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’.
Screams the news,
Of her love letter to her
Where words bared their souls;
While clothed in desire.
The bazaar is a celebration of individuals and collectives involved in the art of storytelling through all kinds of mediums.
We have seen many ‘butch’ looking women in Bollywood whose apparent lesbian sexuality has always been completely absent, and has rather been replaced by a more heteronormative story which frankly, does their characterization a great disservice.
This (mis)representation of bisexuality as a sexuality in the “middle” of homosexuality and heterosexuality is the exact line that Medha Patel follows.
I whirled around to see Aaliya standing at the door, her long hair tied into a messy bun. She was holding a pile of books.
One day she excitedly told me about how she recently read an article on Facebook titled "10 celebrities you probably didn’t know were Gay" and found out that Sam Smith was gay.
At home, one must be loved, comfortable and able to grow. Identity and acceptance are a large part of how good and welcome someone feels in their ‘home’.
Netflix’s Lust Stories is a compilation of four short films, each of which dive into different kinds of modern relationships that make you think.