Here is a list of magazines, journals and other periodicals relevant to the LGBT community in India, the broader South Asia region and diaspora. Some of these are no longer in circulation.

Please let us know via the Orinam Contact page –

  • If you know of other magazines that we have not listed here
  • If you can update us on the currently unknown status of some of these
  • If you have back issues or of out-of-print magazines from this list that you can contribute to the India LGBT Archives initiative
 
YearNameForPlace Status
 1986AnamikaSouth Asian lesbians
and bi women, print
 ? ?
 1986TrikoneSouth Asian lesbians and
gay men (first named Trikon
subsequently Trikone,
and for LGBT), print and
electronic
San Fran-
cisco, USA
in publication
 1989Khush
Khayal
 South Asian, printToronto,
Canada
no longer
published
 1989Shakti
Khabar
 South Asian LGBT, print London,
UK
 ?
 1990Shamakami Newsletter for South Asian
lesbians and bi women, print
 ?
 1990Bombay Dost Indian gay men (annual),
print
Mumbai,
India
in publication
 1990Freedom Newsletter for Indian gay
men, print
Gulbarga,
India
no longer
published
 1991Pravartak Indian LGBT people, printKolkata,
India
no longer
published
 1993Samiyoni South Asian lesbians
and bi women magazine, print
Toronto,
Canada
 ?
 1993Aarambh South Asian LGBT magazine
print
 Delhi,
India
 ?
 1997Darpan Newsletter for Indian LGBT
print
 Delhi, India ?
 1998ScriptsMagazine featuring queer/
feminist /activist/ creative
voices, from Lesbians and
Bisexuals in Action(LABIA)
,
Mumbai, print
Mumbai,
India
in publication
 1999Sanghamitra Magazine for Indian LGBT
(annual print, quarterly
electronic)
Bangalore,
India
in publication
 2001LakshyaGujarati gay magazineGujarat,
India
unknown
 2004Swakanthey (In Our
Own Voice)
Bilingual (Bengali-English) Bi-annual
magazine for LGBTIKHQ,
academics and others interested
in gender/sexuality issues
published by Sappho
Available in print and
online at www.sapphokolkata.in
Kolkata,
India
In publication
 2005In PlainspeakMagazine with content on
sexuality (including LGBT)
published quarterly by the
South and SouthEast
Asia Resource Centre
on Sexuality of TARSHI,
print, electronic
Delhi,
India
in publication
 2006Rainbow NewsQuarterly newsletter of
EQUAL GROUND (content in
Sinhala, Tamil and English)
Columbo,
Sri Lanka
in publication
 2008Chay
magazine
 Magazine on sex and
sexuality in Pakistan,
South Asia and abroad,
electronic
 ?in publication
 2009Pink Pages
India
Electronic magazine for
Indian LGBT, started in
July 2009
in publication
 2009The Queer
Chronicle
Monthly electronic
magazine for LGBT people
in Pune, launched Sept 2009
Pune,
India
in publication
 2009JiahQuarterly electronic
magazine for Indian
queer women, founded
November 2009
Pune,
India
in publication
 2010Gaylaxy
Magazine
Monthly, electronic magazine,
started in January 2010
in publication