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Gay

a gay man's daughter: silhouette of a man holding up his daughter

A Gay Man’s Daughter

Were there more people like my father? Was it legal? I read about sexual diversity and how people of all sexual orientations should have the same rights[1], the LGBT community, and so on, and what the law says about them. Though the picture is not a completely happy one, a lot of work is going on in this area and there is still hope for the future.

Mid-Air Between Heaven and Earth

The concluding chapter reiterates the aims of the book, i.e., “to start critical conversations within the disciplines of psychology, social work, childhood studies, and family studies in India and to think about exclusions inherent in these disciplines.
Photo of Indian dresses. A pink saree, an orange saree, and a blue salvar suit - all three have colourful flowers and designs on them. Screen reader support enabled. Photo of Indian dresses. A pink saree, an orange saree, and a blue salvar suit - all three have colourful flowers and designs on them.

Caged

I haven’t really focused on my sexual identity that much. It was always a part of me, the cage that society built around my identity; but wasn’t really that much of a big thing. After my ‘coming out’ as gay, accepting another label, people around me swung into action. They gave it an exoticism. Something that was supposed to be different from all the cages that they encounter around them.
Two men in a public bus facing each other, one of them standing behind the other and they are looking at each other fondly.

Video Page: Lost & Found

This post was originally published under this month, it is being republished for the anniversary issue. Lost & Found is about two strangers trying to steal a moment of passion while looking for their own space in a crowded public bus; in the middle of summer; in the bustling metropolis of New Delhi. What follows is…
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