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.
This Pride month, we’ve found gold at the end of the rainbow—desi queer Instagrammers and their brilliant posts.
Transgender people of all ages face intense bullying, harsh judgment and unsolicited ‘advice’, occasionally from complete strangers. It hurts most, when it comes from our fellow rainbow people.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
We promise you an evening of sweetness, laughter, certain mad cocktails, bad dance moves and (guaranteed to make you chuckle) games. You bring the conversations!
At a film festival, watching their own or similar lives mirrored in stories around the world can be very empowering.
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.
To speak a little more on the same, and other pride events organized by Bhopal Pride Team - we did a quick chat with Shubham SInghai & Disha Malviya.
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.
In this solo-performance situated at the place where the URL and IRL converge Alok explores the sinister sides of visibility and our abusive relationship with the internet.
Since the LGBTQIA+ movement is still in its nascent state in the region, so our prime objective is to sensitize the ignorant people regarding the issue and also try to cater to the questions that erupt.