Both popular and not so popular in Indian Mythology, The Bhagavata is the story of Krishna, known as Shyam to those who find beauty, wisdom and love in his dark complexion.
Do bios make the person or does the person make the bio?
Here are 6 stories from the countless rainbows in the country - on who they are, what being queer means and what the world is to them.
Their infant daughter, the doctor had said, had XY chromosomes. Male chromosomes.
Sathrangi is a trans-feminine Indian livelihood venture that aims to create employment opportunities for transgender and queer people with a vision to create a inclusive society, "a society for all".
Gaysi Family is thrilled to invite you to Zine Bazaar 2018: Bombay Edition on the 1st and 2nd of September 2018 at G5A Foundation, Mahalaxmi!
Tell us more on gaysifmaily[at]gmail[dot]com or comment below and your story could be featured on GAYSI.
The mornings of Mumbai winters aren't particularly chilly but that day I felt chills run down my body and it sort of made me shiver but then again.
Muttering under my breath, and ignoring a steadily mounting headache, I carefully slipped on my gown. The bell was still buzzing, and it had been a straight ten minutes!
This collection of short stories is a view into the lives of middle-class gay men in rural and urban India. The stories are doused in pain, guilt, humiliation, confusion, disappointment, heartbreak, lust, self-realisation, and acceptance.
I’m ready, but now she’s asking me to share this in a voiced answer, in a way that is so complete, it terrifies me.
Gaysi collected stories of a few queer folx talking about the best parts of their lives and here’s a cute little compilation!
Not all languages are gendered, but all of them do play a major role in influencing the way we think about gender.
Amongst artists, a significant number of queer persons have taken to social media to present their struggles and perceptions through their art.
I realized expressing oneself freely in the public sphere whether through dance or any other medium for that matter, can be a complicated for gender and sexual minorities.
We spoke to a few people who identify themselves in the non-binary spectrum to share stories that celebrate the (very) valid gender identities that exist.
The art within these walls and stairwells has already found its ways into art collections and audience’s homes and offices. Finally, there is room to breathe. Me We provides that, and raises the bar for LGBTQ art exhibits.
In search of brown faces like my own, what I find are white people. Skinny people. And a standard of androgyny that entirely depends upon a binary concept of gender.
Be warned, these might not be the glamorous answer you were looking for. But even though my stones aren’t real diamonds, they sparkle more brightly.
When I set out to meet Samarpan Maiti, who is quite the celebrity now having bagged the second runner-up prize at Mr. Gay World 2018 held in South Africa, I quite expected to meet a ‘star’.