Archive for the tag Culture

The Third Breast

Born with three nipples, she was raised like a man. She defied gender roles and challenged the sexist notions of the world. She was fearless, powerful and strong until... she met him.

We Are Everywhere : Iran LGBT community

A group of LGBT Iranians have posted videos of themselves on Facebook in a campaign to highlight the discrimination against sexual minorities in Iran where homosexuals are put to death.

Event Review : Brihannala

Chennai-based performer Aniruddhan Vasudevan’s monologue mixes storytelling, spoken word, classical dance and music to explore the performance of gender and sexuality. As he performs Brihannala – it becomes a reference point for his own performance of gender, his desires and the questions that arise therein.

10 Things That Happen In A Lesbian Relationship

If you’re a veteran lesbian, chances are you’ve been in at least one long term relationship with a girl. You may have noticed that it was scary and difficult. However, if you are new to the scene and curious about the future, here is a list of things you can expect to find yourself experiencing once you trap the lady love of your life.

Janaki : Daughter of the Dirt

Janaki - Daughter of the Dirt is a story of ancient archetypes that reflects modern day dilemmas. It is the journey of a young woman who looks to her own personal superhero, “Sita” (also known as “Janaki”) for answers to life's problems. Only this Sita is not the perfect woman as is portrayed in the ancient “Ramayana”.

Spotlight On Iran: Three Men Executed

South Asia is not a predictable or cohesive collection of countries, especially in regards to queer people’s human rights. While India and Nepal are making strides in regards to LGBTQ human rights, there are other parts of South Asia where the threat to queer people’s danger is more blatant.

A Letter On Being Fat

I grew up feeling very uncomfortable about my breast. According to me they were not supposed to grow. I spent years wearing bra sizes way too small for me because all I wanted was for them to vanish.

Queer Tasveer : Gaysi Photo Contest

We are pleased to announce "Queer Tasveer", a Gaysi photo contest. Each contest will be based on a theme and we invite our readers to participate by sending relevant images. Rewards include Gift certificates, exclusive feature on next Gaysi Zine and more. Please participate!

Stuff Gaysi People Like

A funny take on some of the Stuff Gaysi People Like or like to do. No offense intended. If you have suggestions to add to this list, please let us know.

Politics & Partying [Our World This Week]

A while ago there was the gay Pakistani couple in New Zealand with family issues, but there doesn’t seem to have been too much drama going on in our world as of late. Trust that I’m pleased, but I find that hard to believe, so let me know if I’m missing any important news!

Khush Nights @ Zenzi Bar

Its TIME TO GLOW PINK ONCE AGAIN AT SALVATION STAR's KHUSH NIGHT, first Friday of every month with great music,live acts,visiting DJ's,movie screenings,flea bazzars,book readings,art melas and most of all the fantastic food and drinks that makes Zenzi one of the hippest bars in Mumbai.

Nothing in Between

My first lover was a woman who identified as butch. She spent a lot of time, or so I felt, in trying to define me. I never found myself conforming to any identities. There were days I felt generally macho and I’d slip into a pair of shorts and a t-shirt. And there were days where I’d find feminine wiles flowing out of me in my pretty blue lucknowi kurta-salwar and dangling jaipuri jhumkas. Shortly after I came out I also shaved off my long tresses and walked around unabashedly with my shorn head.

White Sheets

This was seven years ago – in a different city, but a similar hotel room. Familiar white sheets smelling of naphthalene balls and a room with no windows. At a

Double Life : Upcoming Television Show

From the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary?series, “Intervention” comes a new series about people who are living?double lives. We are searching for people who are tired of keeping their secret?from their family, friends, and loved ones. We are only looking for?people who are genuinely interested in finding healing in their lives. ?

Not Your Token Puzzle Piece

My willingness to speak openly about myself has landed me spots on panels, interviews, art projects, and so on. I always approach these with an open-mind and am usually happy to have the opportunity to express myself – sometimes I even volunteer to. However, I have wondered if my body and my words are being manipulated.
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