A digital magazine on sexuality, based 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 Issues

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Voices: Terha Pakistan

‘Pakistan is a homophobic place,’ Karim continues. ‘As in any other conservative society, queers can have all the sex and love that they want – as long as they’re quiet about it. One of the problems with this is that people can get away with a lot of things, murder included.’ He pauses. ‘There are…
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मैं और तुम

    मैं अलग हूँ, कैसे? तुमने पूछा | मैंने तुम्हें लौटाया, खाली हाथ, बैरंग, छूछा | मेरा प्रेम बद्ध नहीं है, धर्म, जाति, आयु से ... लिंग से भी नहीं ... क्योंकि समलैंगिक भले हूँ मैं, पर है मेरे पास भी, प्रेम की, विराट मंजूषा | ----------------- तुमने चोट पहुंचाई, मुझ तक न पहुँच…
A still from the movie "Tomboy", showing a young child in a white vest and blue jacket that's falling off her shoulders.

Reel Review: Tomboy – Innocent, Subversive, Powerful

Celine Sciamma’s ‘Tomboy’, is a brilliantly woven tale that dissolves rigid gender and sexual boundaries and defies quite a few dominant normative perceptions in the process. Laure (played by Zoe Heran) is 10, biologically assigned female but feels more comfortable in boys’ clothes. A tall, lanky body and cropped blonde hair aid her alternate personality…
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The Editorial: Queer Rights

Happy New Year! We hope all your desires and expectations for 2014 are fulfilled. Despite everything that has happened, we are optimistic that they will be. It is in this spirit of optimism and hope that we offer you this edition of our blog In Plainspeak. The theme of this issue quite fittingly is Queer Rights,…