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

queer identity

A still from the film Batman & Robin

Why is it difficult to say, “I’m bisexual”?

Being an adolescent is never easy. It is the beginning of one’s life journey to answering the ultimate existential question: Who am I? It was E.E. Cummings, a North American poet, who said, “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Now, I find that a little non-inclusive. Allow me to…
A watercolour image of a woman

From ‘I wish I knew!’ to ‘Is it right to tell them this?’

I wish my elders had told me about more than just bleeding when they talked about menstruation. I wish they had told me about sex, at an appropriate time. Because the way my friend described it to me in 11th grade sounded so yuck. Today, I’m 36 and sometimes in my head, it still triggers…
A part of the webcomic ‘Closets’

Brushstrokes: Closets

Robot Hugs, in their insightful comic, take on closets as inherently oppressive structures built to uphold what is acceptable and what is not. They subvert the popular notion that coming to terms with and coming out with our queer identity is a one-time event as well as problematise coming out in itself as reinforcing that…
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