This year our theme is 'Every life matters' to highlight the increasing number of suicide amongst LGBTQ youth.
You never know what can inspire you to stop being a lost, lonely soul, bogged down by the bad, bad world.
Globally, more than 30% of all new HIV infections are estimated to occur among youth aged 15 to 25 years. People aged 15-29 years comprise almost 25% of the India’s population but account for 31% of the country’s AIDS burden.
Here’s a curated list of seven books which deconstructs the gender binary and illustrates the fluidity of gender with fantastical perspectives.
Attractiveness is like spice to our personalities. We’re bland without it and we are the most desired at the buffet with it.
Speaking of Beyoncé, I was once under the sway of her masterful self-titled album for weeks on end. Her sexiest songs, right from the wild Drunk in Love to the teasing Blow, the raunchy Partition and the passionate Rocket, unleashed my inner femininity.
Their body of work comprises a compelling and complex archive of selves and objects that are multiple and express strong emotions.
Always comforted by binaries
So used to divisions of only Two
I found myself baffled when I
Entered the Ladies’ Room
And found a bunch of men
We would love to hear your thoughts on being desi and being a queer for our #GaysiSnippets section.
As an early celebration of the International Cats Day on 8 August, Gaysi Family is putting together an evening exclusively for the lovers of funny females and feline furballs.
The 27 films selected for this year, from nearly 70 submissions, include shorts, documentaries and feature length films from 12 countries.
Safe, welcoming and open, 2x2 Bar Night is a space which gives baby queers and fresh off the boat folks a chance to mingle with like-minded queers in the city and explore what Gaysi Family is all about.
Androgyny exists separately from sexuality, but the two are closely intertwined because stepping outside of traditional gender expression happens often in the queer experience.
For me, a person’s biological sex has never been criteria for attraction.
You are valid if you're still in the closet, you're valid irrespective of when you come out, you're valid if you decide to never come out.
Although being called a girl made me dysphoric, I never thought of myself as a boy either. So, I identify as neither male nor female.
Today, young people feel far more confident about challenging gender stereotypes and embracing their reality.
One thing is certain – gender comes in many flavors and there are many different genders out there. Gender is not binary, as we all know. It is a spectrum.
What is striking about Namjoshi’s work is the way she always looks at identity collectively and does not treat religious, sexual, racial, class and caste identity as separate strands.
These images feel heavy to me, difficult even- they represent a public queer Bombay that is still shedding its milk teeth, learning to channel its own power, struggling in more ways than one.