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December 29, 2018

The Cultural Moments That Defined 2018

Text by Shraddha Jahagirdar-Saxena

From a new wave of films to a new era of inclusivity and courage, it's been a landmark year in many ways
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Beauty, Fashion, Featured, Gender Dysphoria, LGBTQIA, Model, Online Exclusive, Style, Taksh Sharma, Trans, Transgender
December 28, 2018

Fashion Stylist, Model And Trans Person Taksh Sharma Takes Us Through Her Transitioning Journey

Text by Shubham Ladha. Photographs by Taksh Sharma, Mannat Malik and Two Point Two Studios

From coming out as gay to transitioning into a woman, 2018 has been a landmark year for her in more ways than one
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Bars, Clubs, Elysium Unlimited, Featured, Fevernites, Gay Bombay, Gaysi, Hive Events, Kitty Su, LGBTQIA, MIST Pune, Nightlife, Online Exclusive, Parties, Party, Queer, Rage By D’Kloset, Salvation Star, Zsa Zsa Events
November 07, 2018

The queer party has come out of the shadows of the seedy back-alley joint and into the spotlight with party organisations that are making the country's nightlife more inclusive, night after night
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Alok Vaid-Menon, Featured, Gender Non-Conforming, LGBTQIA, Online Exclusive, Performance Art, Poetry, Queer, Queer Politics, Trans, Transfemininity

Looking Beyond The Gender Binaries With Queer Performance Artist Alok Vaid-Menon

Text by Shubham Ladha. Photography by Abhinav Anguria. Technical Design by Adrianne Keishing. Makeup by Rohit Singh

Trans feminine, queer and gender non-conforming performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon tells us how they're using fashion, beauty and poetry as a way to a more inclusive society and future
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LGBTQIA+ community, EltonJFernandez

Making up the rules

Photographed by Nihar Tanna. Realisation and Styling Team: Dhruv Tyagi and Ojas Kolvankar

As conversations around gender roles and identity become more nuanced, there has been a noticeable move towards inclusivity in the global beauty industry. Here in India, where the landscape is still dominated by content and products aimed at women, the LGBTQIA+ community is shaking things up. Beauty guru EltonJFernandez meets four forward-thinking members and uncovers what lies beneath the foundation
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Aishwarya Ayushmaan, Alex Mathew, drag queens, Equal Rights, Equality, Featured, Human Rights, Ikshaku Bezbaroa, Keshav Suri, Kitty Ko, Kitty Su, Kushboo, LGBT, LGBTQIA, Lush Monsoon, Maya The Drag Queen, Mayamma, Online Exclusive, pride, Randy Scarhol, Rimi Heart, Section 377, Sudipto Biswas, Veronique

They are frequently mistaken for crossdressers or trans people and are accustomed to police humiliation while travelling in their drag avatars. In a post section 377 world, our series explores the impact on drag culture and performance in the country through the eyes of 5 queens.
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