Posts Tagged ‘gay’

The Leatherman and His Proud Pakistani Grandparents

The Leatherman and His Proud Pakistani Grandparents

“I couldn’t be the out and proud leatherman I am today without the support of my family.” Ali Mushtaq wrote on Facebook recently, alongside a photo of himself with his grandparents. The 27-year-old Pakistani-American is the current reigning Mr. Long Beach Leather. He’s lived with his grandparents since the age of 11 and came out to them when he was 15.  He started exploring the LA leather scene in college and didn’t  hide

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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

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Hai ma! Desi Mom Posts Gay Matrimonial Ad for Son

Hai ma! Desi Mom Posts Gay Matrimonial Ad for Son

“Seeking 25-40, well-placed, animal-loving, vegetarian GROOM for my SON (36, 5’11”), who works with an NGO, Caste No Bar (though IYER preferred)” Harish Iyer’s mom, Padma, felt her son needed a little push in the romance department and like many meddling Indian parents, she decided to take the matter into her own hands by placing a personal ad in a local Mumbai newspaper. The fact that her son—an activist and

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Desilicious on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

Desilicious on NPR’s “Weekend Edition”

If you woke up early this morning with your alarm clock set to NPR and heard Desilicious and ‘gay desi“, you weren’t dreaming. NPR reporter Alexandra Starr, who wrote a piece on Desilicious for the “New York Times” in 2007, attended our Sholay Birthday Bash last month.  You can listen to the audio version of Alexandra’s  “Weekend Report” here and read the text version.  A big thanks to Sazzad Reza,

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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

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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

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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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DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | JUNE 28 2014

DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | JUNE 28 2014 / read more
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