From a young age I learned that the world thought it knew who I was better than myself. Racism is many things, but part of it is a crisis of imagination.
Since 2008, Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM), which is a collective of organisations and individuals that work towards LGBTQA rights, have been organising the Queer Azaadi March, or Pride March, in …
The show is lauded as a landmark in transgender representation on television and film, with Soloway enacting a "transfirmative action program", where showmakers hire transgender applicants in preference to cisgender people.
Even today, very little has changed for the trans community. While the landmark Supreme Court judgment issued directives to central and state governments to institute policy changes, the central government has not issued uniform procedures or demonstrated accountability.
In a world that had not quite woken up yet, Preet Simran and Saraswati were telling us about the reality of their existence through a language understood by all: the language of music.
Today, I am not stuck in what you think of me-
This exhausting, endless loop of trans-misogyny
Not broken and what I ought to be
I was the mystery of an anatomy, a question asked but not answered.
This year marks the 10th milestone of the LGBTQ+ community’s collective struggle to fight back against homophobia, transphobia, shame and stigma.
Here is a quick 5-point checklist to help you get started, all in lingo that you understand!
There is no drama or scripted dialogues; instead, we get raw emotions and the reality of Cleo and her fiancé’s worlds.
Representation is not merely about putting a couple of queer people together, it is about how their narratives unfold, and whether these writers and actors are given the agency to be able to tell their own stories.
This week, in the wake of the recent stalking incident involving a 29-year-old DJ in Chandigarh, Bunny brings to you two real stories of how stalking affects LGBT people. These instances can also be used to spark healthy discussions about inclusivity while fighting for a common cause.
How are we free when the State is sitting right inside our bedrooms dictating our every move?
Always comforted by binaries
So used to divisions of only Two
I found myself baffled when I
Entered the Ladies’ Room
And found a bunch of men
You are valid if you're still in the closet, you're valid irrespective of when you come out, you're valid if you decide to never come out.
Since its Pride time, I want to share my all-time favourite films on the Stonewall riots. An event that is still remembered, celebrated, changed how LGBTQ people are perceived, and became a symbol of empowerment for the community.
Transgender people of all ages face intense bullying, harsh judgment and unsolicited ‘advice’, occasionally from complete strangers. It hurts most, when it comes from our fellow rainbow people.
Sweekar looks at creating an open platform for LGBTQ and allies to exchange viewpoints and intermingle.
Every year May 17th is celebrated as the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia to mark how far many societies have come to empower people of all sexualities and genders.
LGBT youth are thrice as likely to be bullied as non-LGBT youth. 42 per cent of LGBT youth have experienced cyber bullying.