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The Trans Man Identity And The Men Spectrum

The Trans Man Identity And The Men Spectrum

Identity is something which we always carry with ourselves. My identity is also complex. I identify as a transgender man or tran sman.

India Advocates Death Penalty For Consensual Same-Sex Relationships

When religion, caste and sexual orientation determine state violence, the very existence of the death penalty places innocent lives at risk.
institutional discrimination

Against The Institutional Discrimination Of A Dalit Queer Student: In Solidarity With Akunth

Administrative policies are set in stone, where they favour the perpetrator of institutional discrimination and harassment.
Muslim Transgender

Diary Of A Muslim Transgender Girl

It is impossible to overstate what a difficult thing it is to be a transgender Muslim girl in a conservative rural village in West Bengal.
safe space

That Illusion Which We Like To Call A ‘Safe Space’

A safe space is a physical and virtual space where one can express themselves freely, without fearing repercussions based on their identity.
Beauty Parlour

For Now, The Beauty Parlour Is Just A Refuge | #SalonSector

The beauty parlour was a refuge but not my real goal in life. I am fighting for transgender rights and hope to be a civil right activist
same sex relationships

Porn Will Not Help You Understand Women In Same Sex Relationships

Women in same sex relationships should not be subject to voyeurism, nor are they a sexual fetish that exist for other people’s consumption.
The Queer Question

The Queer Question: Dispelling Myths Surrounding Queerness

The Queer Question is a safe, open-ended platform for people to ask questions about bodies, sexuality and queerness.
‘वो लेस्बियन थी’ इसलिए बीएचयू हास्टल से निकाली गयी | Feminism In India

‘वो लेस्बियन थी’ इसलिए बीएचयू हास्टल से निकाली गयी

बनारस हिन्दू यूनिवर्सिटी के महिला महाविद्यालय (एमएमवी) के हास्टल से एक लड़की को यह कहकर निकाल दिया गया कि वो लेस्बियन थी|
Nine Poets To Understand Lesbian Desire And Female Homoeroticism

9 Poets To Understand Lesbian Desire And Female Homoeroticism

These poets whose poetry shifts away from the male gaze. The woman is no longer a passive object of desire, but a proponent of lesbian desire.

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Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

6 Films That tackle Mainstream Cinema’s Casteism

Standout films that tackled mainstream cinema’s casteism : for acknowledging caste; for giving voice to the experience of those caste groups.
Dalit women writers

6 Books By Dalit Women Writers Exploring Lives Lived On The Margins Of Caste...

These Dalit women writers' narratives centre their lived experiences in a canon where their voices have been conspicuously absent.
Asexuality: Asexuality is a sexual orientation with a wide spectrum and has NO arbitrary definition. The spectrum extends from little or rare sexual attraction to no sexual attraction at all. There is no litmus test to determine if someone is asexual. Asexuality is like any other identity- at its core, it’s just a word that people use to help figure themselves out.

What Is Asexuality? These 8 Terms Will Help You Understand The Ace Spectrum

Asexuality is defined as someone who does not experience sexual attraction.