Posts Tagged ‘gay’

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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Rally and Dancing with KhushDC

Rally and Dancing with KhushDC

Join our KhushDC friends as they rally against Section 377 and dance to Bollywood, Bhangra, and other South Asian beats courtesy of DJ Geeta Jhaveri. The dance party will be going down on Friday, December 13 starting at 9:30pm. Location: Green Lantern, 1335 Green Court NW, Washington, DC 20005  (for those new to DC, it’s on the south side of Thomas Circle off of 14th Street NW — walk down the street next to

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My brother Riyad

My brother Riyad

In the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling effectively re-criminalizing homosexuality, these excerpts from Roy Wadia’s piece, about his brother the late Riyad Wadia, filmmaker and LGBT activist, have more resonance than ever before. Riyad was once at the vanguard of change of a new India. This year marks Riyad’s tenth death anniversary. Read the moving full article here.

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Asking and Telling About HIV Status

Asking and Telling About HIV Status

Warning: this video contains sexy, hunky nakedness! Out South Asian actor Namir Nasir (the perky, cutie with the glasses) co-stars in “Knowing” a short film produced by Impulse Group about being open and honest about HIV status—all via text! The West Hollywood based sexual health advocacy group  seeks to ask some simple but difficult questions in this “Edge-ucational” film (as they call it): Why not get tested? Why not ask? Why not

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Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

Maulik Pancholy in Out 100

OUT Magazine continued its rollout of this year’s OUT100 today and included desi actor Maulik Pancholy, best known for his  roles on the TV series 30 Rock and Weeds. Maulik hand’t previously discussed his sexuality with the press so his OUT interview was also a way to come out to the general public.  “I just celebrated my nine-year anniversary with my partner,” he says. “It feels like a nice time to be

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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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A Brief History of the Indian LGBT Struggle

A Brief History of the Indian LGBT Struggle

See a brief documented history of the Indian LGBT struggle as a timeline from 1977 to 2013 created by Satrang. And we have a long way to go. There may be some faces you will recognize and some that may surprise you.

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Inside Gay Pakistan

Inside Gay Pakistan

News alert: men have sex with men in Pakistan! While the net is atwitter about Mobeen Azhar’s recent BBC article  which comes across as an exposé on the country’s burgeoning underground gay scene, this is old news for most of us gaysis. Underground parties, Grindr hookups, and  “marriages of convenience” aren’t unique to Pakistan and may only be a surprise to audiences who don’t read about Pakistan beyond the headlines.

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