How Compulsory Heterosexuality Impacts WLW

    Posted by Pallavi Kaul bisexual, cisgender female she/her Artwork by Bhavya Sharma bisexual, non-binary In a heteropatriarchal society like ours, heterosexuality is largely enforced on people. Compulsory Heterosexuality is a term popularized by lesbian feminist Adrienne Rich in her essay Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence (1980). She states that “heterosexuality is not simply…

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…

Life As An Out And Proud Queer, Dalit Teenager

  Posted by Rishi  Artwork by Vanshika Singh Being 16 isn’t that easy especially in a “democracy” like India. I came out “accidentally and forcefully” as gay in 2014 because somehow my neighbours thought that it was their job, as the harbingers of liberty, to let my parents know how anti – national, unethical and…

Closeted Colours

Posted by Srinitya bisexual, cisgender female she/her Artwork by Neha Upadhyay Red I’m no fool to rush things and call it love, Time slows down when you live in a closet But I’m not the only one in there I knock on her doors and she knocks on mine A secret hidden in plain sight;…

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…

Where Is The B In LGBTQ?

Posted by  Pallavi Kaul bisexual, cisgender, female she/her Artwork by Bhavya bisexual, non-binary The ‘B’ in the LGBTQ stands for Bigfoot: rarely seen, often misapprehended and strangely vilified. Such is the experience of a regular bisexual person while consuming media. Bisexual people, to this day, remain grossly underrepresented in almost all forms of media. And…

The Problematic World of Straight Fan-girling

Posted by Pallavi Kaul bisexual, cisgender female she/her Artwork by Vanshika Singh Every time I open Tumblr and stare at its dark blue logo, I brace myself. I know I’m stepping into the fangirl zone, and it is not always pleasant. The world of fandoms is dramatic at best and problematic at worst. With the…

A Letter to Bollywood (Cue:Melodramatic Music)

Posted by Shreya Bansal Artwork by Vanshika Singh Dear Hindi Film Industry, You took me all around London and Switzerland, making me believe that romance was meant to happen in the middle of a snow storm. You’ve shattered my idea of broadway and replaced it with ridiculously timed song and dance sequences that, pop in…

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

This movie is purely 3 hours of cinematic orgasms. It is about a French teen (Adele) who forms a deep emotional and sexual connection with an older art student (Emma) she met in a lesbian bar.  Adele, the protagonist –