#Section377: Hinduism Says Homosexuality Is Not a Sin

In every body resides the divine who witnesses, guides,  supports  and  enjoys  all  that  the  body experiences. — Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 13, Verse 22 Even the gods and goddesses in Hindu mythic stories exhibit gender fluidity and queer orientations. During this period, many stories emerged wherein gods transition into goddesses and vice versa. There are gods… Continue reading #Section377: Hinduism Says Homosexuality Is Not a Sin

#PrideMonth: 10 Splendid Books with LGBT Themes for Your Shelves

June is celebrated the world over as Pride Month, with the last Sunday of the month marking the end of the weekend extravaganza that is New York City Pride. In India, the Pride March is held at different times in different cities: Delhi has celebrated Pride in November, and the Mumbai Marches are usually held… Continue reading #PrideMonth: 10 Splendid Books with LGBT Themes for Your Shelves

‘Society is far more liberal and advanced than our law’: Vasudhendra

When Vasudhendra published Mohanaswamy (2013), the first collection of gay short stories in Kannada, it created a stir in the literary world. The book came as a cultural shock to many, not only for its subject but also because it revealed the sexual identity of the writer. By then, Vasudhendra had established himself as a… Continue reading ‘Society is far more liberal and advanced than our law’: Vasudhendra