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

Posted: January 15th, 2014

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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

Posted: January 10th, 2014

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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

Posted: December 27th, 2013

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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

Posted: December 24th, 2013

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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

Posted: December 13th, 2013

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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

Posted: December 12th, 2013

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Rally and Dancing with KhushDC

Rally and Dancing with KhushDC

Join our KhushDC friends as they rally against Section 377 and dance to Bollywood, Bhangra, and other South Asian beats courtesy of DJ Geeta Jhaveri. The dance party will be going down on Friday, December 13 starting at 9:30pm. Location: Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court NW, Washington, DC 20005  (for those new to DC, it’s on the south side of Thomas Circle off of 14th Street NW — walk down the street next to

Posted: December 12th, 2013

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My brother Riyad

My brother Riyad

In the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling effectively re-criminalizing homosexuality, these excerpts from Roy Wadia’s piece, about his brother the late Riyad Wadia, filmmaker and LGBT activist, have more resonance than ever before. Riyad was once at the vanguard of change of a new India. This year marks Riyad’s tenth death anniversary. Read the moving full article here.

Posted: December 12th, 2013

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