The stories were inspired by important struggles that have happened and are still happening. I tried to keep an emotional, simple approach as I am disliking the way people are quickly finding reason to divide themselves into camps based on words.
In this age of social platforms, online activism is omnipresent and political engagement often ends at its inception — with a lone tweet or Instagram story, Adam stands above with his commitment to real world action.
Typically, daughters and fathers are close. Much as been said and shown about a father giving his daughter away to a deserving man but what about the women who have chosen women?
India has the third largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2017, HIV prevalence among adults (aged 15-49) was an estimated 0.2%.
This piece is about three valiant non-binary and trans individuals who battled many adversities in their lives, from family pressure to bullying, homelessness, poverty, and loneliness.
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".
True to his fascinating method- Borja travels to the destinations and goes on dates in the destination to discover it in the best way possible.
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’.
The courage and achievements turn such individuals, like Harvey Milk, into role models who constantly inspire countless queers to keep fighting for their rights.
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.
That time, the term ‘faggot’ was extremely prevalent. It was supposed to mean the highest disgrace ever and was just thrown on people who had guts to come out as gay.
As the generation matures and newer generation comes in, such discussions shouldn't attract undue attention and should be a part of daily conversations/lifestyle.
We had around 500+ people come to the festival in the span of three days. We were really happy as we were only expecting an audience of about 200 to 250 people.
I am from a small town called Kamshet (Lonavala), where being open about your sexual orientation is considered a sin and people never accept it.
For a long time, I prayed to God that I become a girl the next day and that people forget I was ever a boy -- because for me, to love a man, it was necessary to be a woman!
There are many facets of south-Asian societies that are less concerned with how men behave, how colourful their clothes are or if they are holding hands with male friends or simply laying their heads on their friend’s shoulder.
The first time I considered the possibility of being bisexual was when I was 16.
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 web-series received positive response from critics and the media, and made it to some festival selections, including AltFest NY -- New York's locally programmed Gay and Lesbian film festival.
Globally, more than 30% of all new HIV infections are estimated to occur among youth aged 15 to 25 years. People aged 15-29 years comprise almost 25% of the India’s population but account for 31% of the country’s AIDS burden.