“Pedosexuality” Isn’t An LGBT+ Identity, Stop Trying To Make It One!

Posted by Pallavi Kaul bisexual, cisgender female Artwork by Damini Mehta Amongst a number of  widespread misconceptions about queer people, associating homosexuality  to pedophilia is an age old one. Queer people, for a very long time, have been accused of being pedophiles. There have also been deliberate attempts by queerphobic individuals and pedophiles alike to…

The Confessions Of An Indian Queer “Chinki”

Posted by Janet Massar I have an insatiable compulsion to walk around my apartment naked. I walk out of the bedroom, into my kitchen and finally into the bathroom. I then strip off my gold and red dashiki in front of a full-length mirror and contort my face in disgust as the mirror in front…

 यह मैं हूँ

लेखक – ज़ीमेन एक वक्त आया जब मैंने खुद को पाया । मैं कभी वह था ही नहीं जो दुनिया वाले मुझे बनाना चाहते थे । बहुत चिल्लाया , बहुत हाथ पैर मारे पर किसी ने कभी सुना ही नहीं । अरे नहीं हूँ मैं लड़की ! क्यों नहीं समझते सब ! लोग पागल कहते हैं…

Drag Culture: A Love Story

Posted by Devyani Mahajan bisexual, cisgender female she/her Artwork by Bhavya Sharma bisexual, non-binary I’m fairly new to the world of drag. It’s that phase when I have started picking up drag lingo and unintentionally using it in my daily conversations. Just the other day I got a weird stare from my brother for complimenting him…

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…