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Trans Folks & Women-Only Spaces

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?

Interview : Andy Silveira (Aks, Reflections of Queer Hyderabad)

Undeterred by media misrepresentation and pressure from the so-called moral police, a group of young individuals are getting ready to showcase Queer Lifestyle by exploring multiple mediums of Art (photography, painting, drawing, installation, sculpture, video, etc.) Aks – Reflections of Queer Hyderabad is first of it’s kind in the city and one hope’s it would inspire many more to embrace their sexuality without fear and hesitation. Here’s a quick chat with Andy Silveira, one of the key role player behind upcoming show.

Thank You London!

Waking up at 6:30AM has never been this painless for me. Perhaps it was the excitement, perhaps it was the anticipation, or perhaps it was just the fact that I still had not gotten over my jetlag. I had now been in London a full week; a much needed vacation which came together so perfectly, after all the planning that went into being a part of the London Pride. My luck seemed too good to be true, and finally the day was here.

Film : Stonewall Uprising

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.

Queer Event in Hyderabad

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.

Drama Done Right: Gay Lead in Indian Soap Opera

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. )

Something Like Love

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 …

Chennai : Moments of Pride [Part 3]

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.
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