Archive for the tag Gender

I View World (Film Salon Series)

I VIEW WORLD provides a new lens to view human rights, gender and sexuality, through world cinema’s ever changing landscape of desires, intimacies & sensualities.

No KJo, You Are Not Forgiven

Student of the Year was simply an apology by Karan Johar for being a flamboyant, closeted, powerful homosexual who takes pleasure in flaunting shirtless muscle queens for his own liking while refusing to show actual compassion to gay people.

It’s All In The Kiss

My very instant reaction was; F***ing hell this is so beautiful. It took good 3 minutes or so for my eyes to drift onto the other portions of the photograph.

All Our Genders : A Public Discussion

Several recent events in India have made it evident that collectively we lack a language to understand those gender positions that do not fit neatly into male and female and that we participate in an active erasure of a range of practices of gender non-conformity from our public life.

Dressing Our Boys

Suchi Govindarajan wrote a short and witty note on Facebook, about the raging immodesty of men which mysteriously made its way to The Hindu. Unsurprisingly, she found out about it …

Spotlight On A Desi : Part 3

Two months later, after many sleepless nights and hard work devoted to the project and teaching everything I knew about sexual variance to my group members, the presentations began. The first group presented theirs on Media, Sex, and Violence. Interestingly enough, they quoted Homosexuality to be one of the “main negative effects” of media today, because it "projects it as positive, when it's clearly an abnormality." They also talked about how the APA (American Psychological Association) still views homosexuality as a mental disorder (which in fact has not been the case since 1973), and how it was sad that the media was propagating that it was normal.

Spotlight On A Desi : Part 2

My Blog is fairly new and since I’m so busy with studies these days, I don’t really get a chance to update it as often as I’d like and thus publicize it. This is the reason I haven’t really faced any opposition to my blog posts yet, but I’m sure it’s only a matter of time. I have faced a lot of opposition to my “public” posts on Facebook regarding homosexuality. They’ve always been very Islam-centric, and talking to them at a time when I wasn’t too familiar with what the Quran said on these topics, wasn’t the smartest thing to do. But I suppose it all turned out well since it made me do a lot more research and get familiar with what the Quran says and find more liberal interpretations of the only verse in the Quran that talks about homosexuality.

Spotlight On A Desi : Part 1

Editor's note: In our New Year post, we promised to bring new views and stories from our brethren in the subcontinent, outside India. A new contributor, Rangeelidastan interviews Sadaf Mujeeb, a young Pakistani activist and straight ally, exclusively for Gaysi Family. Sadaf describes herself as a rights activist which "includes but is not limited to, Human Rights; LGBT rights, religious and ethnic minority rights, and women rights, and of course non-human animal rights". Rangeelidastan says, "Despite the numerous pressures Sadaf has had to face, she is steadfast in her support for LGBT rights. Her determination to do what is right and change mindsets through facts and reasoning are inspirational for all LGBT/human rights activists everywhere."
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