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Gender Representation By Allies In Media

As a cisgender person, I also know that representation of people with other gender identities is rare. As a writer, it is one of my responsibilities, I believe, to depict a diverse group of people and make them feel visible, something that a lot of us did not have at a younger age.

My Body Is Not An Error

Intersex people spend a lot of their lives doing this emotional labor for others because they are inherently responsible to be born an error.

Dear Queer Old Person

Convinced that she was comatose, the two girls stared at each other for a second or hundred – the squeaky titters ceased.

Hansel And Gretel: A Queer Re-telling

Gigantic, and covered in striped rainbow tiers, The house was called, “Safe Space for Our Fellow Queers” A wondrous haven, a serendipitous find, Here, Gretel could love freely and Hansel could bind.

Anirban Ghosh’s Inktober Series

Inspired by official prompts from #Inktober, which included suggestive words like #Sling, #Wild, #Ride, #Catch, #Ripe, etc. – Ghosh decided to give his illustrations a kinky twist.

Fan-Fiction: Crybaby

Tae struggles to breathe. The air from his lungs rushes out as if escaping him. A pool of red grows larger and larger under him, and he feels it through his skin.

Welcome To The Land Of Desi Queers

Understand that the only time you can experience and express your authentic gender identity, is during college functions or your behen ki shaadi, when clothes and cosmetics suddenly adopt a universal tenor.

Dear Beloved.

As a kid, I wanted to be the strongest girl in class; I wanted to hand-wrestle better than any of the boys, and have them stare at me in admiration. They did. I could beat all of them in a single sitting.

Dear Queer Artists.

By the time I was 9 years old, I had decided that Nikhil from Daddy would break my heart at the tender age of 18 - leaving me floundering in a state of melodramatic, bangle-breaking depression - until I was ready to be rescued from Heartbreak™ and my own female fragility, by my superhero: Raj from DDLJ. But alas, my childhood fantasy remained unfulfilled.
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