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.
Diano smiled as he booted up the laptop. Once he was in, he double-clicked on the MSN icon. It hadn't finished logging in when a message popped up. It was Andy.
The following list however focuses on the Asian Queer cinema and the trajectory of movies revolving around the theme of coming out.
I took a major step and came out to my mother almost a year ago but believe me it has taken me equally long to process it.
Growing up as neighbours, we spent all of our time together: in school, in the evenings after, after dinner at either her house or mine.
I have no doubt that the moment I laid eyes on you; I felt a never-before experienced connection – a connection over which I had absolutely no control.
Capital I is the first independent feature film of Odisha and since it began its journey it has travelled to many different international film festivals including the prestigious 20th IFFK and 8th BIFFES.
Gazing into my own eyes in the mirror, I finally said those three words I was afraid to say for such a long time.
The Gay Best Friend, now also known as the ‘GBF’, was the very popular stoic male character in the 90’s romantic comedies.
My mother took it very hard as in she did ask me a lot of questions, there was drama and when I saw Kirron Kher in the movie Dostana, without a fraction of a second I related her to my mother completely!
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"He's the naughtiest of the three, always full of energy and running around. It's sad that I've to restrict them to the box.
Was I straight? I hadn’t been for a while, and a last couple of years had been a fight, a complete rewriting of myself.