The Church and LGBTQ+: Are We There Yet?

One of the most frequently discussed topics about the LGBTQ+ community is its tumultuous relationship with the Church. Explicitly, how far the Church has come along in accepting the community. The Catholic Church has declared that as a person does not choose to be either homosexual or heterosexual, being gay is inherently not a sin.... Continue Reading →

Queer-osity : The History of Being Different

  In 2019, modern India is celebrating pride with her head held a little higher, especially since the previous year saw such massive progress in the fight for equality. However, a majority of our usually conservative society is still trying to wrap their heads around the movement and the change it brings with it. Ancient... Continue Reading →

Hijras: India’s Third Gender

If you find yourself at a red stoplight in India, chances are you might find them squeezing through the gaps between the cars, tapping on windows, and unceremoniously asking for money. They often wear vibrant outfits and wait at traffic signals as their only means of livelihood. What you see are a group of transgender people -more... Continue Reading →

Queerness 2.0: An Ally’s Guide

On the 6th of September 2018, in a ruling by the Supreme Court, homosexuality was decriminalised in India. The day was one of great celebration for the country's queer community and marked an important turning point in India's LGBTQ+ history. While there is little doubt of the widespread relief and joy that the LGBTQ+ community... Continue Reading →

The ‘Others’

“All genders are equal, and some genders are not more equal than others." ~ George S.Orrywell  On a warm, splendidly depressing morning of my 12th grade boards, I sat in my car, amidst the grand chaos that is the Silk Board junction. If you are a Bangalorean, you would agree when I say, driving through... Continue Reading →

Queerness 101: Understanding Sexuality

28th June 1969 marked an important day in the history of the LGBTQ+ community. For it was in the morning hours of 3 AM when the police had raided Stonewall Inn (A New York Bar which allowed the entry of gay men and lesbian women) that the community raised its voice against the oppression and ignorance... Continue Reading →

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