Aug 17, 2023
Agency and vulnerability of hijra lives in rural Odisha
Chintan Girish Modi
Vaibhav Saria’s book Hijras, Lovers, Brothers, opens a crucial conversation about where hijras live under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella.
Aug 2, 2023
The untamed gaze of Fatima Asghar on loss and belonging
Through the lens of three Muslim-American children, When We Were Sisters sits the poignant intersection of grief, South Asian queer identity, and growing up too soon
Jul 21, 2023
Queer Christians in India cautiously rebuild relationships with their churches
Driven away by anti-homosexual stigma, some queer Indian Christians are slowly returning to the fold – helped by some churches’ efforts to make safe spaces for them
Jun 6, 2023
Queer Literature for Children is Changing Minds in India
Chintan Girish Modi
Indian parents and community libraries are turning to queer literature for children to help them be sensitive to varied sexual and gender identities
May 9, 2023
Onir on Strengthening Queer Gaze in Cinema
The award-winning director of critically-acclaimed films like “I Am” rejects the cisgender-heteronormative gaze and advocates for queer narratives told by queer people themselves.
Apr 18, 2023
In cities like Lucknow and Varanasi, multiple barriers prevent queer women from accessing safe mental healthcare. Some of them turn to their community for comfort.
Jan 30, 2023
Long Shadows in the Sunset
With limited support structures, India’s LGBTQIA+ community has to work harder to plan for ageing and infirmity.
Nov 22, 2022
No Place Like Home
Transgender persons in India constantly negotiate their identities with the spaces they grow up in, live in, or move through in search of a home within and outside.
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