The response I get from friends, marchers, onlookers during pride walks, where I march in different attires. It gives me a boost, and makes me proud for being out and talking about it.
Around four years ago, as a part of their efforts to create a safe, free spaces for gay people, they launched the Gay Bombay Talent Show.
These guys are the best.
Neha and Shiraz have not only introduced a new perspective to an important conversation, but they’ve done it with arresting visuals, reiterating that gender is a social construct, one not everyone needs.
God Loves Hair, Shraya tells us, and indeed, why wouldn’t God love hair? It is a part of one’s body and one’s body is sacred and not something to be ashamed of, and this is what Shraya’s text invokes
This comic piece has been curated from the responses we received from several Bi-friends and readers we interviewed.
As a more feminine woman, I have often had people assume I am straight.
In an industry that still seems incapable of creating well-rounded movies portraying bisexual love, we only get lucky once in a very long while.
You know, you want it all. The attainable and otherwise.
And then one day, I kissed a girl. I do not know how it came to be. I kissed a girl I did not even like.
The first time I considered the possibility of being bisexual was when I was 16.
This graphic narrative is inspired by Ruth Vanita’s essay, “Born to Two Mothers, The Hero Bhagiratha,” and has adopted a version of the story from the same essay.
Western media is changing and starting to show a lot of queer representation, but I have yet to see that kind of progress in South Asian media.
The room is too hot but my fingers are freezing. I sometimes wonder what it would’ve been like if we’d both come out in high school, if we would’ve tried dating for real.
The show has its moments, but for the most, it is something you have to power through if you turn off your brain.
Each one of us already knows how to navigate some portion of the world; what do you think might happen if we could put together all that we know and we are?
Little did I know that this concept called BDSM would help me discover myself for the next decade -- and longer. I hadn’t realised that it could be so sensual, pleasurable and relaxing, unlike what most porn videos showed.
The walk was organised by the Prayojan Kalyan Samiti, and made Dehradun the fourth Indian city to have its first ever Pride walk this year after Islampur, Bhopal and Lucknow.
The film is the result of honest conversations with parents, grandparents and young people who identify as LGBTQ+.
Representation is not merely about putting a couple of queer people together, it is about how their narratives unfold, and whether these writers and actors are given the agency to be able to tell their own stories.