Posts Tagged ‘LGBTQ’

A New Generation of Desi Filmmakers Puts Gay Characters Front and Center

A New Generation of Desi Filmmakers Puts Gay Characters Front and Center

All of us desi queers binge watching Made in Heaven are witnessing a not-so-quiet  revolution on the digital screen. While Bollywood plays catch up on the silver screen with the recent release of Ek Ladki Ko Dekha, internet-driven platforms have been offering wider and fuller representation of LGBTQ Indian characters for the past couple years. Made in Heaven, the steamy web series directed by Zoya Akhtar that premiered on Amazon in March, chronicles

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DESILICIOUS AZAADI | AUG 18, 2018

DESILICIOUS AZAADI | AUG 18, 2018 / read more

Four Desi Web Series to Check out on National Coming Out Day

Four Desi Web Series to Check out on National Coming Out Day

Happy National Coming Out Day! For the occasion, the Teal Mango has rounded up four  web series featuring South Asian characters that you should check out. Each reflects the diversity of the LGBT experience while also, in many cases, highlighting the challenges members of the community face in South Asia and the diaspora to this day. They include:   “The ‘Other’ Love Story” Directed by Rupa Rao The series follows two

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DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | June 22, 2018

DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | June 22, 2018 / read more

Why Celebrate Desi Independence?

Why Celebrate Desi Independence?

On August 14th and 15th, we celebrate the 71st birthdays of Pakistan and India respectively. Why celebrate an independence hastily crafted by British colonizers triggering one of the bloodiest upheavals in human history? In these unsettling times marked by nationalism, authoritarianism and a creeping tribalism here in the U.S and across many parts of the globe, national independence days are taking on an alarmingly jingoistic edge. And yet, as an LGBTQ

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Unofficial 2018 NYC Desi LGBTQ Guide

Unofficial 2018 NYC Desi LGBTQ Guide

It’s that time of year again and we’ve got your list of desi queer things to do when the South Asians take over town! Below is a round up of NYC Pride related events—including marches and parties.  Bookmark this page and keep checking back for updated info.  Email us if you’ve got a desi queer tip in NYC.   Sunday, June 3rd Queens Gay Pride Parade & Festival 12PM Kick off Pride

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Indian Gay Film ‘Evening Shadows’ will premiere at Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney

Indian Gay Film ‘Evening Shadows’ will premiere at Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sydney

Award winning Indian filmmaker and gay activist Sridhar Rangayan’s narrative feature “Evening Shadows” will have its World Premiere in Sydney at the 25th Queer Screen Mardi Gras Film Festival on February 25th at the Event Cinemas. The film recently received a U/A certificate by the Indian censor board, in a landmark decision that offers hope to the Indian LGBTQ community.  Set in a small town in Southern India, the film Evening

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Powerful Video Challenges Transphobic Attitudes in South Asia

Powerful Video Challenges Transphobic Attitudes in South Asia

A new video released by Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN) “Change the Clap” challenges social norms around the perception of the trans community in South Asia. It portrays the harassment, brutality and incessant clapping with the palms that trans people face in public spaces on a daily basis in South Asia and highlights trans activists who are fighting for trans rights. The video features Pakistan’s first trans fashion model and activist, Kami

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