Posts Tagged ‘Asifa Lahore’

“Muslim Drag Queens” – featuring Asifa Lahore

“Muslim Drag Queens” – featuring Asifa Lahore

The Guardian has posted a 12-minute video, featuring Asifa Lahore and Ali’s first performance as “Shilpa” at the popular Gaysian party,  “Disco Rani”.  The video,  ‘Muslim Drag Queens” reveals the fears, challenges and exhilaration Shilpa experiences as she prepares for her debut dance number at a Birmingham club. The video  has already received over 300K views and is sure to bring world-wide exposure to the Gaysians while providing a much-needed human

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Asifa Lahore’s Latest Release: You and I

Asifa Lahore’s Latest Release: You and I

The new single “You and I” is a first for our favorite Desi-Brit drag starlet Asifa Lahore. She explains,”What differentiates this project from my other pieces is is that for the first time, I am releasing original material with a strong focus on thoughtful contemporary lyrics and stunning vocals.” The video, produced by our own visuals maestro Neeraj of Lotus Visual, oozes with Bolly-Brit romance with willowy shirtless fan dancers and

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DESILICIOUS SPARKLE | SEPT 26, 2014

DESILICIOUS SPARKLE | SEPT 26, 2014

Photos by Steven Rosen. To view pics as an app from your smart phone, click here.

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Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, Asifa Lahore!

Thanks for the Birthday Wishes, Asifa Lahore!

How lucky are we to get a personalized birthday shout out from UK’s supreme drag diva—Asifa Lahore!? Asifa’s been getting major media buzz lately with her new Tum Hi Ho video and for being banned from engaging in a debate about being gay and Muslim on BBC’s show “Free Speech” which took place at Birmingham Central Mosque. Thank you, Asifa, for the wishes and for bringing visibility and a bit of

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Asifa Lahore Tackles LGBT Minority Visibility with her Latest Video

Asifa Lahore Tackles LGBT Minority Visibility with her Latest Video

British drag artist Asifa Lahore is on a mission to increase LGBT desi visibility  with the release of  “Tum Hi Ho”.  The video features Asifa’s cover of Tum Hi Ho (You’re The One) from the Bollywood film Aashiqui 2 with vignettes of queer desi couples finding love in the face of adversity—and includes our favorite cutie from Toronto, Shazad Hai. Asifa explains, “After using my previous music videos as parodies to focus

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Asifa Lahore’s ‘Tum Hi Ho LGBT’ Campaign on Huff Post

Asifa Lahore’s ‘Tum Hi Ho LGBT’ Campaign on Huff Post

One of our favorite performers and London celebrities across the pond, Asifa Lahore,  is featured in the Huffington Post this week for the Indiegogo campaign - “Tum hi Ho LGBT”.    The goal of the video is is to expand visibility for LGBT ethnic minorities through this music video.  Read about Asifa’s contributions to the London club scene, his performance at the prestigious Drag Idol UK 2012 and London’s most successful World Music nights,

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GFEST is back in London with Wise Thoughts and Sholay

GFEST is back in London with Wise Thoughts and Sholay

Check us out in TimeOut London. GFest is London’s premier LGBTQI cross-arts festival, GFEST is a platform for LGBTQI artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. It features group and solo performances, exhibitions, creative workshops and film screenings. The 3 day festival from November 7 to November 9 ends with a “Bollywood Blast” party organized by your very own Sholay Productions featuring visuals by Neeraj, DJ and performances by

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Asifa Lahore’s Tum Hi Ho LGBT Campaign!

Asifa Lahore’s Tum Hi Ho LGBT Campaign!

LGBT rights have had a huge spotlight in recent years and huge progress made around the world however I do feel South Asia is being left behind in this respect. LGBT people exist in our communities but very much in the shadows due to cultural and religious stigma. Many of them either live double lives being married to members of the opposite sex or remain a lifetime in the closet. Visibility

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