A Call for Submissions: SoulStories

Soul Stories “I do not imagine myself”.    I read this small sentence on a stumbled-upon feminist queer blog in the late Nineties while coming to terms with my own identity.  Nearly twenty years later, I still remember it as if it had been tattooed on my heart.  In one instant, the barriers on what I could be and could not be […]

Bangalore Pride 2014 Tentative Schedule

It’s that time of year again: time for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, trans people, other queer people and our allies to turn out for gender and sexual minority rights. This as has been a long time in the works: representatives of Good as You, WHaQ!, Sangama and other groups are working to make sure this […]

Happy Asexual Awareness Week!

  Did you know that October 26 to November 1 is Asexual Awareness Week? Have you hugged an asexual friend this week? In case you didn’t know, asexuality is an orientation where people don’t desire sex, but they do form emotional and romantic relationships (you can read about it in our very own LGBTQ terms […]

Check Out These Queer Asian Artists

returnthegayze: “We want to know what would it actually look like to make a queer revolutionary practice that was relevant to people of color and didn’t just think of race as some “intersection” but rather as central to the way we think about politics around gender and sexuality.” Our friends over at Signified made a short […]

Same-Sex Romance Around the World

outrising: Stunning Photo Exhibition Celebrates Same-Sex Romance Around The World Here’s one for the romantic in you. Last year, Braden Summers, a New York-based photographer, set himself an ambitious challenge: to raise $22,000 to travel around the world shooting images documenting same-sex relationships in international communities. The uniqueness of his All Love Is Equal Kickstarter […]

If Lesbians Said the Stuff Straight People Say

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A Poem For Coming Out

Society Is Wrong I was eight years old when I learnt that being ‘gay’ was an insult. I was nine when I began using it, ten when I realised that it was wrong. I was seven when I was told that ‘same sex couples’ didn’t exist. Eight when I was told that it was attention […]

WHaQ Gurls Rock Bangalore Pride

whaqbangalore: WHaQ! Gurls during Bangalore Pride.  First time in India that there were Dykes on Bykes.  I know I spelled Bikes with a “Y”.  It looks nicer that way with DYKES. Because this was AWESOME and needs to be re-blogged.