The videos he has worked on also share stories that matter to him about the clandestine existence of queer folx in Pakistan, a country culturally and even lawfully similar in the violence towards queer people as their neighbour- India.
The partially scrapping of Section 377 has been a long time coming, and unfortunately, due to this, the general homophobic, misogynistic and patriarchal mindset that most cis-het Indians have had for centuries, has not changed much.
‘Lingering Wine’ features Pragya’s powerhouse vocals and soulful composition, and attempts to have a universal appeal that can entice lovers of all genders.
We celebrated our 10th birthday with posters that make us, us. And the biggest celebration was with our family in Mumbai - with Pinky Promise, a shorty store theatre.
The content of popular music becomes a medium through which partners express their emotions and the representation of love and romance often become a standard for roles, expectations, feelings (or lack of thereof), and gender appropriation in romantic and sexual arrangements.
We’re out with a super list of some of the most amazing desi artists, activists, projects and performers we know today on Instagram and you should definitely check their work out and hit that follow button!
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.
The gender role of a ‘man’ ascribed to by the society is of someone who is strong, ‘masculine’ and so on and so forth. But, what if some men want to be ‘feminine’, what if ‘femininity’ is nothing but a characteristic imposed by the society to restrict people into categorical boxes of duality?
This February, Uber brings to you an emoji to celebrate inclusivity.
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.
It is the trans community itself which has criticized the work severely, citing misrepresentation and misgendering of the community as well as the Meitei community in Manipur. They have called out the casteism, ableism, and the Brahminical overtones among other problematic elements.
The Sec 377 ruling was the first step towards a better, more equal India. We only hope that we move forward.
The documentary opens with a note stating photography and videography are strictly prohibited on the metro. Yet the first shot reveals metro doors filmed from the inside, and from then on we are always and already on forbidden territory.
There exists a dichotomy between asexuality and aromanticism; the common misconception is that the two terms are mutually inclusive.
It has been five years since Kalyan entered the music scene and he has definitely made his own mark. Even a half-hearted attempt to listen to his work will make one thing clear-- he is not afraid to chart his own path.
This show could have done miles better, but instead it has turned into a shallow South Bombay bourgeoisie alcohol fest with an equally horrific first world and misplaced idea of feminism and sexual liberation.
This year Awadh Queer Pride plans to organise 'Awadh Queer Pride 2019' on 10th February 2019. Coupled with this there will be several other events such as - Queer Evening, Film Screening, Play based on queer theme, sensitisation programmes with the police, universities and colleges, and the media.
The year has not been completely bereft of its share of homophobia as well. From a Kolkata girls’ school accusing ten of its students of ‘indulging in lesbianism’, to Kamaal R Khan making homophobic and transphobic comments on his Youtube channel, to the death of Sridevi, a desi queer icon for most of us Bollywood loving gaysis, 2018 has not been an year of complete euphoria.
2018 has been a good year for the LGBTQ community worldwide and now that the year is coming to a close, let’s take a moment to revisit all the milestones we have made as a community.
At its heart, a bazaar is a space for celebration. With its different sights, scenes, colours, people, and the exchange of thoughts and ideas, a bazaar is a space for collaboration and this, we want to share with you.