Archive for the tag Gender

Beaten At McDonald

A transgender woman in Maryland, Baltimore was brutally beaten at a McDonald's, while the employees, videotape, shout and no one interferes and goes to help the victim. An old lady finally manages to get in between.

Interview : SALGA’s Board Member, Shawn Jain

We as a board also realize that we have a lot of work to do before we've fulfilled our commitment to being a safe and welcoming environment for all in our community, and so it's exciting that we are able to launch this meaningful resource in our 20th year of existence as an organization.

Interview : SALGA’s Transgender Outreach Coordinator, Deen (Part 2)

Take heart, you’re not alone. Be gentle with yourself and patient with others. Ask for help when you need it. Find good friends and be good to them. But most of all, love yourself. You are infinitely lovable. It’s not about whether your Mom loves you or even if your partner loves you — it’s about whether you love yourself.

Interview : SALGA’s Transgender Outreach Coordinator, Deen

The "Transgender/Ally" web page is a resource for folks who are struggling with their gender, for friends and family who want to be supportive but aren't sure what's going on, and for community members who want to be allies but don't know how yet. That's the primary purpose of the web page.

One In The House

Karthik and Yamuna work in the Computer industry. Having lived abroad for a lot of years, they moved back to Chennai last year and settled down there. They own 2 luxurious expensive apartments very close to the airport. They live in one and rent out the other one. The earlier month when the last tenant had moved out, they had informed broker Paramasivam about the apartment’s availability. Paramasivam was very well known to them. When they were residing abroad, it was Paramasivam who was managing the apartments.

I …

am more than just a physical body am more than mere labels am a human just like you am what I am am who I am

What Makes A Family?

If someone asks me to explain ‘What makes a family’ in a sentence, I think it’s hard for me to phrase it. You see I come from a family and

Tricky Tresses for Gaysi Women

Appearance has become such a big part of queer existence and identity for women. Fitting certain check marks on the list of common attire and appearance often helps queer women find each other in the sea of unavailable heterosexuals. The main aspect of appearance I want to talk about is gaysi women’s hair, because I love hair and its complexities fascinate me.

Labels

I have been questioning the need to box ourselves and judge each other by mere labels. Don’t you think a lot of them seem to be an extension of the hereto- and cis-normative views of the world and for a need to conform ourselves into that?

Another Discriminatory Video From TV9! Please Flag!

This video refers to sex with Transgenders (TG) as a bad habit destroying life, Youth welcoming AIDS, Unnatural and a reason for AIDS. It also refers TGs as ONE BY TWOs (a derogatory word for TGs in AP, India), ugly and repulsive and says they en-cash the unnatural desires in some people.

I’ve Been In A Lesbian Relationship!

I was trying to figure out why it has been so stressful trying to explain my break-up situation to my straight friends, and then I saw this video and it occurred to me that it is simple – I’ve been in a lesbian relationship! Seriously, I could take you step-by-step through that video and give you examples from my relationship.

Through The Vines

Starting off as empty branches

We are eager to smell sweet flowers.

So exciting, so treasured, so unique

They continually draw us apart from each other.

We refuse to hold …

The Difficult Daughter

“I remember how being young and black and gay and lonely felt. A lot of it was fine, feeling I had the truth and the light and the key, but a lot of it was purely hell.” This quote made me giggle a little, even though I don’t think it was supposed to be funny, just because I can understand the sentiment - from my own perspective, at least.

Trans* Love Week

This is a really great event going on next week that I heard about through the Legalize Trans campaign!

Achicho! Am I a Queer TamBram?

So when I realised my Queerness was not going anywhere, I was shocked, ashamed and confused. It was intense because I was also ashamed of being a TamBram. ... it took me a whole decade to understand that being Queer and being TamBram can mutually exist.

Going Retro…

The truth is the more I read, the more I am convinced that straight, bi or flamingly gay, at the heart of it, all relationships are human and hence, essentially the same. We all play the same games, suffer the same insecurities, love the same jerks, endure the same heartbreaks, incur the same losses and celebrate the same victories.
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