As much as I love listening to 90s Madonna and Janet Jackson, I have issues with how central the figure of a cishet pop diva is in discussions about LGBTQ music. Just because we have learned to do the labour of translating dominant experiences to our own doesn’t mean it should be demanded of us.
In India – and this has been true since the British rule – English education has been indispensable for not only socioeconomic but also cultural mobility.
I am out to most people in my life – sister, cousins, friends, friends of friends, professors, coworkers – except my parents. That’s a tricky one.