How Gay is Pakistan

How Gay is Pakistan

Mawaan Rizwan is a British gay YouTuber. He traveled to Pakistan to find out How Gay is Pakistan.  To play the video outside of the UK, make sure to first add the BBC iPlayer proxy to your Chrome browser. After it is installed, click on this link to play the video. For all the homophobia and ridicule he sees, he also finds people who have set up a center for

Posted: October 23rd, 2015

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Make Up Maven Elton Fernandez Uncovered

Make Up Maven Elton Fernandez Uncovered

“Makeup is like foreplay. If done well, they will always want more.”—Elton Fernandez. Last month, 101 India featured Elton Fernandez, “India’s most sought after makeup maven” who has worked with Juhi Chawla, Nandita Das, Manisha Koirala, Sanjay Suri and others.  Elton talks about his days at Google and HSBC where makeup was just a hobby to him until he decided to pursue it full-time at the age of 25.  He had just

Posted: October 11th, 2015

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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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