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!
Let’s meet at a place
Where instead of capturing
You in my words
I take in your laughter
And imprint it on me
For another lifetime
Trump's victory signals not only a deep divide within the US--a divide that is not by any means new but just more visible now--but also a failure of the Democrats and liberal democracy that many (myself included) had come to cherish.
Yes, the media tends to hype kissing for some odd reason. People in love, kiss. Don’t straight people kiss? What’s the big deal?
This Pride month, we’ve found gold at the end of the rainbow—desi queer Instagrammers and their brilliant posts.
Gaysi team got lucky and caught up with Fawzia Mirza for a little fun (and naughty) chat on the matters of Lesbian love at the Kashish Queer Film Festival this year!
Here are a few accounts from our readers of what their pets mean to them and how they have transformed their lives for the better.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
We promise you an evening of sweetness, laughter, certain mad cocktails, bad dance moves and (guaranteed to make you chuckle) games. You bring the conversations!
Have you always known?
My attraction to pretty girls with
pretty eyes and sad stories.
Stories I re-told at lunch everyday, asking
for endings I knew nothing about.
At a film festival, watching their own or similar lives mirrored in stories around the world can be very empowering.
Founded in 2010, Yaariyan is among the first platforms for LGBTQ youth in Mumbai and is an active part of the collective that organizes Mumbai Pride.
To speak a little more on the same, and other pride events organized by Bhopal Pride Team - we did a quick chat with Shubham SInghai & Disha Malviya.
The following are a few movies made in India and abroad to aid children and young adults on that journey of self-acceptance, coming out and feeling at ease with their identity.