Kirron: “BOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CLOSET GAYS”

Kirron: “BOLLYWOOD IS FILLED WITH CLOSET GAYS”

The Mumbai Mirror interviews Kirron Kher who is a leading Indian actress, BJP Member of Parliament and an LGBT icon. She has always been outspoken on gay rights in India even though the political party she is affiliated with has its own ideologies that deny our existence. You may recall seeing her as the mother in “Dostana” trying to break up John Abraham and Abhishek Bachan but finally accepting her

Posted: April 17th, 2015

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The Top vs Bottom Debate in India

The Top vs Bottom Debate in India

“Is a top pretending to be worthier than a bottom any less a form of discrimination than a straight person imagining themselves better than a lesbian, bisexual or gay one? If we as gay men want equal status in society, we first must stop this kind of mentality. Otherwise shouting for gay rights or taking part in any number of LGBTI Pride parades is of no worth.” writes gay desi

Posted: April 9th, 2015

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SALGA Holi Hai Gurl! Drag Brunch

SALGA Holi Hai Gurl! Drag Brunch

Make it a desi + queer + fab weekend! The day after our Saturday Sholay birthay bash, join our friends at SALGA for a bottomless Sunday brunch hosted by the alluring and hilarious drag diva Lal Batti. La Flaca NYC, 384 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002 Sunday, April 26,  1:15-3:15pm Ticket Cost: $39 (admission by advance ticket only) Ticket Includes: – Entree and unlimited drinks for 2 hours from

Posted: April 1st, 2015

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SOLDIER X Premiers at HERE

SOLDIER X Premiers at HERE

Now playing at HERE through Ma-Yi Theater, SOLDIER X follows a young biracial uniformed social worker, Monica, who falls for a returning veteran, Jay, and the subsequent love triangle that ensues when he decides he is in love with his fallen Marine’s Muslim sister. The play tallies the emotional scars inflicted on young men and women returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The playwright, Rehana Lew Mirza, is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers

Posted: April 1st, 2015

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I Am Straight As a Jalebi!

I Am Straight As a Jalebi!

This may just be the all time best slogan at any desi queer pride march. The third edition of Hyderabad Queer Pride and the first one in the newborn state of Telangana took place on the 8th of February with color, culture, and a touch of humor. The march had an underlying theme focusing on Telangana culture. Various signs condemning Section 377—India’s notorious ant-LGBT law were also seen in abundance. Check

Posted: February 12th, 2015

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BollyBingo: Get Lucky! on Friday, Feb 13th

BollyBingo: Get Lucky! on Friday, Feb 13th

Enjoy the pre-Valentine festivities on Friday, February 13th at an extra special Valentine’s event full of bingo fun, Bollywood flair, and exciting prizes!  And, there is no cover. SALGA-NYC Presents: BollyBingo: Get Lucky! Hosted By Linda Simpson feat. spokesmodel Lal Batti & DJ Formika! Friday, February 13, 2015 – 6:45-9:30PM Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St (btwn Sullivan and Thompson Sts) Free Admission! * Food and Drink Specials! * Play for

Posted: February 8th, 2015

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Bollywood Cabaret Divas We Love

Bollywood Cabaret Divas We Love

Here’s a bit of inspiration for tonight’s Desilicious Bollywood Cabaret bash. From the the vivacious vamps of th 50′s to the big-haired bombshells of the 80s, enjoy our curated gallery of dancing divas from the golden age of Bollywood cabaret…  

Posted: January 24th, 2015

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Living a Gender Non-conforming Life in Pakistan

Living a Gender Non-conforming Life in Pakistan

Today’s issue of  Dawn, Pakistan’s oldest and most widely read English-language newspaper profiles the lives of 6 people living in Rawalpindi, the garrison town neighboring the capital, Islamabad. Their self-identities range from cross-dresser to transgendered. Each of them courageously shares personal perspectives on living a gender non-conforming life in Pakistan. The short article is accompanied by striking photos capturing moments in their every day lives along with side by side photos

Posted: January 22nd, 2015

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