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The Journey of Gender Neutrality In Fashion

Across time and places, fashion has always been a reflection of a society’s culture. The second wave of feminism saw women dressing up in traditionally masculine clothing as a tool to claim agency and rights. In today's day, trends bleed through gendered boundaries. The Indian fashion industry is pegged to be increasingly gender-neutral. It is not out of the ordinary for a male Bollywood star to strut down red carpets wearing a skirt or a dutifully up to date...

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The Ruling Party is not homophobic, and other lies you’ve been told

Who you vote for and who you love don’t always converge.  Your sexuality & your political leanings do not have to be dependent on each other. While identity politics might be a game that is played in the huts and mansions of democracy, in a country as diverse as India, political opinions and preferences are varied and are often unrelated solely to one’s sexual orientation.Members of the community in our country cannot be easily categorized as left or right...

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LGBT owned Business in India

Growing up queer is anyways difficult, and on top of that, being an entrepreneur can be even more challenging. We put together a list of 13 Queer entrepreneurs all across India who have braved all the challenges and set up their businesses. Even a follow on their social media can be really helpful. And an order would definitely be great! So please do check them out and show your support! Anisha ChaudhariThreads And Shirts (Fashion) Founded in 2015, Threads & Shirts...

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Being gay in Pakistan

Ever wondered what it would be like to be gay and living in Pakistan? We sat down with an amazing queer artist to learn more about what it's like living in a country where 87% percent of the population believes that homosexuality should not be accepted (Pew Research Center, 2013). Note: Name has been changed due to privacy concerns Q.1) Tell us something about yourself. A basic introduction (Age, where were you born and brought up, what do you do, a...

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India’s finest drag queens who are breaking stereotypes and inspiring many

Did you know about the thriving drag culture in India? All thanks to Mr. Keshav Suri for giving all of them a huge platform to perform and also to bring International drag queens to perform in India. The Lalit Hotel hosts drag night every Thursday in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore and sometimes in Chandigarh and Kolkata, where a lot of local queens get to perform and also get a chance to share the stage with the International drag queens...

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How did the rainbow become a symbol for the LGBT community?

June is celebrated as the pride month in honor of the Stonewall riots that happened in June 1969. The rainbow flag is one of the most common sights at every celebration. More and more people are now searching for rainbow shoes, rainbow bags and pride outfits these days. I often used to wonder “Why the rainbow? How did the rainbow become the symbol representing the LGBT community?” That is when I started doing my research for this blog, and...

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Pillow Talks

In the time of covid-19 and lockdowns, many single folks can't help but feel lonely at times. Questions such as "Was my ex really that bad?" to "Am I going to stay single for life?" are frequent, and there's no better way to inspire ourselves than with real stories of love from people we know and adore. So here's our first couple interview as part of our brand new series on the blog - Pillow Talks! Divesh Tolani, 18, was...

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In conversation with the acclaimed Indian film-maker, Onir

We got in touch with the acclaimed Indian filmmaker Onir to feature him, a few days before his birthday, which is on the 1st of May. We feel that he has not been given the credit that he's due to receive for his contribution. In 2005 and 2010, even talking about homosexuality was looked down upon and Onir, one who has been out and open about his sexuality, made films like 'My Brother Nikhil' (2005) and 'I am' (2010). These...

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Simple tips for Indian corporates/organisations to be more LGBT friendly

As you would know, the Pride month (June) is around the corner. Many companies are all geared up to have a few LGBT events (mostly online, thanks to Corona). But apart from celebrating Pride month, what are the few basic steps that every corporate must take before announcing that they are LGBT friendly and inclusive. 1) Sexual Harassment Policy The sexual harassment policy of most of the companies protects only the women employees of the organization. Also, as per the rules...

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Top 20 LGBT movies and TV shows to watch online

Already done watching movies and TV shows from the previous blog? We are back with a new list! Best of queer TV shows and movies that you should be watching during this quarantine -(Also, we found a secret hack for Netflix. If you click on this link, it will show you all the LGBTQ content they have from all around the world-https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/5977) Prayers for Bobby When we are talking about queer movies, Prayers for Bobby is usually the first movie that...

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