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Queer Pride Has No Room For Shame | Feminism In India

It’s Time For Queer People To Stop Policing One Another

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.
Can The Media Stop Centering Queer Women's Stories Only Around Tragedy?

Can The Media Stop Centering Queer Women’s Stories Only Around Tragedy?

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.
Delhi Police Harasses Queer People Outside Haus Khaz Village

Delhi Police Harasses Queer People Outside Haus Khaz Village

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 Review – A Queer And Wholesome Romantic Comedy | Feminism In India

Love, Simon Review – A Queer And Wholesome Romantic Comedy

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 Indefinitely Pushed Back For India Release | Feminism In India

Love, Simon Indefinitely Pushed Back For India Release

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

Representation for Representation’s Sake: Queerbaiting Is Not Cool

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

Queerphobia Doesn’t Vanish As We Move Down Generations

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.
friendship

People Picked On Our Queer Friendship Like Vultures | #ChalkfullBullying

My parents do not like our friendship, our peers don't and neither do our teachers. They all have a hard time accepting it.
Watch: 5 Indian Books With Queer Protagonists You Need To Read

Watch: 5 Indian Books With Queer Protagonists You Need To Read

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.
safe spaces

Let’s Talk About Alternate Safe Spaces For Queer Women In India

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.

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The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The Wolf Pack: Are Our Item Songs Giving In To A Gang Rape Fantasy?

The recent pattern of item songs where a lone woman dances for a horde of men, like in Chikni Chameli and Ek Do Teen, reminds me of gang molestation.
Lust Stories: The Space Between Silence, Uncertainty And Conversations

Lust Stories: The Space Between Silence, Uncertainty And Conversations

Lust Stories is an anthology of 4 stories that center themselves on women’s sexuality and agency – a college professor, two schoolteachers, a domestic worker and a tired housewife.
5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About | Feminism In India

5 Indian Women Historians You Need To Know About

It’s important to learn about women historians who have increasingly influenced our understanding of the world and its history.