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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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Laverne Cox On the Cover of TIME

Laverne Cox On the Cover of TIME

As we eagerly await the the sophomore season of the Netflix series “Orange Is The New Black“(arriving on June 6), take a look at this week’s gorgeous TIME magazine cover.  The “Orange is the New Black” star, who plays Sophia, stands beautiful and tall on this week’s cover as she discusses equal rights for the trans community and ways to achieve happiness in life.  It’s also her birthday and she

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Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in the New York Times

Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival in the New York Times

The New York Times has the buzz on the opening night of the 5th Annual Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, the largest gay and lesbian film festival in India. The festival’s slogan this year is “Dare to Dream” in the face of recent events in the country: reinstating of the ban on gay sex and the BJP election victory. Even with the ban, Kashish organizers were able to get

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NYC Desi Queer Pride Events Calendar – 2014

NYC Desi Queer Pride Events Calendar – 2014

Yes, it’s that time of year so mark your calendars to celebrate Pride all month long. We’ve put together a list of Desi Queer marches, parties and events below.  Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated information.   Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC: Saturday, May 31st Salga NYC’s Sizzling Bollywood Party @ INC lounge Taking place on the 2nd floor of Time

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Sonam Kapoor on Gay Visibility in Bollywood

Sonam Kapoor on Gay Visibility in Bollywood

While the media went gaga over Aishwarya Rai’s svelte new look on the Cannes red carpet, Sonam Kapoor also appeared at the film festival (in a stunning Anamika Khanna sari) where she publicly lamented the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling on Secion 377 which upholds the ban on gay sex. In an interview, Sonam talked about last year’s Palme d’Or winner, “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” a lesbian love story, and whether such

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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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Bollywood vs Gay Life: Sholay Makes Headlines

Bollywood vs Gay Life: Sholay Makes Headlines

To celebrate our upcoming birthday bash on April 25th, Next Magazine has provided an overview of the many similarities between Bollywood and gay life and things we all love. This includes elaborate costumes, camp, musical numbers and lots of melodrama!! We’re also featured as Time Out’s Critics’ Pic again this month with a shot of Shazad in action. Looking forward to making more headlines this Friday!

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