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Illegal

"Love is not a crime. What matters is within: not the shape of our skin": - excerpt from Ashley's poem

Vishwaroopam: a queer critique

A movie like Vishwaroopam takes us even farther back in its retrogressive portrayal of queer masculinity as deviance. Such portrayal by a mass hero will only reinforce the already prevalent hatred and prejudice against the much maligned sexual and gender minorities.

Dykotomy: growing up lesbian in India

I lived in Chennai, India, for 23 years. I’ve never been in the closet. Well, not really. I’ve always been butch — short hair, boys’ clothes, a gentleman’s manner, and of course, a way with the ladies. But in India, not being in the closet doesn't necessarily mean being out of it.

California bans anti-gay reparative therapy on minors

California Governor Jerry Brown made history today by signing a landmark bill that will protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth from psychological abuse by deceitful mental health professionals who falsely claim to be able to change their sexual orientation or gender expression.

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