The western framework of trans identity is also seen as the more modern version of being trans. Several cultures around the world, including India, have had indigenous trans communities historically.
Drag is about being comfortable with your own sexuality.
That time, the term ‘faggot’ was extremely prevalent. It was supposed to mean the highest disgrace ever and was just thrown on people who had guts to come out as gay.
Transgender persons disrupt the established status quo of being and seeing and being seen.
The 9th edition of the Bangalore Queer Film Festival (BQFF), that spanned from 9th March to 11th March, screened a staggering 89 films from over 30 countries.
Labels like transgender, intersex, and cross-dressers leave us with specific classification, but these terms aren't always black and white.
Here is a narrative from Hindu mythology that explores the spectrum of gender and transcending across the binaries that exist.
Being intersex is a naturally occurring variation in humans, and it isn’t a medical problem. It’s also more common than most people realize.
March 31st is a day of observance. As the International Transgender Day of Visibility, it is a day of quiet learning and a changing thought process in a world that continues its progress towards acceptance and love.
From a young age I learned that the world thought it knew who I was better than myself. Racism is many things, but part of it is a crisis of imagination.
Whether I love doing drag, I am yet to figure.
A truly remarkable 10th year and exciting time for all of us.
There are two main ways Quebec aims to promote LGBT rights internationally and, as such, contribute to the improvement of the social and cultural situation for LGBTQ+ people.
The show is lauded as a landmark in transgender representation on television and film, with Soloway enacting a "transfirmative action program", where showmakers hire transgender applicants in preference to cisgender people.
Campus spaces are arenas where thinking minds have the freedom to engage in conversations, and discuss the otherwise allegedly ‘uncomfortable’ subjects.
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.
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