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.
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.