I found that being trans man isn’t abnormal. It’s part of who you are, who I am. So, in conclusion, I’ve made the decision to live my life the way I am and not be discriminated for it. This is really what I want. I am taking a stand. For myself, and in support for the LGBTIQ community!
On Sunday, 9th April 2017, the City of Nawabs Lucknow walked its first Awadh Queer Pride Parade, the first for Uttar Pradesh as well.
Being a openly bisexual man results in my masculinity being derided, and being the target of insensitive comments disguised as "jokes".
Kari is a graphic novel featuring a lesbian woman in search of her identity in a deeply heterosexual society that sidelines homosexual love.
Adichie's comments on trans women forget that gender is experienced coercively. Being forced to perform masculinity is not a privilege.
I also knew, five years ago, that if I didn’t write to a gorgeous red-haired French boy, I would regret it later. Five years later, I look back at what has been, and I recently wrote the story below, dedicated to him, as a short testimony of my coming out to myself.
I am Vedansh, a trans man. My partner Mahi has been with me through my coming out as a trans man & everything else. This is our love story.
There wasn't a particular moment of realisation that I was queer, but looking back, I always had an attraction towards girls and thought it was normal, and that everyone experienced that regardless of gender. And of course, I was wrong!
It’s now one hundred and fifty-seven years ago since the British introduced Section 377 in India. Sixty-seven years of democracy, one hundred and fifty-seven years of protecting a law that isn’t a product of Indian values.
The Mumbai Queer Azaadi march took place on the 28th of January, 2017. There were people dressed up all fabulous and those in pajamas and sweatshirts. Some were dancing, because pride is a celebration. And then were those who were sloganeering and singing alternatively, because pride started as a protest, as resistance.