I was sexually abused and thrashed. I was called hijra, chhakka (a derogatory term for hijras) and various other invectives.
Though my father and I are extremely close and I knew my parents would accept me eventually, I didn’t want to hurt them.
This campaign highlights the five most common forms of arguments used to trivialize sexual assault and shift blame onto the victims instead of the perpetrators.
What crazy kids are we?
Running around, trampling over hearts
Replacing the mundane adult conversations with heavy ones stirring our heartstrings
Time Out takes the giant leap of faith in Indian cinema.
That day at work, Alika smiled all day, she felt happy and had no idea why.
This oil work is a study in lies.
I had to go through counseling and pooja’s to get rid of my Gay ‘Prem’ as they thought of it to be alien.
She tells me I have a lovely smile and I beam with joy as I gaze at my phone screen.
Instead of hushing the voice of love, we have been accepting it and encouraging it all these years, through our Rose Day, enabling more with love cards, crush cards, roses and what not.
Dating is no longer a frowned upon thing in India. But what about gay dating?
About a year ago, I was surfing for the movie adaptations of the book Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu and I stumbled across this wonderful web series called Carmilla.
Welcome to Tape -- an evening of metamorphosis where men become women and women become men and kings and queens walk among us.
They are a Gajon company, I was told with an air of dismissal. They do six or seven skits each night, not one long play like us. Men do their female roles.
This year on 4th of October, Humsafar Trust will present Sandip Soparrkar’s very ambitious Dance Drama entitled "Hyacinth".
Mafaka is a self-deprecating use of the Indian pidgin word for the popular expletive motherfucker.
Well, I discovered my sexuality as Gay when I was around 15 but the additional Gay was added after I attended my very first Gay Pride in 2010.
Gangsta Gudiya is a collaboration of artists, coming together to make songs that are entertaining and yet have important, sometimes, silly messages to convey.
I do not have the right to marry my lover
I'll always marry a man for love.
Your morning is so bright
that my heart wants to speak out.