Junoon Brings Bollywood and Heart to the Dance Floor

Junoon Brings Bollywood and Heart to the Dance Floor

Guests at our Sholay Birthday Bash this past April may have caught a flash of orange sequins and smiles as Junoon Performing Arts took over the dance floor for a dazzling Bollywood fusion performance. The dance troupe will be taking their talents to Manhattan Movement Center with “Dil Se–a Journey of Emotions.” Coming up on Sunday, May 10th. We had a chance to sit down with them between rehearsals to

Posted: May 6th, 2015

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Sabeen Mahmud—a Progressive Voice Brutally Silenced

Sabeen Mahmud—a Progressive Voice Brutally Silenced

“I wondered if I could create a minuscule postmodern hippie outpost, a safe haven for artists, musicians, writers, poets, activists, and thinkers — essentially anyone who wanted to escape the relentless tyranny of the city for a little while,” Sabeen Mahmud described her inspiration behind founding The Second Floor—a coffeehouse and haven for progressive expression—in a recent interview with MIT’s Innovations Magazine. On April 24th, the Karachi-based human rights and counterculture

Posted: April 28th, 2015

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Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

With the death toll climbing to 4,000 as a result of Saturday’s 7.9 earthquake in Nepal, the deadliest in 80 years, the situation is extremely dire.  While humanitarian aid is beginning to flow into the capital, authorities are still trying to deal with the situation outside of Katmandu.  There are many ways we can help – most important for Nepal is to donate money to effective and efficient charities that have

Posted: April 27th, 2015

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Head Held High – Same Sex Love Video from India

Head Held High – Same Sex Love Video from India

In an unprecedented move, the Indian Censor Board passed a music video by Friends of Linger called “Head Held High” which aims to spread the message of love and acceptance in the LGBT community. This is the first time a video with such a theme has passed the Censor Board without any cuts or edits. This is the same country that still has 377 on its books and persecutes our

Posted: April 24th, 2015

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“The Apu Trilogy: 2015 Restoration” on May 8th at Film Forum

“The Apu Trilogy:  2015 Restoration” on May 8th at Film Forum

We are looking forward to “The Apu Trilogy:  2015 Restoration” by Janus Films which will be at the Film Forum on May 8th. Do not miss this restored version of a classic trilogy of films by Satyatjit Ray.  Below is a sneak peak:      

Posted: April 23rd, 2015

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India’s Mr. Gay World Contestant Forced Into Hiding

India’s Mr. Gay World Contestant Forced Into Hiding

Thahir Mohammed Sayyed knew he was gay since Class VII. His family was supportive when he came out. Educated, career oriented and fit, 28 year old Thahir decided to represent India at the Mr Gay World 2015 contest in Knysna, South Africa. He expected some backlash and criticism. Unfortunately what he and his family received from the community forced them to go into hiding. The Muslim community leaders ostracized the

Posted: April 20th, 2015

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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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