Justin Vivian Bond on Judy Garland and SF Pride 1989

Justin Vivian Bond on Judy Garland and SF Pride 1989

With NYC pride kicking off, read the latest Paper Magazine interview with Justin Vivian Bond on Pride and “being an arrogant feminist”. We can relate to Justin’s comparison of Manhattan Pride today vs. SF Pride in 1989 (my first Pride), where “..you marched and at the end, everybody was there together and there was a show or whatever.” The march from Castro and Market to the Civic Center would end

Posted: June 18th, 2013

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Recent Pew Research Study on Gay Tolerance

Recent Pew Research Study on Gay Tolerance

A recent Mother Jones article highlights findings from a Pew Research Center study of gay tolerance in 39 countries where Pakistan appeared as the least tolerant nation (with 2% approval). The article also notes that Pakistan also ranks “second in the world (after similarly gay-intolerant Kenya) for volume of searches for the search term ‘gay sex pics.’” Very interesting, but not surprising, and that a majority of searches orginate, not

Posted: June 17th, 2013

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“NYC C. 1985″ at Clamp Art with Photos by Linda Simpson

“NYC C. 1985″ at Clamp Art with Photos by Linda Simpson

Be sure to check out this fab show at Clamp Art in Chelsea – “NYC C. 1985″ with some wonderful shots of New York City in the mid-1980s. The show is influenced by the newly-released portrait book by Jeannette Montgomery Barron, “Scene“, which showcases the creative, artistic and eclectic energy of that decade. The cozy Clamp Art exhibition also features exclusive photos taken by one of our faves, Linda Simpson.

Posted: June 14th, 2013

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Party with Pride on June 15th and Support Astrea Foundation

Party with Pride on June 15th and Support Astrea Foundation

Celebrate Pride and support the Astrea Foundation this Saturday, June 15th at Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn. The party will feature a special performance by Arooj Aftab. Find out more below and here: EVENT DETAILS Saturday June 15, 2013 Gowanus Loft 61 9th Street, Loft C8 | Brooklyn, NY 11215 | Venue is wheelchair accessible. 8 pm–9:30 pm Tickets $50/$75/$100 Performance by Arooj Aftab! Open Bar & Hors D’oeuvres 9:30 pm–1

Posted: June 14th, 2013

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Sikhs in Style

Sikhs in Style

Finally, there is a fashion blog for Sikhs! It’s called Singh Street Style and it’s from the UK and features some pretty sharp (and good-looking) Sardars modeling some nice (and not so nice) threads.

Posted: June 12th, 2013

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Asia Society Interview – “Sonic Sanctuary for LGBT South Asians”

Asia Society Interview – “Sonic Sanctuary for LGBT South Asians”

Check out this latest interview with Sholay’s Ashu Rai on Asia Society’s blog by Jeff Tompkins, Senior Producer of Asia Society Online, as we conclude Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and kick off LGBT Pride month (and check here for ways to celebrate desi-style!). Jeff digs into the history of Sholay and Desilicious along with inspirations and favorite tracks of the moment

Posted: June 4th, 2013

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Spartacus International Gay Travel Index for the LGBT Traveler

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index for the LGBT Traveler

If you’re working on planning your big summer/fall trip, make sure to check your destination against this detailed index by Spartacus World, the gay travel site, of the most LGBT-friendly countries in the world. Last updated in February, the index includes 14 different categories ranging from marriage to the death penalty. The top destinations are Sweden, Belgium, France, Netherlands and the UK. Sadly but not surprisingly, Sri Lanka and India

Posted: June 3rd, 2013

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Queer South Asian Pride in June in NYC

Queer South Asian Pride in June in NYC

June has begun which means Happy LGBT month! We’ve got the scoop on the hottest Queer Desi events for June. Be sure to check back since this list will change. Saturday, June 8 at 7:30 PM Brooklyn Pride March and Celebration Friday, June 28th Trans Day of Justice Check back for details. Desilicious Hot Pink Pride 10PM – 4AM at Pachita Saturday, June 29th NYC Dyke March Sunday, June 30th

Posted: June 3rd, 2013

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