People  /  Published 30.06.22

‘My fashion has got nothing to do with my sexuality’: Pushpak Sen

What does Kolkata mean to you? It means beauty, existence and peace.  Three Kolkata locations that are perfect backdrops to a sari? Sovabazar Gangar ghat, any vintage lane in south Kolkata,&nb...
By Pooja Mitra

Lifestyle  /  Published 30.06.22

Evolve: A mobile app with a focus on the mental well-being of the queer community

Evolve has been recognised as part of ‘Google Play’s Best Of 2021’ in India, and has over 2,00,000 users from across the world. It is currently a part of a cohort of 100 startups tha...
By Lygeia Gomes

Events  /  Published 29.06.22

A case for queer parties, and their celebration of love

It struck me that at no club I’ve visited yet, have I ever seen queer people actually be themselves. In no club have I seen love existing without labels or barriers, in its purest form. The bar ...
By Vedant Karia

People  /  Published 28.06.22

I want to play my part in establishing a thriving drag culture in India: Betta Naan Stop

Where do you aspire to take drag next? I want to use my dance training and choreography to put up a live show, something like a Broadway production with drag queens. And of course, I'm going to s...
By Vedant Karia

World  /  Published 28.06.22

Life as an LGBTQ scientist

Scientists who are out and part of LGBTQ communities have more emotional energy for their work, giving them a chance to thrive. But they still get prejudice.Whether it's starting a new job or join...
By Carla Bleiker


Lifestyle  /  Published 27.06.22

Understanding the spectrum: Gender, identity, and all that’s in a pronoun

Just as genders or sexualities cannot be identified based on conjecture, neither can someone’s gender pronouns. A person between transitioning may not stereotypically abide by our visual represe...
By Koyel Ghosh

Events  /  Published 24.06.22

Celebrate #Pride with these in-person and virtual events

If you’re in the mood to travel, visit South Korea for one of the biggest queer festivals in Asia and the world. The Queer Culture Festival in Seoul is all set to be held on July 16 after three ...
By Aatreyee Mohanta

Lifestyle  /  Published 21.06.22

How brands and musicians are celebrating pride month

Google is always thinking on their feet when it comes to designing their home and search page based on occasions. This year for Pride month, the search engine has activated a mini parade that goes acr...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

People  /  Published 17.06.22

Why love is a minefield for many of Kolkata’s queer community

He remained in an abusive relationship for close to three years because the person who hurt him was also the only person who loved him, for him. He tells me that his parents chose religious beliefs an...
By Lygeia Gomes


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