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.
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.
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...
In the month of December 2018, Ashoka University introduced gender-neutral washrooms to provide safer spaces to the LGBTQ community.
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.
Pune-based queer activist Bindumadhav Khire talks about the media reportage of sexual violence in the LGBTQ+ community.
Fire revolves around the relationship between two women, namely Sita and Radha played by Nandita Das and Shabana Azmi, respectively.
Queering fashion trends are not so inclusive of those who do not have the financial and cultural capital to access these designer labels.
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.
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.