Chennai-based performer Aniruddhan Vasudevan’s monologue mixes storytelling, spoken word, classical dance and music to explore the performance of gender and sexuality. As he performs Brihannala – it becomes a reference point for his own performance of gender, his desires and the questions that arise therein.
South Asia is not a predictable or cohesive collection of countries, especially in regards to queer people’s human rights. While India and Nepal are making strides in regards to LGBTQ human rights, there are other parts of South Asia where the threat to queer people’s danger is more blatant.
Harmony Santana dazzles in this drama as a trans teen, Vanessa and her struggling relationship with her just returned-from-prison dad, played wonderfully by Esai Morales and a semi accepting mom, played by Judy Reyes . The movie is set in Bronx,NY.
We are pleased to announce "Queer Tasveer", a Gaysi photo contest. Each contest will be based on a theme and we invite our readers to participate by sending relevant images. Rewards include Gift certificates, exclusive feature on next Gaysi Zine and more. Please participate!
A while ago there was the gay Pakistani couple in New Zealand with family issues, but there doesn’t seem to have been too much drama going on in our world as of late. Trust that I’m pleased, but I find that hard to believe, so let me know if I’m missing any important news!
From the Executive Producer of the acclaimed documentary?series, “Intervention” comes a new series about people who are living?double lives. We are searching for people who are tired of keeping their secret?from their family, friends, and loved ones. We are only looking for?people who are genuinely interested in finding healing in their lives. ?
Yes! Circle of pinkness enveloping our lives. We all noticed it. We noticed it because we asked for it. And because we asked – we got!
Mrs. Keya Ghosh is a lawyer with the High Court at Calcutta. She has been a professor of English Literature at various colleges, as well as a lecturer in law. She is also a LGBTQI Rights Activist, and is one of the petitioners in the Parents' petition against Section 377,presented at the Supreme Court of India.
Debjyoti Ghosh is a Human Rights Lawyer, who has been into Marginalized people's Rights Activism for the last five years. He has just completed his LLM in Human Rights with an International Justice Specialization, and is looking forward to plunging back into activism.
Breaking news – I have officially joined the ranks of the employed! Realizing that I don’t want to spend my post-undergrad gap year living with my parents was pretty good incentive to intensify the job search. And I landed one that I really love!
The 20th anniversary issue of Bombay Dost – India’s first gay magazine – features Imran Khan on the cover. In a candid interview, Imran talks about the success of Delhi Belly, his new films with Katrina and Kareena and why he "locked lips'' with dost Ranbir Kapoor on Karan Johar’s show.
The media, especially gay media abroad, have jumped on the story. ‘Lesbian Newlyweds Flee Honor Killing Threats’ makes for good headlines. It has all the ingredients of a masala story. The illicit, secret love affair. The girl forced into an arranged marriage. The runaway couple. The patriarchal khap panchayat and its honour killings. Enter the sympathetic judge.
Since I have the perfect credentials and a clean heart to get away with it, my dear ladies, I present to you a handy list of lesbian guidelines
In a previous post I mentioned that my internship is at a youth detention center. The youth started voicing that they wanted to learn about “my culture” and I figured they didn’t want to learn about England so I took it straight back to the motherland. I spent time telling them about India and joked with the other staff in the room that I should show them a Bollywood movie.
“Because even the best can sometimes be sloppy” - Well, this pretty much explains how I botched up a simply brilliant Podcast date with one of India’s awesomest Queer celebrity, a couple of weeks ago.
I never wanted to fall for a desi;
And now I find myself head over heads over a Gaysi.
She is a natural born charmer;
Totally averse to me and …
I had once accompanied a very dear friend to a television talk show, and no, not the likes of Jerry Springer.
See, it’s not like I wanted a cozy little box with a clearly defined label that I could comfortably fold myself into. I’ve always disliked labels. But nevertheless, I was curious. Curious to know which category or stereotype I fall under simply because they exist and they seem to be reference points for our community. But the problem was, the conventional ones made me extremely uncomfortable.
The use of the word "eunuch" is deplorable. Like a million trans folks and a billion Indians in this world, I am personally very offended by the use of this word.
One can never come with just one factor to differentiate Gender. Gender-only spaces should be inclusive and let people self-identify rather than pushing their idea of someone else down the throats. Isn't feminism all about an individual choice of determination rather than the patriarchal world telling women how to behave, dress, act, work, etc.? Then why the hypocrisy?