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Written by Div Initial days in college are difficult. I moved from a college which is considered to be one of the most orthodox in the city to one which is seen as the most progressive one. I suppose it was this image of “progressiveness” that made getting used to the rampant queerphobia and ignorance … Continue reading Navigating a new campus
Written by Queermon Sexual harassment is about power differentials, about breaches of trust, about gender relations and much more. But sometimes, things are not as clear. Things are especially blurry when it occurs between people of the same gender. To be honest, I’ve always been confused about ‘the touch’. I’m not someone who hugs very … Continue reading The Touch
Written by KoyelM The market launched Valentine’s Day into the lives of the 90’s kids long before love could happen to them. And I definitely was not an exception! Films and friends have beautifully prepared me with the ‘do’s (and some ‘don’ts!) of the day even before life gave any ‘opportunity’ to do anything on … Continue reading Celebrating/Purchasing the day of Love
Written by The Window I wish. Starting a thought process through “I wish” implies that I have a will and that will, or life-force isn’t satisfied with what is. With what is happening to it, in the now. It wishes for some state, some event that not “is” not in the now. That could be … Continue reading “I WISH I COULD…”
Guest Post by Yashwat As a cis-man I have grown up abusing my male friends with feminine mannerism. Later things changed when I encountered with progressive ideas, and now I regret my insensitive behaviour in the past. Even before coming to TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) I was gradually becoming sensitive towards the Hijra … Continue reading Understanding Queer Identity
On 3rd February 2018 we walked the Queer Azaadi March (Bombay Pride) to fight for Liberation from institutions and structures of oppression built over centuries to promote a cis-heteronormative brahminical patriarchy.