How COVID-19 is changing queer spaces: Opening doors to some, while shutting out the more vulnerable
Increased attendance and the occurrence of conversations in multiple languages have been positive developments in the queer world. However, it has been observed that though spaces have shifted online, they continue to remain trans-exclusionary.
The Queer Take: Contemplating 'allyship', 'safe spaces' and my refusal of new-found properties in LGBTQ+ discourse
As I write this column just after Pride Month and I realise I haven’t always been this grumpy gay that doesn't want to join the parties and parades. So what changed?
GLAAD called the decrease in non-white LGBTQ characters “concerning.”
For LGBTQ creators and users, TikTok was space — even if imperfect — to reclaim identity, sexuality. That is now lost
'TikTok inspired me to come out to my mother. It was thrilling to see so much talent in one place,' says one queer user
Safe sex practices for LGBTQ+: Protection, destigmatising STIs and other things you should keep in mind for a healthy sex life
The stigma attached to the LGBTQ+ community, and sex in general, in India and most other countries, makes it more difficult to spread awareness about safe sex practices
Donald Trump administration, during LGBTQ Pride Month, revokes Obama-era health protections for transpeople
In a move applauded by President Donald Trump's conservative religious base, his administration on Friday finalized a rule that overturns Obama-era protections for transgender people against sex discrimination in health care.
Reading JK Rowling’s tweets through the prism of Polish filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska’s In the Name Of
Along with commenting on JK Rowling's 'transphobic tweets', watching Polish gay drama In The Name Of on MUBI India may give one a better perspective.
Daniel Radcliffe responds to JK Rowling's tweets: 'Need to do more to support transgender, not invalidate their identities'
Daniel Radcliffe hoped JK Rowling's tweets would not "taint" the meaning of the Harry Potter books for fans.
Other shortlisted works for the Dylan Thomas Prize include Vietnamese-American poet and essayist Ocean Vuong's On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous and Orange Prize-winning writer Téa Obreht's novel, Inland which describes what it is to have an American dream in the Wild West.
An all-trans men football team in Manipur challenges male-female binary in sport, hopes for greater queer inclusion
Manipur's all-trans men football team is a counter to the male-female dichotomy in sport that doesn't provide enough space for queer participation.
Sheer Qorma trailer: Swara Bhasker, Divya Dutta take on homophobia in Faraz Arif Ansari's upcoming social drama
Sheer Qorma is directed by Faraz Arif Ansari, who is best known for his LGBTQ short film Sisak
Wendell Rodricks was an icon of Indian's LGBTQ rights movement — a pioneer who ventured where few had dared to
The matter-of-factness with which Wendell Rodricks chose to be himself was groundbreaking, something hard to comprehend now in a time when gay pool parties happen at five-star hotels and Pride Parades march down the streets of cities like Ahmedabad and Guwahati.
Mumbai Police files sedition case against activist Kris, 50 others for raising slogans supporting Sharjeel Imam at LGBTQ event
Activist Urvashi Chudawala who identifies as Kris was on Monday booked for sedition by the Mumbai Police for allegedly raising "anti-national" slogans in support of JNU student Sharjeel Imam at an LGBTQ event, the Mumbai Pride, held at the Azad Maidan on 1 February, an officer said.
Mumbai Pride 2020: Thousands stand in solidarity with queer Muslims amid CAA-NRC chaos, urge govt to amend 'draconian' Transgender Act
At the Queer Azaadi Mumbai Pride 2020 in Mumbai, sentiments of a broken "cistem" ran high, as thousands gathered to further the cause of equality, LGBTQIA+ rights.
With Mumbai Police revoking permission for march, Mumbai Pride Parade 2020 to be held as 'solidarity gathering'
Following the Mumbai Police decision to deny permission for this year's Queer Azaadi Mumbai (QAM) Pride Parade to march at August Kranti Maidan, QAM has secured permission for a 'solidarity gathering' at Azaad Maidan on Saturday, 1 February, from 3 pm to 6 pm. On their social media, the organisers have clarified that "It is not a celebration this time."
2020 Republic Day parade: Chief guest Jair Bolsonaro dubbed as 'Trump of Tropics' has history of controversial comments on race, women and homosexuality
Last week, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s invitation to be the chief guest at the 2020 Republic Day parade.
Australian tennis icon Margaret Court slams transgender athletes, calls LGBT material in schools work of 'the devil'
Australian tennis great Margaret Court has launched a tirade against transgender athletes and called the teaching of LGBTI materials at schools the work of the “devil” in a fiery sermon at her Perth church.
JK Rowling supports anti-transgender researcher on Twitter; faces ire of LGBTQ advocacy groups, allies
JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter series, was criticised by gay and transgender rights groups Thursday after she expressed support for a British researcher whose views on transgender people were described by a court as “not worthy of respect in a democratic society.” | via @nytimes
I’m not diminishing the importance of the Pride Parade; I’m interested in the way it has changed in its text, tenor and tone | Joshua Muyiwa writes in this week's #QueerTake
The Queer Take: Moving past the LGBTQ community's entrenched ageism requires that we first confront it
In this week's 'The Queer Take', Joshua Muyiwa writes: Seeing older gay, bisexual and men fade away into invisiblity makes me hyper aware that there is something to the invincibility I felt in my younger days