I've not read Hoshang Merchant and have not read any of his work. I have read Seth however. Everything he's written. But this isn't a review of Hosang's work vs. Seth's. As we celebrate Pride Week, I wonder what are we fighting for? Are we all fighting for the same rights?
Cheery start, ain’t it? A very Happy New Year to y’all too. And while we are on the topic of cheer – I write this staring out of my window …
It's the first party of 2012...from the biggest and the best LGBT party organisers... "BIRDCAGE". A fund raiser for the spirit of LGBT MUMBAI for QAM 2012.
I love squash. In the winter, it’s pretty much all I eat. It’s such an easy food too! Just cut it open, scoop out the seeds and bake it – automatic deliciousness. However, one squash can be a lot for a person to finish as I’ve discovered, living on my own. So last night, my former roommates and I had a mini squash party and what started out as an informal get-together morphed into visiting happy hour at a local restaurant. As the night wore on, my former desi roommate blurts out, “Oh, I have something to tell you!”, but refused to say it in front of the group.
On 15th January, QAM hosted its first Queer Games. Here is a personal account of one the Queer Games participant, Deep. "Light of hope at the end of the tunnel"…a statement strong enough to confirm we are on the right track. Good show guys!
Block the week people!
This is the sequel to our never-before-seen production that gives deep insight into the workings of a lesbian mind. Read part 1 here for context.
As we walked towards the exit we had the venue staff telling us that we could not leave since there were police outside. A guy wearing a pony tail, beard, kohl eyed and wearing a vest was standing there instructing the police to go and check on the party. His name is Haji Ahmed Sahab Bawa (HASB) claiming to be a member of the NCP. He also was showing videos that he had clicked inside the party.
Haji Ahmed Sahab Bawa, a Muslim rightwinger, screamed and name called 270 guests and cops watched meekly, until we decided enough is enough, people mustered courage and took the fight to the police station...and after 2 hours of 50 odd people standing outside the station, we were told there was nothing wrong with party, all the permissions were in place and it was wrong that the party was stopped.
Recently, we were contacted by someone from a Men's Magazine that shall not be named but I can tell you that their name begins with an 'F', ends with an 'M' and has a middle initial of 'H'. We were asked if Gaysi would be willing to answer a 'witty questionnaire on lesbian sex'. Witty? Warning bells! But you know how we have a penchany for attracting these sorts.
Call for for submissions of experiences, poetry/prose, photography and art from gender non-conforming folks from different LGBTTSGNC and queer people of color (QPOC) groups, organizations, and individuals.
We’re giving you an opportunity to star in your very own production.
In the year of the Olympics, QAM brings you our lil queer version of the Games, right here to Mumbai! Our little twist, is more about having fun, letting our hair down and proving our athletic prowess! (kidding about the last part).
I have tried to come up with a hearty "happy new year" post for many days now. But suffering from a debilitating affliction which strikes the best of us - Writer's Block - I was unable to write one sufficiently creative or celebratory. But this video has shaken me out of my stupor.
So how was the last year, peeps? Here at Gaysi we've had a super busy one. We had our usual posts about Events, Opinions, Fiction and of course... cue scary music (or drum rolls, as you please)... PODCASTS! As usual, we were not free of controversy. But we live, we learn and hopefully, we have fun along the ride.
This Sunday, come down to The Humsafar Trust, Vakola for an evening of unadulterated fun, at Yaariyan's Bombay Dost Sunday High - Karaoke Night.
The entries need to reflect the lives of the LGBTHIQ.
Corporate Donations for Pride Festivities?
Yes...it will lead to bigger social impact
Don't care where the money comes from..
Pride, what bullocks!
Queer Azadi Mumbai March is scheduled for Saturday, 28th January 2012 and the pride week is to be celebrated from 21st January – 28th January.
Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi rejected a plea bargain in court on Dec. 8 in an invasion of privacy case that was sparked by the suicide of his roommate, Tyler Clementi. If proven guilty Ravi now faces jail time and deportation to India.