Posts Tagged ‘gay’

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

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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