A Critique Of Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019

A Critique Of Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019

A series of betrayal of assurances and a convolution of a law that would do nothing for the trans community and would rather snatch away the bare minimum that existed. The Transgender Persons (Protection Of Rights) Bill, 2019 bill fails the community on various accounts.

How My Girlfriend And I Were Thrown Out Of A Chennai Pub

Last year, the apex court of the country nullified the section 377, thereby decriminalizing every person who engages in non-heterosexual relations. But law reform does not instantaneously translate into societal reform, and India is the finest example of that.

Opening A Bank Account And Other Everyday Struggles Of Being Trans

Not having a bank account was the question of my survival and existence. Without money, I was not able to access the resources. My survival was made possible only because of people around me.
Remembering '99 And Celebrating 20 Years Of Friendship Walk, Kolkata

In Photos: Remembering ’99 And Celebrating 20 Years Of Friendship Walk, Kolkata

Twenty years later, the walk which was started by 15 people, has expanded dramatically with 1000 to 3000 people participating in the Pride walk from different parts of the country.
In Photos: Chennai Rainbow Self-Respect Pride 2019

In Photos: Chennai Rainbow Self-Respect Pride 2019

On 30th June 2019, Langs Garden Road in Pudupet was covered in colours, parai beats and laughter as Chennai held its 11th Pride March.
My Journey Of Moving To A New City: Experiences Of A Trans Man

My Journey Of Moving To A New City: Experiences Of A Trans Man

Moving to a new city was possible due to community support I received—for which I call them my alternate family.
Straight Pride Parades? Give It A Rest!

Straight Pride Parades? Give It A Rest!

It is here people! Brace yourself! The first ever Straight pride parade to celebrate Cargo shorts, beers, Tom Brady and heterosexual men and women who adore white supremacy.
Oruvanukku Oruthi? Review: The Short Film That Sensitively Portrays Queer Identities

Oruvanukku Oruthi? Review: The Short Film That Sensitively Portrays Queer Identities

Focused solely on a conversation between two individuals, Oruvanukku Oruthi? takes its audience on a journey of questioning identity, sexual preferences and lifestyle choices.
Meet Marvia Malik: The First Trans Woman News Reporter Of Pakistan

Meet Marvia Malik: The First Trans Woman News Reporter Of Pakistan

Marvia Malik is a news presenter on the Lahore-based Kohenoor TV. Reading the daily bulletin, she has today become a household name and face.
The History Of Pride Parades In India

The History Of Pride Parades In India

It has been 20 years since the 1999 Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk. Today, Pride Parades are held in over 21 Indian cities.

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Priyanka Chopra And The Problems With Gaslighting Women

Gaslighting: Priyanka Chopra And Her Not So Good Will

While the words and language used may vary, the goal of gaslighting is to undermine the target by portraying her as unreasonable, unreliable and inherently defective in mind as well as character/morality.
In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women's World Of Urdu Writing

In Conversation With Smriti Bhoker— Women’s World Of Urdu Writing

Smriti Bhoker is an Urdu poet who is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology from Delhi. Urdu, as Smriti herself calls, is a "dying language".
5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

5 Ismat Chughtai Stories That Highlight Women’s Issues Pertinent Today

Stories by Ismat Chughtai continue to unsettle readers for portraying what is still considered to be tabooed and obscene to civil society.