The awesome people at Harmless Hugs in Delhi put together the first LGBTQ+ Flashmob in India. And what a spectacle it was ! Such a proclamation – We are here and we are Queer ! Deal with it …..
Came across this brilliant article that I want to shove down the throat of every macho straight guy who says, “That’s so Gay” ……
In fact I will proudly walk my ‘feminine’ walk ….. If you don’t like it, don’t stare at my ass !!!
Here is a man who has always inspired me. His life story is an inspiration to countless LGBTQ (including me ) who live in a country where being gay can be a social death sentence .
For those of you who are not aware of it – the decision to repeal sec 377 of the Indian Constitution ( which criminalizes homosexual acts) is under appeal at the Supreme Court of India. The major argument given is that homosexuality is a western import and not a part of “Indian Culture” so we are now seeing self appointed guardians of our “culture” coming from all major religions take a stance against equality.
Well, Guess what … It seems ( and this is NOT news to anyone who actually has read these texts ) that ancient Indian texts dating back to the 3000 BC by some estimates not only document the existence of LGBTQI community but also show them as an integral part of society . Here, I found a wonderfully written article on the subject ……
A year and a half ago, Rhys blindfolded me and I opened my eyes to a world that had forever changed for me. No it was not love at first sight, we didn’t just know that we’re soul mates but what Rhys knew is that he loved me and had the courage to follow his heart no matter what the consequences might be. And so a year and a half ago I had a boyfriend in this adorable, charming, caring, cute guy who is also forever keeping me on a tight lease, the no – nonsense sorts and a complete drama queen !
We started out on the premise that we’d stay together as long as it made sense for us to be with each other – not the most romantic of starts i know! But as the days rolled in weeks and then months I realized that being with Rhys was the only thing that made sense, that felt right. And so we didn’t really fall in love as much as grew into that wonderful warm feeling.
What can I say of the man who took a lanky, nerdy and obnoxious boy and saw beyond that harsh exterior; my knight in shining armor who freed my heart off the fear I had never realized had held me captive. I have never been able to express how lucky i consider myself that you came into my life Rhys. You made me believe in myself once more, believe that I too deserve to be happy, to be loved, to be me.
Here’s one of our fav songs, something which always feels like it was written just for us !
I wrote this and sent it on a lark , never imagining it would actually get published but here it is ….. my short story published in a leading Indian LGBTQ online magazine !
Med School undergrads have never been known for their keen fashion sense, not in my college at least.But that doesn’t stop them from trying….. To the amusement of the general populace and blood tinged tears of the ‘fashion initiated’…. It takes all my self restrain not to scream and faint at the sight of my fellow men . Here is the countdown of the top five fashion faux pas that made me cringe with horror this past week –
Number Five – Formal trousers with Chappals ( Slippers)
Yeah it’s summer……. yeah its the tropics……. and Chappals are so comfy ! But why , Oh WHY, did u don on a formal shirt with it ??? What place on earth could ever demand this combo – unless you were heading to a board meeting in your bathroom !
Number Four – White Socks
Please take them off when you changed out of your tennis outfit…..The MJ fever ended a long time back….Don’t believe me? …… Check your calender – its 2013 now !!!
Number Three – White rimmed Shades
Please take a look into the mirror! You look like some deranged villain out of a Rajnikath movie.
Number two – T shirt tucked into your cargoes
What possible reason could you have for this ?
And the Grand Finale – Socks with Sandals
*Speechless with horror*