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Gay South Asians in Britian being forced into heterosexual marriages

Gay South Asians in Britian being forced into heterosexual marriages

Interesting article about LGBTQ South Asians being forced into heterosexual marriages in Britain. The Foreign Office and Home Office set up the Forced Marriage Unit in 2005. Figures show 30 LGBT people who contacted the unit last year were among the 1,428 people who asked for help. The authorities feel that the real numbers are a lot higher but people are not speaking out. There is an interesting interview of

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The Nepotism Debate Continues

The Nepotism Debate Continues

The nepotisim debate took another turn one week later with Kangana Ranaut’s extremely thoughtful response  to Saif Ali Khan’s own open letter.   If you’ve been living under a rock all week, the debate began with Kangana’s appearance on “Koffee with Karan” earlier this year when she discussed nepotism in Bollywood.  Kangana told Johan that if she ever writes a biography, she will see to it that it will have a chapter

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D’Lo at Dixon Place in July

D’Lo at Dixon Place in July

“To T, or Not To T” is the name of D’L’s latest show at Dixon Place that offers his experiences on taking t(estosterone) and his transitioning.  In his show,  D’Lo discusses “issues of access, denial and guilt that come with passing as a cisgender, straight, male, person of color. To T, or Not to T confronts his quest to embody a beautiful masculinity that upholds his feminist politics.” The show kicked off last weekend to stellar

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Desilicious Azaadi Saturday | 8/12 | DL Rooftop

Desilicious Azaadi Saturday | 8/12 | DL Rooftop

Join us at the  Lower East Side’s top rooftop dance spot—The DL. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 12th and join us in celebrating desi independence with a queer Bollywood twist! Desilicious: Azaadi Rooftop Desi Independence Bash Saturday, August 12th 4PM-10PM Bolly-Mix by Ashu Rai Big Screen Visuals by Neeraj Free Admission The DL Rooftop 95 Delancey Street in Manhattan 21+ to enter (bring ID)  

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Fatal Love: Where are We Now? June 30th – July 2nd

Fatal Love:  Where are We Now? June 30th – July 2nd

If you are in New York City next weekend, make sure to check out “Fatal Love:  Where are We Now?”  which is in conjunction with LUCID DREAMS DISTANT VISIONS South Asian Art in the Diaspora on view at the Asia Society from June 27th to Augy 6th 2017.  Fatal Love will include a weekend of openings, panel discussion, artist talks and events all weekend long.  As advertised, Fatal Love will be

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Unofficial 2017 NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Unofficial 2017 NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

We’ve got your list of desi queer things to do during the busiest month of the year when the South Asians take over the town! Below is a round up of events—including marches, parties and exhibitions.  Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated info.  Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC.   Thursday, June 8th SALGA Monthly Happy Hour 6-9PM Therapy, 348 West 52nd Street in NYC

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A Match Made at Sholay

A Match Made at Sholay

Thanks to the New York Times’ Wedding Celebrations section, we would like to extend our congratulations to Joseph Mallchok and Dr. Jashvant Poeran!  And, we’re very proud to note that the handsome couple met at our Desilicious 10-Year anniversary at Highline Ballroom back in March 2012.  As the article notes: “The couple met in March 2012 at a Bollywood event at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan.” We’re always happy to hear

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Indian Gay Love Flick Now on Netflix

Indian Gay Love Flick Now on Netflix

Sudhanshu Saria’s debut feature Loev, a gay love story shot on location in India, received an exclusive global launch May 1 on Netflix. “I didn’t think it would be possible to cast or finance a film like this,” says Saria in a statement. “So to find ourselves on the cusp of a worldwide release is truly spectacular. It speaks to Netflix’s taste and the way in which they empower filmmakers.”

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