Posts Tagged ‘Queer’

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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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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India’s third gender, a perspective

India’s third gender, a perspective

Interesting read in the New York Times about India’s third gender  which profiles the lives of members of the hijra community.  While the Government of India officially recognized transgender as a third gender in 2014, harassment and marginalization are still a fact of life for many members of the community. The article touches on the paradoxical position hijras have in Indian society—often revered and welcomed at weddings and births but

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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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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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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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DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | JUNE 28 2013

DESILICIOUS HOT PINK PRIDE | JUNE 28 2013

Photos by Gerald Hurt.

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