There was a time in history when they called it a mental illness that had reached epic proportions. When there were public service announcements to curb the practices of so called ‘sexual psychopaths’. If you were queer in the 1960’s you would have been strapped to a chair and shocked into re-orientation.
Kerala celebrates its 2nd annual Queer pride on July 2nd 2011 @ Thrissur. Please spread the word
New York joins five other states and District of Columbia in providing, same-sex couples the right to marry.
Call for submission and event details of "Aks:Reflections of Queer Hyderabad" art show. All forms of art, amateur entries welcome. Last date for submission :10-July-2011.
In the final part, L.Ramakrishnan shares his queer experiences spanning continents, communities, and two decades culminating in the first ever pride march in his hometown Chennai.
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. )
Allies come in all shapes and sizes, and to some of us, at least at some point in our life, it may have felt like they don’t exist. However, here are some common agendas that have become apparent to me.
Tappy Tippy documents the Q&A over Skype that followed with the film maker who woke up in the wee hours of a Sunday morning to answer a handful of questions.
When I wake up I find dreams shattered on my bed
I string them together and find you nodding your head
No baby stay where you are
We’ve come this …
In Part 3, Aniruddhan talks about his friend & straight ally, Kaavya talks about the Tamil media and Taejha shares his memorable moment from "Nirangal", the Queer performance festival of Chennai.
"On May 9, a friend of a friend sent an email to me and two other women writers asking if we would help a young lesbian, a Syrian American political blogger..."
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.
CNN's Anderson Cooper examines a shocking "experimental therapy" designed to make feminine boys more masculine.
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...
Thanks to TG activist Kalki Subramaniam, our own Rashmi joins Chennai Pride 2011's "Bold and the Beautiful" event. Tamil version of Rashmi's piece "I" will be a guest entry in this film screening event.
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...
Chennai's LGBT community members and allies share some memorable moments from previous pride celebrations, as they celebrate their third annual rainbow pride, this month.
Kalakranti 2011: A festival of Queer South Asian Short Film co-presented with Trikone Chicago in collaboration with Kashish--Mumbai's International Queer Film Festival.
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.
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.