I attempt to grapple with the reality of myself at eighteen. My 240-pound lumpen body devours most of the frame. A fence of scraggy hair runs through my face and torso like barbed wire.
Manobi, like most trans persons, has lived through her share of ordeals to emerge resilient. Furthermore, she has formidable credentials, with a PhD in Bengali Literature and authorship to multiple other books, magazines, and hundreds of newspaper articles.
Super Deluxe steals you away for the entire show. It’s a brilliant piece of work. Unfortunately, in the theatre, I heard a few mocking laughs and snickers during the scenes with Shilpa, who is transgender.
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Here in India, not much data is available on bullying in educational institutions let alone on bullying of queer children and young adults. But we do know that it happens.
The partially scrapping of Section 377 has been a long time coming, and unfortunately, due to this, the general homophobic, misogynistic and patriarchal mindset that most cis-het Indians have had for centuries, has not changed much.
We believe this campaign will help change minds in Bangladesh by promoting a level of understanding and awareness of our community, which in Bangladesh currently, is desperately missing.
Are you wondering why I am talking about gender and sex? Like you do now, I too had many questions, curiosities and anxieties about gender and sex.
With streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime, there has emerged a wonderful uncensored space for Indians to be able to access content.
It is the trans community itself which has criticized the work severely, citing misrepresentation and misgendering of the community as well as the Meitei community in Manipur. They have called out the casteism, ableism, and the Brahminical overtones among other problematic elements.
She was born in the year 93 on a wintry morning inside a private hospital ward. She has no recollection of that day. Her grandma would tell her, “Your dad and I both jumped with joy when the nurse told us, ‘It’s a boy”.
Restless thoughts were lingering on in my mind and I wanted to approach and talk to them. Because of the common attitude towards transgender people, I was shying away from them.
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.
Shals Mahajan, a writer, and a queer feminist fellow who lives in Bombay had to withdraw from a Children’s Writing Festival they were invited to because the organisers of the fest did not approve of the bio they submitted.
A quick Google Search shows that people identifying as trans or gender non-conforming often face issues when traveling.
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.
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.
Their infant daughter, the doctor had said, had XY chromosomes. Male chromosomes.
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".
At home, one must be loved, comfortable and able to grow. Identity and acceptance are a large part of how good and welcome someone feels in their ‘home’.