti. Or single handedly popularized Pantanjali’s yoga shaastra. …

My Top 10 Desi-Celeb Hit List

( * Disclaimer: None of the ladies mentioned in this esteemed list are lesbians. Maybe closeted ones…after all hope pe duniya kayam hai, right?)

Katrina Kaif

I nurture many crushes …

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