The festival attempts to encourage greater visibility of both Indian and International queer cinema.
It's always harder to accept yourself first than being accepted by society. But once that happens, nothing can stop you.
I write this not to compare or criticise the Pune Pride, because every pride is also marked by the socio-political current of the city in which it takes place.
The Times of India group has invited entries from the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies for the newspaper's classified section.
It is, however, a non-exhaustive list including the names of only those who are contesting in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
It's going to be a fight if we want substantive equality. But I, for one, am hopeful that we'll make it.
As a queer woman, watching Sweety struggle to come to terms with her sexuality – seeing my own experiences portrayed on the big screen – is a good enough …
We have to seek strength from each other and our lived experiences. We have to give up self-hate and embrace self-love.
Today as I entered my home, mom and dad gave me a tight hug and said, in their happiest voices, “Congratulations son! Now it's legal.”
Artists are fighting stereotypes and discrimination, and tying to change public views in the way they best know how – through their art.