Sunday, September 22, 2019

LGBTQIA+

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

A Year After Section 377: Where Are We?

A Year After Section 377: Where Are We Now?

Too many articles have already discussed the nitty gritties of the “historic judgement” and the aspects of Section 377 it decriminalizes, I understand that there is an ocean’s gap between “law in text” and “law in context”.
"Couples Need A Room, Not A Judgement"—The Quest For Queer Friendly Hotels

“Couples Need A Room, Not A Judgement”—The Quest For Queer Friendly Hotels

But why is it that despite the decriminalization of section 377 in India and the ad-campaign by StayUncle, companies like OYO, Trivago, Booking.com, have kept mum on their stance of providing Queer friendly hotels, especially for same-sex couples in India?
In Photos: Queering Spaces And Spacing The Queer

In Photos: Queering Spaces And Spacing The Queer

There is an intimate relation between how spaces are formed, how gender is formed within it and how gender guides formation of the space.
Trans People Are Calling Out On Indian Transgender Bill | #RapeIsRape

Trans People Are Calling Out The Indian Transgender Bill | #RapeIsRape

The new Transgender bill makes sexual offence against a transgender person, punishable with as little as 6 months to a max 2 years in prison.
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.

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Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

Dear Tamil Cinema, Let Brown Women Play The Role Of Brown Women

More than half the Tamil movies I watched had extremely light-skinned women from the North playing the roles of 'typical' Tamil women.
Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

Why Do We Need The Menstrual Leave Policy In India?

The debate on the ‘Menstruation Benefit Bill’ tabled by Ninong Ering, a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha representing Arunachal Pradesh in 2018, triggered widespread discussion on the need to have menstrual leave policy for working women every month.
18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

18 Indian Sportswomen Who Made A Difference In 2018

Here are 18 sportswomen in India whose achievements brought glory to our nation and we need to pay more attention to.