Growing up mixed-race, queer and femme, how Saroj Khan provided me the keys to the vehicle of my body
In hindsight, I was always meant to fall in love with Saroj Khan. So here’s our convoluted love story: are you ready?
The Queer Take: In embracing the new, inclusive language project, what has been gained and what has been lost?
In domains like gender and sexuality, we have managed to demand more words and vocabulary and descriptions that allow more of us to name our selves, our desires, our milestones. This evolving language was allowing more of us to walk into more rooms, but also I could see those rooms still had the same rules, the same problems, writes Joshua Muyiwa in #QueerTake
Every subsequent reading of Queer Dance: Meanings and Makings by dance theorist and curator Clare Croft gives me more than the previous one. | Chintan Girish Modi writes in this week's #QueerBookshelf
Reading Ricky Martin's Me is to know that we are one, despite histories, identities and circumstances that separate us
I approached Ricky Martin's Me not as a fan keen on getting to know their pop idol, but as an avid reader of queer autobiographies | Chintan Girish Modi writes in this week's #QueerBookshelf
Close, Too Close: The Tranquebar Book of Queer Erotica raises questions around consent that we must engage with
Close, Too Close: The Tranquebar Book of Queer Erotica (2012), edited by Meena and Shruti who identify as queer feminists, is a beautiful collection of stories about queer desire and intimacy, in which you will meet queer characters who are in no need of sympathy from people who claim to be allies but are unwilling to question the ways in which they stereotype and stigmatise.
In the narrative universe of The Scent of God by Saikat Majumdar, queer love is allowed to exist only as a longing that must never utter its name
No Outlaws in the Gender Galaxy: Revisiting Zubaan's 2015 book, and what it illuminates of queer identities
Privilege keeps some of us from seeing how marginalised bodies navigate systems that assume the gender binary to be natural, coherent, and inflexible.
Five stories of transgender individuals from Manipur, and how they navigate personal conflict and societal strife
Delhi HC asks Navy to consider alternate job for transgender sailor removed from service after sex change
The court said that while the person deserved to be punished for indiscipline for being absent without leave, but where there was a medical condition, it may be seen from a different perspective
The Parliamentary Standing Committee felt that the proposed definition of transgender in the bill is in stark contrast to global developments, where transgenders have been granted the right to self-determine and to seek benefits according to such identity
US military chiefs ask for hold on transgender people enlisting; defence secy to take final decision
US military chiefs are asking for more time to implement a policy that will allow transgenders to enlist in the service branches, the Pentagon announced.
Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences appoints Sadhana Kinnar, a transgender, as social development officer
The Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) on Sunday said it had appointed a transgender as a social development officer.
Unspent money, no welfare board, no members to represent transgenders, Tamil Nadu once a model state for transgender policies now crumbles.
The battle against sexism has evolved and it rages on, but we must say, it’s never looked as good as it has in the form of these Indian pin-ups!
Pending in Lok Sabha, if the bill gets passed, it would reverse all the gains for dignity and equal rights that the community has collectively championed for in the past several decades.
In a judgment which has major implications for gender identity in India, the Delhi HC directed the police to give protection to a transgender student, Shivy, so that he could return to the US.
A repeal or reading down of Section 377 will not miraculously remove the social stigma around homosexuality and what consenting adults do in their bedrooms. But it certainly plays its part in giving a sort of official stamp of approval on that stigma.
In April, the court had recognized transgender as a third gender and told the government they were entitled to reservations like OBCs.
Zoya Akhtar's film about a little boy who wants to dance like Katrina Kaif could have been a rare chance to look at thorny issues of children, sexual identity and gender roles. But Bollywood wants to keep its children in a sugary la la land.