To put rest to this curiosity, I decided to ask a few friends from the USA how life is different; being queer and ethnically different in a home away from home.
Like most women, my sexuality is somewhat fluid and my identity has changed over the years: as a teenager and early on in my transition I defined myself as bisexual, then as a lesbian.
On the occasion of the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia celebrated this month, Gaysi asked 6 drag queens to narrate their experiences with Transphobia while they performed.
While I believed that slurs can be reclaimed and used as devices of power to combat oppression, my friend did not agree.
While most cis-straight folk in our country are probably not referring to tone deaf dissertations to raise their kids, Indian parents have always seemed to follow a subconscious code to reinforce gender and cis-heterosexual contexts.
The media coverage of this incident has been cruel, to say the least, towards the queer community.
The fact that these students were forced to 'own up' to their feelings almost points out to the fact that instead of supporting and aiding the growth of the child, schools now focus on what is 'moral' and 'immoral'.
In a world that had not quite woken up yet, Preet Simran and Saraswati were telling us about the reality of their existence through a language understood by all: the language of music.
Have you ever been left wondering if you were 'over-reacting' to someone's insistent hugs or invasive questions?
This comic piece has been curated from the responses we received from several Bi-friends and readers we interviewed.
You know, you want it all. The attainable and otherwise.
Attractiveness is like spice to our personalities. We’re bland without it and we are the most desired at the buffet with it.
Let’s meet at a place
Where instead of capturing
You in my words
I take in your laughter
And imprint it on me
For another lifetime
I wish I had exposed my University, a bastion of liberal education, which I hold in high regard nevertheless, for its hypocrisy when it came to the LGBTQ issues.
If ever one is encountered with a homosexual, please to use/advocate the use of any or all of the treatments prescribed below.
Every year May 17th is celebrated as the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia to mark how far many societies have come to empower people of all sexualities and genders.
This is our top, but by no means exhaustive, girl-on-girl myth busting guide.
The couple disclosed in the police station that they love each other and have desire to live together.
Having been bullied in school, I really wished I knew I wasn't alone, or that speaking to other people would not make me come across as weak.
I spent a large part of my school days avoiding his eyes, at the same time very conscious of where they landed.