Sunday, September 22, 2019
no outlaws in the gender galaxy

Book Review: No Outlaws In the Gender Galaxy

No Outlaws in the Gender Galaxy answers some questions with a research study that attempts to understand gender through the lives of queer persons assigned gender female at birth.
A Win, With A Long Road Ahead: The Supreme Court Repeals Section 377

A Win, With A Long Road Ahead: The Supreme Court Repeals Section 377

On the afternoon of September 6, 2018, the Supreme Court of India repealed Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, almost 160 years after the law came into being in colonial India.
coming out

My Take On Coming Out: My Identity Is More Than One

Coming out is not restricted to one particular identity (which is otherwise associated with the queer identity), but coming out can be of different and multiple identities.
The B In LGBTQIA+: 11 Common Myths On Bisexuality Debunked

The B In LGBTQIA+: 11 Common Myths On Bisexuality Debunked

On Celebrate Bisexuality Day, we delve into the myths about bisexual people and bisexuality to raise more awareness and understanding.
Queer Pride Has No Room For Shame | Feminism In India

It’s Time For Queer People To Stop Policing One Another

There is blatant discrimination, a sense of hierarchy, and a common sentiment within the queer community with regards to how one must present themselves in front of straight people in order to be accepted.
Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

Josh Ningthoujam, A Trans Man From Manipur, And His Story

"I was taunted for hanging out with boys and everyone made me feel miserable about the way I was", says Josh Ningthoujam.
femme lesbian

Being A Femme Lesbian – “Passing” As Straight Vs Invisibility As Queer

I am a femme lesbian. My feminine presentation often invisibilizes me within the queer movement, shoving me unwillingly into the closet.
What Does Sikhism Say About Homosexuality?

What Does Sikhism Say About Homosexuality?

Sikhism as a religion is very tolerant and advocates equality and there are no references to homosexuality and homophobia in Guru Granth Sahib.
Kolkata's Queer Walk 'Down With Fascism': Where Celebration Meets Dissent

Kolkata’s Queer Walk ‘Down With Fascism’ Where Celebration Meets Dissent

As Kolkata's Queer Walk was being celebrated, the crowd witnessed desire and politics emerging unvanquished at the same time.
How MSMs Are Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment | Feminism In India

How MSMs Are Vulnerable To Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment faced by MSMs cannot be understood on the same terms as heterosexual cases of harassment.

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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.