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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

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Shazad is June’s Man of the Month

Shazad is June’s Man of the Month

This month, the Men of India blog is celebrating  out and proud Indian men and look who’s gracing their cover for June? Yes, its our beloved Shazad—activist, model, fitness guru and overall adorably amazing desi man! You might have seen Shazad working it on the go-go box at Desilicious. Now check him out in these stunning photos by Andrew Adams. The site explains why Shazad’s the perfect cover guy for

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Hijras Say Buckle Up!

Hijras Say Buckle Up!

“Your fair face won’t look so pretty after a car wreck!”  These hijras are on a mission to promote seatbelt use with one fabulous traffic stopping campaign. The video, sponsored by Vith U safety app makes you want to clap and buckle up. This unique initiative by the brilliantly branded SeatBelt Crew, may be for real or may just be great PR for Vith U. Either way,  their unique lesson in safe

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UN Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights

UN Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Office unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called “The Welcome.” The two-and-a-half-minute clip features two handsome heroes dressed in many shades of velvet on the eve of their unorthodox nuptial celebrations. But will daadi-ma approve? You’ll have to watch and find out! The video is the attempt by the UN Free & Equal campaign to challenge negative stereotypes of lesbian, gay,

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“Nightlife” by Harune Massey Screens on May 8th

“Nightlife” by Harune Massey Screens on May 8th

Harune Massey, an award-winning writer and director working out of Pakistan and New York, presents his short film “Nightlife” as part of the New York Indian Film Festival. “Nightlife” provides a highly nuanced glimpse into the life of male sex workers of Lahore who often ply their trade as teenage masseurs clinking their oil bottles on the discreet but known-to-the-customer street corners waiting to be picked up by passing motorists. The

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One Big Gaysi-licious Weekend!

One Big Gaysi-licious Weekend!

Its going to be a weekend of Gaysi indulgence with Desilicious on Friday, April 25th at Pachita and the Great Gaysi Brunch on Saturday to raise cash for SALGA Pride! What better way to recover from a night of Bollywood revelry than a bottomless, boozy brunch with more music and dancing? Throw on your “desi dapper” best and head over to the rooftop at boxers HK for an afternoon of

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SALGA Party at Dream Hotel

SALGA Party at Dream Hotel

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Spring’s arrival, and Holi festivities—SALGA NYC presents their Spring Fundraiser Party on Saturday, March 22nd. Support SALGA with a $15 suggestion donation to raise money for their Pride 2014 float. Midnight Happy Hour drink specials. Music by DJ DynAMITe. Saturday, March 22nd at 10pm The Dream Hotel 210 West 55th Street • NYC

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SALGA-NYC Family Support and Resources Event

SALGA-NYC Family Support and Resources Event

On Saturday, February, 8th, SALGA (The South Asian Lesbian and Gay Association) will be holding their second annual Family Support and Resources event. Through dialogue, stories, and sharing of resources from parents, siblings, LGBTQ members and allies, this space will create a powerful opening towards greater acceptance and understanding, and unconditional love for LGBTQ members within the South Asian community at-large. If you would like to invite your family members to

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