Posts Tagged ‘gay’

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

UN Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights

UN Goes Bollywood for Gay Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Office unveiled its latest weapon in the fight against homophobia: a Bollywood-style video called “The Welcome.” The two-and-a-half-minute clip features two handsome heroes dressed in many shades of velvet on the eve of their unorthodox nuptial celebrations. But will daadi-ma approve? You’ll have to watch and find out! The video is the attempt by the UN Free & Equal campaign to challenge negative stereotypes of lesbian, gay,

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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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“Inner Face” of Bangladesh’s Gay Community

“Inner Face” of Bangladesh’s Gay Community

“I want everyone to have the same rights in society, to be treated with kindness and to be able to socialize with each other.” — Mukto. Gazi Nafis Ahmed’s photo series Made in Bangladesh focusing on a behind the scenes look at Bangladeshi garment workers was completed just days before the Rana Plaza  factory collapse in Dhaka that killed more than 1,100 people.  The photo journalist now turns his lens to the Gay community

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Oh Romeo! A Gay Bolly Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic?

Oh Romeo! A Gay Bolly Spin on Shakespeare’s Classic?

Rumor has it that director Danish Aslam (pictured above) is teaming up with producer Ekta Kapoor to make a contemporary adaptation of Romeo and Juliet with a gay twist. According to an unspecified source by The Times of India, “The casting will be locked only at the end of March. The story revolves around two guys from warring families and a girl. One of the guys is a closet homosexual.

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