'God Loves Hair' is a collection of illustrated short stories that form a narrative about a child with a quest for solace and answers in God, growing up in a country where he is a minority and a world full of scary secrets.
[Guest Poet: The Girl]
the storm erupts
in blue flashes
and giant drums
that you are out there in it
and I am safe
i was drowning
you rescued me.
i had forgotten
what it was to laugh
that deep heartfelt laugh
you reminded me.
i didn’t know how
important it is
to feel …
Continued from Being Trans: Parte Dos!
I see myself as a very different person now – only better! I realised all the anger and prejudice I had in myself, was …
Continued from Being Trans
By the time I was at college, I was convinced I was a pervert and the guilt added to the already existing restlessness driving me into …
On an empty canvas colored blue,
The wandering night draws me and you!
Feeling your hair, your brows, your nails, your breasts
As though they were my own: my longing …
Jerry Lee Seger, an enraged father who allegedly blamed 24-year-old Courtney Bright for leading his daughter down what he felt was the wrong path - including a three-year lesbian affair - strangled Bright to death and left her body in an abandoned house, say police.
Director Tom Gustafson’s take on queer centric issues, stereotypes, homophobia, coming out, social justice and acceptance is pleasing & still relevant in today’s time.
I am not intersexed, as in I was not born with ambiguous genitals, though anyone who is Gender non conforming would fall under the unbrella of being transgendered.
As I was reading his classic Black Skin, White Masks today, it occurred to me that a lot of what he is saying is very applicable to the LGBTQ community today. One particular line jumped at me. “Fault, guilt, refusal of guilt, paranoia”, he writes, “one is back in homosexual territory”.
If I have to pick a favourite I would any day go with non-fiction stories. Especially coming out stories; the confusion, the anguish, the struggle and finally liberation. Relating to …
* Note : Contains Explicit Sexual Content
Do you know how your eyes close whenever I kiss you?
Do you know how your heart beats whenever I hold you?
Dear Aravind, I went through your article for a smidgeon of statistics that would support your claim about emotional scarring. How is this scarring any worse than the bitter acrimony resulting from a divorce or the end of a long relationship? Heartbreak is heartbreak, whether you live together or apart.
This is a time to take closer look at the ‘sting operation’ being used as a tool for generating news? It is always done under the pretext of wanting to uncover the truth, expose corruption, dig up dirt and bringing it into the open. But a short glance into the history of sting operations carried out by the Indian Media will tell you that it is the deployment of dirty tactics and TRP cat-fights.
Directed by Shamim Sarif, The World Unseen, to many may not strike as anything extraordinary.
Since the time we have started going out, I have been teasing requesting my girlfriend to get her beloved pooch “P” mated. I don’t want any bad karma affecting our …
A colleague of mine from the Paris office came to visit and stayed in Mumbai for three months. We became friends and I was delighted to meet her again a …
[Guest Author: Tink]
“Coming out” – I started by wondering about that word. Something about the phrase was very empowering – outdoorsy, brave, though this was hardly how I felt …