Archive for the month November 2011

More Than A Friend At Cine Labia

Made post the historic 2nd July judgment of the Delhi High Court in 2009, this docu-fiction weaves together a light-hearted story of a lesbian couple just like any two people in love, with their songs, their fights, their negotiations and aspirations, interspersed with interviews of people responding to the judgment which repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, that criminalized homosexuality.

On “Passing”

Is a petite-fair skinned person any more of a woman than a larger-dark skinned person? Is the tall-lanky-size zero woman any more real than a short-plus sized woman? Is a married-mom any more real than a career-focused-single woman? If that is the case, then why should a self-identifying not-assigned-woman-at-birth woman be any less of a woman than a woman who was assigned so at birth and raised as a woman?

Gaysi Presents Triple Bill : Tasting

From Queer Coolie's love of cooking to Tappy's addiction to massages to Lady Jughead's love of all things descriptive... we present our triple bill. Three stories with different perspectives...erotica, romance, and much banter to tease your senses!

Re-Booting Feminism: A Conversation With Samhita Mukhopadhyay

Join us for a candid discussion with Samhita Mukhopadhyay, U.S.-based feminist writer and editor of prominent feminist blog, about ways to utilize the blogosphere as an activist tool, and a reading from her recent book: Outdated: How Dating is Ruining Your Love Life (Seal Press, 2011).

The Pride Panel

I’m proud to call myself a staunch queer advocate. I’m admittedly not completely out to everyone in my life, but I don’t bother to hide my queerness anymore. As long as I feel safe speaking out, I’ll do so. And that has been a big step for me.

The Indians Without Laws

Forget willing your property to a long-time partner, the law doesn’t recognise her; Don’t dance too hard in a gay party, you could be booked for indecent behaviour; Facing domestic

Magazines From Chennai For Queers

Priya M Menon, TNN | Nov 9, 2011


Chennai: They were once a silent part of society, but the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trangender (LGBT) community has been striving

Margin of Error

In a somewhat unexpected turn of events, I am now seeing a dude. As in, a biological, male-assigned and male-identified individual. I won’t say it’s not weird in some ways. Then again, I don’t think I’d ever date anyone that expected traditional gender roles or attitudes, so it’s not all that different from dating anyone else who respects equality and difference.