Chennai Pride 2011 has started in full swing. This Friday, May 27th at 4 PM, Chennai Rainbow Coalition is conducting a pre-pride workshop on how to face the media.
(Update: Voting extended to May 25th!) Go to the Campus Progress/Colorlines.com Keynote Youtube Site (make sure you are signed in to YouTube.com to vote) and look for Anurag's submission under naomilahiri, IL and vote for it... In the video, Anurag talks about herself, her identity, Queer South Asian voices and their need to be heard as well as her work with Gaysi Family.
Theree American girls, ages 15, 11, and 6 have been held hostage by their extremist father for the past year, after going for what was meant to be a 3 week visit to United Arab Emirate (UAE) in May 2010.
Harjeet Johal talks about his journey of coming out to his parents after he almost marries an unsuspecting girl in an arranged marriage, despite being gay.
Solaris Pictures & Bombay Dost in association with The Humsafar Trust presents KASHISH 2011 (2nd MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL)
With the recent Gaysi poll and Rainbow Monster’s piece “Lady Gaga, Bollywood Remix & A Disheartened Fan”, both regarding Lady Gaga’s recent desi remix of Born This Way, I felt it was time to articulate here my point of view on Ms. Stefani Germanotta.
Lez Go Metro in association with Gossip present: WOMENS CRICKET LEAGUE
Rashmi mentioned to me that a recent episode of Outsourced was particularly troubling, so after I watched it we decided to each write about it. Read Rashmi’s take on the specific episode in her article “Outsourced, I love you no more!” I suppose I have something more along the lines of “Outsourced, I never really loved you”.
The bottom-line is, If you do not understand about a community, at the least refrain from insulting them.
It was Lord Shiva, who had taken the form of Ratnavati’s mother and nurtured her the past few days. It was the three-eyed Lord, who is known for his masculinity,that played the role of the mother, the midwife and the nanny to the new born and looked after the two in need.
Welcome to the new layout at Gaysi. Not that much has changed. We respect the Disco Shanti pink and the dhinchak yellow far too much to mess with that.
A transgender woman in Maryland, Baltimore was brutally beaten at a McDonald's, while the employees, videotape, shout and no one interferes and goes to help the victim. An old lady finally manages to get in between.
And as your biggest and dearest fan, I take the responsibility upon myself to bring your attention to this atrocity!
Researchers at the Jindal Law school are filing a petition in favour of the Naz foundation petition in the Supreme Court this Friday. For this reason, they are doing an empirical study to assess the positive impact that the High Court Judgment in the S. 377 case has had on the LGBT community in DELHI.
Thousands of books have been written on Mahatma Gandhi with each new one claiming to have discovered an unknown facet of his eventful life. When reviews of Pulitzer prize winner Joseph Lelyveld's "Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle with India" hit the newspapers in England and US claiming that the book says Gandhi was a bisexual and had a German-Jewish bodybuilder lover in Hermann Kallenbach it created immediate sensation.
Much awaited apology from TV9.
Video courtesy : Allout.org
The News Broadcasting Standards Authority, New Delhi has censured TV9 to pay a fine of Rs.1,00,000 and broadcast an apology in prime time both in English and in Telugu. …
This video refers to sex with Transgenders (TG) as a bad habit destroying life, Youth welcoming AIDS, Unnatural and a reason for AIDS. It also refers TGs as ONE BY TWOs (a derogatory word for TGs in AP, India), ugly and repulsive and says they en-cash the unnatural desires in some people.
For cheap sensationalism, TV9, a Telugu channel carried out a slanderous and malicious story outing young gay men from Hyderabad. Extremely personal information of these men, including physical statistics, sexual preferences and positions were revealed, blatantly violating their privacy and dignity.
At Gaysi we are deeply disappointed by TV9's homophobic story "Gay Culture Rampant in Hyd". We demand TV9 *To take down the video from TV9's Youtube channel immediately and * Release a statement promising better sensitivity to LGBT issues, in the future.