This article has been drafted with inputs from Philip C. Philip, a Delhi-based genderqueer social activist who currently works with the Human Rights Law Network on transgender initiatives.
#ProudToBeMore is a campaign by Levi's exploring the narratives of queer people, but beyond their queer selves.
For many of us, our queer identity is the one that is most questioned, attacked, and ridiculed - as though our lives, journeys and fights start and end with not conforming to the status quo.
If you don't know a person's preferred pronouns, always ask, or just use they instead of he/she.
As a cisgender person, I also know that representation of people with other gender identities is rare. As a writer, it is one of my responsibilities, I believe, to depict a diverse group of people and make them feel visible, something that a lot of us did not have at a younger age.
Between all the talking and discussing and creating and artsy-ing, one thing is for sure: it will get your adrenaline pumping!
Gigantic, and covered in striped rainbow tiers,
The house was called, “Safe Space for Our Fellow Queers”
A wondrous haven, a serendipitous find,
Here, Gretel could love freely and Hansel could bind.
Inspired by official prompts from #Inktober, which included suggestive words like #Sling, #Wild, #Ride, #Catch, #Ripe, etc. – Ghosh decided to give his illustrations a kinky twist.
‘Special’, a blithe yet profound comedy – is an authentic, first-hand account of O’Connell’s life as a gay man with mild cerebral palsy. The series consists of 8 episodes, all of which last an approximate duration of 15 minutes per episode.
By the time I was 9 years old, I had decided that Nikhil from Daddy would break my heart at the tender age of 18 - leaving me floundering in a state of melodramatic, bangle-breaking depression - until I was ready to be rescued from Heartbreak™ and my own female fragility, by my superhero: Raj from DDLJ. But alas, my childhood fantasy remained unfulfilled.
Follow these simple rules, and you’ll never have to worry about being labeled ‘offensive’.
From growing up learning Carnatic music to launching their YouTube channel performing covers to finally becoming a full-time indie-pop artist, Teenasai's journey is a celebration for the desi queer community.
The idea behind NORMAL was to not only pay homage to the genre of horror – from some of its cult tropes, to taking it in extreme spaces – but do it while holding on to an inherently Indian, desi, voice.
A democratic establishment and the tireless rallying by activists and legislators have improved the overall climate in India over the years, with the Supreme Court finally striking down the colonial vestige of Section 377 and the Parliament tabling bills for trans rights (of course, in spite of flaws and all).
At first glance, it may seem like firms concerned with their objectives of productivity and profitability seldom care about the life and preferences of their employees. However, in our naïveté we overlook the moral foundations that can make a toxic workplace different from a healthy, accepting one.
This edition of Zine Bazaar will also witness some wonderfully mind-bending conversations that explore all the possible and impossible versions of Desi Fantasy - the multiverse, its pleasant fantasies, and horrifying realities and more, through our Activities, Talks, Workshops and a curated set of 50+ Exhibitors.
A typical binder is uncomfortable- simply because they’re made very tight and in materials that are not comfortable to skin. This calls for better innovation for queer people to choose from.
You buy me your favorite Carlos Luis Zafón
& beg, no demand that I read it.
You don't "take favors”
But blushed when I gave you Neruda's Twenty Love Poems- Michael Faudet's erotic poetry, you said, "touched you in places-"
If I could have anything that made me feel more independent, it would be making queerness a part of casual discussion. I wish it wasn’t such an enormous deal. People are gay. Everyone knows it.
Meera made a friend in the glass case she suffocated in for 25 years.