Hong Kong based consulting firm ‘Community Business’, in partnership with Mingle and other individual LGBT experts in India has launched a Resource Guide for Indian Employers on how to deal with LGBT issues in the workplace.
Parents always want what is best for their children that does however, not always mean that they agree with what the children want to do or achieve.
The Humsafar Trust, presents “Ek Madhav Baug,” a Hindi play by the late celebrated playwright Chetan Datar.
Here’s a story upside down. Expect drama but don’t be surprised that the usual suspects are missing.
“It’s hard to wake up”- the most powerful message of this movie. Tomboy follows a girl in search of her true herself.
Hallelujah!!! We have gained yet another gay ally! Our most favorite reporter of all time, Mr. Anderson Cooper has come out of the closet.
Srishti a LGBTQ group based at Madurai and Coimbatore is organizing “Alan Turing Rainbow Festival” in Madurai, in the month of June 2012.
This is my first post and I hope to introduce myself briefly without putting you off to sleep. I first came across this website two years ago, when I was still in the process of accepting who I was.
It is easy to plan the “perfect date,” but it is hard to have the perfect date. To me a perfect date isn’t about what we do but rather about how we do it. The best dates are the ones that organically plan and reveal themselves.
I have planned and been on of lot of dates that were meant to be “perfect” and usually everything that could possibly go wrong did. I’m pretty low maintenance but my perfect date is all about the feeling behind it and who it is with – not what the date is.
All the trials and tribulations made me a stronger Indian woman. Despite all the clichés people may associate with pageants and the idea of feminine Desi women, through Miss India I was able to stand proudly as a dignified, educated, Indian woman who understands how my heritage and culture empowers my identity. As time goes on, there is an increasing visibility for feminine lesbians. Sometimes people are less likely to assume we are gay because of stereotypes associated with gay women.
I love squash. In the winter, it’s pretty much all I eat. It’s such an easy food too! Just cut it open, scoop out the seeds and bake it – automatic deliciousness. However, one squash can be a lot for a person to finish as I’ve discovered, living on my own. So last night, my former roommates and I had a mini squash party and what started out as an informal get-together morphed into visiting happy hour at a local restaurant. As the night wore on, my former desi roommate blurts out, “Oh, I have something to tell you!”, but refused to say it in front of the group.
Call for for submissions of experiences, poetry/prose, photography and art from gender non-conforming folks from different LGBTTSGNC and queer people of color (QPOC) groups, organizations, and individuals.
I have tried to come up with a hearty "happy new year" post for many days now. But suffering from a debilitating affliction which strikes the best of us - Writer's Block - I was unable to write one sufficiently creative or celebratory. But this video has shaken me out of my stupor.
This is a dialogue, this is a conversation that I have in my mind every single day of the week, only difference is, today I have an audience.
So allow …
Planet Romeo (a popular dating website for men) has an annual video contest around the holidays called the “Ho ho homo contest” and for the first time an Indian Entry has made to the final 5!
As a child, I traveled to India every four years with my family to see relatives. I hated it because I got deathly sick from dysentery, because my parents tried to dress me up in girly clothes, because relatives pinched my cheeks too hard. I would now say I had the luxury to hate it.
The Bangalore Pride week was kickstarted on the 19th of November with a Cricket match at Hombegowda Grounds. It wasn’t advertised as much as the other events, hence the turn out wasn’t great. One of the organizers got on the mic and announced "We are gays, lesbians, hijras, kothis, transgenders... we are having a friendly cricket match today as part of pride, will you celebrate with us and play our game?” A bunch of guys who were hanging around on the grounds stayed to play.
Somebody asked me today, what is love to me? I think every ones definition of love is different; love is what you believe it is. To me it is accepting the pain that it will bring along. I fear it. And right now I am using this space as an outlet because I have decided that I will conquer it soon.
The Bangalore Pride Week was a huge success. The cricket match, the panel discussion, garage sale, kooth party and the march. There is so much to tell. It was festive and nice. The entire queer community in Bangalore was excited. A lot of people contributed in several ways. Oh and of course, there were sex toys, kissing booths and many such scandalizing things.
At first glance, the PQM’s flag looks like that of any political party. It proudly displays the star and crescent against a rainbow-hued spectrum of reds, purples and blues, depicting …