I’m afraid of holding your hand and letting my heart slip through the gaps in my sleeve
I clearly remember when I first dreamed about a family. It was the day I read about WHO report and how homosexuality is not a mental disorder. Sitting in my bedroom I decided that I will get married to a guy, have a small house, have kid/s and a pet (mostly dog), and will live happily ever after.
It was a Wednesday morning, I was eating my breakfast before I had to leave for work, and my mom came to me and asked, out of the blue, if I had ever been harassed for being gay.
Through all the social commentary the show has tried to touch, it has really only done justice to surface concepts of class and sexuality that the newest working and earning generation of the subcontinent has begun to come to terms with.
The book is slim at just under 96 pages but impressively well-rounded, reading as diary writings with intimate reflections on Shraya’s complicated relationship with men, or rather masculinity.
Noronha was as madly funny as ever, cracking us up with new material as well as putting a different spin on some old anecdotes of his life.
Where we actually are in the UK; part hiding, part free – looking over our shoulder before we kiss. As I glanced back at the other people in the cinema, a million miles away from us… fear someone would see me cuddling a girl was acute.
If the #MeToo movement has made anything clear is that people certainly need to gain a better understanding of what consent means, and what respecting your partner entails.
ELKDTAL seams the gravity of depicting a lesbian relationship in our largely shushed society and the expected dreaminess of standing in a wheat stalk field waiting for love to sweep you by, a mainstream Bollywood trope for heterosexual love.
Saikat Majumdar, author of The Scent of God talks to Gaysi Family about the need for more stories that are set in spaces that complicate the many identities we are all born with.
The first year in a long time, when everyone, regardless of sexual orientation, could celebrate their love. If that doesn’t melt your heart, I don’t know what will.
This February, Uber brings to you an emoji to celebrate inclusivity.
“The reasoning behind most cultures cautioning us not to train our dragons is simple, fear. You keep enough people fearful and guilty, and voila you have a population you can …
Naughty Amelia Jane has been winning accolades after accolades in both international and national film circles for being spot on with more than just portrayal of the queer community.
I once asked her what she identified as. She proceeded to tell me that while she identified as pansexual, she chose to tell people she was bisexual. At the time, this was a little tough for me to understand. However, over time, I began to understand why she did it.
With only a week to go, there is a good chance that some of you out there still haven’t made up your mind about what to gift your significant other, or, it completely slipped your mind. Don’t stress, I got your back.
The curtains shut, and the door locked; he and I would spend hours kissing, holding, bending and folding into each other making up for the time at college where we only got to exchange glances in class
She touches you
and it feels like
the comfort of raindrops
singing on a sweltering night
mine felt like the ember of broken dreams.
It is a new year, which means a fresh new Pride month is just around the corner and so if you are thinking of some great gifts for your friends, this little list I have curated for you won’t fail.
the boy next to him sighs, and buries his face in his shoulder. it is instantly warmer.