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

Posted: May 22nd, 2014

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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

Posted: May 5th, 2014

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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,

Posted: April 30th, 2014

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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!

Posted: April 23rd, 2014

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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

Posted: April 18th, 2014

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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

Posted: April 15th, 2014

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Past Desilicious Performances on YouTube

Past Desilicious Performances on YouTube

As we prep for our birthday bash later this month, take a look at our Sholay Events YouTube page for some memorable performances from the party over the years.  Some highlights below: Payal and “It’s Rocking” from Club Shelter in 2007 Zeena Diwani upstages Britney Spears – also at Club Shelter in 2007 Queen Harish performing to “Aaja Nachle” at Color Me Queer in 2008   Hariqbal doing this thing in 2011

Posted: April 9th, 2014

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Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, Asifa Lahore!

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, Asifa Lahore!

How lucky are we to get a personalized birthday shout out from UK’s supreme drag diva—Asifa Lahore!? Asifa’s been getting major media buzz lately with her new Tum Hi Ho video and for being banned from engaging in a debate about being gay and Muslim on BBC’s show “Free Speech” which took place at Birmingham Central Mosque. Thank you, Asifa, for the wishes and for bringing visibility and a bit of

Posted: April 3rd, 2014

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