LGBTQIA+

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Why Trans Movements In India Must Be Anti-Caste | Feminism In India

Why Trans Movements In India Must Be Anti-Caste

There are various ways in which the violence faced by trans communities are rooted in the caste system.
Reflection On Pride Visibility And The Year (2017) That Was | Feminism In India

Reflection On Pride, Visibility And The Year (2017) That Was

Pride is not only a protest. It’s also a celebration. It’s a celebration that despite the persecution and homo/transphobia, we continue to live our truth.
Bharatanatyam

Revelations: Celebrating LGBTQ Stories Through Bharatanatyam

The dramatic Bharatanatyam choreography is a depiction of mother-daughter bonds, complete with conflict, love and acceptance.
gender transition

Is Gender Transition A Need Or A Wish?

Why do some trans women go to extremes in order to pay for their transition? Is gender transition only a wish to be feminine or masculine?
In Photos: Chalo Delhi! Protests Against The Trans Bill 2016 | #StopTransBill2016

In Photos: Chalo Delhi! Protests Against The Trans Bill 2016 | #StopTransBill2016

On 17th December 2017, transgender and intersex people from across the country gathered with one demand – #StopTransBill2016.
Watch: How Do Queer Women Experience The Internet? | #DigitalHifazat

Watch: How Do Queer Women Experience The Internet? | #DigitalHifazat

Being a queer woman on the internet can have the same challenges as the offline sphere, but can also has the empowering potential to connect, express and wage resistance.
queer sikh

A Queer Sikh Trans Man’s Story Of Transition And Community Formation

I am a Queer Sikh Trans man born in America, and I do not know the number of people like me in this world.
Kolkata Rainbow Pride

In Photos: The 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride March

On Sunday, Kolkata witnessed queer rage and solidarity on the occasion of the 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride March.
Navigating The Internet With A Gender Transition In India | #DigitalHifazat

Navigating The Internet With A Gender Transition In India | #DigitalHifazat

The internet has allowed me access to spaces that have helped me navigate my gender transition easily, as opposed to pre-internet days.
masculinity

Being A Trans Man And The Pressures Of Masculinity

Masculinity, once upon a time, was just a word we studied in school, whose sole purpose was to differentiate the binary gender in society.

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Lakshmi

Lakshmi – A Must Watch Short Film On Conjugality And Sexuality

Directed by Sarjun KM, Lakshmi is a radical departure from a monochromatic portrayal of a middle-class woman trapped in a loveless marriage.
Aziz Ansari

‘Good Men’, Let’s Talk About Aziz Ansari, Shall We?

The Aziz Ansari story is a clear indication of how ‘good men’ perceive sex: as some kind of a prize they deserve.
This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like | Feminism In India

This Is What Intimate Partner Rape Looks Like

Most people who saw me regularly at the time would vouch that I was perfectly happy and normal. That doesn’t change the reality that I was experiencing intimate partner rape.