She often forgot to empathise with herself. I felt she needed someone to peel off the layers of her personality before she could even think of letting them in. But then, I knew she did not need anything at all.
Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.
Carmilla is one of the few current shows known for its diverse cast featuring people of colour and of different sexual identities and religious backgrounds; it also deals with these topics subtly and sensitively, which gives this show a universal appeal.
This year marks the 10th milestone of the LGBTQ+ community’s collective struggle to fight back against homophobia, transphobia, shame and stigma.
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 issue is multi-lingual, which means you can send us your stories in any regional language you prefer. We shall get it translated and print it along with the original.
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?
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.
She looks at me incredulously. She repeats, softly this time, “I want out.” I respond softly, “I know, babe. You got it.”
Does sand-in-your-toes or the sound of the washing of the waves nearby or the sunsets or meeting new people or simply singing karaoke to the cute one sitting across makes you happy?
A lot of these organisations offer professional counselling, family counselling and helpline services.
At a table in the corner
Whirling her world in my cup
Cream still appears like a meaning
She said, had lost over the years
The waves of her desire
Gush at my feet on the shore
I long to seep away in the ocean
I long to go with her
Always comforted by binaries
So used to divisions of only Two
I found myself baffled when I
Entered the Ladies’ Room
And found a bunch of men
The 27 films selected for this year, from nearly 70 submissions, include shorts, documentaries and feature length films from 12 countries.
I’ve only recently proved it to be true
Aai, Baba - I’m dying to just tell you.
These images feel heavy to me, difficult even- they represent a public queer Bombay that is still shedding its milk teeth, learning to channel its own power, struggling in more ways than one.
Queer activists have not only used “queer” as a self-referential label, but have also endeavored to make it part of the national dialog about sexual preference.
So, we thought, it’s International Day of Kissing. Why not remind all lovers that the lips must not be missed? Presenting our guide to the kisses, sing it with me, which happen only in India!