A digital magazine on sexuality in the Global South: We are working towards cultivating safe, inclusive, and self-affirming spaces in which all individuals can express themselves without fear, judgement or shame

LGBT

A drawing of a face with closed eyes. The face has been coloured with pink, blue, black, mustard, yellow and red crayons.

TOGETHER, ALONE

It wasn’t that she had never heard of homosexuality; but, in her imagination, gay men and women were an exotic species, not real people who could, perchance, be fellow passengers on a bus, fellow shoppers at a mall, or a fellow beginner in a meditation class.
A woman in a wheelchair, smiling, conversing with another woman who is also on a wheelchair. She has long hair pulled to one side, is wearing frameless specks, and is wearing a red and black top.

Reflections on accessibility and sexuality

I thought of myself as a feminist activist much before I formally entered the development sector space. I participated in many protests and the celebrations and attended panels and talks on the different ways that gender and sexuality play out. I avidly consumed the abundance of information that the vast world of the Internet had…
Rath Wang in professional attire of white shirt and black coat. His hands are crossed, and he is smiling. The image is from the torso up.

Interview: Rath Wang on LGBT Inclusiveness at Workplaces in Japan

Rath Wang is a founding member of Nijiiro Diversity (Rainbow Diversity), Japan’s first non-profit organization promoting LGBT equality in the workplace. He leads the Ernst and Young Unity Network for LGBT employees and allies in Japan. Rath appeared at number 4 in the OUTstanding and The Financial Times 2015 listing of The Top 30 LGBT Future Leaders.
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 women dancing in a strip club. Their clothes shine in green neon light in the dark background.

Playing With Love

I’m a sucker for love. And I don’t want to be a party pooper either. There is lots I have been wanting to say about love, and here’s my chance. A scene flashes through my head. The Delhi High Court. A (Section) 377 hearing in the summer of 2009. As we sat at the back,…
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