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Cinema Outside The Closet

Young filmmakers are bringing queer issues to the fore through their movies, but there are challenges galore; writes Dhrubo Jyoti When Amitava Sarkar wrote a story in 2004-05 from her experiences, she found that there were no films that talked abo... Read More...
Queer Book Club

The Queer Agenda

  Sukhdeep Singh explores how queer people across India are coming together for things apart from pride parades and film festivals When Aayush came out to his neighbour, he was gifted a queer fiction book, which generated the hunger and curi... Read More...
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Farsi: A Lost Language of Gay Delhi

Dr. Himadri Roy provides interesting insights into how the mode of  communication of LGBTs in Delhi changed between 70s and 90s Farsi is supposed to be the communication code amongst the LGBT community of Delhi. It is said to have originated dur... Read More...
Enough is ENough

Broken Bodies, Resilient Souls

 Sexual minorities have to face violence at multiple fronts  and the Govt. chose to look away by not including recommendations of Justice Verma Committee report, writes Sukhdeep Singh Madhu, a trans-sexual activist in Kolkata was on her way to meet ... Read More...
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2012: A Mixed Year For India

Sukhdeep Singh reviews what the year 2012 meant for India 2012 has been a mixed year for India’s LGBTs. On a lighter note, we know that the world didn’t end as it was supposed to, but we also know that neither has the homophobia. The year began on... Read More...
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2012 – The Year of Gay Rights

2012 is going to be remembered as the year of gay civil rights, writes Bharathi People said when 2012 started that the world is going to end this year. But it was the hate mongers world that ended this year. 2012 is going to go down in history as ... Read More...
Gay RIghts

A Political Turn

Gay rights activists agree that the time has come for the LGBT movement to start asserting itself politically, writes Sukhdeep Singh The political scene in India is heating up day-by-day. Not only are the Lok Sabha elections of 2014 nearing up, bu... Read More...

Friendship Walk 1999

The 11th Gay Pride Parade in Kolkata this year saw over 1500 participants. Owais Khan, one of the participants of the first pride march of India, had penned down his feelings, thoughts and experience of being part of history. We reproduce below that ... Read More...
Killed for being different

Living on the Fringe

Despite decriminalistion of homosexuality, Delhi hasn’t become a safe city and  crimes against gays keep happening. Dr. Himadri Roy writes about some cases that received wide media coverage Ever since homosexuality was decriminalized in 2009 by De... Read More...
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Love Conquers All

Sumi and Buli are Physical Education teachers in a school and have been in a relation for over a decade, and live together in South Kolkata. Sukhdeep Singh talks to them to find out the various challenges they have faced, and what has kept them going... Read More...
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Love Birds

While Dr. Himadri Roy is an Associate Professor with School of Gender and Development Studies of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi; Shiv Sahoo is an Academic Co-ordinator with Alliance Francaise de Delhi. The two recently ce... Read More...
AIDS Infection

A Positive Effect: Blog Contest Results

In November, we held a month long AIDS Awareness drive, released posters on various social media sites to raise awareness on the issue; held a blogging contest and on 1st Dec- World AIDS Day- joined millions over twitter to spread out awareness and ... Read More...