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The Hot Blue Sherwani at the Grammy Awards Ceremony Last Night

The Hot Blue Sherwani at the Grammy Awards Ceremony Last Night

Congrats to the 33 couples who were married last night on the Grammys telecast presided over by Queen Latifah with a performance by Madonna! Thanks to The Aerogram for catching a Guardian pic of this beautiful male couple with one of the grooms wearing a lovely blue sherwani.  And, the handsome desi is Yawar Charlie, who posted another gorgeous picture on his Twitter timeline. Oh, and we are coveting Madonna’s

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Bisexual in Bollywood

Bisexual in Bollywood

We haven’t yet seen the new Madhuri Dixit film “Dedh Ishqiya”, but the spoilers are already out (in case you haven’t heard)! According to the ‘Hindustan Times, director Abhishek Chaubey has included a very suggestive scene, which is probably more tastefully done than Madhur Bhandakar’s quasi-lesbian scene with Kareena Kapoor and Shahana Goswami in “Heroine“.

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An Evening in Gay Maharashtra!

An Evening in Gay Maharashtra!

An Evening in Gay Maharashtra is a fun song that is sexy, hip and hot! The original composer was a Parsi gentleman called Mina Kava and the singer was Miss Parveen Vachha. The song has a sixties flavor, when the word gay still meant ‘Bright and pleasant or promoting a feeling of cheer’. Of course now “gay” is a power word for the LGBTQ community. This song was recently revived by

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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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Imran Khan takes on Homophobia

Imran Khan takes on Homophobia

While the Supreme’s Court decision to restore Section 377 was one of the biggest disappointments of 2013, it has been amazing to see the massive LGBT support on the subcontinent from  allies within Bollywood, the media and business community.  Just in time for the holidays, actor Imran Khan has taken on the issue with this satirical video and collaboration with All India Bachkod (AIB) –  “Imran Khan  vs Homophobia”. All India

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Top 2013 Roundups: Bollywood Hits, Gay Rights Heroes & “Cool” Desis

Top 2013 Roundups: Bollywood Hits, Gay Rights Heroes & “Cool” Desis

The end of the year  is inevitably distilled, edited, categorized, and quantified down to various top lists. Here’s a round up of  2013 lists that caught our eye: Top 10 Bollywood Numbers—while there have been few memorable Bollywood dance hits in 2013, Indian Express highlights the various item  songs, superhits and anthems of the year. Top Bollywood Films in terms of box office numbers include sci-fi pastiche crowd pleaser Krrish

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LGBT Support from Bollywood and Brands – #377

LGBT Support from Bollywood and Brands – #377

There has been some positive news after the devastating decision this week by India’s Supreme Court, including the overwhelming LGBT support from politicians, celebrities and companies in India.   Filmfare has compiled a collection of quotes from Bollywood, including Priyanka Chopra and Bipashu Basu.  There has also been a show of support from John Abraham, Aamir Khan and Rahul Bose.  And, Indian brands have highlighted their protest against the archaic

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“We didn’t expect this.” — Gautam Bhan

“We didn’t expect this.” — Gautam Bhan

“The Supreme Court has taken back a right, which the Delhi High Court had given to some of its citizens. In the course of legal history, the trend has been towards an expansion of equality and human dignity. We do not expect the Supreme Court to take away dignity from its citizens. Therefore, it’s a deeply disappointing and frightening judgment.”— Gautam Bhan Vaibav Vats of the New York Times blog

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