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
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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.
What is striking about Namjoshi’s work is the way she always looks at identity collectively and does not treat religious, sexual, racial, class and caste identity as separate strands.
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.
Sheheryar felt absolutely amused by the fact that although he wanted to kiss him the moment he saw him but resisted so much that he didn’t even ask his name.
Through his performances, Raheem has challenged the concept of gender roles within Kathak. Exploring an artist’s outer aesthetics and immersing them within a community that dictates long-established and conventional roles in society.
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.
For gay poet Yun Hyun Seok, his name preceded and confirmed his existence/essence.