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Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

OUT Magazine continued its rollout of this year’s OUT100 today and included desi actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his  roles on the TV series 30 Rock and Weeds. Maulik hand’t previously discussed his sexuality with the press so his OUT interview was also a way to come out to the general public.  “I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” he says. “It feels like a nice time to be

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LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

LGBT Sikhs in NYC via London

Members of Sarbat—a London based social and support group for LGBT Sikhs—will be in New York in the beginning of November for discussions and social gatherings. Scheduled events include an introductory discussion about Sarbat and issues faced by LGBT Sikhs in the US & UK on November 1st and a walk on the Highline followed by brunch on November 2nd. Check out their events calendar  and RSVP to attend.  

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Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud and Out of Lebanon

Out Loud, the first gay themed film shot and produced in Lebanon will be opening at the Quad Cinema on October 25th. We are intrigued…check out the trailer. Here’s a synopsis from the Quad: “The film follows a small group of friends who gather at Jason’s house in war-torn Lebanon. One night he hosts a party for his expanding circle of free-spirited friends. There’s the emotionally agile Louis and his

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Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC

Pakistan’s “Zinda Bhaag” Opens in NYC

Three young people in Lahore try to escape the reality of their everyday lives. They succeed in ways they least expected. Zinda Bhaag, directed by Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi, and produced by Mazhar Zaidi has been selected as the Pakistani entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards—for the first in over 50 years. Check out the trailer here. The local lead actors describe their own ability

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Rainbow Flags Will Fly in Gujarat

Rainbow Flags Will Fly in Gujarat

Since the historic strike down of Penal Code 377 in 2009, we’ve seen Pride marches in India expand beyond Delhi (pictured above) and Mumbai to cities like Bangalore, Kolkata and Chennai. Thanks to the efforts of  Gujarat LGBT Pride Festival (GLGBTPF) and Foram Foundation, rainbow flags will be flying on Sunday, October 6th in Surat, Gujarat. Organizers hope the first LGBT march in this conservative state will increase awareness, particularly among

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Pakistan bans first gay community website. Really?

Pakistan bans first gay community website. Really?

Don’t Hate Us, Know Us! ہم سے نفرت نہ کیجئے، ہمیں جانئے You’d think that the Pakistani government, beleaguered by corruption, power shortages, and sectarian violence would have better things to do than pick on a local LGBTQ group. A website that provides advocacy, education and support is a danger to the public according to the government.  Read more about the shutdown of Queer Pakistan. The website is accessible outside Pakistan (for now) and has

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Jaishri Abichandani Open Studio

Jaishri Abichandani Open Studio

Artist and activist Jaishri Abichandani invites you to her first Open Studio in two decades of practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to see her new body of work including sculptures, drawings, paintings and an assortment of pieces from over the years. Please do see the work in person, as you know some things can’t be captured on camera, they have to be experienced! Jaishri beautifully documented the emerging scene at Desilicious back in

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Inside Gay Pakistan

Inside Gay Pakistan

News alert: men have sex with men in Pakistan! While the net is atwitter about Mobeen Azhar’s recent BBC article  which comes across as an exposé on the country’s burgeoning underground gay scene, this is old news for most of us gaysis. Underground parties, Grindr hookups, and  “marriages of convenience” aren’t unique to Pakistan and may only be a surprise to audiences who don’t read about Pakistan beyond the headlines.

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