LGBTQIA+

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Infographic: Your Guide To Being A Better Ally To The Indian Queer Cause

An ally to the Indian queer cause can be of great help in de-stigmatizing the identities of LGBT+ folks in society.
Here's a 101 On 'Appropriate Terminology' After Maneka Gandhi's Transphobic Remarks

Here’s a 101 On ‘Appropriate Terminology’ After Maneka Gandhi’s Transphobic Remarks

Given the widespread oppression of trans persons in our society, an awareness of transgender rights and terminology is definitely Maneka Gandhi's business.
Meet Taksh Sharma: A 23-Year-Old Trans Model Who’s Breaking Glass Ceilings

Meet Taksh Sharma: A 23-Year-Old Trans Model Who’s Breaking Glass Ceilings

Taksh Sharma has been making waves in the Indian fashion scene as well as on social media where she is popularly known as Kawaiibloggerchan.
Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.

Here’s How Toxic Monogamy Culture Is Ruining Our Relationships

Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.
Hold Your Horses “Gay Modi Fans”, You’re Not Shutting Anyone Up

Hold Your Horses “Gay Modi Fans”, You’re Not Shutting Anyone Up

The Print's article about how "gay Modi fans can finally shut the liberals up if Section 377 is decriminalised" is a laughable statement.
Dear Media, The Queer Community Is More Than Just 'Gay' And 'Lesbian'!

Dear Media, The Queer Community Is More Than Just ‘Gay’ And ‘Lesbian’!

The media assumes that portrayals of all cisgender womyn in same-sex relationships are of lesbians, as though other queer identities don't exist.
Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Men menstruate too! However, trans men feel uncomfortable with their periods because they have been normalised as cis-female experiences.
How Has Bollywood Dealt With Men Loving Men?

How Has Bollywood Dealt With Men Loving Men?

Bollywood has always had a lot of opportunities to sensitively depict men loving men, but it has usually used homosexuality as a punchline.
Queers of India Talk About Their Experiences With Section 377

Queers of India Talk About Their Experiences With Section 377

We asked queer Indians how Section 377 had impacted their lives and used as a tool to threaten, intimidate & harass. Here is what they said.
How MSMs Are Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment | Feminism In India

How MSMs Are Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment faced by MSMs cannot be understood on the same terms as heterosexual cases of harassment.

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5 Things That Changed When I Moved Away From Home

5 Things That Changed When I Moved Away From Home

Once I moved away from home, my independent lifestyle gave me confidence and helped me grow as a person and as a feminist.
Language Privilege In India Isn't As Straightforward As You Think

Language Privilege In India Isn’t As Straightforward As You Think

Language privilege is an often over-looked concept which in fact plays a crucial role in determining a person's position in our society.
Whose Stories Are Told In Indian History?

Whose Stories Are Told In Indian History?

How a person thinks of history has a lot to do with where they come from, where their origins lie, and also where they actually belong.