Monday, September 23, 2019

LGBTQIA+

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

15 Books You Must Read To Understand Same-Sex Sexuality In India

Here's a curated – by no means exhaustive – list of books you can read to deepen your understanding of same-sex sexuality in India.
Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.

Here’s How Toxic Monogamy Culture Is Ruining Our Relationships

Toxic monogamy culture displays signs of codependency which manifests in ways that have invariably toxic outcomes.
The TV Show Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki' Fails The Intersex Community

The TV Show ‘Shakti: Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki’ Fails The Intersex Community

Despite having an intersex protagonist,'Shakti' is stereotypical saas-bahu soap and steers clear of actual problems faced by the community.
Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

Dear Straight People, Stop Teaching Me How To Be Queer

There are several competent queer writers and it’s only logical that The Hindu invite and give a platform to them, instead of letting more straight people teach me how to be queer.
My Experience Of Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman In India

My Experience Of Coming Out As A Bisexual Woman In India

I identify as a bisexual woman, sleep on a rainbow bed, practice polyamory & over weekends participate in an orgy with my numerous partners.
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A Queer Sikh Trans Man’s Story Of Transition And Community Formation

I am a Queer Sikh Trans man born in America, and I do not know the number of people like me in this world.
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.
“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

“Not Same-sex Sexuality But Modern Homophobia Is The Western Import”: Ruth Vanita

Ruth Vanita's books broke fresh ground in gender studies by showing that India has a long tradition of same-sex desire.
Nine Poets To Understand Lesbian Desire And Female Homoeroticism

9 Poets To Understand Lesbian Desire And Female Homoeroticism

These poets whose poetry shifts away from the male gaze. The woman is no longer a passive object of desire, but a proponent of lesbian desire.
Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Some Men Menstruate Too. Can We Talk About It Now?

Men menstruate too! However, trans men feel uncomfortable with their periods because they have been normalised as cis-female experiences.

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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.