There is an alarming dearth of LGBTQI characters in children’s literature and Dumbledore could have been our beacon of light.
The 27 films selected for this year, from nearly 70 submissions, include shorts, documentaries and feature length films from 12 countries.
Since its Pride time, I want to share my all-time favourite films on the Stonewall riots. An event that is still remembered, celebrated, changed how LGBTQ people are perceived, and became a symbol of empowerment for the community.
Yes, the media tends to hype kissing for some odd reason. People in love, kiss. Don’t straight people kiss? What’s the big deal?
Ajeeb Aashiq/Strange Love is a tale of unrequited love, betrayal, and friendship.
Three queer-themed series in a few weeks of launching the platform had us intrigued and we got behind the screens for a quick conversation with Manav Sethi, Chief Marketing Officer, AltBalaji.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
For those who might not be in the know, Mirza is a stand-up comic, actor and writer who has worked in the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story and has co-created popular web shows such as Kam Kardashian and Brown Girl Problems.
At a film festival, watching their own or similar lives mirrored in stories around the world can be very empowering.
People continue to remain in the closet because the media industry has limited opportunities for those who have honestly shared their sexual orientation with the world.
The following are a few movies made in India and abroad to aid children and young adults on that journey of self-acceptance, coming out and feeling at ease with their identity.
This year KASHISH will screen 147 Films from 45 Countries!
The boldly performed scene might have raised many eyebrows but it looks like the audience has enjoyed this honest, bare attempt by these two actresses.
Terrified of her husband, she decided to bring up the girl as a boy and named them Iphis.
According to a 2014 report by GLADD, gay men make up 46% of the LGBT representation in the media, while the percentage of lesbian characters sits at 30%. Those few characters that do make it to the big screen are heavily defined by stereotypes.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
The show is fun, pure, unadulterated, slaphappy comic story of boys next door.
The story is engaging as well as entertaining and ice on the cake is all actors have done complete justice with their respective characters.
As we all know that Vicks is a brand that has always associated its products with the gentle touch of a mother’s care, as she caresses and gives relief to her child.
We have many talented trans actors in our country, please stop casting cisgender people for trans characters in mainstream movies and TV series.