Megumi Igarashi – The Woman Who Built A Vagina Kayak

Posted By Apoorva Jain queer, cisgender female she/her Megumi Igarashi (五十嵐恵 Igarashi Megumi), who uses the pseudonym Rokudenashiko (meaning “bastard girl”, “good-for-nothing girl”), is a Japanese sculptor and manga artist who has received public attention for her work featuring female genitalia. On her website, she describes how growing up, she had never seen other women’s…

6 Video Games That Create A Queer Virtual Reality

Posted by Sapphira Beth queer, non-binary she/they Artwork by Harpreet  bisexual, cisgender male he/him Growing up I remember playing ‘Sims 3’ for the first time.  My mind was blown to pieces when I found out that if I played as a female character, I could flirt and be with other female characters. That was probably a…

Must Attend LGBTQ+ Events Happening In Delhi This August!

Friends of Linger is a mixed genre, ‘many faces’ band that has been credited with the first ever English dedication to the LGBTQ community back in 2013. Their recent release – Dignity – has been adopted by the global movement for women – She Decides. 16th august Hard Rock Cafe, Saket – Friends of Linger 8:30 pm…

Hate Crimes And Discrimination Against LGBTQ+ Community In India 2018

Posted by  Rishi Raj Vyas & Devyani Mahajan The following list is updated every month Latest Update : June-August, 2018 1 ) Thiruvananthapuram: P.C. George, MLA, allegedly asked Transgender Cell project officer Syama S. Prabha, a transwoman, if she was a man dressed up as a woman. https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/120618/p-c-george-insults-transgender-cell-official.html 2) Opposed by family, lesbian couple in…

QUEER AF – A (Very Queer) Colouring Book

Queer AF – a very queer colouring book, is a collection of art pieces contributed by young, Indian artists, aimed at representing the LGBTQIA+ community. Expressing the solidarity of art and artists towards the cause, and affirming our belief in the goal of achieving equal rights regardless of gender and sexual orientation. We believe art has…

What Is “Hetero-normal”?

Posted by Smriti Gupta Artwork by Charmi Singh To understand the magnitude of the presence of heteronormativity it is first important for us to grasp what heteronormativity actually is. According to the dictionary, heteronormativity is a system that works to normalize behavior and societal expectations that are tied to the presumption of heterosexuality and adhere…

Check Out These 4 LGBT+ Inclusive Asian Countries

Posted by Smriti Gupta The Asian continent offers hope to the LGBT movement and is increasingly letting go of hetero normative ideas and traditions. Both, the West and Asia,are now almost at par in recognising the rights of individuals belonging to the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are 4 nations that stand out from the rest of Asia…

The Battle Against Section 377

Posted by Shreya Bansal Section 377 of the IPC that came into force in 1862 defines ‘unnatural offences’. The law states, whoever voluntarily has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or with imprisonment of either description for a term which may…