Saturday, February 22, 2020
How Has Bollywood Misrepresented The Hijra Community?

How Has Bollywood Misrepresented The Hijra Community?

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We still await films that represent the hijra community realistically and respectfully, we cannot deny that a revolution has begun, and we have a long, long way to go.
Coming Out As A Trans Man: A Process, Not A One Time Stunt

Coming Out As A Trans Man: Sometimes A Lifelong Process

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Individuals do not move through the coming out process at the same speed. The process is very personal. Sometimes it is a continuing, lifelong process.
Resistance and Hope: LGBTQ+ Rights In The New Decade

Resistance and Hope: LGBTQ+ Rights In The New Decade

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Editor’s Note: This month, that is January 2020, FII’s #MoodOfTheMonth is Resistance and Hope, where we invite various articles on people's thoughts on the topic- what resistance...
Gender Neutral Residences: A Guide For Creating Safer Spaces

Gender Neutral Residences: A Guide For Creating Safer Spaces

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In the month of December 2018, Ashoka University introduced gender-neutral washrooms to provide safer spaces to the LGBTQ community.
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14 Queer Moments That Made 2019 Memorable

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2019 witnessed both highs and lows for the queer community. Despite increasing representation and public visibility for LGBTQIA+ people, the draconian Trans Bill was passed that seriously impacts the lives of transgender people in India.
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Interview With Bindumadhav Khire On Media’s Coverage Of LGBTQ+ Issues | #GBVInMedia

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Pune-based queer activist Bindumadhav Khire talks about the media reportage of sexual violence in the LGBTQ+ community.
Movie Review: Fire—On Queering Love And Beyond

Film Review: Fire —On Queering Love And Beyond

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Fire revolves around the relationship between two women, namely Sita and Radha played by Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi, respectively.
Queering Fashion: Indian fashion Industry Is Rejecting Gender Binary

Queering Fashion: Indian Fashion Industry Is Rejecting Gender Binary

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Queering fashion trends are not so inclusive of those who do not have the financial and cultural capital to access these designer labels.
How Grindr, The Dating App Is Destroying My Mental Health

How Grindr, The Dating App Is Destroying My Mental Health

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The flip-side to using dating apps like Grindr is the mental exhaustion of constantly having to look “perfect”, the pressure of conforming to unrealistic body standards and the unhealthy expectation of requiring to be available for sex in order to meet another person for a first-time date.

#StopTransBill2019 — Why Do We Need To Oppose The Trans Bill?

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On Tuesday, 26th November 2019, the upper house of the Indian Parliament passed the Trans Bill, despite protests from the opposition, and more importantly, from the trans communities.

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Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

Power Of Misogynist Intellectuals: Jordan Peterson & His Indian Allies

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The Canadian psychologist, Jordan Peterson kicked up a storm with his seemingly compelling arguments against feminism, political correctness, and more.
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Dear Media, Use These New Stock Images To Depict Rape Instead! | #GBVinMedia

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FII ran a crowdsourced art campaign to create new stock images for the media to use when covering incidents of gender-based violence.
Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

Why Is Marriage An Ultimatum For Women?

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A man at a higher position, who has rejected the idea of marriage is looked at like a saint whereas an unmarried woman with the same status would always be the topic of gossip.