Their body of work comprises a compelling and complex archive of selves and objects that are multiple and express strong emotions.
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
We would love to hear your thoughts on being desi and being a queer for our #GaysiSnippets section.
As an early celebration of the International Cats Day on 8 August, Gaysi Family is putting together an evening exclusively for the lovers of funny females and feline furballs.
My pen and pain have become the same
Each thought of you
I scribble it down
Trying to write a story about ‘us’
The 27 films selected for this year, from nearly 70 submissions, include shorts, documentaries and feature length films from 12 countries.
Safe, welcoming and open, 2x2 Bar Night is a space which gives baby queers and fresh off the boat folks a chance to mingle with like-minded queers in the city and explore what Gaysi Family is all about.
Androgyny exists separately from sexuality, but the two are closely intertwined because stepping outside of traditional gender expression happens often in the queer experience.
For me, a person’s biological sex has never been criteria for attraction.
I’ve only recently proved it to be true
Aai, Baba - I’m dying to just tell you.
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.
Although being called a girl made me dysphoric, I never thought of myself as a boy either. So, I identify as neither male nor female.
Today, young people feel far more confident about challenging gender stereotypes and embracing their reality.
One thing is certain – gender comes in many flavors and there are many different genders out there. Gender is not binary, as we all know. It is a spectrum.
What is striking about Namjoshi’s work is the way she always looks at identity collectively and does not treat religious, sexual, racial, class and caste identity as separate strands.
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.
Sheheryar felt absolutely amused by the fact that although he wanted to kiss him the moment he saw him but resisted so much that he didn’t even ask his name.
So, we thought, it’s International Day of Kissing. Why not remind all lovers that the lips must not be missed? Presenting our guide to the kisses, sing it with me, which happen only in India!
Through our imagination, we are making these spaces more welcoming for those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and value diversity.