Bollyween: A Bollywood Freak Ball Tonight!

Bollyween: A Bollywood Freak Ball Tonight!

Advance tickets are sold out but there’s plenty of room inside!  Just pay $20 at the door. Enter through the Pachita VIP entrance (west of Pacha’s main entrance) and take the stairs to the top floor. Arrive early for drink specials and Halloween giveaways! Don’t miss our Midnight Costume Contest hosted by Grayson Squire. Tonight, we celebrate Halloween with a decidedly dark Bollywood twist. Join us at Pachita as we go

Posted: September 27th, 2014

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A Personal Essay by Alok Vaid-Menon on MTV.com

A Personal Essay by Alok Vaid-Menon on MTV.com

MTV News has posted a personal essay penned by Alok Vaid-Menon, a 23-year old trans/national queer activist and Look Different Good Look Panel member.  MTV published this essay on their site prior to the October 17th premiere of the MTV/LOGO special “Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word”. Alok talks about  the space to be gender non-conforming as a child, the ” dancing diva at every Indian dinner party”and being cheered on by the desi aunties and how this

Posted: October 27th, 2014

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Halloween Costume 911!

Halloween Costume 911!

Yes…the witching hour is almost upon us as we gear up for our Bollyween bash on the 31st. Its time to blow a wad of cash at Ricky’s, rifle through your mother’s sari collection or raid your bestie’s lingerie drawer for that special slutty Halloween look. Still at a loss? Buzzfeed’s got a gazillion ideas for you from last minute costume ideas to 11 “Insanely Cute” DIY Halloween outfits. Boys, how

Posted: October 23rd, 2014

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“In 1 Hour You Changed the Way I Feel About LGBT”

“In 1 Hour You Changed the Way I Feel About LGBT”

Aamir Khan’s tear jerking hit talk show Satyamev Jayate took on the topic of  “accepting alternative sexualities.” Guests included LGBTI activists, parents, out psychologist Deepak Kashyap, and one amazing grandmother. The show included frank, funny, and heartfelt interviews with out Indian queers. Satyamev Jayate has a reach of a whopping 129.6 million and this episode had massive viewer impact. According to Gay Star News, the hashtag #FreedomForLGBT became the top trending topic globally on Twitter

Posted: October 20th, 2014

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Desilicious Sparkle – Shot in the Dark

Desilicious Sparkle – Shot in the Dark

Thanks to everyone who came out to Desilicious Sparkle on September 26th!  We had a blast and a special THANK YOU to our guests, Shazad, Asifa Lahore and DJ RuBot!  Gustavo Monroy of NEXT Magazine was also at our shindig and took some great photographs of our beautiful crowd – take a look and see you on the dancefloor on Halloween!

Posted: October 7th, 2014

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A Photographer’s Queer Eye for Akhara Guys

A Photographer’s Queer Eye for Akhara Guys

Out Calcutta based photographer Bishan Samaddar shares with Queerty the story behind his images of men practicing the art of desi wrestling and bodybuilding at two akharas in Varansi. The 35 year old photographer responds to questions about the homoeroticism in his  visual approach:  “I think the homoeroticism is primarily in the eyes of the beholder (including the photographer, of course). The men photographed here are very aware of their

Posted: October 6th, 2014

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Film Screening Presented by Lata Mani

Film Screening Presented by Lata Mani

Join renowned feminist scholar and writer, Lata Mani as she presents her recent collaboration with Argentinian filmmaker Nicolas Grandi,  an experimental 38 min video entitled *De Sidere 7*, a meditation on queer embodiment, desire and urban space shot in Delhi and Bangalore, India. The screening is co-sponsored by the A/P/A Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies Programs in the Dept of SCA, the A/P/A Institute, CSGS, SouthAsia@NYU. Its free and open to the public. WHEN: Friday Oct

Posted: September 29th, 2014

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Two Women Talking Debut Performance

Two Women Talking Debut Performance

Don’t miss the debut performance of Two Women Talking by Monsoon Bissell and Benaifer Bhadha at A/R/T New York–South Oxford Space. Here’s a description by the producers, “It is an unscripted telling in which two women weave their real life stories together – stories that take place between western and eastern worlds, touching on issues of personal identity, culture, gender, sexuality, violence, illness, and tradition. Each performance has a unique- ness in

Posted: September 3rd, 2014

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