Terrified of her husband, she decided to bring up the girl as a boy and named them Iphis.
According to a 2014 report by GLADD, gay men make up 46% of the LGBT representation in the media, while the percentage of lesbian characters sits at 30%. Those few characters that do make it to the big screen are heavily defined by stereotypes.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
Vyjayanti Vasanta Mogli, a transwoman LGBT activist and public policy scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, who has openly spoken about her abuse at school, says that lesbian women and transmen in rural areas end up at the bottom of the hierarchy when it comes to basic human rights within the unit of family and village.
The story is engaging as well as entertaining and ice on the cake is all actors have done complete justice with their respective characters.
Since the LGBTQIA+ movement is still in its nascent state in the region, so our prime objective is to sensitize the ignorant people regarding the issue and also try to cater to the questions that erupt.
We have many talented trans actors in our country, please stop casting cisgender people for trans characters in mainstream movies and TV series.
Coming out is a modern, specifically Western, form of social validation of your identity. It's as if, if you're not out, you're not really being your true and authentic self.
When they define queer as "odd" and "strange"
Come to me and I shall educate you
Queer is normal.
Queer is beautiful.
Queer is fine.
Sisak narrates the story of two men falling in love but somewhere, audience won’t realize that it’s about two men. Hence, it’s about two individuals, two souls looking for love.
Based on true stories, Grinder is a film which narrates the story of a teenager who leaves his home in the suburbs and his abusive father for the promise of a modelling job in New York City.
I have been doing this, marching, since I am a kid. I used to go on my dad’s shoulders and march with him and my mum, as my sister was to small for all the crowd, was just us three.
I was nudged towards podcasts by my partner, who introduced me to this ever growing platform, that acts a substitute for radio shows, where people come together and discuss, tell stories, folk lore, talk about music, and much more.
Growing up LGBT means that one finds oneself facing similar scenarios at some point or another; however these are seldom addressed or talked about in the mainstream.
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I absolutely believe being gay and Indian makes it more difficult to come out of the closet. Then again, there are communities where you could die if you are outed.
Over the years, creative heads have been trying to be more inclusive with their works. Artists have started coming out in the open, or have begun writing in or creating important characters that belong to the community.
Between my friend, and me our friendship only grew stronger. Between my mother, and me our relationship matured to a whole new level.
People often also mistake my partner and me as sisters, though we don’t look alike at all. It’s something I have found recurring in most same sex couples we are friends with.
“Go on.” She said. She wanted to hear the story in its entirety and not in bits and pieces, the way I had been telling her casually during Sundays scattered over five years.