This Pride month, we’ve found gold at the end of the rainbow—desi queer Instagrammers and their brilliant posts.
Gaysi team got lucky and caught up with Fawzia Mirza for a little fun (and naughty) chat on the matters of Lesbian love at the Kashish Queer Film Festival this year!
Here are a few accounts from our readers of what their pets mean to them and how they have transformed their lives for the better.
In conversation with Maaria Sayed, film-maker of Chudala; Karishma Dube, film-maker of Devi; and Rajesh James, film-maker of Naked Wheels.
We promise you an evening of sweetness, laughter, certain mad cocktails, bad dance moves and (guaranteed to make you chuckle) games. You bring the conversations!
Have you always known?
My attraction to pretty girls with
pretty eyes and sad stories.
Stories I re-told at lunch everyday, asking
for endings I knew nothing about.
At a film festival, watching their own or similar lives mirrored in stories around the world can be very empowering.
Founded in 2010, Yaariyan is among the first platforms for LGBTQ youth in Mumbai and is an active part of the collective that organizes Mumbai Pride.
To speak a little more on the same, and other pride events organized by Bhopal Pride Team - we did a quick chat with Shubham SInghai & Disha Malviya.
The following are a few movies made in India and abroad to aid children and young adults on that journey of self-acceptance, coming out and feeling at ease with their identity.
It's one thing to make a law, and quite another to change people's opinions.
The boldly performed scene might have raised many eyebrows but it looks like the audience has enjoyed this honest, bare attempt by these two actresses.
This is our top, but by no means exhaustive, girl-on-girl myth busting guide.
This is an ode to that person who taught me how to dance like no one is watching.
Terrified of her husband, she decided to bring up the girl as a boy and named them Iphis.
The couple disclosed in the police station that they love each other and have desire to live together.
Jess thought she would die if Kay touched her right then. She could already feel the heat seeping through the fabric of her panty.
According to a 2014 report by GLADD, gay men make up 46% of the LGBT representation in the media, while the percentage of lesbian characters sits at 30%. Those few characters that do make it to the big screen are heavily defined by stereotypes.
At thirty, I realise that these borrowed worlds not only helped me through some of my toughest times as a teen, but also influenced me as a feminist, queer creator years later.
She wears the Plaid, the converse, the vans, the snapback and the suit, and man, she wears them like James Bond wears his, with disdain.