Trans Rights Progress In Pakistan

Trans Rights Progress In Pakistan

Two groundbreaking bills have been introduced in Pakistan’s National Assembly that aim to expand transgender rights in Pakistan. The  bills widen the definition of trans people to include  “any person whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the society norms and cultural expectations based on the sex they were assigned at the time of their birth” and would also make it illegal to deprive trans people from inheriting property, evict them

Posted: August 11th, 2017

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New ABC Comedy on the Life of Madhuri Dixit (!!)

New ABC Comedy on the Life of Madhuri Dixit (!!)

With the barrage of political and Trump-related news and breaking alerts on Friday, one could also not miss the excitement from LGBT and South Asians Bollywood fans around the Tri-State Area (and worldwide) with the latest Bollywood bombshell.  ABC has greenlit the development of a comedy series about a former Bollywood star  (based on the life of Madhuri Dixit) and produced by Priyanka Chopra.   Priyanka confirmed the news yesterday on Instagram and

Posted: July 30th, 2017

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Gay South Asians in Britain Forced into Straight Marriages

Gay South Asians in Britain Forced into Straight Marriages

“I’m Sikh, and culturally the older generation don’t accept homosexuality. My father ordered me to marry a woman because he thought that would cure my homosexuality.” Ranjeep, a Sikh man living in the UK describes his family’s extreme response when he came out to them as gay in this BBC article about LGBTQ South Asians who are being forced into heterosexual marriages in Britain. The Foreign Office and Home Office set up

Posted: July 22nd, 2017

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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

Posted: July 22nd, 2017

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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

Posted: July 10th, 2017

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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

Posted: June 21st, 2017

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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

Posted: June 4th, 2017

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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

Posted: May 31st, 2017

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