[Order NOW] Indian Queer Mythology Zine “For The Love Of God”

For those of you wondering where Gaysi’s next zine is, we have an answer and it’s taken about 4 months of our mind and strength. But whew, what a beautiful journey this has been!

We present to you, ‘For the Love of God’, an illustrated zine of queer stories across Indian Mythology. Released on the 1st of September 2018, the zine is an important addition to the the current discourse about queerness, gender, sexuality, and identity because it tells the stories of characters that are often not a part of popular mythology – characters that in some way don’t conform to established gender roles or sexual orientation expected of them. For instance, not many have heard of Ganga Survanti or her immaculate conception, the origins of Bhagiratha’s name: he who was born of two vulvas, or Mitra and Varuna, the two halves of the moon always tied together in a celestial embrace.

Through the zine, which features more than 15 inspiring, empowering, and fascinating stories brilliantly depicted with a smattering of quirk, we hope to spark a conversation or two and possibly introduce some unorthodox role models, increasing the visibility of queer characters among popular tales that we hear ever so often.

The Zine’s contributors are a melee of straight and queer, young and old, artists and writers – people looking to shine a light on stories that should be told and be part of the popular culture. ORDER THIS RIGHT NOW and revel in the wonders of the stories of times gone by.

You can buy a copy of this zine for Rs 500 on Instamojo. Also get an exclusive special edition postcard and bookmark!

Please note: All orders will be dispatched within 5 days of receiving.

For International Delivery: Please write to us at <gaysifamily@gmail.com> with the subject line ‘Booking The Gaysi Zine – (mention the number of copies)’, and we will take it forward from there.

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Jo Krishnakumar is a trans queer researcher interested in all things sex, sexuality, gender and how different groups/people experience these wor(l)ds. Their work is informed by their constant learning/unlearning of the privileges they have due to their social location as a dominant/oppressive caste person (Nair) while also occupying space as a (mentally) disabled trans person of colour. Find them on their unfinished webspace www.waytojo.com.

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