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.
Their body of work comprises a compelling and complex archive of selves and objects that are multiple and express strong emotions.
We would love to hear your thoughts on being desi and being a queer for our #GaysiSnippets section.
For me, a person’s biological sex has never been criteria for attraction.
You are valid if you're still in the closet, you're valid irrespective of when you come out, you're valid if you decide to never come out.
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.