I’m not sure I am any of the things that the aunties here tell me I am: Good. Hindu. Girl. I’m not sure about a lot of things these days. But I’ve found a way to care for myself that keeps me alive.
I moved to California from Shanghai at fourteen and threw myself into learning how to be an American. It’s a lot like doing drag.
“Seeing 110,000 people take to Taipei’s streets for a pride march that explicitly made diverse sex education its theme gave me hope for a more ambitious movement.”
Taiwan’s ruling made me curious about how the news was being received by LGBTQ people across Asia. Did they too face cultural and institutional oppression against their gender and sexuality, or were their countries more accepting? Would the ruling have any impact on their livelihoods? Is Taiwan an inspiration for their leaders to consider marriage equality or LGBTQ rights overall, or will it not matter as much? I set out to find out by reaching out to LGBTQ activists in 42 Asian countries.
The band’s latest music video contains all the queers in blazers, “happy hard core” and awkward glances you’ll need for the week.
Thailand’s new television series focus on homosexuality and other complex issues facing youth with nuance and aplomb…and will also suck you into a black hole of screen time.
Nabbed in an early morning hotel raid, the pair face prosecution under state syariah laws criminalising lesbian sex.
I see your fancy eggs, and I raise you roti prata.
From India to Uganda, the legacy of British colonial sodomy laws live on today in many countries around the world. What can or should the Commonwealth do about this, if anything at all?
From sharing showers to karaoke, photographer Maika Elan captures everyday life for LGBT couples in Vietnam in her award-winning series “The Pink Choice.”
What’s far too often missing from the narratives of global activism is the nuances of local contexts and agency of “oppressed” people, who don’t simply sit around waiting to be saved. Here’s where the ASC comes in.
Reactionary conservatism stands in the way of the Southeast Asian nation’s first state-based transgender welfare committee, but change could still happen with its first out trans political appointee.