For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
Narrative of traditional south-Asian families and their ideas of a fulfilling life is a central thread through the novel.
With this edition, we’re especially opening our doors and hearts to LBTs – lesbians, bisexual and trans people – and non-binary members of Delhi’s queer community.
There are many facets of south-Asian societies that are less concerned with how men behave, how colourful their clothes are or if they are holding hands with male friends or simply laying their heads on their friend’s shoulder.
Here is a quick 5-point checklist to help you get started, all in lingo that you understand!
I realised that my family being accepting was a privilege because there are so many others who would not be as accepting. But should it be a privilege?
I have fallen in love enough times to be exhausted by it already.
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.
Around four years ago, as a part of their efforts to create a safe, free spaces for gay people, they launched the Gay Bombay Talent Show.
There is no drama or scripted dialogues; instead, we get raw emotions and the reality of Cleo and her fiancé’s worlds.
These guys are the best.
Neha and Shiraz have not only introduced a new perspective to an important conversation, but they’ve done it with arresting visuals, reiterating that gender is a social construct, one not everyone needs.
Join us for an evening of freaky, scary, pure Gaysi fun in this year's Halloween party.
God Loves Hair, Shraya tells us, and indeed, why wouldn’t God love hair? It is a part of one’s body and one’s body is sacred and not something to be ashamed of, and this is what Shraya’s text invokes
This comic piece has been curated from the responses we received from several Bi-friends and readers we interviewed.
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.
This graphic narrative is inspired by Ruth Vanita’s essay, “Born to Two Mothers, The Hero Bhagiratha,” and has adopted a version of the story from the same essay.
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.