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What’s Your Pref?

Under tremendous pressure to find a suitable partner for myself, I finally took the plunge and created my profile on a popular gay dating app.

Fiction: Ginger Tea

I placed the tray on the table between our chairs and handed Ma her cup. Her first sip was chased by a grunt. “There is ginger in this. I didn’t say I wanted ginger.” My mother never wanted ginger in her tea. My mother also never liked tea without ginger.

2018: An Year in Queer Review

The year has not been completely bereft of its share of homophobia as well. From a Kolkata girls’ school accusing ten of its students of ‘indulging in lesbianism’, to Kamaal R Khan making homophobic and transphobic comments on his Youtube channel, to the death of Sridevi, a desi queer icon for most of us Bollywood loving gaysis, 2018 has not been an year of complete euphoria.

The (Super) Year It Was

2018 has been a good year for the LGBTQ community worldwide and now that the year is coming to a close, let’s take a moment to revisit all the milestones we have made as a community.

Short Fiction: A Christmas Gift

Every year, she needed a nudge into Christmas. Although the parents simply adored their only child’s youthful, resolute enthusiasm for Christmas festivities, and went along with her every step of the way on all the ridiculously elaborate menus she planned (and more), they did it more for her, she knew.

Poem: I, Ally

I just know that if I do not take part in dismantling blocks of power that shouts oppression Then I become one of them too There is no neutral in the war

Intersectionality Matters: #OneForAll

The stories were inspired by important struggles that have happened and are still happening. I tried to keep an emotional, simple approach as I am disliking the way people are quickly finding reason to divide themselves into camps based on words.

A Step Too Far

A majority of people are always interested in “that Pride Parade” but very rarely would they have a completely normal reaction to you being in any kind of relationship that is not a monogamous, heterosexual one; the only kind society completely accepts.

Photo Essay: Forbidden Desires

The blade of your hand carves a portal out of steam, the two of us like boys behind frosted glass who wave goodbye while a car shoves off into winter.
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