Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.
Even today, very little has changed for the trans community. While the landmark Supreme Court judgment issued directives to central and state governments to institute policy changes, the central government has not issued uniform procedures or demonstrated accountability.
In a world that had not quite woken up yet, Preet Simran and Saraswati were telling us about the reality of their existence through a language understood by all: the language of music.
I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered.
Celebrate Diversity | Catalyzing Active Citizenship for Inclusion | Arts for Social Change
This year marks the 10th milestone of the LGBTQ+ community’s collective struggle to fight back against homophobia, transphobia, shame and stigma.
Fighting against the world, here are five intersex role models from diverse fields you need to know who are ‘killing’ the game.
Social work is being commercialized. We even call it social work rather than social service… helping others is not a kind of business.
Here is a quick 5-point checklist to help you get started, all in lingo that you understand!
There is no drama or scripted dialogues; instead, we get raw emotions and the reality of Cleo and her fiancé’s worlds.
Representation is not merely about putting a couple of queer people together, it is about how their narratives unfold, and whether these writers and actors are given the agency to be able to tell their own stories.
Does sand-in-your-toes or the sound of the washing of the waves nearby or the sunsets or meeting new people or simply singing karaoke to the cute one sitting across makes you happy?
A lot of these organisations offer professional counselling, family counselling and helpline services.
Always comforted by binaries
So used to divisions of only Two
I found myself baffled when I
Entered the Ladies’ Room
And found a bunch of men
The 27 films selected for this year, from nearly 70 submissions, include shorts, documentaries and feature length films from 12 countries.
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.
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.
Queer activists have not only used “queer” as a self-referential label, but have also endeavored to make it part of the national dialog about sexual preference.
Trump's victory signals not only a deep divide within the US--a divide that is not by any means new but just more visible now--but also a failure of the Democrats and liberal democracy that many (myself included) had come to cherish.
Since its Pride time, I want to share my all-time favourite films on the Stonewall riots. An event that is still remembered, celebrated, changed how LGBTQ people are perceived, and became a symbol of empowerment for the community.