Posted: November 20th, 2015/ read more
Read Aleksandr Chandra’s interview and conversation with Samir Narang, a doctor by day (at Weill Cornell Medical College) and drag queen by night. You’ve seen Lal Batti host and perform at previous Sholay parties and Yuva’s upcoming Back to School bash.
Posted: September 7th, 2016/ read more
The world has witnessed many tragedies in recent weeks, from Orlando, Dhaka, Istanbul, Baghdad, and Medina to St. Paul, Baton Rouge and Dallas. There have been many stories of the victims and survivors of these tragedies, including one which has touched us immensely – the life of 27-year Iraqi rapper, artist and performer Adel Euro , (Adel El-Jaf) who died in last week’s bombing in Baghdad. Adel was self-taught and started
Posted: July 8th, 2016/ read more
As we come off the heels of Pride—celebrating progress as well as mourning the lives lost in Orlando—and the end of Ramadan which was marked by attacks across the Muslim world, this timely article by Yale Law School professor Muneer Ahmad touches on the for LGBTQ and Muslim communities to “recognize their common interests, and to acknowledge their shared members. ” Read the full article from The Nation here. Also check out
Posted: July 6th, 2016/ read more
We are extremely saddened to hear about the untimely death of Sufi music legend Amjad Sabri, who was gunned down during an ambush on his car this week. A Taliban group in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack. If you’ve never heard of the Sabri brothers, take look at this compiled list of videos, or download one of the compilations on iTunes. Or, purchase “Ya Habib’, which was released by
Posted: June 23rd, 2016/ read more
We were not surprised to hear about Salman Khan’s latest comments about his film schedule being so “grueling” that he “felt like a raped woman”. His horrific and insensitive comments have erupted in global condemnation with a trending hashtag of #InsensitiveSalman on Twitter. It’s unfortunate that an internationally known celebrity and India’s Goodwill Ambassador to the Rio Olympics would make these comments, with the increase in sexual violence in India.
Posted: June 21st, 2016/ read more
There are simply no words to express our sadness and outrage over the horrific shooting in Orlando, Florida. We send our deepest condolences to friends and families of the victims. An official Go Fund Me account has been set up here to help provide support to victims and family members. It’s hard to think that almost a year ago, we were celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutional right of same-sex couples to marry. We will not be
Posted: June 12th, 2016/ read more
We’ve got your list of desi queer things to do during the busiest weekend of the year when the South Asians take over the town! Below is a round up of desi-queer Pride weekend events—including marches, parties, and drunk brunches. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated info. Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC. Friday, June 24th: 3:30 PM Trans Day of Action Join Audre
Posted: June 11th, 2016/ read more
We are shocked, angered, and saddened to learn about the brutal murder of Xulhaz Mannan, Editor of Bangladesh’s first and only LGBTQ magazine, “Roopbaan,” along with his friend, Tanay Mojumdar in Dhaka today. Mannan also worked at the US development agency, USAID. Mojumdar was an actor and also worked at “Roopbaan.” They were both killed in Mannan’s home by six militants claiming to be parcel couriers who attacked the residence guard and forced their way into Mannan’s apartment.
Posted: April 25th, 2016/ read more