A Dummy’s Guide To Queer Theory

Erasure of queer narratives in mainstream history has been a common
phenomenon worldwide. From the secret lives of scientists, to the not so secret gay erotica published by mainstream poets, queer identities have always been
muted.

Lok Sabha 2019: When The Queer Community Voted Against Itself

So why did Hindu queers vote for NDA? The answer is simple. Hindutva sentiments and Hindu nationalism has pervaded the consciousness of the average Hindu’s mind so much so that they would rather choose their Hindu identity and supremacy over their queerness.

At Least…

My coming out doesn’t need your disgust or hatred or silence,
Or your performative wokeness that lasts shorter than my “gay phase”;
It doesn’t need your ‘Cool, I don’t care’,
We’ve been scared for too long for that
It at least needs a hug.
At least..

Homosexuality

Love wins, and so does the human race. The judges adjudged the fact that along with decriminalizing homosexuality, this judgment would also take a leap forward in creating a safe and benign place for the members of the community.

“Phase”

Dear society, 
You called it a phase.!
“Phase phase phase. . .” 
No wonder, this term still echoes down my memory lane,
bearing such a negative connotation and awash with so much of  disgrace and shame.

Poem: Breathe

Dear world.
We are the 10%.
Love is love is love is love.
You can’t rejuvenate or modify it.
If it’s love ,you know it, Just go for it.
Pride is fight against discrimination.
it does not want anything new.
it just calls for removal of rusted opinions.

Coming Out Wasn’t A One Time Thing

coming out was never a one time thing,
there are still days where we have to spell 
a gender, an orientation, an existence, a heartbeat,
but maybe soon, we won’t have to,
maybe soon,
it’ll be our last time around this. 

Poem: Coming Out Isn’t Always Gay

Coming out of that closet isn’t easy,
Fighting for your freedom isn’t smooth,
How can I hurt people I love,
But I love myself more than them,
And I will come out to them.

The Tribulations Of Queer Dating With Mental Illness

Mental illness is neither romantic nor quirky nor fun. Its sufferers are battling silently in their head everyday. Don’t be surprised when you consciously choose to befriend or date someone with mental illness and they show their symptoms, because recovery isn’t linear.