Having been out to my parents for some time, I didn’t expect any resistance, and I didn’t expect any excitement either. Like my sexual and gender identity, this too was just some random thing happening in my life that they chose to stay unbothered about.
I’m a newbie to Pune, and I’ve hardly ever seen anything, but when I heard that pride was happening at the same time that I was going to be home after my convocation (read jobless period of time), I couldn’t wait! And what a day it was.
On Sunday the 18th of February city of Ahmedabad's witnessed its first major Pride march.
Pride was not only interpreted as being proud of one-self, but it was also about collectively standing up against pervasive shame.
Pride marches are about acceptance. People from a wide range of spectrum come together for ONE DAY in a year to celebrate their existence and their individuality.
Addressing the audience, the choir stressed on the fact that through their performances, and the power of music, they wish to eradicate discrimination, oppression, ignorance, and prejudice.
Whether I love doing drag, I am yet to figure.
Everyone around me seemed elated, not a single care in the world, and a fire in their eyes, a storm brewing.
A truly remarkable 10th year and exciting time for all of us.
The next Awadh Pride march will be held on 11th February, 2018. This will be my first pride and I hope to make it an unforgettable experience.
Sure, you can have probably gotten away with gifting a mug or a photo-frame so far, but maybe you should up your game this year. You can maybe test new waters with the Mumbai Pride march that is just around the corner.
As I walk further, a row of mannequins catches my attention. It’s impossible to miss, really. Every mannequin is dressed beautifully. My eyes widen, and I marvel at how attractive an inanimate object can look, with all the hard work put in by the designers.
GaysiFamily presents 2x2 Bar Nights: Pride Edition – the one where we let the world know how we can fight hard and party harder.
At the event, four inspiring leaders shared their experiences and journeys of building safe online spaces for the queer community to thrive and talk about their culture whilst tackling other life-threatening crisis and issues.
Since 2008, Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM), which is a collective of organisations and individuals that work towards LGBTQA rights, have been organising the Queer Azaadi March, or Pride March, in …
Presenting, once again, Gaysi Family's Flick It!, a badminton doubles tournament where your partner and you can put your shuttle smacking skills against other playful folks.
The walk was organised by the Prayojan Kalyan Samiti, and made Dehradun the fourth Indian city to have its first ever Pride walk this year after Islampur, Bhopal and Lucknow.
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.
Since the LGBTQIA+ movement is still in its nascent state in the region, so our prime objective is to sensitize the ignorant people regarding the issue and also try to cater to the questions that erupt.
I have been doing this, marching, since I am a kid. I used to go on my dad’s shoulders and march with him and my mum, as my sister was to small for all the crowd, was just us three.