In this section, find articles, news, views, images, videos and artwork on LGBTQIA+ community in India and South Asia.


Fitting Desire Into ‘Acceptable’ Checklist Boxes – Open To Public Gaze

Though I understand that it is the constructed nature of desire that has made people ask questions about other’s choices, but it hurts sometimes.
coming out

My Take On Coming Out: My Identity Is More Than One

Coming out is not restricted to one particular identity (which is otherwise associated with the queer identity), but coming out can be of different and multiple identities.

4 LBT Organisations In India We Should Know About

Let's a look at four LBT organisations that work for the betterment of LBT people since, alongside rampant sexism and misogyny, they belong to the marginalised lgbtqia+ community.
queer marriage

Queer Marriage: Should We Call It Subversion Or Submission?

The Indian Constitution doesn’t allow queer sexual practices and doesn’t provide a structure for queer marriage. However, the marriage via an official wedding ceremony is becoming an aspiration for the queer community in India.
sex life of transmen

The Sex Life Of Transmen And Why Our Sexuality Matters

There are several misconceptions and a general fear that looms around the sex life of transmen as to whether they will ever be able to satisfy their partners or not.
Abar Jodi Ichchha Karo

Review Of Abar Jodi Ichchha Karo: That Struggle Called Love

Abar Jodi Ichchha Karo is a story of two girls who are in love and it becomes a story of struggles for identities, choices and livabilities and visbilities.
Kamala Girls High School

Kamala Girls High School Penalizes 10 Girls For Allegedly “Indulging In Homosexuality”

On March 8th, 10 students of 9th standard in Kamala Girls High School were accused of "indulging in homosexuality" and were strong-armed into issuing a forced written confession.

A Model For Trans* Inclusivity: With Nayana Udupi From ThoughtWorks

The ThoughtWorks organisation in Bangalore leads the way in building an inclusive working space for its transgender employees.
queer relationships

The Anger and Angst in (Failed) Queer Relationships

The basic argument behind the reason of failed queer relationships and inferences drawn by unsuspecting queer persons is vastly influenced by popular culture.

How My Sexuality Is Rooted In Feminism And Love

I think of myself as a sexual being whose sexuality has nothing to do with the gender of the person. It has everything to do with the person I fall in love with.

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Meesha Shafi Takes A Stand Against Ali Zafar And Sexual Abuse

On 19th April, when Pakistani actress, model and singer Meesha Shafi tweeted about suffering sexual harassment at the hands of her fellow actor-singer Ali Zafar, she was almost instantly bombarded with a vicious backlash.
Aijaz Sheikh

“Faith Healer” Aijaz Sheikh Has Sexually Abused Thousands Of Children

While pretending to be a faith healer, Aijaz Sheikh has subjected thousands of children in North Kashmir to sexual abuse.
To Kill a Mockingbird

Gender Roles And Stereotyping In ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’

To Kill a Mockingbird covers several themes that are often uncomfortable to encounter and explore, such as racism and loss of innocence.