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LGBTQ rights

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

एक गे पुरुष की बेटी

क्या यह मेरे पिता की गलती थी? शुरू में, मुझे लगा कि यह उन्हीं की गलती है, लेकिन फिर मुझे समझ में आने लगा कि वह स्वयं इस स्थिति में असहाय हैं।
An image explaining maslow's heirarchy of needs

यौनिक अधिकार? पर लोग भूखे हैं…

कुछ अधिकार ऐसे होते हैं, जिन्हें जब तक छीन न लिया जाए, उनके होने का एहसास ही नहीं होता। तुम्हारे लिए किसी लड़की को पसंद करना, प्यार में पड़ना, उनके बारे में अपने दोस्तों से और परिवार वालों से बात करना बिलकुल स्वाभाविक है। तुम जैसा सोचते हो, जैसा महसूस करते हो वह आसानी से कह सकते हो। 
Picture of a Manipuri couple

Human Rights and Sexuality in Manipur

In some of the country’s most conflicted regions, activism on issues of sexuality (if it's aligned to human rights) is both a risky affair and one of secondary importance in the midst of larger socio-political and historical issues. The topic of human rights tends to center on gun violence, AFSPA, statehood and insurgency.
Still from "Fire", showing two women standing together intimately, smiles on their faces

Let’s Talk About 377 | Popular Culture is Changing How India Views Homosexuality

When Deepa Mehta’s Fire came out in 1996, violent protests roiled India over the depiction of romance between two female leads. There is no homosexuality in India, demonstrators declared while burning effigies in the Capital. In contrast, when Margarita With A Straw came out in 2014, it received accolades for its sensitive portrayal of queer desire in a woman with disability.

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.
A placard against a black background, on which is written 'Idea Junction, Colombo Pride 2018.'

The Ocean in My Veins

The circulation of our bodily energies potentially ushers queer futurities. A future that is yet to come, a future in which our bodies will not be imprinted with fear. A future in which newer creative economies of desire, love, and pleasure surround us like the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. I write this brief reflection in hopes of such futures.
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