At 14, I began learning how to pretend to be normal, as I was sure at that time that my feelings were just 'WRONG!'
In contemporary, post-colonial India, Section 377 is used for arbitrary detention, interrogation, extortion, harassment and rape. Homophobia isn't just a colonial trait.
I just want to be able to take the last metro without having to worry about that ten-minute auto ride home.
As women, we often hear people tell us things like ‘Women set unrealistically high standards of beauty for themselves!’ or ‘No one’s forcing you to pander to those standards.’ Though …
At Bhopal's second Pride march, the goal was to let people know that no love is unnatural. Only their hate is.
People shared stories about coming out at work and what they said will make you laugh, make you sad, frustrate you and warm your heart.
Section 377 doesn't just criminalise certain sexual acts, it also makes it harder for people with HIV/AIDS to access healthcare.