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The TV Show Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki' Fails The Intersex Community

The TV Show ‘Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ Fails The Intersex Community

Despite having an intersex protagonist,'Shakti' is stereotypical saas-bahu soap and steers clear of actual problems faced by the community.
gender nonconforming transgender

It Fits to A T: Transgender & Proud

With research and introspection, I began to identify under the umbrella term, “transgender” – more specifically “gender non-conforming".
State Insensitivity In Trans Inclusion

State Insensitivity In Trans Inclusion

A young trans woman is facing challenges getting her name and gender changed and accessing basic things like her bank account.
Women And Trans Groups Release Joint Statement Condemning Violence Against A Trans Woman By Army Jawans

Women And Trans Groups Release Joint Statement Condemning Violence Against A Trans Woman By...

Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) and Telangana Hijra Intersex Transgender Samiti (THITS) condemn the barbaric attack on a transgender woman by army jawans in Hyderabad, demands immediate and stringent action for justice.
pansexual

My Journey On Turning Pansexual And Proud

As a pansexual, I see people for who they are and form consensual relationships based on the person, instead of the gender they belong to.
In Conversation With Sukhdeep Singh, Founder And Editor-in-Chief Of Gaylaxy Magazine

In Conversation With Sukhdeep Singh, Founder And Editor-in-Chief Of Gaylaxy Magazine

We recently chatted with Editor-in-chief, Sukhdeep Singh, about his remarkable journey of creating and managing Gaylaxy Magazine.
The Media Circus In The Bengaluru 'Lesbian Marriage' Story

The Media Circus In The Bengaluru ‘Lesbian Marriage’ Story

The irresponsible media reportage on a 'lesbian marriage' in Bengaluru led to their identities being outed & one woman fired from her job.
A Historical Review Of Same Sex Legislation In Germany

A Historical Review Of Same Sex Legislation In Germany

On 30th June, the lower house of the German Parliament legalized same-sex marriages for Germany. In this stead, this piece analyzes why this move of the German Parliament is so significant given the turbulent history of same-sex legislation in Germany.
Watch: A History Of Queer Pride Marches In Indiavideo

Watch: A History Of Queer Pride Marches In India

Today, on the anniversary of Delhi HC's judgement – the reading down of Section 377 in 2009 – we celebrate the history of Queer Pride Marches in India.
The Intersectionality Of Chennai Rainbow Pride

The Intersectionality Of Chennai Rainbow Pride

Chennai Rainbow Pride 2017 raised issues of right-wing politics and Hindutva, Hindi imposition and cultural erasure.

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This is what a feminist marriage looks like

This Is What My Feminist Marriage Looks Like

My feminist identity and my feminist marriage coexist and do so wonderfully, despite the judgment I faced for marrying early!
9 Women Authors Who Pioneered Postcolonial Feminism

9 Women Authors Who Pioneered Postcolonial Feminism

These women authors' writings have established the contours of feminism for us, as post-colonial subjects and as women of colour.
Living With Fibromyalgia: An Invisible And Chronic Illness

Living With Fibromyalgia: An Invisible And Chronic Illness

In a country where sensitivity to an invisible illness like fibromyalgia is abysmal, life can be very lonely indeed. A personal account.