Archive for the tag Culture

So…What’s Tribadism?

It’s finally that time of year students spend ages counting down towards…summer break! And via some level of divine intervention, I’m only spending one week at home with my parents this summer, so it’s just that much sweeter. And being home in the city is amazing – to quote Regina Spector, “summer in the city means cleavage, cleavage, cleavage”. Lesbians in sundresses and cargo shorts? Yes, please.

Drama Done Right: Gay Lead in Indian Soap Opera

The treatment of the subject has been carried out in a fairly respectful fashion so far ... heartening that it isn't satire ( Apart from the odd snickering on the lines of "Thats why he runs from his wife!!" ...but heck. That does happen. Both snickering and running from the wife. )

QWOCMAP 7th Annual Film Festival

I had the opportunity to volunteer at the QWOCMAP’s 7th Film festival this past weekend.  A festival that welcomes filmmakers to talk about queer love, life, romance, sex, relationships, and …

The Exoticism of South Asian Queer Women

When queer women are first coming out or becoming involved in the mainstream queer community they are often becoming subject to misogyny and objectification at the hands of other queer women. However, in a lot of cases queer women are bred into a heteronormative lesbian culture where they feel they should be the misogynists, although they probably don’t recognize it as such.

Fridays At Nigah Is Back!

Join us on the second Friday of every month as we discuss anything or everything that’s queer, chill out over endless gupshup and films, meet old friends and make new ones.

Gaysi Podcast 4.0 : Coming Out (Part 1)

A month or so ago, Five of us ...yes! Five spanking HOT gaysis got together one Saturday across 4 timezones for a near-2-hour Skype call discussion on Coming Out. After a ridiculously amazing conversation that was 4-5 podcasts worth covering the queer spectrum from end to end on we find out that...

Cine Labia Screenings : “I Am” By Sonali Gulati

“i am” chronicles the journey of an Indian lesbian filmmaker who returns to Delhi, eleven years later, to re-open what was once home, and finally confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to. As she meets and speaks to parents of other gay and lesbian Indians, she pieces together the fabric of what family truly means, in a landscape where being gay was until recently a criminal and punishable offense.

Interview : Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil

The evening started with a quick registration...introduction...badge pick up etc. and a paper with the "Royal palace" Protocol sheet...! A list of conduct and communication practices with 'his highness'...rather hilarious and kinda ticked off some of the reporters present there..! I was second in line to have my '5 min' rendezvous with him...I stretched it to 8...

Queens Pride Parade: March With SALGA NYC

SALGA NYC has been chosen to be the Grand Marshals of Queens Pride Parade. This means we will be marching at the head of the parade in Jackson Heights! We’ll have a dhol player banging out Desi beats while we march down 37th Avenue!

Let’s Talk About Porn, Baby.

I watch porn. There. I said it. What I keep wondering is why it’s such a taboo topic. Because sure as hell, almost everybody watches porn. Is it because only a few have the balls to admit it? It’s like there’s a porn closet. And apparently, the doors on that one are way more tightly shut than the ones on the gay closet.

Friendship Dilemma!

Your Gay friend decides to get married to a girl, due to parental pressure. His fiancee has no clue. What would you do?

Coming Out : Audio, Photos, Stories of Gay Teens

This is a remarkable interactive feature launched by the New York Times a week ago. In it, you will find a plethora of Coming Out stories by young individuals all across America, what they felt, what they faced and diversity in backgrounds, reactions, expectations and opinions.
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