Perspectives by and on the lives of people in India who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
Akkai Padmashali
Akkai Padmashali: I’ve Struggled For 23 Years For My Identity, Success Feels Around The Corner

Akkai Padmashali was born a boy, but she always felt like a girl. It took a lot of struggle with herself, with her family, and society, to become who she is today, a transgender activist. 

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The World Is Cruel And Will Give You A 100 Reasons To Bow Down

Mimi Atya had one day handed me books. “If you don’t want to blend, make yourself so big that you stand out!” she had declared before turning around and walking away. I had no idea how she knew. She just did.

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An Invitation To Watch ‘Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga’, With Family!

The makers of this Ladki have made sure that they have taken essential baby steps in this narrative of same sex love, getting the idea across in a film you can watch with family. Kudos!

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We Need More Of The Conversations Started By Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga #LetLoveBe

Finally mainstream cinema, or rather Bollywood has decided to turn its head towards love stories that are far more representative of the general public than the stereotypical ‘boy meets girl’ concept.

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Why We Need More Gender Neutral Toilets In India

In recent times, the issue of gender neutral or unisex toilets has come up frequently in the US. But what about in India? Here's why they are important.

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Sana Suman’s New Petition: Transgender People Have A Right To Education

Something as simple as enrolling in college is incredibly hard for transgender people. How do we expect them to earn their livelihoods when we deny them education?

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