Transgender persons disrupt the established status quo of being and seeing and being seen.
The 9th edition of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF), that spanned from 9th March to 11th March, screened a staggering 89 films from over 30 countries.
Here is a narrative from Hindu mythology that explores the spectrum of gender and transcending across the binaries that exist.
As the generation matures and newer generation comes in, such discussions shouldn't attract undue attention and should be a part of daily conversations/lifestyle.
Spring is a state of mind (in Mumbai) and in our attempt to drown ourselves in colour and happiness we planned out a great night for us AND YOU on the 15th of April. YAS.
Papa, I have not been an ideal child. We have fought plenty over the choices I have made in life.
Being intersex is a naturally occurring variation in humans, and it isn’t a medical problem. It’s also more common than most people realize.
March 31st is a day of observance. As the International Transgender Day of Visibility, it is a day of quiet learning and a changing thought process in a world that continues its progress towards acceptance and love.
Leila Seth was also one of the staunchest advocates of justice delivery to the victim of the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case.
Searching about a public place, known by word of mouth, in pursuit of a partner for sex, and the good and bad that follows, are the lived experiences of nearly every gay man in India- married, closeted, young and hopeful.
Being a feminist doesn't end at respecting women. Growing up in this world, we've all internalized some toxic misogynistic behaviors without realizing it.
I remember watching the L word in the early years of college when I didn’t move with the feminist agency I do now. As a younger more impressionable queer woman, the highbrow posh characters of the show sunk their teeth in fast and I was hooked. But something seemed off.
3 DAYS | 89 FILMS | 30 COUNTRIES
The way the feminist and the LGBTQ movement have gained momentum in India constantly transcends the personal realm and entry into the public.
Divya and the woman make eye contact. The woman ends her set, and the nagaadas start playing. Divya finds herself following the woman through the dancing crowd, as though in a trance.
What is pleasing about the episodes is that it gives us an insight into a relationship that faces its common ups and downs.
From a young age I learned that the world thought it knew who I was better than myself. Racism is many things, but part of it is a crisis of imagination.
Pride was not only interpreted as being proud of one-self, but it was also about collectively standing up against pervasive shame.
Here's a Valentine's themed article where we are going to talk about the different flavors of polyamory and 7 examples of what they could look like.
Pride marches are about acceptance. People from a wide range of spectrum come together for ONE DAY in a year to celebrate their existence and their individuality.