For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
There are many facets of south-Asian societies that are less concerned with how men behave, how colourful their clothes are or if they are holding hands with male friends or simply laying their heads on their friend’s shoulder.
Here is a quick 5-point checklist to help you get started, all in lingo that you understand!
I realised that my family being accepting was a privilege because there are so many others who would not be as accepting. But should it be a privilege?
I have fallen in love enough times to be exhausted by it already.
The response I get from friends, marchers, onlookers during pride walks, where I march in different attires. It gives me a boost, and makes me proud for being out and talking about it.
There is no drama or scripted dialogues; instead, we get raw emotions and the reality of Cleo and her fiancé’s worlds.
These guys are the best.
Neha and Shiraz have not only introduced a new perspective to an important conversation, but they’ve done it with arresting visuals, reiterating that gender is a social construct, one not everyone needs.
This comic piece has been curated from the responses we received from several Bi-friends and readers we interviewed.
In an industry that still seems incapable of creating well-rounded movies portraying bisexual love, we only get lucky once in a very long while.
This graphic narrative is inspired by Ruth Vanita’s essay, “Born to Two Mothers, The Hero Bhagiratha,” and has adopted a version of the story from the same essay.
Western media is changing and starting to show a lot of queer representation, but I have yet to see that kind of progress in South Asian media.
Each one of us already knows how to navigate some portion of the world; what do you think might happen if we could put together all that we know and we are?
Little did I know that this concept called BDSM would help me discover myself for the next decade -- and longer. I hadn’t realised that it could be so sensual, pleasurable and relaxing, unlike what most porn videos showed.
The walk was organised by the Prayojan Kalyan Samiti, and made Dehradun the fourth Indian city to have its first ever Pride walk this year after Islampur, Bhopal and Lucknow.
Representation is not merely about putting a couple of queer people together, it is about how their narratives unfold, and whether these writers and actors are given the agency to be able to tell their own stories.
Equality and privacy cannot be separated. Violate one, and you violate the other.
The web-series received positive response from critics and the media, and made it to some festival selections, including AltFest NY -- New York's locally programmed Gay and Lesbian film festival.
Sensibility and intelligence have finally prevailed in our country, and there’s hope that IPC 377 will not be upheld any longer.