Spotlight on LGBT South Asians in America

Spotlight on LGBT South Asians in America

“I didn’t think it was possible to be both LGBT and Indian, the only visible models of LGBT people I saw in the media were white.”—Alok Vaid-Menon, transfeminine South Asian writer, artist, and community organizer based in NYC. NBC News recently highlighted the struggles of LGBT South Asians in America, interviewing queer desi activists from across the country: “For LGBT South Asians in America, the road to visibility has been an

Posted: September 12th, 2015

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Desi Media in Tizzy as Fawad Khan Plays Gay

Desi Media in Tizzy as Fawad Khan Plays Gay

Pakistani hunk Fawad Khan, who made his Bollywood debut in Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor, now has desi media all aflutter with the “revelation” that he’ll be playing a gay character in the upcoming Bollywood romance-drama Kapoor & Sons since 1921. In typical Bollywood tabloid style, the news is credited to an anonymous film industry source that “Fawad will play a gay in Kapoor & Sons. And yes, the character will be daringly

Posted: September 12th, 2015

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Insta Hottie of the Day – Labor Day Edition

Insta Hottie of the Day – Labor Day Edition

Hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful three-day weekend.  The weather  has been glorious in the city, upstate and Long Island and we hope it sticks around for a while!   We’d also like to thank Queerty for turning us on to the wondrous beauty of Sachin Bhatt via Instagram.  According to his IMDB page, Sachin hails from Missouri and played the lead in the first National Tour of “Bombay Dreams” .  We hope

Posted: September 6th, 2015

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Five Practical Ways to Help Refugees

Five Practical Ways to Help Refugees

Be sure to take a moment to donate and assist organizations and groups around the world as they deal with the massive refugee crisis taking place in Europe.  A  recent report quotes more “than 2,500 migrants and refugees have died or gone missing this year while crossing the Mediterranean Sea”.   “The Independent” provides five practical ways to assist refugees in Europe. And while you consider ways to help, don’t forget

Posted: September 4th, 2015

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Desi Pride in India Abroad

Desi Pride in India Abroad

Desi pride is hitting suburbia this week across the US with a cover story featuring the SALGA NYC float in the Heritage of Pride parade in NYC on June 28th, also co-sponsored by Sholay Events with Ashu Rai providing music.

Posted: July 6th, 2015

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Bibi Bridal Issue Features Gay Desi Weddings

Bibi Bridal Issue Features Gay Desi Weddings

The Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on same-sex marriage is not only a historic step forward for equality, it also means more fabulous gay weddings across the country! Of course, desi weddings already have a queer edge with full on color and all that glitz. Desi same sex couples looking to wed can find inspiration in Bibi Magazine’s current bridal issue which features two gorgeous gay weddings. Ayesha Hakki, Publisher of Bibi Magazine notes, “This

Posted: June 27th, 2015

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Desilicious – The NYT’s 36-Hour Guide to Gay Pride Weekend in NY

Desilicious – The NYT’s 36-Hour Guide to Gay Pride Weekend in NY

We’re loving the new Pride feature in the New York Times today, “A 36-Hour Guide to Gay  Pride Weekend in New York” and are thrilled that Desilicious Hot Pink Pride made their Saturday evening itinerary!  They are calling it  “The Gayest 36 Hours You Can Possibly Have in New York.” In addition to Desilicious, they have included a wide variety of events:  Bette Midler Live, the Dyke March,  Hebro Pride Pop-Up and  Pride

Posted: June 26th, 2015

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Your Unofficial NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Your Unofficial NYC Desi Queer Pride Guide

Its’ a 36-hour marathon of rising up, getting down, celebrating and non-stop hip-shaking. Yes, NYC Pride weekend is upon us and looks like out South Asians are taking over town! Here’s a round up of desi-queer Pride weekend events—including marches, parties, and drunk brunches. Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated info.  Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC. Friday, June 26th: Trans Day of Action SALGA-NYC

Posted: June 18th, 2015

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