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.
This week, in the wake of the recent stalking incident involving a 29-year-old DJ in Chandigarh, Bunny brings to you two real stories of how stalking affects LGBT people. These instances can also be used to spark healthy discussions about inclusivity while fighting for a common cause.
How are we free when the State is sitting right inside our bedrooms dictating our every move?
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
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.
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.
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.
Sweekar looks at creating an open platform for LGBTQ and allies to exchange viewpoints and intermingle.
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.
LGBT youth are thrice as likely to be bullied as non-LGBT youth. 42 per cent of LGBT youth have experienced cyber bullying.
Forget homosexuality for a moment, prejudice needs to be eradicated regardless of who it is targeted at.
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.
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.
Mental illness of an individual SHALL NOT be determined by moral, social, cultural, work or political values or religious beliefs prevailing in an individual’s community.
We have many talented trans actors in our country, please stop casting cisgender people for trans characters in mainstream movies and TV series.
In the Rigveda, while talking about the Samsara, it says 'Vikruti Evam Prakriti', which means what seems un-natural is also natural.
The play was runner-up at the Sultan Padamsee Playwriting Awards 2016 and is running at NCPA centre from 21st-23rd March.
Evolution of queer representations in films (from the movie Fire to Kapoor And Sons) , and what does that say about what to expect in the future.
A multi-sensory curated experience, exploring stories of growing up queer through illustrations, paintings and installations from 10 emerging artists.
Stories of love, sexuality, and everything in between seem to be gaining the support of publishers, writers and readers.