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.
Today, young people feel far more confident about challenging gender stereotypes and embracing their reality.
One thing is certain – gender comes in many flavors and there are many different genders out there. Gender is not binary, as we all know. It is a spectrum.
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.
So, we thought, it’s International Day of Kissing. Why not remind all lovers that the lips must not be missed? Presenting our guide to the kisses, sing it with me, which happen only in India!
Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.
Yes, the media tends to hype kissing for some odd reason. People in love, kiss. Don’t straight people kiss? What’s the big deal?
This Pride month, we’ve found gold at the end of the rainbow—desi queer Instagrammers and their brilliant posts.
June’s theme is SURVIVAL and we will have with us Priya Gangwani of the amazing Gaysi Family, all the way from Mumbai!
Many of the photographs here have been exhibited at various exhibitions and were recently published in the Gaysi Zine Issue # 5.
Three queer-themed series in a few weeks of launching the platform had us intrigued and we got behind the screens for a quick conversation with Manav Sethi, Chief Marketing Officer, AltBalaji.
Like most sexual identities, this one comes with its own share of trials and tribulations.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
For those who might not be in the know, Mirza is a stand-up comic, actor and writer who has worked in the Emmy-nominated web series Her Story and has co-created popular web shows such as Kam Kardashian and Brown Girl Problems.
At a film festival, watching their own or similar lives mirrored in stories around the world can be very empowering.
If ever one is encountered with a homosexual, please to use/advocate the use of any or all of the treatments prescribed below.
People continue to remain in the closet because the media industry has limited opportunities for those who have honestly shared their sexual orientation with the world.
Every year May 17th is celebrated as the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia to mark how far many societies have come to empower people of all sexualities and genders.
Founded in 2010, Yaariyan is among the first platforms for LGBTQ youth in Mumbai and is an active part of the collective that organizes Mumbai Pride.
The following are a few movies made in India and abroad to aid children and young adults on that journey of self-acceptance, coming out and feeling at ease with their identity.