Scared to say Lesbian- eh?

Lesbian Feminist Film Maker re-writes Vogue Empower My Choice script which features Deepika Padukone. She also edits Homi’s video on her script. Angry and agitated with Deepika’s video the Film maker responds to each sentence in her script. The Transcript and the video for you here- THE REWRITE   My body, my mind, my choice No I am not a woman’s empowerment video Scripted by a … Continue reading Scared to say Lesbian- eh?

The long road ahead – Shaleen Rakesh

On 11 December 2013, the streets outside the Supreme Court of India thronged with a dazed crowd, hugging, sobbing and not quite sure what had happened. Inside the hushed courtroom, the judges had just passed a devastating ruling. Lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) in India had once again been labelled as criminals. Section 377, the 149-year-old colonial law that banned gay sex, had been upheld … Continue reading The long road ahead – Shaleen Rakesh

Transgenders welcome ‘Mythri’

In a move to help transgenders and bring them into the social mainstream, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday announced “Mythri”, a new scheme under which a monthly pension of Rs. 500 will be paid. Akkai Padmashali, an activist from Sangama, said that it was a very positive step with the government fulfilling their long-pending demand. However, Ms. Akkai said that Rs. 500 was meagre considering … Continue reading Transgenders welcome ‘Mythri’