Archive for the tag Culture

Trans Folks & Women-Only Spaces

One can never come with just one factor to differentiate Gender. Gender-only spaces should be inclusive and let people self-identify rather than pushing their idea of someone else down the throats. Isn't feminism all about an individual choice of determination rather than the patriarchal world telling women how to behave, dress, act, work, etc.? Then why the hypocrisy?

Interview : Andy Silveira (Aks, Reflections of Queer Hyderabad)

Undeterred by media misrepresentation and pressure from the so-called moral police, a group of young individuals are getting ready to showcase Queer Lifestyle by exploring multiple mediums of Art (photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, etc.) Aks – Reflections of Queer Hyderabad is first of it’s kind in the city and one hope’s it would inspire many more to embrace their sexuality without fear and hesitation. Here’s a quick chat with Andy Silveira, one of the key role player behind upcoming show.

The Kali End Of The Rainbow

In all the discourse around colorism, it always comes up that South Asian heterosexual men and South Asian heterosexual women find each other less attractive or worthy of a relationship and marriage the darker their skin. This sometimes leads to the conversation of South Asian heterosexual men having a preference for White women (remember "Rock n Roll Soniye"?). My question is, of course, where do queer people fall into all of this? While my discussion of the exoticism of South Asian queer women focused of White queer women's treatment of South Asian queer women, my intent here is to highlight dynamics that play within the South Asian community.

Aks : Reflections of Queer Hyderabad

A queer art event several mediums—photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, collage, prints, poetry, etc—with content that seeks to express perspectives on queer lives, issues, identity and desire.

Missing Lesbians

Name some high-profile gay British men. It can be celebrities, musicians, actors, presenters, politicians, whomever you wish. Now try and do the same thing with lesbians. The likelihood is that …

Film Screening : “365 without 377″

This movie discusses the issue of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in India after the repeal of the 377 verdict through the eyes of three protagonists joining the 1 year celebration in Mumbai.

No Gays In Pakistan’s Islam

As many as nine persons including four police officials were injured and 25 were arrested on Friday in a protest against United States (US) Embassy for hosting gay and transgender’s …

Thank You London!

Waking up at 6:30AM has never been this painless for me. Perhaps it was the excitement, perhaps it was the anticipation, or perhaps it was just the fact that I still had not gotten over my jetlag. I had now been in London a full week; a much needed vacation which came together so perfectly, after all the planning that went into being a part of the London Pride. My luck seemed too good to be true, and finally the day was here.

Rainbow Pride Exhibition

9th & 10th July, 2011 – Rainbow Pride Exhibition, seminar and film shows:

We, the members of Kolkata Rainbow Pride Parade Festival 2011 organizing committee have arranged a 2 days …

Fridays @ Nigah : Salsa Night

This Friday, as the monsoons arrive, it's time to work up a sweat to some sizzling salsa moves! Add a dash of fun and laughter as our workshop coordinator Subhashish Mandal gets us kickstarted on one of the sexiest dance forms out there…
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