(Part Two of Banished from India: A Two-Part Story with Audience Participation)
The Audience Participation in response to Part One was so thoughtful, I can’t help but feel that many …
Planet Romeo (a popular dating website for men) has an annual video contest around the holidays called the “Ho ho homo contest” and for the first time an Indian Entry has made to the final 5!
As a child, I traveled to India every four years with my family to see relatives. I hated it because I got deathly sick from dysentery, because my parents tried to dress me up in girly clothes, because relatives pinched my cheeks too hard. I would now say I had the luxury to hate it.
Is a petite-fair skinned person any more of a woman than a larger-dark skinned person? Is the tall-lanky-size zero woman any more real than a short-plus sized woman? Is a married-mom any more real than a career-focused-single woman? If that is the case, then why should a self-identifying not-assigned-woman-at-birth woman be any less of a woman than a woman who was assigned so at birth and raised as a woman?
Pakistani Trans-folks have been given Voting Rights. It is interesting how any country can offer a basic right that every citizen should implicitly gain by being a citizen of that …
Transgender Day of Remembrance or TDoR i is a day dedicated to honoring trans folks who have died outside of natural circumstances.
Scott Kugle’s Homosexuality in Islam, is a must read for Queer people of all faiths (not just Muslims) and also for feminists, atheists and other minorities that challenge patriarchy.
Franco rolls an 8mm camera as we’re flying up the same tangled, winding hills that the real Hopper and the real Wood sped on the night of their famous accident. Franco commands the girls to take their shirts off. They giggle and strip. Dean sparks a butt in the back with his tits out. The wind slaps hard on our faces. We snake up the road, way too fucking fast.
It was after her fifteenth birthday that she realised there was something a little different about her. All her friends seemed to have changed – they dressed better, seemed more …
I miss the days of my childhood, when everything and everyone was so carefree.My friend Anubhav and I used to get together with the other boys from the colony and …
Hijra isn’t the only transgender identity. There are others, such as female-to-male transgenders, who don’t draw attention to themselves, and struggle to find recognition as anything but a ‘deviant’ community, …
"I did not know Gaurav Gopalan personally. But after attending his vigil on Sunday night at Dupoint, I wish I had." says Anita Balan.
Friends & family of Gaurav Gopalan as well as politicians and LGBT community activists gathered in Dupont Circle Sunday night for a candlelight vigil in memory of Gopalan, who was killed in Columbia Heights earlier this month. Shiva Subbaraman shares her memories and pays tribute to Gaurav.
I got word on Facebook about a new TV show, DeSiCiTi, via Brown Girl Magazine and Good Indian Girl.
DeSiCiTi is allegedly a desified version of Sex and the …
The D.C. Medical Examiner disclosed on Tuesday that gay engineer Gaurav Gopalan, who was found dead Sept. 10, was blunt force trauma to the head and that the death has been ruled a homicide.
The woman who repeatedly kicked, punched and dragged a 22-year-transgender woman across a Baltimore McDonald’s floor in April was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison
The email read: “Do you want to come play in the woods? There'll be lots of cute guys...” It was a Radical Faerie gathering at Breitnebush Springs in Oregon. My immediate response was: No. No way. I don't do that sort of thing. And I paused just as I was about to move on to the next email, and my second thoughts said: What are you afraid of?
Chennai-based performer Aniruddhan Vasudevan’s monologue mixes storytelling, spoken word, classical dance and music to explore the performance of gender and sexuality. As he performs Brihannala – it becomes a reference point for his own performance of gender, his desires and the questions that arise therein.
Harmony Santana dazzles in this drama as a trans teen, Vanessa and her struggling relationship with her just returned-from-prison dad, played wonderfully by Esai Morales and a semi accepting mom, played by Judy Reyes . The movie is set in Bronx,NY.