animsition link 1 animsition link 2
LGBTQIA+
17 posts
What Is India’s Medical Community Doing to End the Apathy and Abuse Trans* People Face in Healthcare?
Trans Representation
Any mental or emotional health crisis queer/trans* folks face is seen as their fault, directly or indirectly caused by their queerness or transness. This is the cishet gaze, and mental health practitioners have only started learning about queer-trans* affirmative therapy practices.
Some Amazing On-Screen Trans Stories and the Case for Authentic Representation
Trans Representation
Simply pushing trans stories into heteronormative spaces is no longer enough. Being mindful of authentic representation is indispensable. What we need in the industry is more room for trans creatives. After all, trans folks have waited long enough to own their narratives.
Indian Courts Must Understand What Being Intersex Really Means
Intersex Rights
A lack of understanding of the difference between trans and intersex has led to judicial fumbling in Indian courts and left intersex people behind.
The Rise of the Girlboss Bride
Cis-Heteropatriarchy
Just how far can the girlboss bride's wedding-day deviance take her? Are her wedding-day glories any guarantee that her marriage will indeed be a site of feminist liberation?
Conversion Therapy Is Cruel and It Needs to End
LGBTQIA+
Despite the adverse psychological impact of conversion therapy, this pseudo-scientific practice continues to be practiced widely.
Being Asexual in a Country Where Sex Is Taboo
Sexuality
India’s culture of sexual repression creates discomfort around sex, so how does someone determine whether one is really asexual or if the aversion to sex is nothing but sexual repression?
Breast Cancer Is a Health Crisis, Not a Cosmetic Crisis
Breast Cancer
Mastectomy is about survival not about an assault on "two-breasted femininity".
The False Binary of Nature and Nurture: Shifting Narratives in the Queer Galaxy
LGBTQIA+
Queerness and its articulation are not static but dynamic; not homogenous, but diverse. Queerness is “liberation from” rather than “bondage to” fixed ideas—the latter would undeniably be a form of violence.
4 min read
Cultural Narratives Are Botching Up Trans Portrayals and Hurting Trans Communities
Trans Rights
To maintain cis-heteronormativity, popular cultural narratives, especially in the entertainment and sports industry, harm the trans community by ridiculing and appropriating transness.
6 min read
Gender Neutral Pronouns: A Guide
Gender
A guide to using gender neutral pronouns.
Why We Need to Centre Queer People for Whom Pride Is Neither a Celebration nor Rebellion
LGBTQIA+
The casteism and cis privilege reflected in mainstream media are, sadly, very much a part of the Indian LGBTQ+ community itself—a space that is supposed to be for “everyone”.
The Body Positive Movement Has a Lot Left to Learn from Trans Folx
Trans Rights
In a cis-normative world, dysphoria is often perceived as body negativity and trans persons’ desire to physically transition is often incorrectly viewed as a patriarchal aspiration.
The Internalised Bias in the Bisexual Experience
Sexuality
I routinely traverse a minefield of reminders that I am living a double life. While I put on my best online activist hat and pontificate about queer rights being human rights, I deliberately omit doing so from the stance of a queer person. I am what you might term ‘partially closeted’.
Why We March (and You Should Too)
Activism
When we march, we collectively offer solidarity to the oppressed and a message to the oppressors and their allies that we all bear witness to their crimes and are no longer passive bystanders. When we march, we act—with purpose and deliberation.
Thanks for Subscribing