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Kolkata's Queer Walk 'Down With Fascism': Where Celebration Meets Dissent

Kolkata’s Queer Walk ‘Down With Fascism’ Where Celebration Meets Dissent

As Kolkata's Queer Walk was being celebrated, the crowd witnessed desire and politics emerging unvanquished at the same time.
No, Bisexuals Do Not Have To 'Pick A Side'

No, Bisexual People Do Not Have To ‘Pick A Side’

There is a need for more inclusivity for bisexuals as they are at a higher risk of experiencing depression and anxiety due lack of support.
What It Is Like To Navigate Mental Health As A Queer Person In A Homophobic Society

What It Is Like To Navigate Mental Health As A Queer Person In A...

The trauma of just the existence as a queer person has no vocabulary in the mental health research discourse.
My Pride 2018: Queer Event Organised By The Students Of Kolkata

My Pride 2018: Queer Event Organised By The Students Of Kolkata

The students of St. Xavier’s college of Kolkata organised 'My Pride 2018' – an event that celebrated the pride month and comprised of performing arts, movie screening, as well as exhibition and sale of various artworks.
As A Non-Binary Trans Person, I Was Told I Didn't Qualify To Be A Rape Survivor

As A Non-Binary Trans Person, I Was Told I Didn’t Qualify To Be A...

After coming out as a non-binary trans person, I was ostracised by my friends who helped spread homophobic rumours instead of supporting me when I was raped.
Presidency University's Pride March Hijacked By Straight 'Allies'

Pride March At Presidency University Hijacked By Straight ‘Allies’

The people who walked the walk, and more so, ‘led’ the ‘Pride’ at Presidency University, were cis-heterosexual able-bodied Savarna faculty.
After The Rain Comes The Rainbow: First Pride March In Shillong

After The Rain Comes The Rainbow: First Pride March In Shillong

The LGBTQIA+ community of Shillong organised the first pride march in the city on September 14, celebrating Supreme Court's recent verdict decriminalising homosexuality. 
Our Homophobia Kills: The Gay Panic Defence

Our Homophobia Kills: The Gay Panic Defence

Gay panic defence with the help of the existing homophobia in our country, ensures the further marginalisation of the LGBTQIA+ community.
The Perils Of Heteronormativity: How Inclusive Is Our Definition Of Sex?

The Perils Of Heteronormativity: How Inclusive Is Our Definition Of Sex?

To expand our idea of sex beyond heteronormativity, we must unlearn the toxic ideas propagated by colonialism, patriarchy and homophobia.
How To Be A Good Gay And Celebrate The End Of Section 377

How To Be A Good Gay And Celebrate The End Of Section 377

The Supreme Court ending Section 377 does hide the fact that a lot of different sections of India are still being discriminated against.

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Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra – The Lone Dissenter Of The Sabrimala Verdict

Justice Indu Malhotra’s understanding of religious practices in Ayyappa community is flawed because as she overlooks the role of patriarchy in religion.
Ten Things Men Can Do to Dismantle Patriarchy In The Time Of #MeToo

10 Things Men Can Do To Dismantle Patriarchy In The Time Of #MeToo

It's time for men to recognise that patriarchy exists and examine their own position in this system that has subjugated womenkind long enough.
Check Out This Crowdsourced List Of Pro Bono Professional #MeTooIndia Support

A Statement By Feminist Groups & Individuals On The Going #MeToo Wave In India

As feminist groups and individuals, we stand in support of the numerous women who have spoken out with courage during the #MeToo wave in India.