The depiction of queer relationships in media works as an agent of social sexualization and is particularly more influential in the Indian society where sex is not discussed, even for educative purposes.
First published in the Urdu literary journal Adab-i-Latif, Lihaaf became one of the most controversial texts of its time, with Chughtai being called to trial on charges of obscenity.
This piece is about three valiant non-binary and trans individuals who battled many adversities in their lives, from family pressure to bullying, homelessness, poverty, and loneliness.
I realised that there is a fear of women who are in charge of their sexuality
A quick Google Search shows that people identifying as trans or gender non-conforming often face issues when traveling.
The artwork that graced out instagram feeds deserve a story of their own, and here are some of our favourites.
While questioning my gender and understanding the ‘concepts’ of masculinity and femininity only came to me years later, that was an eye-opener for me.
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.
‘Desi Drag King Project’ is a collaborative project aimed at breaking gender stereotypes and empowering women.
Vikram's collection of poetry is a beautiful intersection of his spiritual, queer, cosmopolitan, and hyphenated identity.
Does all the calculation and advice get Maya a conversation with Rae?
Manaveeyam Queer Fest was also laced an exhilarating a well-executed fashion show for trans men who displayed some top-notch costumes.
The Acceptance Meet is an annual event that brings together Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ), their family (close and extended), colleagues, friends and supporting allies.
Both popular and not so popular in Indian Mythology, The Bhagavata is the story of Krishna, known as Shyam to those who find beauty, wisdom and love in his dark complexion.
Do bios make the person or does the person make the bio?
Here are 6 stories from the countless rainbows in the country - on who they are, what being queer means and what the world is to them.
We meet Alex Fierro without knowing she’s Alex Fierro. In fact when we meet her, she’s a cheetah. A cheetah.
Sathrangi is a trans-feminine Indian livelihood venture that aims to create employment opportunities for transgender and queer people with a vision to create a inclusive society, "a society for all".
Gaysi Family is thrilled to invite you to Zine Bazaar 2018: Bombay Edition on the 1st and 2nd of September 2018 at G5A Foundation, Mahalaxmi!
Muttering under my breath, and ignoring a steadily mounting headache, I carefully slipped on my gown. The bell was still buzzing, and it had been a straight ten minutes!