I am from a small town called Kamshet (Lonavala), where being open about your sexual orientation is considered a sin and people never accept it.
Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.
This year marks the 10th milestone of the LGBTQ+ community’s collective struggle to fight back against homophobia, transphobia, shame and stigma.
Raised in an Orthodox Catholic family as a female, Michael hopes to transition to male in the future, but is apprehensive about how his family might react.
Social work is being commercialized. We even call it social work rather than social service… helping others is not a kind of business.
If this book has to be a homage to anything, it should be to the strength that the writer displays as he chronicles his life before and after being diagnosed seropositive.
For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
Narrative of traditional south-Asian families and their ideas of a fulfilling life is a central thread through the novel.
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?
The response I get from friends, marchers, onlookers during pride walks, where I march in different attires. It gives me a boost, and makes me proud for being out and talking about it.
As a more feminine woman, I have often had people assume I am straight.
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.
The first time I considered the possibility of being bisexual was when I was 16.
Western media is changing and starting to show a lot of queer representation, but I have yet to see that kind of progress in South Asian media.
The walk was organised by the Prayojan Kalyan Samiti, and made Dehradun the fourth Indian city to have its first ever Pride walk this year after Islampur, Bhopal and Lucknow.
The film is the result of honest conversations with parents, grandparents and young people who identify as LGBTQ+.
A lot of these organisations offer professional counselling, family counselling and helpline services.
Following are four Indian web series that do express strong plot-lines and have LGBTQ characters right at the center of all the action.
This year our theme is 'Every life matters' to highlight the increasing number of suicide amongst LGBTQ youth.
You never know what can inspire you to stop being a lost, lonely soul, bogged down by the bad, bad world.