There is blatant discrimination, a sense of hierarchy, and a common sentiment within the queer community with regards to how one must present themselves in front of straight people in order to be accepted.
What lies behind this coverage of two hapless queer women, remembered only in their death and agony, is the history of how the news media has looked at queer women mainly through a lens of tragedy.
On the evening of June 6, the Delhi police physically assaulted and verbally harassed a gay man in Delhi’s Hauz Khas Village.
Love, Simon is a wholesome high school rom-com, with a gay protagonist. It is a sensitive film that teaches love, friendship, and acceptance in its purest form.
Love, Simon is a teen rom-com set in an American high school where the protagonist is a teen gay boy called Simon and how his last year in high school changed his and his friends lives forever.
Queerbaiting refers to authors, writers, show-runners and actors who play up the tension between two same-sex characters for drawing in a queer audience but never actually allow for the realisation of a romantic relationship.
Queerphobia among young adults can exist in many forms - it can range from disgust, prejudice and discrimination to acts of violence and long-term, systemic abuse.
My parents do not like our friendship, our peers don't and neither do our teachers. They all have a hard time accepting it.
Our bookshelves are choked with stories of the privileged, and books with queer protagonists are often white, Western characters. These five books plug that gap, with resolutely Indian and queer stories.
The question of safe spaces and alternative families is pertinent to queer identities, that are so much more than imagined by a single dominant narrative.