This graphic narrative is inspired by Ruth Vanita’s essay, “Born to Two Mothers, The Hero Bhagiratha,” and has adopted a version of the story from the same essay.
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 show has its moments, but for the most, it is something you have to power through if you turn off your brain.
You never had the courage to give our relationship a name
It concerned you more if the world found out & never looked at you the same
The film is the result of honest conversations with parents, grandparents and young people who identify as LGBTQ+.
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.
She looks at me incredulously. She repeats, softly this time, “I want out.” I respond softly, “I know, babe. You got it.”
Following are four Indian web series that do express strong plot-lines and have LGBTQ characters right at the center of all the action.
This year our theme is 'Every life matters' to highlight the increasing number of suicide amongst LGBTQ youth.
You never know what can inspire you to stop being a lost, lonely soul, bogged down by the bad, bad world.
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.
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
Their body of work comprises a compelling and complex archive of selves and objects that are multiple and express strong emotions.
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
We would love to hear your thoughts on being desi and being a queer for our #GaysiSnippets section.
My pen and pain have become the same
Each thought of you
I scribble it down
Trying to write a story about ‘us’
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.
You are valid if you're still in the closet, you're valid irrespective of when you come out, you're valid if you decide to never come out.
Although being called a girl made me dysphoric, I never thought of myself as a boy either. So, I identify as neither male nor female.