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Reading RRR as queer: Ram Charan, Jr NTR's buddy film has all the trappings of a conventional heterosexual romance
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Reading RRR as queer: Ram Charan, Jr NTR's buddy film has all the trappings of a conventional heterosexual romance

All the markers of the traditional love story are given to the men of RRR — a meet cute, a musical interlude intensifying affection, the exchange of a protective thread, a conflict, a chasm, a reunion.

Netflix's first Arabic film, remake of Italian movie Perfect Strangers, sparks firestorm over 'flouting moral standards
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Netflix's first Arabic film, remake of Italian movie Perfect Strangers, sparks firestorm over 'flouting moral standards

The polarising reaction to the movie reflected a culture war between the religious establishment and public across much of the Arab world and the often-youthful liberal forces that have converged on social media.

'An attempt to strangulate an artiste's voice': Onir opens up on Defence Ministry's objection to his true-life story of a gay Major
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'An attempt to strangulate an artiste's voice': Onir opens up on Defence Ministry's objection to his true-life story of a gay Major

"You’re humiliating the queer community by saying that the queer community is not ‘fit enough’ to serve the nation because you’re being judged not by your skillset, but by something that is nobody’s business, which is your sexuality," says Onir.

Not there yet! Why India has to wait longer to be able to wake up to a Kal Penn-like coming out
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Not there yet! Why India has to wait longer to be able to wake up to a Kal Penn-like coming out

There were many in the US like Freddie Mercury who didn't come out of the closet till they were forced to do so by AIDS. AIDS has never been a disincentive for coming out in India. Social prejudices are.

NCERT releases training material to sensitise teachers, administrators about transgender, gender-nonconforming children
Arts & Culture

NCERT releases training material to sensitise teachers, administrators about transgender, gender-nonconforming children

The training material explains concepts such as gender identity, gender incongruence, gender dysphoria, gender affirmation among various others. It also provides definitions of terms that people use to identify themselves; some of these are gender fluid, agender, transfeminine, and transmasculine.

Homosexuality vs same-sex marriages: India's one step forward, two steps backwards
India

Homosexuality vs same-sex marriages: India's one step forward, two steps backwards

The Centre has maintained an adversarial view towards allowing or legalising same-sex marriage, despite a landmark Supreme Court judgment that read down archaic laws criminalising homosexual relations.

Lihaaf movie review: Rahat Kazmi's adaptation lacks the fire of Ismat Chugtai's story
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Lihaaf movie review: Rahat Kazmi's adaptation lacks the fire of Ismat Chugtai's story

What Ismat Chugtai's short story had in abundance, — a pressing need to reveal difficult truths through beautifully crafted metaphors — is what Rahat Kazmi's adaptation falls short of, despite staying ardently faithful to the source material.

Graham Norton's novel Home Stretch is an intimate story of a gay man's return to his once-homophobic home, Ireland
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Graham Norton's novel Home Stretch is an intimate story of a gay man's return to his once-homophobic home, Ireland

The book, which HarperVia is releasing in the United States on Tuesday, is about how the tendrils of pain from a single incident can extend far into the future, but it’s also about fleeing your home because you don’t feel you belong there, as Norton did when he left Ireland in the early 1980s.

Explainer: As Madras HC prohibits conversion therapy, a look at history of traumatic 'cures' for queer individuals
Lifestyle

Explainer: As Madras HC prohibits conversion therapy, a look at history of traumatic 'cures' for queer individuals

It is vital to note the pseudoscientific nature of conversion "treatment", which perceives sexual and gender orientation as a "mental illness" and homosexuality as "abnormal".

Former US reality TV show star Colton Underwood comes out as gay on ABC's Good Morning America
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Former US reality TV show star Colton Underwood comes out as gay on ABC's Good Morning America

Underwood told ABC that he became aware of his sexuality during adolescence but that while attending Catholic school he "learned in the Bible that gay is a sin."

'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC
India

'Only husband and wife make a family': Centre opposes same-sex marriage in Delhi HC

The affidavit comes after four people from the gay and lesbian community urged the court to declare that marriages between any two persons irrespective of their sex be solemnised under the Special Marriage Act

Same-sex couples of all faiths must get right to marry, not just under Hindu Marriage Act
India

Same-sex couples of all faiths must get right to marry, not just under Hindu Marriage Act

The time to allow same-sex marriages or civil unions has come. But problematic areas should be ironed out, and the right should be given to Indians of all faiths

Shakuntala Devi movie review: Vidya Balan looks the part in a problematic but significant bio
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Shakuntala Devi movie review: Vidya Balan looks the part in a problematic but significant bio

Shakuntala Devi's writers seem awkward about homosexuality and conflicted in their approach to a woman who was not made for domesticity.

Ayushmann Khurrana responds to Donald Trump's tweet on Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
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Ayushmann Khurrana responds to Donald Trump's tweet on Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Ayushmann Khurrana says he is surprised to see a reaction from the US President on his recent release Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan finds unlikely fan in Donald Trump, President calls film 'great' in a tweet
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan finds unlikely fan in Donald Trump, President calls film 'great' in a tweet

'Great!' Donald Trump wrote as he retweeted a post by British LGBT activist Peter Tatchell, who celebrated Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan with a 'Hurrah!'

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer crosses a new frontier for LGBT+ portrayals by Bollywood
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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan movie review: Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer crosses a new frontier for LGBT+ portrayals by Bollywood

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is funny, brave, smart and thoughtful, and director Hitesh Kewalya is a voice worth listening to

Ayushmann Khurrana on Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: 'This film is targeted for the average Indian homophobe'
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Ayushmann Khurrana on Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: 'This film is targeted for the average Indian homophobe'

Ayushmann Khurrana explains why Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan has been designed as a family entertainer, aimed at penetrating the lowest common denominator.

Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories, Ghost Stories: Ranking all 12 short films by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
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Bombay Talkies, Lust Stories, Ghost Stories: Ranking all 12 short films by Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap

The four filmmakers are a part of a franchise of anthologies with a common theme, that started with Bombay Talkies and has now reached Ghost Stories.

Voting begins for Tunisian presidential runoff; law professor Kais Saied takes on media magnate Nabil Karoui
World

Voting begins for Tunisian presidential runoff; law professor Kais Saied takes on media magnate Nabil Karoui

Tunisians voted Sunday in a presidential runoff pitting a conservative academic against a media magnate fresh out of jail.

NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-ness
Life

NORMAL, Gaysi Family's latest zine, meditates on queer horror steeped in Indian-ness

Gaysi Family's quarterly magazine, Gaysi Zine, brings together NORMAL, a collection of 18 literary pieces that meditate on horror from a queer perspective.