Although being called a girl made me dysphoric, I never thought of myself as a boy either. So, I identify as neither male nor female.
One thing is certain – gender comes in many flavors and there are many different genders out there. Gender is not binary, as we all know. It is a spectrum.
Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.
Through his performances, Raheem has challenged the concept of gender roles within Kathak. Exploring an artist’s outer aesthetics and immersing them within a community that dictates long-established and conventional roles in society.
Trump's victory signals not only a deep divide within the US--a divide that is not by any means new but just more visible now--but also a failure of the Democrats and liberal democracy that many (myself included) had come to cherish.
For gay poet Yun Hyun Seok, his name preceded and confirmed his existence/essence.
Society is constituted by language and language is constituted by society. It is through language that our existence is communicated and confirmed.
What makes this book mesmerising is its simplicity in telling us a tale of a man who existence impacts a seemingly peaceful family in ways more than one.
We all have struggles, and because I am a white male from a relatively open culture and family, I hesitate to stake a claim.
Like most sexual identities, this one comes with its own share of trials and tribulations.
For misconceptions to exist, there probably needs to be more awareness about the term in the first place.
The following are a few movies made in India and abroad to aid children and young adults on that journey of self-acceptance, coming out and feeling at ease with their identity.
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.