Zine Bazaar in its first edition focuses on Identity and all facets of identity- how we create it, share it, how it is viewed and consumed by others.
Coming out to myself has made it less surreal and more tangible and since then I have been subtly coming out to few trusted friends here and there. Some were shocked, some were neutral and some came out as bisexual and asexual themselves.
A large body of his work revolves around LGBTQ+ and women rights and perusing through his work, one might pick up on his strong belief in the power of tales that celebrate sexuality, gender, human rights as well as mundane tales of growing up and the world around.
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.
Our understanding of gender and sexuality is built upon growing up in a family and watching other families around us
Here is a timeline of the cases and the people who have fought for the law to be repealed, so that their part of the Indian population is treated as equally as any other.
I wonder if the woman being spoken of understands the events transpiring around her. If she advanced towards an unwelcoming audience or if she has fallen prey to the many stereotypes surrounding us.
Having been out to my parents for some time, I didn’t expect any resistance, and I didn’t expect any excitement either. Like my sexual and gender identity, this too was just some random thing happening in my life that they chose to stay unbothered about.
I’m a newbie to Pune, and I’ve hardly ever seen anything, but when I heard that pride was happening at the same time that I was going to be home after my convocation (read jobless period of time), I couldn’t wait! And what a day it was.
In many ways, Noblemen is a tale of revenge and retribution, but, as Confucius once said, ‘Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.’
I for one try not to hate people for finding drag uncomfortable, because hate is a useless and damaging emotion. I see this story instead as an attempt to build conversation around the phobia.
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.
From the corner of her lazy eye she caught sight of a pile of cucumbers stacked away among raw tubers of all shapes. The perfect summer vegetable. Or fruit?
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 courage and achievements turn such individuals, like Harvey Milk, into role models who constantly inspire countless queers to keep fighting for their rights.
Known as born to two men - Shiva and Agni, Kartikeya in Hindu mythology is associated with masculinity, progeny, bravery and strength.
After Lesbian Visibility Day in April, May is filled with important days that remind us of the strength we have in our diversity.
I transitioned when I was 18, so living as a woman for the last ten years has mostly eliminated the dysphoria I had from being pigeonholed into a male role, but I still have a strong sense of dysphoria about certain aspects of my body.
By being there for each other & loving each other the way we do, I don’t think we have to prove it to anyone. We are stronger together and people see that.
In the process of sorting through blurry, old memories and trying to over-analyse them, I found the answer in a game that most of us played when we were kids, “Ghar Ghar”.