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

racism

Picture of a woman on a billboard, half of her face is fair-complexion, the other half is dark-complexioned

Bleached Girls: India and its Love for Light Skin

Bleaching syndrome is not a superficial fashion, it’s a strategy of assimilating a superior identity that reflects a deep-set belief that fair skin is better, more powerful, prettier. And it’s not limited to India; skin bleaching is also common in the rest of Asia and in Africa.
Picture of a Japanese drag queen. She wears a big blonde wig and holds up a pink card.

Rezubian, Bi or Straight?

Employing a direct line of questioning in a booming voice, a tall drag queen shining in a blood red sequinned gown, strides to our table and shoots the question at us. I am not entirely sure how to respond and neither is my friend.
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