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.
No one should have to deal with sexism, homophobia and of course prejudices against mental illness all at once.
Tell us how your pet(s) have changed your life. Have they made you a better person? Have they become your family?
The boldly performed scene might have raised many eyebrows but it looks like the audience has enjoyed this honest, bare attempt by these two actresses.
According to a 2014 report by GLADD, gay men make up 46% of the LGBT representation in the media, while the percentage of lesbian characters sits at 30%. Those few characters that do make it to the big screen are heavily defined by stereotypes.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
The show is fun, pure, unadulterated, slaphappy comic story of boys next door.
Lesbian Visibility Day. A day where freedom of expression collides with the celebration of life and lesbian culture.
Having been bullied in school, I really wished I knew I wasn't alone, or that speaking to other people would not make me come across as weak.
LGBT youth are thrice as likely to be bullied as non-LGBT youth. 42 per cent of LGBT youth have experienced cyber bullying.
Vyjayanti Vasanta Mogli, a transwoman LGBT activist and public policy scholar at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad, who has openly spoken about her abuse at school, says that lesbian women and transmen in rural areas end up at the bottom of the hierarchy when it comes to basic human rights within the unit of family and village.
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A woman in a flannel shirt and cropped hair, or a man wearing loud prints walks by and there are questions. Is she/he gay?
As we all know that Vicks is a brand that has always associated its products with the gentle touch of a mother’s care, as she caresses and gives relief to her child.