According to a 2014 report by GLADD, gay men make up 46% of the LGBT representation in the media, while the percentage of lesbian characters sits at 30%. Those few characters that do make it to the big screen are heavily defined by stereotypes.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
She wears the Plaid, the converse, the vans, the snapback and the suit, and man, she wears them like James Bond wears his, with disdain.
Lesbian Visibility Day. A day where freedom of expression collides with the celebration of life and lesbian culture.
We at Gaysi decided to celebrate Lesbian Visibility Day (26th April) over the next two weeks and publish honest, fun and relevant articles on the said subject.
Mental illness of an individual SHALL NOT be determined by moral, social, cultural, work or political values or religious beliefs prevailing in an individual’s community.
When it comes to studying his possible queer nature, we have numerous paintings, where his female subjects, often nude, are lying down together, in each other’s arms.
Growing up LGBT means that one finds oneself facing similar scenarios at some point or another; however these are seldom addressed or talked about in the mainstream.
Over the years, creative heads have been trying to be more inclusive with their works. Artists have started coming out in the open, or have begun writing in or creating important characters that belong to the community.
It’s that time of the year, when we start to take a long, hard look at our life through the year and think of the resolutions that we definitely won’t keep.
“Go on.” She said. She wanted to hear the story in its entirety and not in bits and pieces, the way I had been telling her casually during Sundays scattered over five years.
I have been thinking a great deal about the response and criticism on Anushka Manchanda and Monica Dogra’s New Music Video.
I met Tara six years ago at a blogging conference. I was never the type to flirt with women, much less meet a high note key speaker and blurt out my sexuality while admiring her work.
Team Gaysi got in touch with the very talented film-maker Amartya Bhattacharyya for a little chat on his soon-to-be-screened film "Capital I" in Mumbai.
Growing up as neighbours, we spent all of our time together: in school, in the evenings after, after dinner at either her house or mine.
Evolution of queer representations in films (from the movie Fire to Kapoor And Sons) , and what does that say about what to expect in the future.
I have no doubt that the moment I laid eyes on you; I felt a never-before experienced connection – a connection over which I had absolutely no control.
Capital I is the first independent feature film of Odisha and since it began its journey it has travelled to many different international film festivals including the prestigious 20th IFFK and 8th BIFFES.
I wonder if you think of me
On those sleepless moonlit nights
Of what we could have been
if you had said yes
Dreams of the texture of your hair…
A multi-sensory curated experience, exploring stories of growing up queer through illustrations, paintings and installations from 10 emerging artists.