People, sometimes without even realising or intending to, ask a transgender man or a trans person such questions that are absolutely inappropriate and offensive.
Often Queer women struggle in finding places to live, applying for jobs and universities. Workplace harassment is more likely to happen if they are out of the closet.
On 19th October, Ericka Hart, a Social Justice Distributor and Sex Educator tweeted the phrase, "Any Gender Can Get Their Period" for National Period Day. While the post received a positive response from many, there were a large number of people who were vocally opposed to this opinion.
Several times, asexual women get married to heterosexual men in an arrange marriage set-up only to realize that they do not feel any sexual attraction towards their husbands. This leads to domestic violence, marital rape and conversion therapy.
Popular media is having a lack of asexual characters. Usually, if there is a character, it is full of stereotypes. Asexuals are depicted as cold, mindless, killers and villains if they get any representation.
Laxmmi Bomb is categorised as a comedy-horror and according to early promotions is supposed to be a movie about a transgender ghost which takes possession of Kumar’s character.
Asexuality is often misinterpreted as a lack of sex by society, this leads to conflict between the asexual community and the society at large.
Queering mental health is necessary to respond to the needs of queer clients by incorporating the stressors inherent in living on the margins of a heterosexually defined world.
As a queer woman of colour, I was able to locate that sense of solidarity in queer fan-fiction produced by queer fans and fandoms of colour.
Its been a year since the scrapping of section 377 and this week, we go back to school to learn our much needed queer alphabets.