Posts tagged ‘Bangalore’

January 28, 2012

Queer Azaadi March Mumbai 2012

Looking at the photos of today’s march in Mumbai taken by my friend Sukhdeep I can’t help but be impressed by the scale of the event. The creativity of the marchers is pretty awesome too. Posting a few teaser  shots by him until Gaylaxy Magazine comes out with their spread ( didn’t officially get his permission but as usual I assume he will tell me to go ahead).

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See the rest on Gaylaxy’s Facebook page.

March 4, 2011

Daily News & Analysis: “Nothing ‘un-Indian’ in being gay”

Apropos to the previous post here is another column on the subject – this time from by Vinay Chandran the Executive Director of the Swabhava Trust in Bangalore.

“Homophobia, brought in wholesale from the religious texts of the British, took root and became Indian in the last two centuries. When people today say that they don’t think homosexuality is in Indian culture, I wonder — which Indian culture are they referring to? Is there only one? There are many Indias and there are many Indian traditions and many cultures. And if you know your history right, you’ll know that homosexuality and gender difference are part of each and every one of them.”

Read the rest here.